# Combining Like Terms Digital Pixel Art | Simplifying Expressions Positive Number

## Overview

Engage your students with this Valentine's Day themed pixel art activity as they practice combining like terms with positive numbers/coefficients only to simplify expressions and generate equivalent expressions. This resources includes 2 levels with 2 separate Google Sheets/pixel art images (level 1: shorter expressions and level 2: longer expressions). Teachers have used it for sub plans, independent practice, group activities, as well as quiz/assessment reviews.

## Why you'll love this

***This resource contains expressions with positive numbers only; students will not need to apply negative integer rules to solve. To find the version of combining like terms with positive and negative integers, 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.

Level 1 involves simplifying expressions that result in 1-2 terms (answer is in the form of ax+c or ax+by). Level 2 involves simplifying longer expressions that result in 2-3 terms (answer is in the form of ax+by+c). Both levels involves positive and negative integer coefficients. You can assign students one or both levels as they each contain a separate mystery image.

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: Combine like terms (results in expressions with 1-2 terms) 18 problems

• Google Sheet #2: Combine like terms (results in expressions with 2-3 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 Valentine's Day, but the image is versatile that it can really be used at any time in the school year.

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