Watch Your Step…You May Collide!

This Watch Your Step…You May Collide! lesson plan also includes:

Can two lines intersect at more than one point? Using yarn, create two lines on the floor of the classroom to find out. Cooperative groups work through the process of solving systems of equations using task cards and three different systems. They then reinforce their skills with an independent worksheet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the independent practice worksheet as a homework assignment, or assign before your instruction for a flipped classroom activity
  • Add to an assessment at the end of your graphing unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Need two balls of yarn
  • Center of classroom needs to be clear
Pros

  • Opening incorporates movement to makes a point and to develop interest
  • Encourages cooperative learning as the main instructional strategy
  • Review of prerequisite skills built into individual practice
Cons

  • Worksheet does not include solutions