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# Variable Equation Activities: Addition & Subtraction: Gallery Walk & More

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Instructional Content includes Gallery Walk Activities and Cooperative Learning / Math Center Activities

Match Addition and Subtraction Variable Equations to Word Problems.

note: The word problems are designed to provide exploration in the various ways that word problems can be written with emphasis on the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction. Teachers may with to limit the types of equation arrangements that struggling learners get.

(Multiplication and Division Activities will be available next week)

Gallery Walk

Post the larger word problems on the wall around the room. Give each individual or pair one half of an addition or subtraction problem. Students move around the room reading the word problems posted on the wall until they match their part of a variable equation to the correct word problem.

note: Students will think they have made a mistake when more than one solution is found for each card. Allow the students to discuss the problem will help many to better understand the interchangeable relationship between addition and subtraction.

Cooperative Learning / Math Centers

Give each group a sheet of the smaller word problems with equation parts. Students work together to cut out the word problems and equations parts, find equations to match each of the problems, and glue them on paper.

Stretch Activity

The activity can be taken to a higher level by having students advanced students to attempt solving the equations.

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