Here are 50 fun optical illusions that my students have enjoyed. You can use these at the start of class to have a little fun or at the end of class when you have a few minutes left and you are done with your lesson. Enjoy.
I like to have a different MEME projected on the board before the start of every class. Then when the bell rings I switch over to something else. This way when my students come into the room they immediately read the board. This gets them into
These Math Puzzles are a bit more difficult than those found in Sets 1 & 2. They include "order of operations", negative numbers, and basic algebra. They are great for a Pre-algebra or Algebra 1 classroom. I like to have one projected on the
Here are 25 ready to go math puzzles with answers. I like to have one projected on my board at the start of math class and let the students debate their answers. This gets the students engaged in math before the class even begins. These puzzles
Project a brief bit of science history from your computer to your screen/smartboard. Events are selected for student interest and engagement. Add a bit of fun to the start of your class. This can be used year after year.
Engage your students into "science" as they enter your classroom. Here are 10 Simple Yet Great Short Science Engagement Activities that can be used for any science classroom. While each activity is based upon scientific principles, students will not
In this short activity students will think they know what will happen and then will be surprised when it doesn't go as they suspect. This leads to an interesting discussion of WHY.
The various activities in ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES are designed for
Use these after you have completed Set 1.
These activities are great for the start of any science class to get students immediately engaged in scientific concepts and thinking. My former students consistently tell me that this feature of my
I like to start my classes with a meme, science history today, perhaps an optical illusion and an activity that investigates a scientific concept. No need for you to create all this, use my collections.
It can take a lot of searching to find good math puzzles to use in the classroom. This set, #1, includes relatively puzzles that don't involve either negative numbers or "order of operations." I like to have one projected on the board as students
Sets 1 & 2 are relatively easy Math Puzzles with answers. Sets 3 & 4 are more advanced and often include negative numbers and "Order of Operations". These are all ready to project from your computer or print out for your bulletin board. I