Problem trails are a great way to get kids out of their seats and moving around the room while learning!
This problem trail for algebra students focuses on writing equations in slope-intercept form to represent parallel and perpendicular lines. Students will be given either a point that the line will pass through or a y-intercept.
Eight problems are included in this activity. Post problems around the classroom for students to solve. They make work alone or with a partner. Students may start with any problem. They will answer the question and then follow the directions to the next location. By following the directions, they will eventually visit each question and the path will lead them back to where they started in a circular pattern. Thus, if they end up where they started and visited each location, their answers must be correct. The self-checking aspect of this activity is great for students and teachers alike.
Here is another activity about writing equations for parallel and perpendicular lines:
- Parallel and Perpendicular Line Equations Notes and Practice
Problem Trail: Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
by Activities by Jill
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