Day 31: Today my algebra 2 students practiced factoring by grouping by solving a tarsia puzzle. I wrote about tarsia puzzles here and here is a link to the activity. You will need to download the tarsia software before opening the document.

Today in #alg2chat we practiced factoring by grouping with a tarsia puzzle #teach180 pic.twitter.com/aNxDUlUunw— Jennifer Abel (@abel_jennifer) October 14, 2016

Day 32: Algebra 2 students practiced factoring trinomials in quadratic from today though a color by number activity. I wrote about the activity here. There is a link to the file there as well.

Today in #alg2chat we practiced factoring polynomials in quadratic form #teach180 pic.twitter.com/TpUnUVZTLp— Jennifer Abel (@abel_jennifer) October 17, 2016

Day 33: Today geometry students reviewed writing equations of lines with +Desmos Marbleslides. They had a blast.

Today in #geometrychat, we reviewed writing linear equations to prepare for parallel/perpendicular lines with @demos marbleslides #teach180 pic.twitter.com/Yz4M0gFZQ6— Jennifer Abel (@abel_jennifer) October 18, 2016

Day 34: Today was an unusual day. The school held no classes, but each class had an activity to do. Freshmen visited local college campuses, sophomores took the ASVAB, juniors took the PSAT, and seniors participated in job shadowing. I chaperoned a group of freshmen visiting HACC, our local community college. Several of our upperclassmen attend HACC either full time or part time during their junior and senior years as part of the duel enrollment program. This allows students to complete both their senior year of high school and their freshmen year of college simultaneously.

Today 9th graders visited local colleges. We're @HACC_info #teach180 #MTatHACC @MTHSCCC pic.twitter.com/pQxO3TdphW— Jennifer Abel (@abel_jennifer) October 19, 2016

Day 35: Today was another quiz day. As part of standards based teaching and learning, I give cumulative quizzes every fifth day of class.

Another quiz day #teach180 pic.twitter.com/unTee5DOEN— Jennifer Abel (@abel_jennifer) October 20, 2016

Day 36: Today in geometry, we practiced parallel line proofs. My students seem to struggle with proofs every year. I am making more of an effort to spiral and constantly review proofs this year in hopes of improving my students retention of this tough topic.

— Jennifer Abel (@abel_jennifer) October 22, 2016

Day 37: Today in algebra 2 we used +Desmos and Jon Orr's Solving Polynomial Inequalities activity. I love the connections that students make between the algebraic and graphic solutions in this activity.

Today in #alg2chat we practiced solving polynomial inequalities with @MrOrr_geek's @Desmos AB #teach180 pic.twitter.com/vDMWldaoiu— Jennifer Abel (@abel_jennifer) October 24, 2016

Day 38: Today in geometry, students practiced key concepts about congruent figures. I downloaded the worksheet from Elissa Miller. Given my students yearly struggle with proofs, this is an excellent way to start by just focussing on terminology like included and opposite.

Today in #geochat we practiced identifying included vs nonincluded and marking up diagrams in preparation for triangle proofs #teach180 pic.twitter.com/OlSxGqfR7m— Jennifer Abel (@abel_jennifer) October 25, 2016

Day 39: Today in algebra 2, we played a fall themed board game to practice simplifying radicals. I used some imitation lego men as game pieces for added fun. I wrote about using board games here. For this particular game, I generated problems using Kuta Software and copied/pasted the problems into a powerpoint document to create the question cards.

Today in #alg2chat we practiced simplifying radicals with a fall board game #teach180 pic.twitter.com/1Q4oax2E4m— Jennifer Abel (@abel_jennifer) October 26, 2016

Day 40: Another quiz day today.

Today is another grading filled quiz day #teach180 pic.twitter.com/UOoJRzVuHt— Jennifer Abel (@abel_jennifer) October 27, 2016

If you use any of these activities, please let me know how it goes for you. Also, it's never too late to join the #teach180 challenge!

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