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Print and Digital Algebra Activities

Print and Digital Algebra Activities

Beginning around April 2020, I started adding digital versions to a lot of my math activities. At first it was just to meet the sudden need for distance learning, but now that time has passed, I feel it's nice to have access to both print and digital versions of activities. I love hands-on math, working with a partner in-person, sorting activities and task cards, but I've come to realize that these can all still happen online. We can still use all the scrap paper we need, just submitting our work over the internet in the end. Plus, color! Color is something I had always avoided when making printable activities, so I am really enjoying using colors with digital math.

As of today, I have created over 200 digital math activities, many as updates to their printable versions. The algebra activities in this post now come in both print and digital form within the same file. Every digital version is either a GOOGLE Slides or Form file.

Solving Equations Mix Match Activity - print and digital
Solving Equations Mix-Match - digital version

If you have my Algebra Activities Bundle, all of the activities in this post have been added to it. If you haven't re-downloaded the bundle in a while (this is free to do), you'll now find "print and digital" added to the names of many of the files. These have been updated with digital links. So please re-download! I am excited to get these to you. And more to come! Below are jut a few of the algebra activities I've updated with digital versions...

Solving Equations Mix-Match activity
Solving Equations Mix-Match - printable version

Here is a solving equations mix-match activity where students build 25 equations to solve. This was a very old algebra activity in my store, so it felt extra good to update it with a digital version.

Linear Equations Puzzle - print and digital
Linear equations puzzle - digital version

This activity here is a linear equations puzzle, now also in Google Slides. Students match 3 puzzles on each slide. This way students do not have to copy and paste from one slide to another. This is a photo of the paper version also in the file so that you can choose which to give to students:

linear equations puzzle
Linear Equations Puzzle - printable version

Each digital version has been calling for a unique format and it's been a fun challenge figuring out the best way to add the new versions.

Domain and Range Matching and Sorting Activity - print & GOOGLE Slides
Domain and Range Sort - digital version

This Domain and Range sorting activity spans 5 slides so that it's chunked into manageable pieces. This format makes the activity more accessible for students working independently on the computer instead of in in-person groups.

Domain and Range sorting activity
Domain and Range Sort - printable version

Back in the classroom, students can collaborate in groups to discuss and complete the activity on paper. Both the paper and digital versions are in the same file so that you can choose which to give to your students and have access to both forms.

Linear equations digital math escape room

I've also made a few digital-only activities for algebra, like this linear equations digital escape room. Each algebra escape room comes digital-only and is included in the Algebra Activities Bundle. There are 5 puzzles in each escape room, each unlocked with a 4-letter code. 

Slope Sorting Activity
Slope sorting activity -digital version

Above is the new interactive digital version of this Slope Sorting Activity. While I was in the file, I also updated the printable version. I have done this for all of the math activities I have updated. I polished up the printable versions while adding the links to the interactive digital versions.

Slope Sorting Activity
Slope Sort - printable version

Some of the algebra activities aren't the most straightforward to update with digital versions. In Algebra 2 we'd do a lot of hand-graphing, which doesn't translate all that well to Google. So I turned it into a matching activity for the digital version.

Graphing Exponential Functions Activity - print & GOOGLE Slides
Graphing Exponential Functions - digital version

To update this graphing exponential functions activity, I made the Google Slides version a matching activity. The paper version (below) is a graphing activity where students graph the functions by hand and fill in the parent and shifted tables. This activity is in both my Algebra and Algebra 2 activity bundles.

Graphing Exponential Functions Activity with GOOGLE Slides
Graphing Exponential Functions - printable version

Here is the digital version of a graphing linear inequalities matching activity:

Graphing Linear Inequalities Match - digital version

And a closeup of part of its print version. Students match linear inequalities written in both standard and slope-intercept form to their graphs.

Graphing Linear Inequalities Match - print version


My hope is that having access to both the printable and digital versions of these algebra activities will be helpful if you have students working online, students who need to make up work, for saving paper, for flipped classrooms, or if you just prefer one form now but would still like access to the other.


