## Tuesday, May 20, 2014

### Quadratic Formula Foldable

I don't know about all of you but I am soooooo busy! With only 8 days of school I am up to my neck in work. I am going to be  up late tonight! UGH!

In between all of my work, well when I was avoiding my papers, I did find some amazing sites for  Quadratic Formula that I wanted to share with you. First there is a free graphic organizer at teacherspayteachers, from The Secondary Classroom IS fun too. There is more to this graphic organizer so visit the site and download this freebie.

There is also a great foldable from Stat Teacher. I just didn't have time to make my own so this foldable was a great find. Thanks Stat Teacher!

Next there is an awesome site that I am sure many of you know about called, Bug for Teachers. There  are activities, worksheets, graphing calculator pages, games, you name it, it's here on this site. You will absolutely love it and everything is free. How can it be any better than that?  There is a  foldable also comes with a power point lesson that walks the students through filling it in. It is an awesome site for quadratic formula resources, but there are many resources for other topics as well. Click here to go to the site,

I will be back soon! I have so much to write and lots of reflecting to report from this year.

Enjoy,
Til next time (a little over 8 school days from today),
Jan

## Saturday, May 03, 2014

### Coolest math foldable review lesson for geometry I've ever seen!

I have a confession to  make. I am just exhausted at this point in the year and do not have one ounce of creativity left in my body. So I browse the internet looking for lessons others have prepared that I can use. I am getting ready to teach volume but need to do some review on the parts and area of a circle first. Lo and behold, I ran across the coolest lesson for folding a circle. It's Henry Anker's, measurement with the Magic Circle.  Love, love, love this lesson. Henry has a PowerPoint for the kids to follow that shows the step by step process with questions for each slide. Making folds on a circle you create 10 geometric shapes. You also find the measurements, perimeter and area for them as well. This lesson has 40, yes 40 slides to it. I have to run through this one first myself a few times before I teach this to the kids. It will probably take my Pre-Algebra classes 2 full periods to complete the lesson. I really like the idea of the kids making the figures and discovering what shapes they have made. The kids will definitely be next to their partners for this one so they can help each other as we walk through the steps. I am going to have the students write the answers to the questions for each slide on paper or perhaps I can make a quick worksheet with the questions on it so they can just fill in the answers.