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Evaluating Expressions – Match-Up Activity

  • Updated

    Updated:  19 Apr 2023

Practice substituting values for variables while evaluating expressions with this match-up activity designed for 6th-grade students.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grade

    Grade:  6

teaching resource

Evaluating Expressions – Match-Up Activity

  • Updated

    Updated:  19 Apr 2023

Practice substituting values for variables while evaluating expressions with this match-up activity designed for 6th-grade students.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grade

    Grade:  6

Practice substituting values for variables while evaluating expressions with this match-up activity designed for 6th-grade students.

6th-Grade Math Problems

Looking for a fun and engaging way to help your 6th-grade students practice evaluating expressions with variables? 

Teach Starter has created an activity designed to challenge your students and reinforce their understanding of expressions with variables while keeping them entertained and engaged. It features a set of colorful and visually appealing cards, each with an expression containing variables, and a corresponding answer card.

To play, students simply match up the expression card with the correct answer card. With 36 different expression and answer cards, there are plenty of opportunities for students to practice and reinforce their skills. And because the cards are designed to be reusable, you can use this activity again and again in your classroom.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this match-up to enhance learning through guided math groups or whole class lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

For students who need additional support, allow them to complete this activity with a peer or teacher’s help. Additionally, students can use a multiplication chart to help with basic math facts. The editable version can also be used to include simpler expressions.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

If there are students needing an additional challenge, encourage them to create a different expression where the same variable could be used.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color PDF, black and white PDF, or editable Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 


This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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