Simplifying Expressions: Magic Squares!
A twist on normal magic squares - students must add up algebraic expressions in order to work out the 'magic expression' for each puzzle. They can then write in the missing expressions to make each row, column and diagonal add up to the same expression.
Requires students to collect together like terms, including negatives.
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Common Core: 6.EE.A.3
Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions; apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent expression 3y.