I have listed six of the many short labs we do in my Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 classes. These labs take little or no set up with only a few basic materials. The kids love them because they can move around, work with a partner, and it breaks up the formality of a math class. These labs cover area of a parallelogram, percent models, circle graphs, distance between two points, coordinate graphing, parallel lines, systems of equations, graphing, data collection, LCMs, and the Pythagorean Theorem. These are set up as little DISCOVERIES to help introduce lessons, but they would make great non-traditional assessments!