Elephants in Trees:  Math Puzzles to Develop Algebraic Thinking

Younger students can develop algebraic skills by working on these problems, while older students who already take algebra can use the problems to review systems of equations.
This resource contains four 8.5” x 11” posters with one problem each, to be used in math centers or for a get-up-and-move classroom activity. The posters are available in black and white or color.
In addition, there is a sheet with all four problems on it which can be used for individual work.

A separate sheet, for recording work and answers, is also included, as well as the answer key.


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Created: Apr 29, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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