Sunday, April 04, 2010

Some fun(ish) worksheets

I'm going to try to get my box.net materials updated over this coming week.  In the meantime, here are a couple of decent worksheets that you may find helpful.

First, I made one to practice graphing standard form - I just ripped off Mr. K's idea.  Thanks!  And some of my students actually liked the joke (I googled Laffy Taffy jokes).


For tomorrow, students will be graphing systems of inequalities, so I decided to create a little Ohio Jones adventure (Indiana's lesser known brother).  Here is the full lesson and just the activity in pdf form

(UPDATE: Here is the follow-up lesson in word form - Ohio Jones and the Pyramid of Power.  Here is the follow-up lesson in pdf form if you're having trouble seeing the word doc).



Here is what the maze should look like after being solved:

11 comments:

Ms. Cookie said...

I love your ideas. They're very creative.

Ms. Cookie

Eric said...

This is a really creative way of approaching a challenging and sometimes frustrating concept.

grace said...

Welcome back! I've missed your posts and hope that you are doing well (I mean that as sincerely as it can sound from a complete stranger)-- they strike such a great balance between the rigorous, conceptual "what we are working towards with our students" and breaking content down in an accessible and engaging manner.

Mr. H said...

I like this worksheet idea. Nice touch on the inequalities.

Dan Greene said...

Thanks for the positive feedback. I'll post the next adventure of Ohio Jones soon.

slamb said...

Can you post the follow-up lesson as a PDF as well? I am not able to view the lessons in Word format (something about Quicktime - which I have - and I decompressor needed to view the pictures). Thanks so much! Love the idea!

Dan Greene said...

Done. The problem is something to do with the mac tiff format. I've had this problem before with people trying to open my stuff on Windows.

Mimi said...

I love these! I'm not teaching Algebra next year, but it's always good to see new ideas on old concepts. Very refreshing.

kathleen said...

Today is my first day to see your blog. I am completely amazed at your activities. Right now, I am taking a class that introduces the use of a blog on a regular basis and how to use some technology in my class. Searching your blog has really given me some great ideas. Thanks for sharing your ideas and work!

S.burton said...

Hello... thank you for you wonderful lesson ideas... I teach at an Alternative School and i am always looking for a way to motivate my students... I was wondering why I am not able to open up some of the key files.. what program are they in? Again thank you

Dan Wekselgreene said...

The .key files are in Keynote, the Mac version of Powerpoint. Most of the algebra 1 keynotes have also been converted to Powerpoints, as well as Quicktime movies, which have the same contents.