Once an equation with variables on both sides is solved, students will then place the original values into a word problem to help make connections between the words and their placement in an algebraic equation.
Students solve inequalities and equations and determine whether the given value is a solution or not. The students draw their monster face based on their conclusions.
A great way to generate discussion on what a "solution" truly means.
Students new to creating algebra equations need practice connecting the algebra to the word problems that create them. This assignment begins with solving the algebraic equation and then determining where the values in the algebra should be