There are all sorts of wonderful free algebra resources online…

Real-World Algebra Activity. Use A variety on Items around the classroom. Set a variable and a price to represent each item. (You can even allow the students to determine the prices). Have the students shop for items or create a shopping list for them.

Elementary Math Project Idea ~ Figure Me Out! This creative equation fun requires skill-based learning.

Solving Systems by Elimination: Algebra Common Core Activity: Solving Systems Cookie Inves

Math Coach's Corner: Math IS Real Life. Read about mathematical adventures in remodeling! Includes ideas for classroom uses. Part of a monthly link up focusing on real world math.

These posters for the grade math Common Core Standards bring the standard to life and make it easier to understand with age-appropriate illustrations and kid-friendly "I can" language.