I totally meant to share these problems a few weeks ago, but I wanted to try it out with my classes first. However, I got so distracted with doing my Capture & Recapture Lab that we never got to the worksheet. Yes, I did a Capture & Recapture lab for my Beginning Algebra Classes to help demonstrate how proportions might be used as part of a method of estimation. Several students told me that without the lab, they wouldn’t have really understood exactly why we even needed proportions. That made me happy. So, here we are after the semester has already ended and I never used these problems. But I thought that I would share them anyway.

# Tag Archives: Worksheets

# New Slope Game

I hope you enjoy this game! I would love to have any feedback if you decide to use it.

**Other Slope Resources**

2. Slope-Intercept Equation Applet – This appears to be the exact same applet I introduced to you a few weeks ago in the Geogebra Tutorial video. It’s a very simple resource that allows students to visualize the slope-intercept equation of a line by using sliders to change the slope and y-intercept.

# New Activity for Prime Polynomials

This is what I am going to use with my Beginning Algebra students to reinforce the idea of **prime polynomials**. The majority of the polynomials are prime.

# Factoring the Difference of Two Perfect Squares

# Percent Increase and Decrease

Here’s a sample lesson on Percent Increase and Decrease designed for a 52-minute Pre-Algebra class.

# This Calculus Game Needs a Sweet Name… Any Suggestions?

I just finished this new Calculus game in anticipation of teaching a lesson on The First Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. I’m looking to give it a good name. Any suggestions?

**Jing Video and notes to accompany my lesson:**

**Jing Video and notes for the Second Fundamental Theorem of Calculus:**

# Solving a System of Equations with Two Unknowns

This is a link to the solution for the problem shown in the video: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=solve+the+system+.34x+%2B+1.98y+%3D+3990%2C++.73x+%2B+2.45y+%3D+5865

# Games, Activities, and Useful Web Tools.

# A Paper Idea for Learning to Plot Points

First of all, congratulations to Maria Andersen for winning the Mindomo MindMap of the Week. Now, let’s document my journey over the next 30 minutes or so after I started hunting around the Play and Learn Mind Map. And this is truly interesting, as it might show you exactly how I think sometimes.

# Math Games for Integers, Multiplication, and Combining Like Terms

I have some slightly under-prepared students semester, so I suggested to them that they should try to work on their basic skills outside of class. However, this requires me to provide some recommended resources to them, and these are what I have discovered:

**Multiplication**

- Factoris –
*Tetris-*style game for multiplication facts. - Penguin Jump – Fun Multiplication Game that can be played with up to 4 people from around the world.
- Dad’s Worksheets – For those who just want the traditional worksheets to practice with.

**Combining Like Terms**

- Combining Like Terms Quartet – This like terms game requires you to match the center term with its the appropriate like term.
- Matching Game – Identify the matching terms in two columns.
- On-line Jeopardy Game – Distributive property, combining like terms, evaluating expressions, solving equations.

**Integers and Order of Operations**

- Arithmetic Math Man –
*Pac Man-*style game for Order of Operations. - Circle 0 Puzzle – adding positive and negative integers to sum to zero.
- Circle 3 Puzzle – adding positive and negative integers to sum to three.
- Circle 21 Puzzle – adding positive and negative integers to sum to twenty-one.
- Circle 99 Puzzle – adding positive and negative integers to sum to ninety-nine.

**Other Helpful Links**

- Mr. Schlytter’s Mathematics Site at Stadium High School in Tacoma, WA.
- Teaching College Math – Games Link
- The Math Games – Has interesting fraction games!