Help students get excited about using algebraic skills to solve day-to-day problems. Our resource introduces the mathematical concepts taken from real-life experiences, and provides warm-up and timed practice questions to strengthen procedural proficiency skills. Calculate your total pay for cutting lawns using a formula. Compare equations to find the best deal for running an ad. Graph the solution to "x" on a number line. Find the missing numbers in the equations. Substitute a number for "x" to find the value of an expression. Plot an equation on a grid. The task and drill sheets provide a leveled approach to learning, starting with grade 6 and increasing in difficulty to grade 8. Aligned to your State Standards and meeting the concepts addressed by the NCTM standards, reproducible task sheets, drill sheets, review and answer key are included.