As a student one of the most difficult skills is to read a word problem and be able to write an equation or expression to match.
TIC TAC SPLAT! Recognizing Expressions, is the first step in helping students become successful with this skill. Students will choose a card with an expression written out in word form: two times the difference of seven and three. They will then have to match that card to the correct expression on their board. As a team they want to cover the board before they get three splats in a row and have to begin again.
This activity is tested and proven to be fun and engaging. Give it a try in your classroom today.