This is a collection of 5 great activities that are meant to be used in an 8th grade or algebra 1 classroom. At this price, it's like getting one product for free!
The products included are:
1) Exponent Properties Task Cards 2 Truths and a Lie: Instead of 24 problems that students must solve, these task cards have 3 problems per card – 2 are correct and 1 is incorrect. Students must decide which problem is incorrect and that is the answer they put on their student work page!
2) Partner Perfection Solving Systems of Equations - Substitution: This is a set of worksheets that contains 4 sets of 6 systems of equations problems for a total of 24 problems! There are two versions of the worksheets - one with columns 1,2 and one with columns A,B. The 1,2 version is slightly harder and includes some fractions. The A,B version has NO FRACTIONS and also has one variable in each problem that has already been isolated.
The nice thing about this activity is that all four columns have the same answer key! That's right - #1 has the same answer for all four columns, etc! That means you can differentiate among partners without them knowing!
One of the reasons I love this activity is that by having students be able to check each other since their answers should match frees me up to work with the students who aren't ready to work on their own yet. And I'm not constantly interrupted by "Is this right? Can you check mine?" If their answers match their partners then they know their right!
3) Partner Perfection Exponent Properties: This is a set of worksheets that contains 4 sets of 10 exponent property problems for a total of 40 problems! There are two versions of the worksheets – one with columns 1,2 and one with columns A,B.
The 1,2 version is slightly harder with negative exponents in several of the problems. The 1,2 worksheet also requires more intricate simplifying. This version is good for students who catch on quickly, need to be challenged, or finish early.
The A,B version has no negative exponents and more basic simplification. This is a good version for struggling students, remediation, or beginning practice.
The nice thing about this activity is that all four columns have the same answer key! That’s right #1 has the same answer in column A,B,1, and 2! That means that you can differentiate among partners without them knowing!
4) Rate of Change Scavenger Hunt: Instead of doing another boring old worksheet; try a fun scavenger hunt and get your students up and moving around!
This product consists of 10 problems in which students must calculate the rate of change in a real world scenario. I have purposefully removed the units from the answers, so that students cannot simply look for the correct units to find their answer around the room.
Post the pages around the room in a random order. Provide each student with a copy of the student work page. This allows them to easily keep their work organized. The students may start on whichever letter they choose. They solve the problem on that page, find the answer on the bottom of another page, then solve the problem on that page. They continue around the room in this manner until they arrive back at the letter where they started. Starting with the “A” page, the letters will spell ADIPOCYTES when completed correctly. This makes it super easy for you to check!
5) FOIL (with leading coefficient) Scavenger Hunt: Multiplying Binomials (FOIL) made fun! Are your students tired of doing boring worksheets? Get them out of their seats and moving around with a fun scavenger hunt! This product consists of 12 FOIL problems with leading coefficients. Several answers start out the same, so that students have to be sure their entire problem is correct before finding their next answer.
Post the pages around your room in a random order(be sure to mix them up as they print out in order). The students may start on any letter they choose. They first solve the problem on the top of the page. They can organize their progress and show all of their work on the accompanying student work page. Then, they are to find the answer to their problem on the bottom of another page. They then solve the problem on the top of that page. They continue around the room until they return to the first page where they started their scavenger hunt. Starting with the “S" page the slides spell STENOGRAPHIC when solved in the correct order.