This is great activity to practice solving multi-step equations. The equations do have like terms and parentheses in them.
• Arrange students into teams (rows work best) of four students.
• The first student gets a copy of the round 1 paper. He or she solves problem one and passes it onto the 2nd person in a row. This continues until the last person receives the final answer.
• The last person DASHES to the teacher. If the answers are correct, the team is given the round 2 paper. If not right, the team must correct the answers and try again.
• I usually make this a context…the first three teams to finish and be right receive prizes.