Chromebook, formative assessment, Google Slides, quadratics, Uncategorized

Quadratic Scavenger Hunt & Foldable

Through #MTBoS I found a video from (insert name here when I find it again) talking about using Google in the classroom.  I’m always looking for ideas I haven’t thought of before.  Most of the video was reinforcement for what I already do but he did have a foldable (please comment if this is yours so I can credit you) created in Google Slides.  I loved it.

I combined this foldable with a QR scavenger hunt to reinforce question prompts in quadratic word problems.  This was a thinking activity for the students.  They don’t usually like thinking activities. They did enjoy the QR part and I could tell by the discussions at the tables that thinking was happening.  In the end, they had a resource to use while working their practice problems.

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Below are the links to my files.  They are set to read only so you’ll have to make a copy to use them.  You will also want to make your own QR codes so students are pulling these images from your Drive.  I used the extension in my Chrome browser.


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If you use this idea please leave a comment or send me a tweet.  I love to get ideas from others too!

interactive notebooking, quadratics

Notebooking Switch

At semester, my Algebra 1 team decided to switch from interactive notebooks to note sheets.  We had received a lot of complaints from students and parents about spending time “gluing” in a high school classroom.  I loved notebooking, and it makes me sad to switch, but I want what best fits my students learning needs.  I’m still incorporating some parts of the interactive notebook and I will still try to use foldables and other interactive tools and just hole punch them and keep them in the binder.

One of my favorite parts of our notebook is the title page for the chapter.  We have our students track their own data for data teams, reflect over their mid-test formative assessment and create a goal for the unit.

Chapter 5 Title Page

I included some graphical elements into our note pages to make them more interesting. The note sheets below are for our quadratic unit.

Quadratic Note Sheets

So far our students like the “glue free” note sheets, and we haven’t had any complaints from parents about them.  Win-win!Name