Thursday, January 30, 2014

Slope pictures

    Here in Chicago we are use to cold, windy winters. This year has been extreme, even for us. Last week school was cancelled for Monday and Tuesday. When I woke up Monday the temperature was 24 degrees below zero! Same thing happened this week on Monday and Tuesday. School was cancelled and everyone in my house was going stir crazy including me. The real problem was I had meetings and a sub on Thursday last week and Wednesday this week. I needed to have a lesson for my sub so for my Pre-Algebra 2 classes I used Sarah from Math = Love's  lesson, Four types of Slope Pictures.  The students created a picture that included lines with 5 positive slopes, 5 negative slope, 5 zero slopes and 5 undefined slopes. They needed to draw it, label the lines as positive, negative, zero or undefined and color it. They had one period, 45 minutes, to complete it and it needed to be turned in before they left.
Here are a few of the pictures they created. I think they did a great job!













I have a couple of challenging classes behaviorally and always cringe when I am out. I received a glowing report from my sub saying she had a wonderful day with the students that my two challenging classes were outstanding! Wow! Thanks Sarah for the great idea!
  

3 comments:

  1. Glad to hear it worked out for you! Pictures??? :)

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    1. Hi Sarah,
      I finally had a chance to download a few of the pictures the kids did. Some of them are surprisingly similar to your students pictures.Lots of houses. :)

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    2. I just saw the pictures. Very creative!

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