Writing Linear Equations around Valentine's Day? Add a little holiday spice to linear equations practice with this Valentine-themed math activity.
Write linear equations in slope-intercept form. Find four versions of the practice page each with 26 problems. The versions range from purely two points to purely point-slope with everywhere in between. Each version produces the same equations. Therefore, you can easily differentiate by student need without any hiccup in the activity (if you want). Please see the thumbnails for a view of two of the four difficulty levels.
The Holiday Twist:
Students write 15 random equations (out of a set of 26). Then to save grading time for the teacher, they use their answers to reveal a hidden message on one Valentine-themed greeting card. Find 7 greeting card messages in this product. Some students have tended to debate whether one of the messages actually works, but I left it in as the words and work fits and I think it's fun. I enjoy hand selecting the recipient of the message, matching the message to the student’s personality.
Remember when the students turn in their work they are essentially sending the teacher the Valentine card. “Oh what thoughtful students I have!”
What makes this product a must-have?
❶ Self-checking: Know at a glance if students completed the activity correctly.
❷ Novel Practice: Mixing-up that traditional worksheet perks up kids.
❸ Holiday Cheer: Throw in a little holiday spirit WITHOUT compromising rigorous academic standards.
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