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. …

# Algebra Activities & Resources

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.

Practice converting between radical form and rational exponent form with this free and fun rational exponents activity that is formatted as a square tarsia matching puzzle.

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

Practice identifying the end behavior of rational functions using these six fun and engaging stations activites that are designed for AP Precalculus (1.7).

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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!

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

I created this short and sweet build a function activity to give my Algebra 2 students extra practice using some of our new vocabulary: domain, codomain, and range. This activity was designed to accompany Section 1.2 (Introduction to Functions) of Shaun Carter’s Full Year of Algebra 2 Notes. I will be honest. Even though I …

I decided to use this folding conic sections project to kick off our conics unit in Pre-Calculus. Over the last few years, I have learned how to create parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas using paper folding. I decided that if I could figure out a way to create a circle using paper folding that I would …