Challenge your students to evaluate expressions with one or two variables by completing this worksheet.
Let’s Evaluate the Expression!
When learning how to evaluate expressions, students learn how to substitute given numbers for a variable. Simply put, if the variable y is in the expression and y=12, this number would be substituted each time the variable occurs in the expression.
With this worksheet, students will answer 10 standard practice questions where they must evaluate an expression with whole numbers when given values for one or two variables. Students will use their understanding of the order of operations to determine the answer for each expression.
An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Guided math groups
- Lesson warm-up
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
For students who need an additional challenge, encourage them to create a word problem for 3 of the expressions.
If there are students who need additional support, consider providing a multiplication chart to help with basic math facts.
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Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
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This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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