Algebra 1 Paint Swatches

IMG_0209.JPG

I had my algebra 1 students do a fun review today. Travis used paint swatches in his classroom and we had a lot of fun taking paint samples from home improvement stores. So I wanted to try to incorporate them in my room! Here is what we did:

IMG_0208.JPG

We are working on writing equations with different given information, and one thing my students needed more practice on was writing equations of lines given two points. I also had them do other things, find two points that have a given slope, given an equation of a line find the x and y intercepts, write the equation between two points and trade. There was a lot of options! We are going to use them again when we work on standard form and point-slope form.

IMG_0212.JPG

IMG_0210.JPG

IMG_0211.JPG

My students had a lot of fun picking out their colors and making these. It’s a great review tool for them to use at school and at home. And the best part is that they are still getting good review and practice, but they enjoyed this so much more than doing problems on a worksheet or out of a textbook.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s