Junior high math
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I did this cut & paste Algebraic Proof activity with my Geometry students and they loved it! Such a fun way to work on Algebraic Proofs and the Algebraic Properties of Equality. We glued them in our interactive notebooks and they really seem to help the students remember how to set up Proofs. I will definitely be doing this activity every year when we start the Proof & Reasoning chapter in High School Geometry. Love!!!
Real World Examples on Application of Integers -An excellent way to make math meaningful and relevant to your students. It's a realistic simulation of personal finance. The full project involves a 16-page packet for each student. This includes an explanation of each approximately 20 expenses and a discussion of income and deductions (taxes and insurance).
Unit Rate Math Project. Students are given a real chocolate fudge recipe, prices from two different grocery stores and asked to find the better buy for their employer "Sweetness Bakery". This project reinforces basic adding, subtraction, multiplication and division skills as well as decimals, rates and unit rate to solve all the math questions in this package. ($)
This station activity is used at the end of a transformation unit. As a class, we have explored translations, reflections, rotations and dilations. The stations can be used as an opportunity for students to work collaboratively in order to discuss the problems. I encourage students to use math vocabulary as much as possible. I also take advantage of the opportunity to emphasize positive peer relationships.
Transformations: Rotations Cut, Paste, Solve, Match Puzzle ActivityIn this activity, students cut out 48 puzzle pieces that represent the different CCW rotations (90 CCW, 180 CCW and 270 CCW) that can be done in the coordinate plane. For each puzzle the students must put together 4 pieces.