Writing Linear Equations around Christmas time (Winter Break)? Add a little holiday spice to linear equations practice with this Christmas-themed math activity.
Write linear equations: Find four versions of the practice page with 26 sets of information needed to write a linear equation. The versions range from purely two points to purely point-slope and everywhere in between. Each version produces the same equations. Therefore, you can easily differentiate by student need without any hiccup in the activity (if you want). Please
see the thumbnails for a view of two of the four difficulty levels.
The Holiday Twist:
Students write 15 random equations (out of a set of 26). Then to save grading time
(on winter break!) for the teacher, they use their answers to reveal a hidden message on one Christmas-themed greeting card
. Find 8 greeting card messages
in this product. Two of the 8 unashamedly use Christmas in the message; another is a joke about X-mas. No I’m not telling; it is that good. These messages are grouped together so that one could choose not to use them. Also find one very generic message for any student whom traditionally celebrates other holidays (or doesn’t celebrate). I enjoy hand selecting the recipient of the message, matching the message to the student’s personality.
Remember when the students turn in their work they are essentially sending the teacher the Christmas card. “Oh what thoughtful students I have!”
What makes this product a must-have?
Know at a glance if students completed the activity correctly.
❷ Novel Practice:
Mixing-up that traditional worksheet perks up kids.
❸ Holiday Cheer:
Throw in a little holiday spirit WITHOUT
compromising rigorous academic standards.
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