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The Great Quadrant Guessing Game

I created The Great Quadrant Guessing Game several years ago to give my Pre-Calculus students some extra practice determining which quadrant of the coordinate plane was represented by two trigonometric facts. The Great Quadrant Guessing Game For example, in which quadrant is the sine of an angle positive while the cosine of the same angle …

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Leveled Practice Cards Activity for Absolute Value Equations

I created these leveled practice cards for solving absolute value equations when I taught Algebra 1. There are three levels of problems so that students can start with problems of an appropriate difficulty level. Level 1 Questions – Absolute value bars are already isolated. Level 2 Questions – Students have one step to do in …

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Exponent Rules Review Game with ACT Questions and Distractors

I created this exponent rules review game in February of 2020. It exposes students to actual ACT questions from past released exams, and it gives students a chance to play the role of exam writer by crafting tricky distractors for each question. I originally crafted this review game for my Pre-Calculus students. I wanted to …

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ZERO Game to Introduce Factoring Quadratics

I used Shaun Carter’s ZERO! Game with great success to motivate factored form of quadratics. I presented this as a “game day” after we had talked about vertex form of quadratics and standard form of quadratics and BEFORE we started factoring quadratics the next day. It was PERFECT for an Early Release Friday with shortened, …

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Guest Post: Engaging Students With Games

Today, I’m incredibly pleased to share a guest post from Mandy Dyal.  Mandy is a math teacher blogger that I have been following for a long time.  She blogs at Math Dyal.  I love seeing the interactive notebook pages she creates and the practice structures she comes up with.  I also enjoy following her on …

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Turkeys in the Oven Game – Writing Linear Equations

Looking for a fun game to give your algebra students practice writing linear equations from a graph? Check out this Turkeys in the Oven Game. If it’s not Thanksgiving, feel free to change the theme to something more seasonally appropriate! Last Friday, I decided my Algebra 1 students needed a day of reviewing calculating slope …

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Predicting Products Review Game

I created this predicting products review game to give my physical science students some much needed practice predicting the products of chemical reactions. We combined this review with a bit of basketball to make a fun review game. My physical science students have been working on predicting products of reactions.  For our first day of …

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