First Day of School Calculator Math Activity High School

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Solutions for Math
Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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Are your first day of school activities not as creative or meaningful as you'd like? Would you rather have a back to school lesson for your high school math students with more purpose? This calculator exercise is the solution. With this calculator exercise, your high school math students will be engaged in solving problems and practicing calculator skills while sharing about themselves and learning about you. Other benefits of this resource include: formative assessment/pre-test, assess math mindset, check for calculator skills, and set learning expectations.

The sample problems written on the Teacher’s Edition were written for an Algebra 1 classroom with pre-requisite skills focusing on order of operations and calculator input. This worksheet can be customized to your grade level and subject area by changing the Teacher’s Edition problems.

Teacher template with sample problems for Algebra
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Common Core connections for Algebra
Teacher's Guide for suggested use
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Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.
Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. For example, see 𝘹⁴ – 𝘺⁴ as (𝘹²)² – (𝘺²)², thus recognizing it as a difference of squares that can be factored as (𝘹² – 𝘺²)(𝘹² + 𝘺²).
Choose and produce an equivalent form of an expression to reveal and explain properties of the quantity represented by the expression.
Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems.
Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters.


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