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This is a zipped file containing three word documents. The first is the Trails activity description and procedures; the second is just the answer document that you would run off and give to the kids, the third contains three levels of solving equations problems. The pumpkin level is for the lower achieving students, witches are the mid-level or target level and the skulls are for students who are working above your learning target level. There are ten problems at each level with students working individually at their own pace to follow the "trail" that their equations follow.
Problems do not follow a sequential order but a predetermined pattern.(ie. 3,1, 10, 9, 5, 8, 2, 4, 7, 6) All problems are multiple choice, with all incorrect options being created from common mistakes that students tend to make. All three levels follow the same pattern for ease of grading/checking. The correct pattern for this activity is used as the example above.