Friday, November 16, 2012

Sometimes we forget...

Sometimes we forget that even though our students are young adults, they really are little kids at heart...

Today in Algebra 2, I stole an idea from one of the science teachers. Over the past 2 weeks, we've learned 5 ways to solve quadratic equations. So, when the students came into class today, on the board for their warmup was the following:

On the next page of your notebook, on the LEFT side, trace your hand :)

They all seemed somewhat confused but they followed the instructions :)

Then, I had them fill in the five fingers with the five ways we've learned to solve quadratic equations...

Finally, I told them to finish up their page by making a Hand Turkey. It cracked me up to see how excited the kids got - one girl literally was bouncing in her seat! :)

So here ya go... some Hand Turkeys for you to enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!

And that is my #MyFavFriday :)

Steve Grossberg said...

Nice! Sounds like a great end to the week. :-D

Sarah said...

Love it! I'm going to have to find another way to fit this into our notebooks since we just finished quadratics and started on radicals.

Ms. Zimmer Teaches in Math Land said...

Awesome!

Ms. Mac said...

I love this idea. I wish we were far enough with quadratics to be able to make turkey hands too!

rachel said...

I used the same kind of idea for the 5 W's in Stats...we put the "How" in the palm of our hands. Made an easy visual everytime they forgot what it meant to put it in context...I just had to hold up my hand.