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Teacher Hack: Equivalent Expressions Partnering Cards


Help your students practice and review equivalent expressions with these free partnering cards.

Equivalent Expressions Practice with Partnering Cards
As I was thinking about school today, I was thinking about one of our next topics: equivalent expressions. Last year, I worked in equivalent expression practice through the use of my daily math warm-ups, which brought the idea back time and again, and the students did well with it.
This year, even though we’ll spend more time with direct instruction, I was thinking about other ways to use equivalent expressions, and I thought of using them for partnering cards!

Using the Equivalent Expressions Partnering Cards

The partnering cards are very easy to use:
1) Determine the number of pairs needed for the number of students you have and pass out that number of cards.
2) Give students to a minute to factor or distribute to find an expression equivalent to the one on their card.
3) Set them loose to find their partner for your activity.
My 6th grade students did a great job with the partnering cards when we used them – I’m sure yours will too:-)

Use the Partnering Cards All Year

The partnering cards can be used throughout the year as partnering cards, for quick, random reinforcement, so laminating them is a great idea.​You can also use them for a quick matching activity!

Grab the Free Equivalent Expressions Partnering Cards

You can grab the Partnering Cards for free, in my TPT store. There are 6 pages, with 3 sets on each page, giving you 18 sets (for 36 students). The set is in the download twice – once with a background and once without. I hope you can use these partnering cards to keep you students ‘fresh’ with their equivalent expressions all year!

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