This is a graphic organizer that allows students to show their work when using manipulatives (like counters) to add and subtract integers. It has a space for students to draw a picture showing how they used the manipulatives to solve each problem.
This activity allows students to learn the concept of solving systems of equations using candy (Smarties and Tootsie Rolls) and pennies. I have had great success with this activity, even with students who are resistant to participation with
This graphic organizer allows students to show their work using algebra tiles. There is a space to draw their tiles under each problem. I have found it useful for holding students accountable when using manipulatives.