Students will be challenged to find the error within incorrectly solved math problems. 4 methods of finding slope are covered.
This station set incorporates the American Sign Language alphabet into a fun message quest. It could be used as a theme activity for Valentine's Day, but this station quest is appropriate for any day in your classroom. Each station will remind your students about slope and about how important it is to remember to love one another in spite of differences.
Students will work in cooperative pairs to get plenty of movement on their feet and in exercising their ability to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others...Common Core Math.Practice.MP3.
Convert standard form to slope intercept form
Find slope from 2 coordinate points
Graph a slope intercept equation
Write a slope intercept equation from a graph
Detailed teacher instructions that provide optional levels of challenge
for how students will discover the message
2 reference pages for the American Sign Language hand-spelling
alphabet 1 Gallaudet and 1 realistic
20 station sheets that have 1 correct answer to a problem and 1
incorrectly solved question and answer
2 different sized student answer sheets, 1 per page, and 2 per page
1 detailed answer key, answers may vary
Documents are in color PDF format, but can be selected in grayscale
for printing without color ink
What will the students do:
Students will start at one page that you've posted around the room, they will: sketch, or write the letter of the ASL hand-spelling graphic for the page they are working on, find the error from an incorrectly solved problem, make a note of the error on their answer sheet, solve it correctly, and search for the correct answer throughout the room that will also display the next question and incorrect answer. As they go, their recorded sketches/letter representations of the ASL alphabet from each station will ultimately uncover the mystery message. If they corrected all of the problem stations accurately, the message will be revealed... Love is the only answer! Students in middle school really start to over-analyze themselves and each other which creates a lot of worry for them. Math problems sometimes take a backseat to life adjustment problems. Middle school is a crucial time to remind students that caring about one another can help to solve many of those real life problems. With this activity you can serve an educational and a moral purpose at the same time!
What you will do:
Read teacher instructions
Print 20 station sheets
Print either the pre-made half size or full size answer sheets
Print the teacher answer key
Mix up the station sheets and post around the room
Quick Review of skill set with students
Pass out answer sheets
Explain to students what they are to do
Assign a pair to each station
Monitor while students work cooperatively
Reveal message and go over the errors and correct answers