This is a collection of 5 great activities that can be used in an 8th grade or algebra 1 classroom. Excite and engage your students with these fun activities! At this price, it's like getting one of the products free!
Products included are:
1) Systems of Equations BINGO:Students have fun solving systems of equations while playing Bingo! I call it MATH-O. This file includes directions, 25 systems of equations problems an answer key, and 30 different MATH-O cards. MATH-O cards come in full size if you just want to print and go and half size if you want to save some ink and paper and have time to cut them out. You just need items to cover the spaces and let the fun begin!
2) Multiplying Binomials (FOIL) Dice Activities: Hands-on, fun learning with multiplying binomials! Keep your students engaged with these fun activities while they’re practicing multiplying binomials. This product includes 2 activities – 1) a “create your own” binomial expression practice where students build dice and then roll a pair of dice to create expressions that must be simplified and 2) a game board where students roll a pair of regular dice and complete a problem on a game board that corresponds to the numbers they rolled. The first person to get 6 in a row wins(other variation suggestions are included in the directions as well)!
The “build-a-dice” come with several levels of differentiation. There are 2 “coefficient of 1” dice and 2 “coefficients greater than 1” dice. These different levels allow you to differentiate easily among your students as needed.
The 6-in-a-row game board comes with 3 levels for easy differentiation. The easiest level has only positive numbers and a coefficient of 1 for the variables. The middle level still has a coefficients of 1, but has some positives and negatives for the numerical terms. The highest level has both coefficients of 1 or greater as well as positives and negatives for the numerical terms. This also allows for differentiation from group to group with no extra work on your part!
3) Simplifying Radicals 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 12 problems in which must write a radical in its simplest form. There are problems with a single radical as well as a few that have been partially broken down already and the students must finish simplifying them.
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 “G” page, the letters will spell GOURMANDIZES when completed correctly. This makes it super easy for you to check!
4) Variables on Both Sides Scavenger Hunt: This product consists of 10 equations with variables on both sides. There are a few fractions, decimals, and word problems included in the activity. Students must also be able to use the distributive property as several problems require that skill in solving the equation.
Post the pages around your 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. Students may start on any letter they choose. They solve the problem on the top of the page, find their answer on the bottom of another page, then solve the problem on the top of that page. They continue in this pattern until they return to the letter where they started the activity. When starting with the “N” page, the letters will spell NOVACULITE when completed correctly. This makes it super easy to check!
5) Multiplying Binomials (FOIL) with not leading coefficient Scavenger Hunt: This product consists of 12 FOIL problems with no leading coefficients. I have made several of the answers similar, so that students really have to mind their positive and negative signs – a place my students always struggle!
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 “D" page the slides spell DISCREPANTLY when solved in the correct order.