I used this “One Incorrect” Distributive Property Activity from Greta Bergman to give my students extra practice with the distributive property and combining like terms. In this activity, students were given eight different algebraic expressions that needed to be simplified through applying the distributive property and combining like terms. Seven of the eight expressions simplify …

# Combining Like Terms Activities

I decided my Algebra 1 students needed more practice with combining like terms, so I created this page of combining like terms practice problems for our interactive notebooks. We did these practice problems after completing our Combining Like Terms Cut and Paste Activity. On top of needing a bit more practice, there’s the fact that …

I created this like terms frayer model template for my Algebra 1 students to complete before did our hands-on cutting and pasting like terms activity. Free Download of Like Terms Frayer Model

A few weeks ago, I shared a free template I created for using 2 Truths and a Lie in class. Specifically, I shared examples of using the practice structure with a few vocab words: absolute value, opposite, reciprocal, and opposite reciprocal. Recently, I used the same template with a different topic: like terms. I loved …

In this combining like terms maze, use your knowledge of combining like terms to make your way from the top of the maze to the bottom of the maze by only traveling through equivalent expressions.

Combining Like Terms Activity (Version 3.0) I modified my combining like terms strip activity that I have used for the past two years. This year, I added a box for students to write their simplified answer in. I think it really helped them organize their work better! Close-ups of each problem: Looking for a fun …

The idea for this Keep Calm and Combine Like Terms poster is completely unoriginal. In other words, I completely stole it from Annie Forest at Show Your Thinking. When I saw her post a few months ago, I knew this had to find a place in my classroom decorations for the new school year. I …