## Operations with Functions Dice Practice Activity

I created this operations with functions dice practice activity to give my Algebra 2 students some practice with the topic after we completed our operations with functions foldable. I wanted a way to make practicing this a little more fun because I have to be honest: this isn’t the most exhilarating Algebra 2 topic to …

## Always Sometimes Never Dice Activity for Real Number System

I created this always sometimes never dice activity for classifying numbers according to the real number system. We completed this after sorting numbers using our Real Number System Nesting Boxes. I always hated Always, Sometimes, Never questions when I did them as a geometry student in high school. But, I decided to give it a …

## Petals Around the Rose

Petals Around the Rose is a fun and frustrating dice-based brainteaser. It makes a great activity for the first week of school in math class! I first learned about Petals Around the Rose from Annie Forest in her blog post on 8 Ideas for the Last Minutes of Math Class.  Usually, I read a post …

## Point-Slope Form Dice Activity

I created this point-slope form dice activity for my Algebra 1 students. This year I did something wrong.  Something seriously wrong. What did I do wrong?  I’m not entirely sure.   But, my students are convinced that point-slope form is easier than slope intercept form.  This. Has. Never. Happened. Before.  My students normally dread point-slope …

## No Fives Dice Activity for Modeling Exponential Decay

I got a chance to experience the no fives dice activity for modeling exponential decay at a common core workshop that I attended (OGAP) during the summer of 2013. Illustrative Mathematics has a similar dice activity called “Decaying Dice.” I am blogging about the activities that we worked through in an effort to both make …

## Probability Bingo Game

One of my favorite statistics activities for introducing probability is Probability Bingo. Probability Bingo is not your typical bingo game. You aren’t looking for five in a row. Instead, the winner is the first person to fill up their ENTIRE bingo card. I once attended an AP Summer Institute for AP Statistics at the University …

## Dice Activity for Reviewing Square Roots

Today I want to share with you the best activity ever for reviewing square roots. This is the first time I have ever taught my students to simplify square roots.  So, it may not be the best activity ever.  But, I can tell you that I have never had more engaged students in my Algebra …

## Greedy Pig Dice Game for Practicing Probability

I learned how to play the greedy pig dice game from my cooperating teacher at the middle school level who learned it at a workshop.  Since becoming aware of this game, I’ve seen various versions floating around the internet.  As part of my probability unit with my 8th graders after the OCCT, my cooperating teacher …

## Probability Game

After my 8th graders finished their state testing, my cooperating teacher and I decided to plan a mini-unit on probability.  Probability is an 8th grade math standard in Oklahoma, but it is not tested by the state. To be clear, I did not make up this game.  I discovered this probability game a few weeks …