Simplifying Expressions, Combining and Distributive. Students will simplify 20 algebraic expressions by combining like terms and applying the distributive property
in this fun coloring activity. This resource works well as independent practice, homework, extra credit or even as an assignment to leave for the substitute (includes answer key!)
Now, you may be asking yourself, "What on Earth are Granny Squares???"...Traditional granny squares are pieces of handmade crocheted squares made of yard and often used to create a colorful blanket. This coloring activity was designed with color and pattern schemes associated with Granny Squares which can be pieced together to create a collaborative wall display of algebraic art!
Top 3 Reasons to Use Coloring Activities in the Classroom:
Coloring activities minimize off-task student behavior
(making it more likely for students to complete the assignment in the allotted time frame) because they want to see what the end result will look like.
Coloring activities make self-checking
simple for students: "I got blue for #5...how'd you get red?"
Coloring activities provide the teacher with a way to quickly assess student understanding
while floating around the room: "Marie's coloring sheet looks off...I better go over to her desk and check on how she's doing."
Worried about kids just coloring?...I was too. I require my students to have work shown for each problem as I would with any assignment: "Turning in a beautiful piece of art without the math to back it up doesn't count as doing your assignment, kiddos!"
ALGEBRA ACCENTS Coloring Activities
are also great for those students that always seem to finish the regular assignment early. It's more practice problems disguised as a fun and easy coloring sheet!
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This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are a coach, principal, or district interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at Marie.DLR@AlgebraAccents.com. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.