Are you having trouble getting your students to take effective notes during math lessons? Are you looking for quick activities that can be completed in a math journal or at the end of a lesson as a check for understanding? If so, these activities are for you.
These math journal and/or note-taking activities introduce Algebra 1 students to square roots and quadratic functions. They can be used for introduction of topics or to reflect/review what you have covered in class discussion. The problems listed in this activity packet build nicely on each other if introduced in the order that they appear. Our students enjoy filling them out and organizing them in their math journals so that they can refer back to them throughout the year. These activities are a great way to promote writing in math. Keys are included for reference.
Photos of sample INB activities are also included.
Scaffolded Note Sheets with Sample Teacher Keys are included for the following topics:
Square Numbers and Square Roots
Square and Square Root Review with Whole Numbers
Square and Square Root Review with Rational Numbers
What is an Irrational Number?
Solving Quadratic Equations without Factoring (Example 1)
Solving Quadratic Equations without Factoring (Example 2)
Finding the Square Roots of Monomials
Rules for Simplifying Square Roots
Square Roots in Simplest Radical Form
Square Roots in Simplest Radical Form with Fractions
What does it mean to complete the square?
Steps for Completing the Square
Solving a Quadratic Equation by Completing the Square
Solving a Quadratic Equation using the Quadratic Formula
Finding the Coordinates for the Graph of a Quadratic Function
Graphing a Quadratic Function
Plus 9 Interactive Math Notebook Foldable Activities and 9 Quick Checks for Understanding with Keys.
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