# Solving Two-Step Equations Triangle Puzzle

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This puzzle is a fun and engaging way to practice two-step equations!

I LOVE puzzles. They're so much better than a traditional boring worksheet...

And my classes love them too. Students vastly prefer an activity like a puzzle to their normal practice.

Any easy, no-prep activity for you - just print and go! It comes with a worksheet and answer key!

Some Tips:

• The text is read along the outside of the triangle. If you rotate your triangle, you will easily be able to read all of the text right side up.
• For every spot that the triangles match up, the equation and solution must match up.
• When two triangles are touching (share a side), they must be a match.
• There will be equations and solutions that are not used. They will end up along the outer rim of the puzzle with no match.

How can you use this activity?

• Independent Practice
• Group Work
• Assessment
• Review
• Quiz

What should you do about early finishers?

• Give students some blank triangles. Once they have finished the puzzle, they can continue the puzzle with expressions and solutions of their own.
• See who can add on the most triangles before time expires.
• *BONUS: You can now use these cards in the future.*

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How to solve the puzzle:

• Solve each expression to find the solution.
• Match up expressions with their correct answer.
• When matches are found, place the puzzle pieces and work on the next part.
• Make sure that all shared lines represent the same number.
• Once everything matches up, you are finished! Congrats!

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