Algebraic Scavenger Hunt - Create a list of algebraic expressions or equations and have students search for them in their math textbooks or online. When they find one, they can solve it and check their answers against the solution provided.
Algebraic Matching Game - Create a set of cards with algebraic expressions on one side and their solutions on the other. Students can try to match the expressions with their solutions, or you can mix up the cards and have students work in pairs to solve the expressions and match them to their solutions.
Algebraic Puzzle - Create a puzzle using algebraic expressions or equations. Students can try to solve the puzzle by manipulating the expressions or equations and finding a solution that works.
Algebraic Board Game - Create a board game that involves solving algebraic equations or using algebraic concepts. Students can roll a dice and move their game piece along the board, and whenever they land on a space, they must solve an algebraic problem in order to advance.
Algebraic Card Game - Create a card game that involves manipulating algebraic expressions or equations. Students can draw cards and try to solve the problems in order to advance in the game.
Bingo - can utilize any Algebra topics students may struggle with
Sign the Sheet - each student receives 10 problems from the teacher, but students must solve the other student's problems. The student must sign their name beside the problem they solved, and each problem can only be done once.
Jeopardy - Divide student into four or five teams. Teams take turns choosing a topic category and a question in that category associated with a specific dollar amount ($100, $200, $300, etc.), e.g., 'We want Vertebrates for $300.' Give teams one minute to answer each selected question correctly. Teammates must collaborate, before giving the answer. If the answer is correct, the team earns the amount of 'money' the question was worth. That is, they earn 100 points for a $100 question. You and/or teams can tally their point totals. if the answer is incorrect, the question stays up on the board. After the answer is given, whether correct or incorrect, it is the next team's turn. Taking turns allows each team more opportunity to participate throughout the game. The game continues until all amounts under each category have been chosen and questions have been correctly answered. The team with the most points wins!
* Adopted from Ally Financial