Algebra - Equations
With references for scatter plots, function vs not a function, exponent rules, systems of equations, squares, cubes, rational and irrational numbers, prime numbers, proportional vs not proportional, linear vs nonlinear, this 8th grade math word wall is a great addition to an 8th grade math classroom. The references are integrated (ex: "proportional" is shown on the table that corresponds to one of the graphs in the systems of equations) so that students can see how everything relates.
Slope Hot Seat Game - Students sit in lines of 4. Last person in each line gets cards with pos, neg, zero, undefined written on them. Teacher posts an equation on the board. The last person in the line chooses the kind of slope & passes that card to the person in front of them. The student looks at the answer and if they agree, they pass it up. If they disagree, they pass it back. When the 1st person in the line gets and agrees with the answer, they hold it up.
I did this Christmas activity with my Math students last year and they loved it! It was the perfect math activity to do with my Algebra students before Winter break started. I loved that they got to strengthen their skills in Graphing lines in slope intercept form and they loved the fun elf theme! Win Win!