Algebra activities bundle with digital updates in Google Slides and Google Forms
Algebra activities bundle

"Such a comprehensive , engaging and value for money bundle as Shana is always updating resources. There are google slides and digital activities being added all the time. Students find the activities fun yet they are also learning cooperatively. I can't say enough about how Scaffolded Math and Science bundles are well worth the money. They are low prep as well. I seriously don't know how Shana creates so many good resources. She must never get to sleep! Thank you Shana." -Sarah M, Algebra Activities Bundle


This big bundle of printable and digital algebra activities will liven up your algebra curriculum, engage your students and make learning algebra fun. Through my experience as both a special and general education high school math teacher, I have learned that all students need interactive activities that hit the standards, are the right amount of challenging, offer opportunities to collaborate and build math confidence. Algebra is such an important course and all students really can love learning it! This Algebra Activities Bundle will continue to be updated with additional print and digital algebra resources. Updates will always be free. 


Algebra Word Wall - print and digital
Algebra word wall - printable version

I also added a digital version to this Algebra Word Wall. The digital version is clickable in Google Slides. 

I'll always feel that math is best done on paper, but this isn't to say we can't submit our work digitally. After taking an online Calculus class and littering my living room with scrap paper from my work on the problem sets, I think that math can exist both on paper and online. And I know it may sound a bit silly, but working with color is one of my upsides for adding these digital versions.


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14 comments:

  1. Do you have 7th grade word wall virtual yet? Thanks so much for all you do!!

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    1. I will be working on making all of the word walls virtual this summer:)

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    2. Update: it's updated! :)

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  2. Hi, I just purchased a bunch of your activities. I'm not quite sure how to use the ones that are GoogleSlides with my remote learners. How do I assign it. We don't use Google classroom, we use Schoology. I was able to copy the links of the Escape Rooms to share with students.

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    1. Thank you for asking this, I should have covered this in my post. Once you are in one of the Google Slides activities, you can "download as" and choose PowerPoint. The pieces will still move just as they do in Google Slides.

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    2. Sorry, but I guess I'm technology challenged. How do I share it with individual students. Also, I'm using one of the escape room tomorrow. I put the link on Schoology for my students and it seems to work. Where do I see the data of who completed it, how do I access that?

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    3. On the second page of the escape room file are directions for sending to students. Sending a Google Form to students is not the same as sharing Google Slides. You need to choose "send" from the teacher copy of the Form.

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  3. So I can't just share the link with kids. We don't have Google classroom so I shared a link on Schoology. It works for kids to use but I didn't know how to see the data. That is for the Escape Room.

    The second question was how I share the one that is Google Slides with kids but I think I figured it out.

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    1. Google Forms don't work the same way as Google Slides. If you share the Form, there is no way for students to complete the assignment. Forms need to be sent. The directions inside the PDF explain the process. You click "send" and you can choose to get a link for Schoology, send via email or embed. To see student data, you'll go back into your teacher version (the one you made a copy of from the PDF) and there will be a "Responses" tab at the top.

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  4. Thank you. That's what I did for the Escape Room today. I see the tab for responses. When I open it, there aren't any.

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  5. I think I know what's happening. I made and copied the link on my home computer and I'm at school. I'll check when I get home

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    1. Oh that could be it. If you need it on your school computer, you can either make a new copy from the link inside the PDF or share your home copy with your school email address.

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    2. That was it. I'm looking at responses. Does it show me all of the responses or just the ones who completed all 5 puzzles?

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    3. Because the Form is set to answer validation, it'll just show the ones who complete all 5. That's when the "submit" button will appear. It would be cool if this changes, but I believe this is how it is for now. A workaround for kids who may not finish in one sitting is to have them jot down on paper the codes they already find so that when they sit with the activity again they can quickly retype these codes before moving on to the puzzles they hadn't yet gotten to.

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