This cut & paste activity is a hands-on way for students to practice solving word problems involving systems of linear equations. Students match the system of linear equations (on cards) to the word problem it models. They then choose a strategy - substitution or elimination - to solve. 5 word problems included!
*Includes 2 differentiated student versions, cards (requires cutting), and answer key.
Version A (remedial) - Bolded key words, variables already defined, prompting to select an algebraic strategy, & fill-in-the-blank answer sentences
Version B (on grade level) - Students annotate the text, define their variables, set up the system of equations, choose their strategy & solve independently