Looking for fun and engaging hands-on algebra activities? I offer hundreds of free printable activities for teaching a wide range of middle school or high school algebra topics.

I created these algebra activities during my 10+ years in the high school math classroom. During that time, I taught Algebra 1 for 6 years and Algebra 2 for 8 years.

I have also created many activities to review middle school algebra concepts to use with 9th grade students who were identified as not yet being ready for Algebra 1.

Wanting to check out all of my algebra activities? I have created an Algebra & Functions resource page as part of my Math Teaching Resource Index. Here, I list all of my activities for teaching algebra as well as links to other useful websites.

Looking for a fun gift for your graduating precalculus students? I created this free SVG file which can be used to make stickers or vinyl decals for your favorite math students.

Algebra Jokes and Puns

These algebra jokes and puns are the perfect way to bring a smile to your math students’ faces and give them a good laugh.

Silent Board Game for Finding Function Rules

The Silent Board Game is a strategy to help students practice finding and writing the rule for a function. I was introduced to the silent board game strategy at a session on “Fun Functions: Active and Interesting Function Activities” hosted by CPM at the 2016 Summer Conference of the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics. …

Literal Equations Activities

Turn solving literal equations from a dreaded task to a fun activity with these 10 free activities involving rearranging literal equations for a given variable.

Parent Function Posters

Decorate your classroom with this collection of printable parent function posters. Your students will appreciate being able to reference this visual reminder of 13 of the different functions they will learn about in their algebra and precalculus courses.

This collection of 12 free and fun quadratic formula activities will help take away the dread of teaching students the quadratic formula. This resource collection focuses on activities for introducing, practicing, and memorizing the quadratic formula.

Evaluating Logarithms Auction Activity

Looking for a free and fun evaluating logarithms activity? In this engaging auction-style activity, students will work in teams to evaluate logs and bid on them to see who can earn the most points. Topics Covered in Activity This auction activity was designed to give students practice evaluating basic logarithmic expressions. It is expected that …

Real Number System Activities

Looking for a fun hands-on real number system activity to help students learn the difference between integers and irrational numbers? Activities for Visualizing the Real Numbers Real Number System Nesting Boxes Build a set of DIY nesting boxes to help illustrate the real number system to students. When the integer box fits inside the rational …

3 Circle Venn Diagram Template

This 3 circle venn diagram template is the perfect tool to help you or your students unlock the power of visual organization. Download this free PDF template to get started organizing key concepts.

Fun Conic Sections Activities

I used to dread teaching conics but introducing these fun conic sections activities into my math classroom has made all of the difference. Read on to find hands-on and engaging ways to teach conic sections to your students. My first experience teaching conic sections was during my first year of teaching. I was teaching Algebra …

9 Fun Exponent Rules Activities

Looking for the perfect activity to teach exponent rules or laws of exponents? Here are 9 exponent rules activities that I have used with my own math students over the years. Activities for Practicing Exponent Rules Exponent Rules Match-Up Activity I ran across this exponent rule match-up activity from Maria Andersen. I thought it would …

Perfect Squares List

Check out this free printable perfect squares list of each square number between 1 and 1024. This perfect squares chart is available as both a PDF and editable WORD document.  This table of perfect squares will make the perfect addition to your math students’ collection of math reference charts. This printable contains each of the perfect …

Algebra 1 Activities Collection

I taught Algebra 1 to high school students for six years. Over the course of those six years, I blogged about many of the Algebra 1 activities I created for them to do. I hope you enjoy this round-up of 108 fun and engaging Algebra 1 activities. Let me know if you find an activity …

Average Rate of Change Self-Checking Question Stack Activity

I created this average rate of change activity for my pre-calculus classes to work through recently. Question stacks are one of my favorite self-checking activities for the math classroom. Years ago when I taught mainly Algebra 1, I created what felt like a million different question stacks. When I switched to teaching higher level math …

Compound Inequalities Question Stack Activity

This Compound Inequalities Question Stack is a great self-checking activity to give your algebra students some much-needed practice with solving and graphing compound inequalities on a number line. I originally created this activity to use with my Algebra 1 students. If you are thinking to yourself that “Sarah hasn’t taught Algebra 1 in years,” you …

Factoring Activities

Looking for engaging factoring activities for your Algebra 1 or Algebra 2 students? Check out these creative and hands-on factoring games and puzzles that will help make factoring fun!

Equality and Inequality Symbols Posters

I find that one of my most-referenced set of posters in my classroom is these equality and inequality symbols posters. If you checked out my recent post with the photos of my classroom from this past 2021-2022, you might not remember seeing them. That’s because I took them down to hang up my Powers Posters. …

Finding Common Denominators of Rational Expressions Activity

Do your students struggle finding common denominators when adding and subtracting rational expressions? I created this finding common denominators activity a few years ago when I was teaching Algebra 2. I found that my students needed plenty of practice identifying what the least common denominator should be before we ever spent time practicing how to …

Free Printable Factors Chart 1-100

One of my high school math students’ most used math reference sheets is this free printable factors chart for the numbers from 1 to 100. I give my algebra and pre-calculus students a copy of this 1-100 factors chart at the beginning of the school year, and we end up referencing them a lot. This …

Prime Numbers Chart

Print a copy of this prime number chart printable (PDF) which features a visual representation of the prime numbers from 1 to 100. I originally created this prime numbers chart for my pre-calculus students to use as a reference while simplifying radicals. My students used this chart as a quick way to tell if a …

Set and Interval Notation Dry Erase Template

Just a quick blog post today to share a set and interval notation dry erase template I ran across recently while organizing my Algebra 2 files. I didn’t actually end up using this dry erase template because the other activities I had planned ended up taking a lot longer than usual. My plan, though, was …

Conics Patty Paper Poster Project

I took the conic sections that my students made during our folding conics project and had students turn them into a Conics Patty Paper Poster Project. At least, this was what I planned to do. What I didn’t plan on was my toddler getting sick which caused me to miss an entire week of school …

Pinwheels for Peace 2019

One of the yearly activities I look forward to at my school is our annual Pinwheels for Peace celebration. Pinwheels for Peace is a school-wide, cross-curricular project that occurs every September. At my school, the project is headed up by by my super-talented, award-winning art teacher neighbor, Shelley Self. September 21st is International Day of …