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Thanksgiving Math Activity Writing Linear Equations | Distance Learning

Grade Levels
8th - 10th, Homeschool
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Pages
14 pages
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Description

Thanksgiving activity for math class! In this Thanksgiving-themed activity, students practice writing linear equations. Students travel in pairs to eight stations as they practice writing linear equations given a graph, table, point and slope, 2 points, or parallel/perpendicular line and slope. All parallel and perpendicular lines are given in slope intercept form. Now includes a version for Google Drive!

Procedure:

-You can either set up the 8 stations at groups of desks or tape the stations to the walls around the room. Either way keep the images that are alike together.

-Pair students up. Assign one partner to be “A” and one to be “B.” They should record their assignment in the top right hand corner of their workspace.

-Students travel to each station as a pair. They each complete one problem based on their letter assignment. Although they are each writing a linear equation from different information, they can check to see if they are correct because they should have matching answers.

-Students neatly copy the original problem and show their work in the stations workspace.

-Once they complete their problem and confirm their equation matches their partner’s equation, then they check the key to find the answer and write the corresponding letter in the small box in the right hand corner of the workspace. The list of answers in the key represents both correct answers and answers that correspond to common mathematical errors.

-Students continue to go to all 8 stations. You can either allow students to move freely around the room in any order or set a timer and have students all rotate at the same time. Each station should take about 2-3 minutes.

-In the end, they should unscramble the letters to find the mystery word. They share this mystery word with you to confirm that their work is complete. The mystery word is PILGRIMS. I allow those students who finish first to help other students complete the activity.

Included in this product:

-8 stations (each with 2 sets of information that lead to the same equation)

-2-page workspace

-2-page answer key

-2-page Teacher's Guide with CCSS, objectives, materials, and procedure

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The purchase of this product entitles a single user to reproduce the resource for classroom use only.Discounted additional licenses can be purchased if you wish to share with other teachers.The product is for educational use only.The product may not be used for commercial purposes or resold in any form.It cannot be uploaded to the Internet, with the exception of password-protected school websites.

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Total Pages
14 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (𝘹, 𝘺) values, including reading these from a table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of a linear function in terms of the situation it models, and in terms of its graph or a table of values.

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