### Lessons - Robert Kaplinsky

My growing list of free real world problem-based lessons for grades 2 through high school. Includes links to download multimedia and teacher guide.

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### Quadratic Graphs - Doodlr

Fun doodle activity to identify parts of a parabola for real-world scenarios.

### Zombies and Exponential Functions

While searching for a "fun" and engaging task or activity to introduce linear vs. exponential functions, I found this blog post from Learning with Tape about a zombie outbreak! AWESOME! I couldn't resist trying this out in my class. I teach a remedial class called Algebra AB, which is the first semester of Algebra 1 over the entire year. I was leery of this activity and knew that I needed to have a very structured activity that held each student accountable for the thinking and processing…

### Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, & Dividing Rational Numbers Chain Activity

This Operations with Rational Numbers paper chain activity was the perfect way to get my 7th grade Math students practicing adding, subtracting, multiplying, & dividing rational numbers. I love that it includes Decimals, Fractions, Positives, and Negatives. I also love that it gets progressively harder to challenger those more advanced students.

### WEEK 1: 'Words into Math' Block Game | #made4math

In keeping with my Week 1 emphasis in Algebra 1 on activating prior knowledge of how to translate words into mathematical expressions, equations, or inequalities (or at least gelling some of it back into place), I've also created a "Block" game for practicing 'Words into Math' in my Algebra 1 classes. There are two levels of game cards that correspond to Lessons 1.3 and 1.4 in McDougall Littell Algebra 1 California edition (for those of you playing along at home). This is a variation on…

### Algebra and Beyond Blog

FREE - real world math activity for slope, linear equations, or direct variation.

### Systems of Linear Inequalities Game on Desmos

This game needs a name yet. Your help is appreciated with that endeavor. First I'll tell you how we played it in class, then I let you know wha…

### Graphing Grass Linear Equations Project

This linear equations project was one of my favorite activities while teaching Algebra. Students plant seeds, grow grass, measure, plot growth, find line of fit and get attached to their little cups of grass. They see slope in real life and understand interpolation and extrapolation by writing linear equations and using them to estimate height. Giving their grass a "haircut" even allows for a real-life first introduction to piecewise functions. The project is perfect for project based…

### Free - Math "Desk Doodles"

math "desk doodles" for each student seat - FREE download

### Two Truths and a Lie: Combining Like Terms (Math = Love)

Two Truths and a Lie: Combining Like Terms

### Combining Like Terms Pyramid Sum Puzzle

Combining Like Terms Pyramid Sum Puzzle - unique and fun activity that is self checking

### One Step Equations Math Stations

Practice solving one-step equations with these math center activities. Five activities relating to the concept of one-step equations are included. The activities are perfect for setting up as stations around the room or adding to your math centers. $ Gr 6-8 #mathcenters #onestepequations #mathgames

### Algebra 2 INB Pages - Function Transformations and Linear Functions

We have been busy, busy, busy this year in Algebra 2! Now that we're on Unit 4, I decided it was time that I get our pages from Unit 2 and Unit 3 posted! Our first unit of the year covered the basics of functions. I posted the pictures of the rest of Unit 1's material here. But, I had yet to finish or take a picture of our function transformations foldable at that time. This foldable was created after students had explored function transformations using an activity I learned about this…

### Emoji Equations

Talk about an emoji equation pick-me-up! We needed to jazz up some equation practice so I threw in a few emoji's to mix things up! Isn't this fun? One-step equations with all the emoji's. Plus it's a self checking activity with emoji answer cards--win win for you and your students. Ummm...and your students will totally love this. Simply print, cut fold, and go. The self checking answer cards with the emoji's on the front have the answer inside. To assemble or fold hamburger and the hamburger…