In this activity, students will solve multistep equations that include the distributive property or combining like terms. This activity can be used as review of the topic, practice after a lesson, or review before an assessment. Students can work alone or with a partner.
With this trail, students begin at any poster on the trail. Students record their work on the Trail Record Sheet (included). Students solve the equation that is at the bottom of the poster. The answer will be at the top of a different poster on the trail. That will be their next stop. Regardless of where students begin, they will make a full loop back to the poster where they started. Some teachers may refer to this type of activity as a scavenger hunt.
This resource includes instructions, answer key, a student record sheet, and one trail (8 questions). The trail includes equations with combining like terms OR distributive property, but not both; the equations use integers only.
This resource includes one full trail, and it serves as a sample from the set of 3 multistep equations trails that is available in my store! To see the set, visit:
Trail: Multistep Equations Set of 3 (Combining Like Terms/Distributive Property)
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