-- a complete, free lesson (with a collection of all the resources you need) -- Grade Level: Skills: understanding & simplifying a basic exponential expression (b^n) Materials: colored pencils,

factoring trinomials tarsia or multiplying binomials

This is an awesome kinesthetic activity with higher order thinking involved to teach Simplifying Algebraic Expressions.

The second problem is just as easy as the first.

These algebra worksheets demonstrate how to use the distributive property and combine like terms which help students grasp this important concept.

Fifth Grade Algebra & Functions Worksheets: How to Simplify Algebraic Expressions

Math lib activities (grades are a class favorite! In this activity, students will practice simplifying expressions by combining like terms as they rotate through ten stations.

Squaring a Negative Foldable- Maybe after trying to teach this for 14 years- THIS will work. Why is this so dad blasted hard for students to get?

This game is a great way for your students to practice simplifying expressions with parenthesis and brackets. This helps students practice order of operations. There are no exponents or negative numbers. This is a great resource for group work, review stations, test prep, or

Task Card Activity - Students simplify an expression, then search for others with equivalent expressions matching their own.