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Two Truths and a Lie Combining Like Terms Activity

2 truths and a lie: combining like terms

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 that I could pass out the template, and students knew exactly what to do without any prompting from me!

After students wrote their two truths and a lie but before they wrote down which statement was a lie, I gave students a chance to show their statements to the class using our Ipevo Document Camera.

Students love to put theirs under the document camera because it means they get to sit in my comfy chair for a minute or two!

My favorite way to use this activity is as a last minute quiz review. It’s a great way to get students thinking about common misconceptions.

Want another combining like terms practice activity? Check out the Combining Like Terms Maze Puzzle.

Here are some examples of what my students came up with: