I love to see what materials and strategies other teachers use to teach math. So before each unit I scour the Internet looking for great ideas. Often, I find ideas that I can massage into useful activities for my students.
In preparing to teach systems of equations I did one of those Internet searches. Here are some of my favorite finds …
Unit 6 – wow! Dan, blogger at The Exponential Curve, has an amazing set of math materials in his “Box” widget! Unit 6 is a full unit on systems! Great resource!
I Can Do This! System of Equations on the Ohio Department of Education website has several activities – I especially like the Lost at Sea problem!
Do These Systems Meet Your Expectations is published through the NSA site. It has a carnival theme. In addition it has a graphing lines foldable – a great addition.
Whose Line is it Anyway is also published through the NSA site. It has a savings and summer job theme. Several good problems are included.
Farmer’s Market on the School Improvement in Maryland website includes a thorough problem solving task with additional problems in context!
This Flip Book from Math Tales from the Spring is a good organizer for our unit on systems!
2 sites that are perfect for posting on your class website to help students who want additional resources as they study systems include:
- Regents Exam Prep Center (notice that they have a nice summary activity for triads to complete!)
- BBC Bitesize
There are more I’m sure! If you have had good success in teaching systems of equations, what worked for you?? Please share!
(found the cartoon on this site)
- Lesson Planning – Systems of Equations (instillnessthedancing.wordpress.com)
- Year 9 Equations homework (nsmaths.wordpress.com)
- Bringing maths to life with cross-curricular appeal (guardian.co.uk)
- Using Excel for Problem Solving (http://fawnnguyen.com/)