Today, I am linking up with Joanne from Head Over Heals for Teaching!
I have a lot of products from All Things Algebra that I use in my classes, but these activities are some of my FAVORITE! It is her Math Lib Activities - but we specifically did this one for Volume and Surface Area!
After giving directions, they got to work and all I had to do every once in a while was quiet them down because we were in the hall and other classes were taking a quiz or test. They would get into some heated arguments discussing what kind of shape it was, slant height vs. height, etc. LOTS of good math conversations going on today!
Basically, here is how the activity works:
- There are 9 stations (one problem per station).
- Teacher pairs up kids.
- Students answer the question and hope that their answer is one of the 5 answer choices.
- Then, there is a phrase next to that answer to fill in to a "Mad Libs" type scenario.
- The students LOVE to see which teacher is the "star of the story!"
Here are some pictures of us in action today:
I have another one of these planned to review solving equations at the end of the year :) Go check out All Things Algebra's store. I dare you to leave without purchasing something amazing!