How often do your students distribute improperly because of a negative sign? Can your students distribute binomials, but do they get confused when three terms get involved? This matching flash card game is ideal to help overcome these common errors. As students work in pairs, they are forced to speak the mathematics, and to verbally discern the fine differences that occur when positives and negative multiply each other! The set contains 40 cards - 20 pairs of expressions to match.The problems are specifically designed so that the expressions are very similar, so that students can achieve mastery.
This game ties in with Common Core, because it reinforces basic skills while giving students the opportunity to express their thought processes. Your students will love this activity because it is kinesthetic and worksheet-free. It is also helpful to English language learners, because they are able to speak the academic language of mathematics. - Created by Judy Seki for "Math in a Flash!"
- From Judy Seki