As a part of our Math Expressions addition and subtraction unit, we have a lesson on expressions and equations. The kiddos give me expressions that equal a given number. We keep repeating until we’ve made a chain of equations or an equation chain. I almost skipped the lesson because I wasn’t sure they needed it, but I’m glad I didn’t! What a hoot! Rather than having each kiddo write an equation on one sentence strip, they worked in 3’s. Each came up with 3 unique expressions equaling the groups number.
Not only did they do well, they added some comedy. Geez!
Download this little freebie from Google Docs. Each student will have 4 “links” to add to their group’s chain