Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Like Terms Quartet
Like Terms Invaders (COMPUTER ONLY)
COMBINING LIKE TERMS
Combining Like Terms Game
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Today students began learning their new vocabulary words for the algebra unit. To get them up and movie they did a combination of a wandering worksheet and crossword puzzle. We called it the Search & Find Vocab Crossword. The terms and definitions were posted throughout the room. Students had a set of clues and the puzzle. They walked around searching for the definitions that matched their clues, this is how they get the word for the puzzle. Afterwards students were given the complete word list with definitions.
Monday, November 13, 2017
After everyone had an opportunity to order the bottle cap integers. Students began working with the coordinate plane. As everyone was working, I called on students randomly using the smart seat app to take a quick quiz over ordering integers. Student had to blindly choose 5 rocks from the bag and order them from least to greatest.
Students have been working with number lines to make sure they understand that a negative gets smaller the further away from zero. This can be confusing when the number is large and has a negative sign. I remind them about owing their mom money and they quickly get it. They have also been working with opposites, and absolute value. In this activity I threw it all in.
For this activity I used a lot of bottle caps. Wrote the integer on them with a sharpie marker. I dumped the pile in floor and then had groups come work for 3 minute rotations. I loved the discussions they were having.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
- Finding integer opposites
- Comparing two negatives on a number line
- Comparing a negative and a positive on a number line
- Comparing two positives on a number line
- Positioning negatives and positives on horizontal and vertical number lines
- Finding real-world integers
- Finding opposite numbers on a number line
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Positive Paula and Negative Nancy helped students learn understand that integers can represent real world situations.
While working with Paula and Nancy the class made a list of keywords for their notebooks.
Students completed the following worksheet to practice writing integers. Afterward each student created 5 integer statements to be used on tomorrow’s quick assessment.