Combining Like Terms — Guided Notes with Doodle & Color by Number Worksheets


Make combining like terms and simplifying expressions a blast with this 12-page packet of self-contained lesson! Includes guided notes with doodles, practice worksheets, mazes, color by number & doodling activity, and real life application. All the expressions in this activity contains _only positive numbers. S_tudents will NOT need to know negative integers to combine like terms to simplify expressions.

Why you'll love this

This product contains scaffolded notes to help introduce the topic, 3 different activities (maze, doodle/color by number, regular worksheet) to help with practice, and real life application page to connect math to real life. Students determine whether terms are like terms, practice adding and subtracting like terms to simplify expressions, and then read about how combining like terms can help with food catering.

It's print-and-go and artsy—if your students love color by number, color by code, or sketch notes, they'll love this lessons.

What's included... (12 pages total)

✅ Guided Notes (2 pages).

✅ Practice Problems (1 page, 5 problems)

✅ Maze: Check for Understanding. (1 page, 10 problems)✅ Doodle Math: Solve problems to unlock doodle patterns to finish a Doodle Math art piece—a fresh twist on color by number or color by code. (1 page, 9 problems)

✅ Real Life Application. (1 page)

✅ Answer Key. (6 pages)

Great for…

⭐ Introductory Lessons

⭐ Graphic Organizers

⭐ Scaffolded Notes

⭐ Interactive Notebooks

⭐ Review Lessons

⭐ Class Discussions

⭐ Extra Practice

⭐ Homework

Standards covered...

6.EE.A.3 Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + ) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3; apply the distributive property to the expression 24 + 18 to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4 + 3); apply properties of operations to + + to produce the equivalent expression 3.

6.EE.A.4 Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them). For example, the expressions + + and 3 are equivalent because they name the same number regardless of which number stands for.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Karen S. - “Just a good fun activity during the holidays for practicing skills! Great product!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐️ Christine M. - “I put this out as an extra credit assignment for my 8th graders at the end of the square and cube roots unit.  The students who chose to do it seemed to enjoy the "doodle" part because it was different than a typical color by number task.  Thank you!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Carly S. - “My students really loved this and it worked really well in my classroom!”

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