## Forms of Linear Equations Foldable

I created this forms of linear equations foldable to help my Algebra 1 students learn the name and characteristics of each of the three forms of linear equations. I modified a simple four-door foldable to have students cut off the first flap in order to reveal the title of our foldable: Forms of Linear Equations. …

## Types of Lines Foldable

I created this types of lines foldable to help kick off our discussion of parallel and perpendicular lines in Algebra 1. My students glued the resulting foldable in their interactive notebooks. This foldable features not only a description of the appearance of parallel and perpendicular lines but a summary of what we know about the …

## Writing Linear Equations Graphic Organizer

I created this set of writing linear equations graphic organizers to give my Algebra 1 students practice writing linear equations given a graph, intercepts, a set of points, or a point and a slope. Students are given several pieces of information, and they have to figure out every single other piece of information. I love …

## Graphing Linear Inequalities Foldable

Yesterday, we started exploring the idea of graphing linear inequalities. We’ve been graphing linear equations for a month now, so it was time to branch out a bit. I created a graphing two variable inequalities dry erase template for my 11 x 17 dry erase pockets to help students understand what it means for a point …

## Starburst Scatterplot Activity

This starburst scatterplot activity ended up being one of my favorite activities of the year! This year, I switched up the order a bit in Algebra 1 and moved creating scatter plots and lines of best fit from our Data Analysis Unit (end of the year) to our Linear Graphs and Inequalities Unit (half way …

## Rate of Change Interpreting Graphs Practice

After looking at graphs with a constant rate of change, we shifted to graphs that have various rates of change.  I’m a bit disappointed that both graphs I chose were distance-time graphs. This is definitely an area of improvement for next year! Free Download of Rate of Change Interpreting Graphs Practice

## Rate of Change Graphic Organizer and Practice Problems

I added a new rate of change graphic organizer this year in our Algebra 1 interactive notebooks. This graphic organizer resulted from making the decision to NOT introduce the term “slope” during our relations and functions unit. Instead, I decided to wait until our linear graphs and inequalities unit to begin referring to rate of …

## 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

## Domain and Range Graphic Organizer DIXI ROYD

I took my trusty DIXI ROYD mnemonic and turned it into a domain and range graphic organizer for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. Free Download of Domain and Range Graphic Organizer DIXI ROYD

## 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% …

## Function Frayer Model

My go-to for introducing the concept of a function is a function frayer model! Free Download of Function Frayer Model

## Function Notation Puzzler

I created this function notation puzzler to help introduce my Algebra 1 students to the concept of function notation. Historically, this has been a very tricky topic to teach in Algebra 1. When I originally made this activity, I didn’t think it all the way through. All of the values I picked as my examples …

## Evaluating Functions from a Table Notes

I created these evaluating functions from a table notes for my Algebra 1 students to put in their interactive notebooks. Another big change I made this year was introducing evaluating functions by only looking at graphs and tables FIRST. Once my students were comfortable with evaluating this way, then I introduced evaluating from an equation. …

## Evaluating Functions from a Graph Notes

I created these evaluating functions from a graph notes for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. Another big change I made this year was introducing evaluating functions by only looking at graphs and tables FIRST. Once my students were comfortable with evaluating this way, then I introduced evaluating from an equation. …

## Evaluating Functions from an Equation Notes

I created these evaluating functions from an equation notes for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. Free Download of Evaluating Functions from an Equation Notes

## 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 …

## Looking for Outliers in the OKC Thunder

Today’s lesson is brought to you with special thanks to the OKC Thunder.  I chose to use data for the OKC Thunder because they are Oklahoma’s only professional sports team.  Oklahoma is just a little bit obsessed with them!    UPDATE: I did this activity during the 2016-2017 school year, so my data is from …

## 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 Sequences Graphic Organizer

I created this types of sequences graphic organizer for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. Even though Oklahoma’s standards only mention arithmetic and geometry sequences, I decided to include a category called “Neither” as well. This gave me the opportunity to expose my students to the Fibonacci sequence! In retrospect, I …

## 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 …

## Notes for Introducing Z-Scores

My statistics students are moving into z-scores.  Z-scores are the sort of thing that sound terrifying, but they aren’t really that bad if you understand what the number actually means.  While trying to figure out how to introduce the topic, I asked my fiance for advice.   Shaun suggested that I have students find z-scores …

## 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 …

## Kentucky Derby Winning Times

One of my favorite graphs to use to practice SOCS in statistics is this Kentucky Derby Winning Times graph that I found in Stats: Modeling the World. To practice describing SOCS, I had my class look at this dotplot of the Kentucky Derby Winning Times between 1875 and 2008.  We had quite the interesting discussion …