Distributive Property Digital Pixel Art Google Sheets Simplify Expressions

Overview

This Christmas and winter-themed pixel art activity is a fantastic way for your middle school students to practice simplifying expressions using the distributive property and combining like terms. With two Google Sheets that cater to different levels of difficulty, it's perfect for differentiation in your sixth, seventh, or eighth-grade classroom. I've seen teachers successfully use it for sub plans, independent practice, group activities, and even quiz reviews. Plus, it aligns with CCSS 6.EE.A.3 and 7.EE.A.1 standards, making it both fun and educational!

Why you'll love this

Engage your students with this Christmas and winter themed pixel art activity (2 google sheets) as they practice simplify expressions using distributive property and combining like terms! This resources includes two levels of difficulty, which makes it ideal for differentiation. Teachers have used it for sub plans, independent practice, group activities, as well as quiz/assessment reviews.

Level 1 contains 12 problems using the distributive property (positive and negative coefficients). Level 2 contains 12 problems using the distributive property and combining like terms to simplify expressions.

This resource requires students to know how to multiply negative integers, as some coefficients are negative. For the version with positive integers only, click here.

Each activity is a self-checking Google Sheet with a unique image. Students practice a series of problems, and get immediate feedback as they go. Correct answers turn green and incorrect answers stay red. As students type in correct answers, a mystery picture appears. The Google Sheets are all self checking & digital, so it can easily be assigned through Google Classroom or any online learning platform.

In addition, an optional printable PDF worksheets (2 pages) with questions and work space is included for students to show work on paper prior to typing in solutions on the google sheets.

What’s included?

• 2 Google Sheets (30 problems total)

• Google Sheet/Pixel Art #1: Distributive Property (12 problems)

• Google Sheet #2: Distributive Property & Combining Like Terms (12 problems)

• Printable PDF worksheets (for student to show work prior to typing into google sheet)

NO PREP is required. The two google sheets are all self checking & digital, so it can easily be assigned through Google Classroom or any online learning platform. Correct answers turn green and incorrect answers stays red. Students are able to self check as they go as the activity provides immediate feedback. Students love watching the pixels show up in the mystery pictures as they type in the correct solutions. This is great for virtual or in person learning!

The two Google sheets are themed after winter holidays (i.e. Christmas) but can really be used at any time in the school year!

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