In this task, students will practice completing the square while collecting letters for filling in a fun little note. This task is one where they will experience "a" values of a whole numbers and fractions. I've created 15 cards for students to work through as well as a student sheet to record their work and answers on as they practice the computational side of this skill. There will be a few blanks not filled in on their note that they will have to decipher.
My students love these tasks that get them out of their seats and thinking. I've found the depth of questions they ask is much more thorough when doing these activities. Many have said they feel like they learn more when moving around.
I hope you enjoy this. If you have any questions, please ask! I love what I get to do every day!