Integrating math journals into your lesson planning is a great way to encourage deeper thinking in your math class. The "Common Core" state standards encourage more reflection and real world application of the concepts and completing different types of writing activities relating to math are effective ways to get your students to delve deeper. Use as an easy fill-in graphic organizer that your kids can paste into a math journal or include in their math notebook. This packet includes all of the worksheets in our regular Math Journal Starters packet with tons of extras specific to Algebra I.
This packet includes the following set for your Algebra I classroom:
Chapter/Section Summary (Half Sheets)
Top Terms (Students can rank vocabulary terms for a section in order of importance.)
Define a Concept Note Sheet
Summarize a Process Note Sheet
Frayer Model Blank (Half Sheets)
Fill in Sheet for Formulas (Linear Equations, Arithmetic Properties, Properties of Exponents, Miscellaneous Formulas)
Foldable with Term/Definition/Picture 1 Blank Sheet (4 to a Sheet)
Foldable with Term/Definition/Picture 23 Sheets filled in with Algebra Terms
Math Ad Writing Activity 1 Blank Sheet
Math Ad Writing Activity 16 Sheets filled in with Algebra Terms
Math Biography Activity 1 Blank Sheet
Math Biography Activity 5 Sheets with Mathematician Given
Use these graphic organizers as no prep extra credit options, for math stations, for after school study hall activities, to develop understanding before a lesson, for after lesson review, etc.
This set is intended to be used for student reflection and summary. Answer keys are not included as student responses will vary.
Other Algebra Activities
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