This resource is one of my favorite ways to allow students to practice with solving systems at their own pace! With a classroom of 30+ students, it helps to have an activity that has automatic differentiation happening! Set up 3 stations (Substitution, Elimination, and Graphing) around the classroom. At each station, place all 12 cards out for that particular station.You can make a specific student answer sheet, or just have students fold a piece of paper into sections and complete the cards they choose to do in each of the sections of their paper. They should keep track of their “points” on their paper. There are 4 Green (Easy), 4 Yellow (Medium) and 4 Red (Hard) cards for each station. Tell students that they need to earn at least 6 points at each station.
Points are awarded as follows:
Green: 1 point
Yellow: 2 points
Red: 3 points
With this points system, students can work at their own pace, and challenge themselves at their current level of understanding.
I recommend writing the answer to each card on the back, that way can students can check their work to make sure they are correct before moving on or grabbing a more challenging card.
Cards can be printed in black and white and then copied on color paper, or printed in color.