Expressions and Equations.. Review.. Review.. Review!

We are soon going to be on our Spring Break.. Woot Woot! With all of the awful weather we have been having lately, it is nice to be looking forward to some time off, and hopefully watching the mercury rise as well!
After we come back from break, the state assessments in ELA and Math will be hanging over our heads.  This is always a stressful time of year.  With the adaptation of the Common Core this year and the double whammy I have of teaching both ELA and Math to the Smarties of the sixth grade, we have not had a lot of review time.  But I am so excited about something I created to help them review the standards for Expressions and Equations!  I call them Scoot and Compute Cards.
Basically I took 10 areas of Expressions and Equations and created computation task cards to help review each piece.  I made Order of Operations with whole numbers, a set with decimals, and a set with exponents.   I reviewed properties, one and two step equations, combining like terms, solving inequalities, writing expressions and solving expressions.. whew.. and a partridge in a pear tree..... no just kidding, wrong season.  I know that the CCSS stresses real world math problems, but I also think it is important to just practice solving computation problems.  Since I already had created task cards for word problems, I thought these computation pieces would be a good addition.
Basically I copied each of the 10 areas on to different colored card stock, single-hole punched them and put the cards on rings.  This way I can differentiate the cards.. (some problems are more difficult than others), use them in a math review center for my ECL time, or put a single card on a table and have the kids play SCOOT to review for the assessment.  I'm so excited to use these when we come back!  
If you think this is something that may help your smarties, you can find the pack of 120 problems!! and answer keys {HERE}.  
How are you reviewing for your assessment?  Leave me a comment and let me know what you have found works best!


  1. Hi Michele: I bet you can guess what I will be doing over Spring Break... Cutting and laminating these puppies!
    I hope you have a fun Break planned--with some relaxation thrown in too!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. Thanks Kim! I hope they help your class! I felt like I was spending huge amounts of time on word problems... which we need, but sometime it just has to be quick and easy. My smarties need that basic computation practice!


  3. I might be teaching 6th grade math next year for the first time EVER!! You are a godsend. An angel. With a halo. :)

    Good luck on the state assessment!



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