## Hands-On Circumference Activity

I want to share a hands-on circumference activity I created while I was still a student teacher. This year, I am the algebra teacher in my school.  I teach Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and College Algebra.  The only math class I don’t teach is geometry.  Our other teacher teaches all of the geometry classes and …

## Standard Form of a Linear Equation Cut and Paste Activity

After my Algebra 1 students finished their standard form of a linear equation foldable, I created a standard form cut and paste activity for my students to complete. I chose a equation in standard form that I wanted them to practice converting to slope intercept form.  I printed each element in the original equation, new …

## Slope Between Two Points – Around the Room Practice Activity

Do you want to give your students lots of practice finding the slope between two points?  Do you want to spark the interests of your students about what you will be learning that day?  More than that, do you want to spark the interests of every single person who walks into your room? Inspired by …

## Clock Partners Review

I learned about this clock partners strategy from the Global Math Department’s meeting over favorite review games.  I actually haven’t used this as a review game, but I have used it on days where I need students to do a ton of practice.  Instead of just giving them a worksheet, I ask them to draw …

## Snowball Fight – Solving Equations Activity

Today, in Algebra 1, we had a snowball fight.  My students had never done anything like this.  Well, for that matter, I hadn’t either.  This idea originated from Kate’s blog as a first day of school getting to know you activity.  Well, we’ve been in school almost a month, and I teach at a very …

## Integer Operations Work Mat with Sea of Zeros

Today I want to share an Integer Operations Work Mat with sea of zeros I created for my students to complete integer problems with both counters and a number line. I’m so excited about my Algebra 1 class next week.  We’re starting integer operations.  And, I just can’t wait to teach my students how to …

## M&M’s Scatter Plots Activity

Last week in Algebra 1, we completed a scatter plots activity with m&m’s. Goals for this scatter plots activity: First the students were given a sheet of graph paper and a handful of M&M’s.  After drawing an x- and y-axis, I had the students scatter their candy over the graph.  Jumping straight into vocabulary, we …