Looking for an exciting way to practice solving systems of equations by substitution, graphing, and elimination? Try this.

- Equations & InequalitiesTopics like one-step, two-step, systems
- 7th Grade, 8th GradeAligned to Common Core State Standards

Your students will play the role of a pirate trying to find the location of a treasure. You'll play a video to set the stage, and then your students will solve 18 problems involving systems of linear equations. Each solution unlocks part of a code with the location of the treasure. Play the answer reveal video at the end for an exciting finish!

It's print-and-go and the included videos make it effortless — great for end of unit review, independent practice, group work, or even an emergency sub plan!

**What's the math skills practiced?**

There's 18 problems total, with 6 problems per part:

**Part 1:**Solve systems of equations through substitution.**Part 2:**Solve systems of equations through graphing (grids provided, some questions not in y = mx + b form).**Part 3:**Solve systems of equations through elimination (some problems require moving terms around, no multiplication required)

**What's included?**

This codebreaker product is a compressed zip file that contains **two videos** and **a 10-page PDF document**. Simply download, unzip, and open up the folder with all the files!

Here's the full list of contents:

Video #1: Introduction of Mission

Video #2: Answer Reveal

Post video discussion (1 page)

Instruction Sheet (1 page)

Message + Problem Sheets (4 pages)

Answer Key (4 pages)

**How can I use it?**

Here's one way you could use it in your classroom:

**Play the introductory video**. Our animated video sets the stage, introducing students to their role of cracking the code to complete the mission.**Work alone or together.**Students solve 18 problems, and get immediate feedback. Students match their solutions with symbols in an answer bank. If students can't find a symbol, that's a nudge to redo the problem.**Check the answers**. You can play the answer reveal video or just walk through the answers with students, or pass out a copy of the included answer key for students to check!

We'll send you 6 activities (66 pages!) — for free.

✓ Engaging✓ 3rd - 7th Grade✓ Low-or-No-Prep

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