Have you heard of the handshake problem? It's a good multi-step linear equation challenge that I've used with my very high performing 6th graders. It's fun! You can google it to find details on the problem.
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You can make a bunch of flash cards, some with equations (ex: 2/3x - 3 = 7), others with each step needed to solve the equation (ex: add 3 to both sides) and others with solutions. Lay all the cards out face up. Student work in pairs and take turns choosing an equation card and then the correct "step" cards until they get to the correct solution card.
Illustrative Mathematics (chaired by Dr. William McCallum, CCSS-M writer), has some great tasks. Click on Expressions and Equations: http://www.illustrativemathematics.org/standards/k8
When you mentioned tasks, what brings to mind is engaging students with academic rigour about a particular skill or standard. It's not just busy work or work meant for practice. I just discovered a website from the largest school district in the US. You are probably done with this unit but you may use it for future reference.
I had used similar versions to this in different context. I wonder if this is what you're alluding to.
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