In this Board Session students will…
-add, subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers including percents.
-work with exponents.
-solve linear and simple absolute value equations
-work with order of operations to evaluate an expression.
-solve a "story problem" involving a rectangle.
-substitute in and evaluate a variable expression.
These are problems in which NO CALCULATOR is necessary. All come out fairly nicely with a little scratch work. Though they were designed to be done “on the boards” you might find them to be a source for “No Calculator” parts of quizzes and/or tests. Rather than merely give only the answers we’ve also included the solutions and explanations so you can see what the student will be confronted with. The problems in the board sessions might also be quite helpful for: class openers or closers, quiz bowl practice or quiz bowl questions, math enrichment, Math Counts prep, math review, standards and common core work, teacher-led discussions on getting the answer efficiently, and SAT – ACT - Proficiency Test prep. We DO have a complete set of all 20 Algebra I Board Sessions listed, and at a discount from the individual sessions multiplied by 20. For ease in finding it you might want to try copying: Complete Set of 20 Algebra I Board Sessions,Review with Solutions,No Calculator,ACT,SAT Prep . . . then pasting it in the search rectangle. We now have over 400 listings so it's a bit tedious and time consuming scrolling through all of them to find it.
The review/enrichment sheets in our Board Sessions series “cover” material much faster than nearly any course in America teaches the topics. We wanted 20 review/enrichment sheets per course, so we divided the number of content pages in any one course book by twenty and designed the board sheet problems to get through the entire book. Few middle school and high school classes ever make it through the entire book. Because of this you will find a lot of enrichment material in the sheets, particularly in the last five, or so, for each grade/course. This does not mean that the rest of the board sessions will not be very helpful to you. Quite the contrary. We believe that knowing basic properties, powers, and fraction/decimal/percent equivalents is very important even though they’re not stressed as they should be in the common core standards. You can’t learn the standard until you’ve built its foundation. Nearly every one of our board sessions has a set of exponential expressions to simplify, generally using the order of operations, and a set of open sentences to solve. Mastery of these two concepts is critical for success in upper level math. These board sessions all work to accomplish the same goals. You will notice the same “numbers” occurring frequently. This is intentional. Constant reinforcement helps build that strong foundation that is so needed.
Why “board sessions”? You can only learn to dance by doing it. You can only learn to play football, or soccer by doing it. And you can only learn math by doing it. Unfortunately homework is, all too frequently, something that does not get done. These board sessions enable the student to do problems under your supervision. A major goal is to keep the student from getting bored during class. An active student is a student less likely to get bored. Either getting your students out of their seats and up to the board . . . or doing problems in their seats on white boards, increases active learning. Our board sessions will help prevent a student from “bored dumb.”
Algebra I,Board Session 4,Common Core Review,Quiz Bowl,Simplifying, Solving
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