Group Activity Cards
Use groups of 3.
Materials: 15 index cards, cups and counters, equation mat

Follow the Leader 
Copy each equation below onto an index card. Shuffle the cards and place them in a stack face down on the table.
Equations to put on cards: 
x + 4 = 3
ans: x = 1
x + 6 = 5
ans: x = 11
x + 7 = 9
ans: x = 2
x  5 = 4
ans: x = 9
x  2 = 3
ans: x = 1 
x  8 = 6
ans: x = 14
5 = x + 8
ans: x = 3
7 = x  3
ans: x = 10
9 = x + 6
ans: x = 3
x  10 = 1
ans: x = 9 
x + 3 = 5
ans: x = 8
x  2 = 11
ans: x = 13
6 = x  7
ans: x = 13
x + 2 = 13
ans: x = 15
12 = x + 10
ans: x = 2 
Round 1 begins with the first player drawing a card. Player 1 should not show this card to the other players, but instead represent the equation using the cups and counters. Player 2 then writes down the equation that player 1 has modeled. If represented correctly, player 1 awards player 2 one point. If represented incorrectly, player 1 indicates and corrects any errors, and player 1 receives one point. Finally, player 3 must solve the equation. Player 1 checks the answer with the answer indicated on the card, awarding one point for a correct solution. If player 3's answer is incorrect, player 1 receives one point.
Round 2 begins with player 2 drawing the card, player 3 writing the equation, and player 1 solving the equation. Play several rounds using the above procedure until all cards have been used. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
