Included in this packet is three graphing with linear equations activities.
Table of Contents
Graphing Matching Game
9 Recording Sheet
Equation Scavenger Hunt
(with slope-intercept and standard form)
15 Recording Sheet
Choose Your Answer
28 Recording Sheet
Each activity is a fun way for students to talk and move around the classroom. The matching activity can be completed in a few different ways. You can cut up each piece and have students match the pieces up. It can be done as a memory type game or just as a sorting activity.
Another way I like to use this in my classroom is a sort between the students themselves. I give each student a card and they need to find the students with the other two cards that correspond to their card. If there are any extra cards, I either give a few students two cards or I place the extra cards on the document camera so students can see if the spare cards match theirs.
The scavenger hunt is a low-prep activity. Simply cut up the papers and hang them up around your room. Students go to one equation at a time, solve the problem, and then find the card that has their answer on it. They then solve that problem next.
e.g. If one card says 3+4, they look for the card that has the number 7 on the bottom of that card. They solve the problem on that card next which is 2x4. The student then looks for the card with an 8 on the bottom.
It is a great way to provide students with the answers to allow them to receive immediate feedback on their work.
The choose your answer activity is also a blast with students. This is another great low prep activity for students. The idea is similar to the choose your own adventure books. Students solve the problem and then choose the answer they think is correct. If they choose correctly, they will complete every problem in order. If they choose incorrectly, they will loop back prematurely and get to find where they messed up.
It is also a great way to give immediate feedback to each student.