If your students need additional practice with multiplication facts and operations with negatives this is the perfect bell-activity. Plus students enjoy doing them You get 20 different warm-ups with each one consisting of 18 problems.
There are 4 levels of progressing difficulty.
Level 1 (5 warm-ups) - Students are given two factors. They must determine their sum and product.
Level 2 (5 warm-ups) - Students are given the product and a factor. They must determine the missing factor and sum.
Level 3 (5 warm-ups) – Students are given the sum and a factor. They must determine the missing factor and product.
Level 4 (5 warm-ups) – Students are given a sum and factor. They must determine the missing factors.
Level 4 practices the same skills students need to know to become proficient at factoring trinomials and this bell activity can be done well before your factoring unit to prepare students. Also, included is a power point with directions for using these warm-ups and for each level I have 8 examples for the class to go over together. Download the preview to see more.
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