I have been teaching math for 20 years! I have made it a goal to have interactive activities in my classroom on a regular basis. You have two options for this activity to work. Students need to either 1) download two apps on their smart devices, OR 2) have a dice per group and a coin to toss. My students love anything they can use their phones for so I opt for the apps.
Directions: This activity is designed to be completed with a partner. Student #1: Download the “RPG Simple Dice” app on your smart device. Student #2: Download the “Toss, Heads or Tails” app on your device. For each problem complete the following steps:
Student #1: Roll the 20-sided dice for the coefficient in each box.
Student #2: Flip the coin, heads = x, tails = y to determine the variable in each box.
Perform the given operations.