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Relations and Functions Card Sort

This lesson was created for a mandatory tutorial session for Algebra 1 students. I was in charge of creating a 30 minute review lesson over "Relations and Functions." This lesson had to include a 5-10 minute review lesson and an activity.

First, students went over this graphic organizer with four practice problems to review relations and functions. 




After students reviewed relations and functions, they independently completed the following cut and paste activity. If you read my blog, then you know all about my love for card sorts! 



Students had to match up the correct table, graph, map, and ordered pairs together and determine if the relation was a function. If you download the activity, then you will notice that there is a separate document that does not require cutting (if you do not have the time). 

Sorry for the short and sweet post, I just had several teachers ask for the cut and pasted document. 


Here are the files: 





Simplifying Expressions w/ Two Step Equations INB

Yesterday, I realized that I haven't blogged in over TWO MONTHS! This is just unacceptable :)

Here are some ideas for simplifying expressions and two step equations in Algebra 1. The first page was reviewing how to simplify expressions by combining like terms and using the distributive property. I borrowed the steps from another blogger but I cannot remember who. If it was you, please let me know and I will give you credit!

It always seems to click with students when food is involved. Who am I kidding? Food always works with me too! Students really enjoyed seeing pizza, fries, hamburgers, and ice cream on the front of their foldable.




After completing the foldable, students completed the following activity where they had to simplify all of the cards to see which two cards simplified to the same expression.



In regular Algebra 1 classes, students did not go over the next couple of foldables. However, these foldable went over great with my special education students. My lower level students really needed to review one step, two step equations, and translating word problems. 

Below are pictures of a foldable that I made but did not use. An Algebra 1 Resource teacher used this foldable though and loved it!




 Below are pictures of solving two step equations and translating key words.





Overall, I am LOVING Algebra 1 and I have way too many new ideas/activities/foldables that I need to share. I will try to start blogging again and post new ideas at least twice a week. 


Here are the files that I used in this post: 



Segments in Circles

I feel bad for the lack of blog posts lately but I just recently found out that I will be working with Algebra 1 next year! I'm sad to leave Geometry behind but I'm excited for a new change. Anyways, here is  one of the last foldables that we did in Geometry last year over segments in circles.

We went over the theorems on the left side and discussed it in depth. Then, we went over the segments in circles foldable as a class. My students picked this topic up VERY fast. At first, they told me that the problems looked "scary" but by the end, they said that it's really easy!






After the foldable, we completed the following activity where students had to group cards based on their answers. Students loved this activity because it allowed students to check their work in case they came up with a random answers. I gave my modified SPED students a sheet that listed out which theorem to use for each problem. 


Overall, I loved this lesson and I noticed that all of my students were engaged (one of last lessons for the school year). 

Now, I'm off to create more Algebra 1 foldables/activities for next school year :)

Here are the files that I used: 





Angles Formed by Secants and Tangents

Here are my interactive notebook pages and some teaching ideas for "Angles Formed By Secants and Tangents" in a circle. 


First, we went over each theorem on the pink sheet and highlighted each theorem and explained what it meant. If you are a regular reader, I think I'm going to make a poster of all of my "left side" circle theorems and hang them up around my classroom! 


After going over each theorem, we started on the following foldable that has practice problems. 


I found that cutting out two strips of paper and positioning them around the angle helps my ESL/SPED students visualize the arcs and angles better. They were able to see the relationship between the arc measure and the angle. (Highlighting is also a very big help!)





After we finished the foldable, students worked on a simple maze review over this topic. 


Thank you for taking the time to read! Only 5 more school days left for me :)

Here are some files that I used in this lesson: 

Inscribed Angles

This will be a short and sweet blog post about an interactive notebook idea for Inscribed Angles in Geometry. When it comes to introducing new theorems, I like to put the theorems on the left side of their notebook so students can make their own personal notes. 




After the foldable, students broke up into pairs and completed the following poster: 


Students will write out the theorem on the poster and use compasses, rulers, and protractors to create and label a diagram of each theorem. I will try to post pictures as soon as groups are completely finished with the poster. 

What are some of your favorite Inscribed Angles activities/ideas? I'd love to hear!

Here are some of the files that I used: