## Saturday, November 25, 2017

### Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities Board Game Bundle

The popularity of board games in my middle school math classroom has been such a pleasant surprise! After creating these Fractions and Decimals Board Games for my students earlier this year, they soon became a classroom favorite. Students were actually asking if they could play them!

After seeing how students responded to these games, I decided it would be worth it to create similar games with a focus on algebra. This new bundle of games, an Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities Board Game Bundle, includes the following six board games for middle school math! Each of the games includes a similar game board that students must work their way around by solving problems. The board includes "Test Your Luck" spaces that provide an element of luck, either moving the player ahead or backwards. Each game board also includes a "Switch It Up" space. If a player lands here, they must switch their game piece with any other player! First player to make it to the end wins!

1. Expressions Frenzy! A Simplifying Algebraic Expressions Board Game

This game focuses entirely on simplifying algebraic expressions. Students must combine like terms, both positive and negative, to simplify each expression as they work their way around the game board!

2. Equation Invasion! A Solving Equations Board Game

This version of the game requires students to solve equations. This edition only includes positive numbers, but includes all types of equations. They range from simple addition equations to more complicated two-step equations. All of these problems have the variable on only one side of the equation.

3. Equation Invasion! A Solving Equations Board Game (Negative Number Edition)

This Negative Number Edition is similar to the regular Equation Invasion (above) but includes equations that involve negative numbers. These equations range from addition equations to two-step equations, but only have the variable on one side of the equation.

4. Equation Invasion! A Solving Equations Board Game (Multi-Step Equations Edition)

This Multi-Step Equations Edition includes equations that have a variable on both sides of the equation, making it a little more challenging. Students must first isolate the variable to one side and then solve!

5. Inequality Invasion! A Solving Inequalities Board Game

Inequality Invasion requires students to solve one and two-step inequalities as they work their way to the end of the game board! This version only includes positive numbers. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and two-step inequalities are all included in the playing cards.

6. Inequality Invasion! A Solving Inequalities Board Game (Negative Number Edition)

This edition is very similar to the Inequality Invasion game above, however it includes negative numbers. This version is great for upper middle school grades!