## Mean, Median, Mode, and Range Spider Puzzles

The activity I’m about to share isn’t super fancy or complex, but my students absolutely loved it.  I had planned two activities for our 50 minute class period in Algebra 1 on reviewing measures of central tendency: this activity and another.  We did this activity first, and my students did not want to move on …

## Dry Erase Workmat for Finding Five Number Summary, IQR, and Outliers

My Algebra 1 students are in the midst of our next-to-last unit of the year: data analysis.  This is my first year of teaching Algebra 1 where my students do not have to take an end-of-instruction exam in Algebra 1.  This means that I don’t have to rush through concepts in order to have enough …

## Level the Towers Activity for Introducing Mean

Recently, I’ve been trying to find a way to organize many of the amazing resources I’ve found online so I can use them more easily in the future.  Don Steward’s blog is an absolute treasure trove of activities and interesting problems for any mathematics classroom.   A few weeks ago, I went through every single …

## Simplifying Radicals Dry Erase Work Mat

Yesterday, I was able to use the simplifying radicals dry erase mat that I created to help my Algebra 1 students organize their work while simplifying radicals. I printed the work mat on 11 x 17 cardstock that I use for practically everything in my classroom.   Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration.  But, I use it …

## Combining Like Terms Maze Activity

In this combining like terms maze, use your knowledge of combining like terms to make your way from the top of the maze to the bottom of the maze by only traveling through equivalent expressions.

## Quadratic Formula Dry Erase Activity Template

After the success of using a quadratic formula template in my quadratic formula foldable, I decided to create a quadratic formula dry erase template for my students to use throughout the rest of the quadratics unit. My first attempt at creating a quadratic formula dry erase template was rather simple. I created these to help …