Included are two lesson plans for use for the first 2-3 days of math class.
The first lesson plan and PowerPoint includes activities for icebreakers, rules and expectations, goals of the class, and several activities to get students working in groups and talking about math.
The second lesson and PowerPoint can be used on the first day of math class (algebra, geometry, algebra II & middle school pre-algebra classes).
The objective of the lesson is to have students thinking about math and activating prior math concepts. Another objective is to encourage students to persevere when they don't reach an answer right away.
A short PowerPoint presentation encouraging students to keep trying is included. Each lesson plan includes an opening activity, minilesson, examples, class activities and handouts. Answer keys included.
Select Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice included on the cover page.
Zip folder contains both Word and pdf versions of the files.