Tired of students asking you for the same formulas and rules over and over? Here is a way to help students help themselves....pencil toppers for Algebra class!!! Each of these oval shaped pencil toppers has important Algebra topics with a formula or an example. Use these with students struggling to remember rules, with remedial students, while tutoring, or even with a whole class to make the important things stand out.
The topics on the pencil toppers includes:
* Adding Integers
* Subtracting Integers
* Multiplying and Dividing Integers
* Basic Exponent Rules
* Factoring Trinomials (a=1) using a magic x strategy
* Negative Slope
* Positive Slope
* Zero Slope
* No Slope (Undefined)
* Absolute Value
* Absolute Value Inequalities
* Finding Slope from 2 Points
* Point-Slope Form of a Line
* Slope-Intercept Form of a Line
* Quadratic Formula
Students LOVE getting the quadratic formula pencil topper to use while they do their homework.
Use one at a time, or have students glue two back to back to remember two sets of rules, such as putting the topper for adding integers back to back wtih the multiplying and dividing integers topper. Just leave the bottom open to slide over the top of the pencil.
Sometimes its the little things we do that make the biggest difference. Pencil toppers can be just one more tool in your box for helping students.
This file includes 18 oval pencil toppers with lines to indicate where to cut. It also includes 9 blank ovals for you to use for other topics you may want.
Let me know if there are any topics you feel I have left out. I will be happy to revise the file and include your ideas.