Thursday, November 29, 2012

MIA Since September

Soooooo I've been MIA for a couple months. I didn't think it would be so hard to work and continue blogging at the same time....buuuuuut I was WRONG! Even though I haven't been blogging I have been continuing to read others' blog posts and I've been trying to keep up on twitter most days as well. I have also been creating lots of new resources and activities and foldables all influenced by the awesome mathtwitterblogosphere. I'm going to try to update within the next week or so with all of the new stuff I've been working on.

I just finished creating a quadratics scavenger hunt and I wanted to post it before I got sidetracked or something.

Basically, I have posted problems all around the room that the students have to walk around and work on. In the bottom right corner of each problem is the answer to another problem. Once they find the solution to the problem they are working on, they go look for that solution in the little box on the other sheets of paper.

I also created a "work page" to go along with the scavenger hunt so that it would be easy to see if students had the correct answers. I adopted this idea of a work page from Sarah over at Everybody is a Genius. (She has some REALLY great ideas!!)

Files can be found here:
Scavenger Hunt Work Page
Scavenger Hunt

I did this same activity with my geometry class a couple weeks ago and it went really really well. I love hearing them discuss math with each other! Hopefully the activity goes well today too!!

UPDATE: Students not only really enjoyed the activity and got a good review from it, but they were also using the foldable we had made earlier in the week! It made me so happy to see them utilizing their foldables and also happy that they found them useful. One student had been questioning why we were making foldables because he "doesn't like arts and crafts" but today he asked if they were going to be allowed to use them on the test!!! Finally buy in!