By request, I made an order of operations Valentine’s Day Hunt. I absolutely LOVE how cute these came out!! They are simple order of operations problems with no fractions or negatives. It’s a fun, quick activity to help your students review a very important math skill. So many different things you can do with these cards. Here’s how I used my exponential equations set. Click here or on the image below to go to my Teachers Pay Teachers store and get yours!
I don’t know about you, but some days go A LOT better than others. Today was one of those really good days.
Before school, I arranged my desks in groups of mostly threes and a couple of twos, so that I had ten groups. After going over how to solve exponential equations (of which most of them got, but I could tell some of them were just almost there), I handed out the recording sheet to a product I made yesterday. I then placed one of the ten problem cards on each of the groups. Students were to work the problems on their card and then move about the room working the rest of the problems.
I don’t generally mind if there is a little bit of off topic conversation, but I did have to monitor quite a bit. It was great seeing students work with each other, explaining how to work some of the problems. With about five minutes left before the bell rang, I gave the students the answers. I love that this requires students to get up and move about the room. Of course, most of them gripe and complain, but I guarantee they like it better than just sitting at a desk doing worksheets.
My husband LOVES watching football. Me…. not so much. While he’s watching the game, I’m usually playing on the computer with something. Guess what….. that’s what I’ll be doing today during the Super Bowl. I’m going to sit on the couch with my computer, look out the front window at the beautiful snow that has just fallen, and casually glance up at the game from time to time. I actually love these kinds of days.
In honor of such a relaxing day, some of my friends and I are holding a “Super Secondary Sale.” Everything in my store is 20% off!! Head over now and grab some of the products you’ve been waiting to buy!!