Here are two more activities that I have tried in class recently.

Linear Inequality TIC-TAC-TOE:

I borrowed this activity from @MathBerts and adjusted the directions to make it work in my classroom. Since I teach in a hybrid/station based classroom, students need to be able to complete their assignments without a teacher leading the activity. Most of my students enjoyed the activity. I had just one problem in that I had small groups of kids all using the same game board. I would recommend possibly copying each board on a different color of paper to alleviate this issue.

Domain and Range Go Fish:

This activity is a real winner. The kids LOVED it. I can't explain it, but every time we play go fish, they go nuts (in a good, on task, highly engaged sort of way). Shockingly, the first time we play Go Fish, I have to do a mini-lesson on how to play. Kids can be so deprived these days :( This activity really helped my kids to solidify their understanding of interval notation.

Enjoy!

## Saturday, October 31, 2015

## Saturday, October 10, 2015

### Alternatives to Worksheets

We all know that it is important for students to understand content deeply and be able to apply what they have learned. However, there is still a need for basic skill practice from time to time. My students hate worksheets as much as I do, so I've tried to come up with some more creative ways to practice skills.

Some of my favorite alternatives to worksheets are board games, color-by-numbers activities, and task cards. Here are some examples that I have used recently.

Angle Addition Board Game: Directions and Questions I put out the directions and the cards and allow students to choose one childhood board game. Right now I have snakes and ladders, trouble, and candy land.

Angle and Perpendicular Bisector Color-By-Numbers I have collected some color by number images here that I pull from for these activities. Then I just copy and paste some worksheet problems to create the activity.

Area and Perimeter Task Cards Task Cards are a good way to have students work on challenging problems. I also use them often for word problems. Sometimes students can be thrown off by a long list of problems. The task cards just split the work into manageable chunks.

Some of my favorite alternatives to worksheets are board games, color-by-numbers activities, and task cards. Here are some examples that I have used recently.

Angle Addition Board Game: Directions and Questions I put out the directions and the cards and allow students to choose one childhood board game. Right now I have snakes and ladders, trouble, and candy land.

Area and Perimeter Task Cards Task Cards are a good way to have students work on challenging problems. I also use them often for word problems. Sometimes students can be thrown off by a long list of problems. The task cards just split the work into manageable chunks.

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