This activity is designed to help students with solving quadratic equations using the square root property. This is a master level activity, which means not all the square roots are perfect squares, answers are written in simplest radical form.
This activity also gets students up and about. Place the 12 cards on the wall around your room. Students pick any card to begin with. They should work the problem on their page, then students look around the room for a solution that matches theirs. They should continue working until they return to the card they started with.
Included are 2 versions of this activity.
One with 12 cards for use as a walk-around activity (also includes an absent student easy to print page)
A shorter version with only 6 cards great for table work, bell work or use as a review.
To help with grading, I have included 2 student answer sheets: One that includes room to show work, and another with just boxes.
Hints and suggestions:
When making copies of the shorter version, I use different colored paper. This allows for easier identification when students misplace a piece.
Make several copies of the absent student pages. This makes it easy for students that miss class (or didn’t get finished during class) to take the assignment home as homework. With my larger class I print this size and use it as a tabletop activity verses a walk-around activity. I have students work in groups or 2-4.
* Mid-Lesson or End of Lesson Check for understanding
* Math Station for students that have finished work early
* Test Review
* Homework Alternative
* Bell work