Make skills practice fun!
Students will practice solving linear equations to help them fill in a Sudoku board. The clues include a variety of multi-step linear equations, including some with combining like terms and some with the distributive property.
After solving the nine given equations, students will have enough information to complete the rest of the Sudoku board using the rules of the game. Note that students who aren't familiar with Sudoku (or don't wish to play) will get the same practice with algebra skills as students who do finish the board.
If you wish, there is a page you can print on the back of the board that gives students space to show their work.
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8.EE.C.7: Solve linear equations in one variable.
8.EE.C.7a: Give examples of linear equations in one variable with one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solutions. Show which of these possibilities is the case by successively transforming the given equation into simpler forms, until an equivalent equation of the form x = a, a = a, or a = b results (where a and b are different numbers).
8.EE.C.7b: Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.