Tuesday, September 26, 2017
#Made4Math - Conditional Statements
This year is kicking me in the tush, BUT, I'm having a *blast* teaching Geometry. I have some really awesome kids and I love the hands-on aspect of Geometry. Last time I taught Geometry was about 10 years ago, which was well before I found the MTBoS and started using Interactive Notebooks :)
Anyway, on Sunday, I spent 5 hours on lesson plans for Monday only.... oh my goodness! :) I tweeted out a comment that I could get a LOT more done if I didn't care how things looked or if I was willing to have a boring lesson. :) Of course, having a new prep means lots of new foldables and creations and they have to look just right with a fun font! :)
Each Monday, my Geometry kids have a Mental Math Monday where I project a game card from the game 24 and instead of just coming up an expression to equal 24, they try to come up with all of the values from 1 to 24. I decided to have them start doing it on their whiteboard sleeves and one group even made all of the values within the warm-up time (~5-7 minutes)
If you would like the Mental Math Monday file for your dry erase sleeves, click HERE
After we were done with our warmup time, it was on to conditional statements in Geometry! I had scoured pinterest and the MTBoS Search Engine looking for some fun stuff to help my kids practice, but nothing was really catching my eye for their notes. I ended up making a super simple foldable in a Word table that created a "flashcard" like foldable that was blank inside to allow us to take notes and write down the definitions.
If you would like the Word Document, click HERE
To follow it up, we practiced with the statement sort that I found on MissCalcul8's blog - See her post HERE
Then, we practiced some more using a free speed dating file from TPT, but I did it more as a Quiz Quiz Trade activity - See the activity HERE
And finally wrapped it up with a Kahoot!
All it all, it was a good day :)