Bellwork, Warm-Ups, Bell-Ringers, "Train Your Brains", etc, etc, whatever clever name we teachers decide to use it should be quick to produce and engaging for the students!
This bellwork is great spiral review, quick checks for previous learning, and standardized test practice.
I have compiled the bellwork I have and intend to use for my eighth grade PreAlgebra class. I have provided four full weeks of bellwork no matter what my schedule or your schedule may be. I plan all of my monthly bellwork based on 4 weeks. It works itself out. I usually have too many, but in the off chance I run out, I use the extra from previous months. Example: I'm providing BELLWORK on Thanksgiving Day!
Each week has five bellworks, one for each day. It should take the kids 5-10 minutes to complete.
Each bellwork has one student handout, and two PowerPoint slides.
There is one page per day with 2 or 3 duplicate handouts. This cuts down on your prep time tremendously!
One slide has the questions with no answers. I like to use this for Smart Board discussions. You could also use it as a display for students to use if paper is scarce for the handout. The second slide is animated and has answers provided.
For four weeks, you get 40 PowerPoint slides and 20 pages to duplicate for student handouts!
The concepts include:
Negative & Positive exponents
Functions (writing & evaluating)
Scientific Notation with Operations and Word Problems
Simplify algebraic expressions
Function Tables & Rules
Write, Graph & Analyze Linear Equations
Systems of Equations
Order of Operations
I find that sometimes it helps to put these same questions on weekly assessments!
THANKS so MUCH!
Check out my other BELLWORK!