Are you having trouble getting your students to take effective notes during math lessons? Are you looking for quick activities that can be completed in a math journal or at the end of a lesson as a check for understanding? If so, these activities are for you. Please check out our full-length preview.
These math journal activities/scaffolded notes are perfect for Algebra II, Pre-Calculus or Integrated Math students. They can be used for introduction of topics or to reflect/review what you have covered in class discussion. The problems listed in this activity packet build nicely on each other if introduced in the order that they appear. Our students enjoy filling them out and organizing them in their math journals so that they can refer back to them throughout the year. These activities are a great way to promote writing in math. Keys for scaffolded notes and quick checks are included for reference.
Packet includes the following scaffolded notes activities:
What is the distance formula for two points?
What is the slope formula for two points?
What is the midpoint formula for two points?
How do you cut the cones to make the conic sections?
Equations of Circles
Writing the Equation of a Circle Given Endpoints of a Diameter
Analyzing Equations of Circles
Circles Tangent to an Axis
Use a system of equations to find the center and radius of a circle given three points on the circle.
Ellipse: Label the Diagram
Ellipse: Equations that you need to know.
Writing the Equation of an Ellipse Given Endpoints of Axes
Writing the Equation of an Ellipse Given the Length of the Axes and the Center
Analyzing the Equation of an Ellipse (Horizontal Major Axis)
Analyzing the Equation of an Ellipse (Vertical Major Axis)
Steps for writing the equation of an ellipse in standard form when given an equation in general form.
Hyperbola: Label the Diagram
Hyperbola: Equations that you need to know.
Writing the Equation of a Hyperbola Given Vertices and the Length of the Conjugate Axis
Writing the Equation of a Hyperbola Given Vertices and Foci
Analyzing the Equation of a Hyperbola (Horizontal Transverse Axis)
Analyzing the Equation of a Hyperbola (Vertical Transverse Axis)
Steps for writing the equation of a hyperbola in standard form when given an equation in general form.
Parabola: Label the Diagram
Parabola: Equations that you need to know.
Analyzing Equations of Parabolas (Parabola Opens Up or Down)
Analyzing Equations of Parabolas (Parabola Opens Left or Right)
Steps for writing the equation of a parabola in standard form when given an equation in general form.
General Form of a Conic Section
Identify the conic section represented by each equation.
Steps for finding a rectangular equation given a parametric equation of a conic section.
Conic Section Review Sheet (2 pages)
Solving a System of Equations in Three Variables by Substitution (Review Sheets)
Plus 12 Interactive Notebook Activities and 12 Quick Checks for Understanding (with keys)
HS Math Bundle Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2
Algebra 2 Bundle
Pre-Calculus Add on for Algebra 2 INB Bundle
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