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## Domain and Range Foldables

I borrowed these domain and range foldables from Math by the Mountain. You can learn more about her relations and functions unit in this blog post. Domain and Range of Discrete Relations Foldable Domain and Range of Continuous Relations

## Independent vs Dependent Variables Foldable

I created this independent vs dependent variables foldable for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. Since I started teaching, I have struggled to teach independent and dependent variables in a way I am proud of. Each year, it seems like I try something new. And, no matter what, the same 60% …

## Graphing Functions Using Input/Output Tables Foldable

I created this graphing functions using input/output tables foldable for my Algebra 1 students to put in their interactive notebooks. After graphing the “Win Some Cash!” functions, we did some more graphing functions practice.  After graphing each function, students had to classify the function as linear, absolute value, quadratic, or exponential. We needed lots of …

## Analyzing the Ages of Academy Award Winners

Well, it turns out that I still have posts in my drafts folder from last year. I guess I should do something about that.  The Skill: Comparing Data Sets The Topic: Ages of Academy Award Winners The Introduction: Ask students what they expect to happen. This was a difficult task for my students. It turns …

## Estimating 30 Seconds Data Collection Activity

I used this estimating 30 seconds data collection activity with my Algebra 1 students, and it turned out to be a ton of fun. How well can you estimate 30 seconds?  This is the question I posed to my Algebra 1 students a couple of weeks ago as part of our unit on data analysis. …

## Types of Data Displays Foldable

I created this types of data displays foldable for my Algebra 1 students to review bar graphs, stem-and-leaf graphs, box-and-whisker plots, and circle graphs. My Algebra 1 classes recently started their last unit of the year: Data Analysis and Probability.  They will take their end-of-instruction exam on April 11th, so the rush is on to …

## Using Equations to Solve Word Problems Foldable

I’m determined to incorporate more word problems into my Algebra 1 course throughout the year instead of saving them until we review for the EOI exam at the end of the year.  I decided the best way to do this was gasp turn it into a skill that students need to demonstrate mastery of. I …

## Using Scales to Model Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides

I used Sarah Rubin’s idea of using scales to model solving equations with variables on both sides. It turned out to be a brilliant introduction to the concepts of one solution, no solution, and infinite solutions. I did exactly as she said to.  I passed out these 6 balanced scale problems to my students.  It …