Assess your math students’ proficiency in solving multistep equations, including solving literal equations and word problems. There are 20 cards in total. The answers are included.
Suggested use of task cards: Print one set of task cards. Pair students together and set up a rotation so that each pair knows who they will hand off their task card to. Give each pair a task card and each student should have his/her own recording sheet to show work and record their answers. Time the students (two to three minutes) and then have them switch the card by passing it to another pair of students in the rotation. With 20 task cards (unless you have a class of 40 or more), you’ll have task cards left over. I usually give the first group a task card from my pile of left-overs and then collect the last task card from the last group in the rotation so that the students don’t have to constantly get up from their seats. This will vary depending on your class size, seating arrangements, class configuration, etc.
You can also print a set per small group (of 3 or 4 students) and have them go through the task cards together. It’s completely up to you.
Common Core Standards:
Algebra: Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities
Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning. A.REI.1
Solve equations and inequalities in one variable. Literal that are linear in the variables being solved for. A.REI.3, 4a, 4b