Students will work in groups of three. In each group, there should be a person A, Person B, and Person C. In the groups of three, students will travel from station to station. At each station, students will complete their specific problem (i.e. Person A will always complete problem A). When the three students finish each of their problems, they find the sum of their answers. This is what they can check with a posted answer key or with the teacher. If the students have the correct sum, they know they each completed their problem correctly. If their sum is incorrect, they have to return to the station and find their mistake(s).
Works Great For:
High school Geometry, Algebra 2, or Trigonometry classes where students thrive on individualized instruction and growth mindsets. It would also be a great tool for middle school students who are achieving above their grade level. A small group could work through the stations, as opposed to a whole class.
-Special right triangles
-Solving right triangles (with inverse trigonometry, too!)
-Solving non-right triangles using Law of Sines and Law of Cosines
-Determining how many triangles are possible in the ambiguous case
Teacher and student friendly answer keys included!