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Blank Graphic Organizers for Solving Systems of Equations Algebrically

For our quiz on solving systems of equations algebraically, I let my students choose between solving by substitution and solving by elimination.  I made some graphic organizers (substitution and elimination) for my students to follow that walked them step-by-step through the process of each method solution method.  

After that post, I realized that I never blogged about how I modified these graphic organizers to make templates for them to use on their quiz.


My students really appreciated having this template that they could fill out and staple to their quiz.  I only had a handful of students choose to just show their work on their quiz without the template.

These would be perfect to print double-sided and slip into a set of dry erase pockets for students to use when solving systems of equations problems in class!

If you don’t have a classroom set of dry erase pockets, you could also use heavy duty sheet protectors. But, I highly recommend investing in a classroom set of the pockets since they are so much more durable.


dry erase pockets

I cannot imagine teaching math without my dry erase pockets! They instantly make any activity more engaging and save me countless hours at the copy machine since I can use the same class sets of copies year after year.

Here are my current go-to recommendations:

Here’s an example of the two sets of dry erase pockets I have in my classroom:

The neon set of dry erase pockets at the top holds 8.5 x 11 inch paper.  The lower set is a set of 11 x 17 dry erase pockets that hold 11 x 17 cardstock. I bought both sets off of Amazon.  They are super-cheap if you buy the ones sold as “shop ticket holders.”