I know how hard it is to prepare lessons for kids who dislike math. Yes, a few easily get what we teach, but you may still need to “bribe” many to have a meaningful learning experience.
We shouldn’t give up teaching algebra because it’s challenging, though. An 11th-grade student must learn how to solve equations to pass the subject and for real-world applications.
As I want to make things easier (and better) for teachers and kids, I have created a list of websites and activity ideas helpful in teaching systems of equations. Some of these are online tasks, while others are printable. The rest offer inspiration for creating your own activities and having fun teaching math.
1. Finding the Treasure
Finding the Treasure: A systems of equations finding the treasure activity lets students graph three systems of equations on a coordinate plane with treasure chests on certain points labeled with letters. The right solution reveals the right letter.
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2. Graph Coordinate Game
Graph Coordinate Game: Make a grid with lines numbered one to nine along its left side and bottom. The player rolls a pair of dies. The first and second numbers stand for the x and y coordinates. The player puts a token at the intersection of the two numbers.
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3. Solving Systems of Equation Methods Contest
Group students into three. One will solve equations by graphing, the second will use elimination, and the last will use substitution. The group that first gives the correct solution wins.
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4. Substitution Maze
The substitution maze involves “walking” from one equation to another by choosing the correct set of points. You can also make your own maze by using a template and providing different sets of equations and answers.
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5. Algebra Class Real-world Problems
Describing mathematical equations as actual events helps students gain a better conceptual understanding of algebra. I found a website with a concise list of how to solve real-world problems. Teach these steps to help your students gain meaningful learning.
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6. Drag-and-drop activities
Do online math activities inspire you to make your own? Try making drag-and-drop activities about systems of equations on Google Slides. This blog offers free teacher guidance for those who want to teach their students creatively.
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7. Systems of Equations Board Games
Students may appreciate classroom activities involving toys that help them learn how to solve systems of equations. These active lessons taught through games will capture their interest. Turn your favorite ideas into tangible things that students can play with. These active lessons taught through games will capture their interest. If your students find Math difficult because it’s too abstract, turn math concepts into tangible things they can play with.
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8. Systems of Equations Bingo
Why not train alert students who answer fast by turning lessons into bingo games? Make bingo cards containing randomized correct answer choices. List the equations and let the students solve them. The first one to get the most correct values on their card wins.
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9. Systems of Equations Coloring Activities
Artists in the class may appreciate a class period coloring session during math class. One idea is to put answers (some right and some wrong) on different parts of a jumbled drawing. Make your students color the areas with the right answers until an image emerges.
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10. Systems of Equations Classroom Decor
Have students make streamers or banners about linear equations and related topics. Writing them down repeatedly may help them remember what they have learned because of the extra challenge. Hang these works of art somewhere visible to reinforce their learning gains. Hang these works of art somewhere visible to reinforce their learning gains.
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11. Systems of Equations Task Cards
You can make students learn systems of equations through flashcards. If you want a more hands-on approach, create physical cards. Have students line up. Ask a question related to systems of equations. The first one who raises the card with the correct equation or value steps forward until one crosses the finish line.
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12. Systems of Equations Pixel Art Activity
Students will solve discussion questions on Google sheets. Each correct variable reveals a part of a puzzle, and answering with all the correct values will form the entire picture. You may enjoy making your own challenge puzzles if you have Excel skills. Remember to keep the answer chart hidden!
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13. Systems of Equations Dice Game
Students will roll a pair of dies. The result from the first dice stands for the first number in the set, and the second dice represents the second number in the set. Then, the students will choose which among a list of equations is linked to this set.
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14. Systems of Equations Scavenger Hunt
You will need to prepare areas for this. Come up with pairs of equations and their solutions. Post the questions and the answers in separate locations. Instruct students to go to the place with the correct answer.
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15. Solving Systems of Equations Activity Contests
Group the students into equal numbers. Tell stories that represent systems of equations. The students create the equations themselves and try to solve them. A representative will write on the board or answer the booklet.
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