It's almost summer break!
I just wanted to share my favorite activity for the last day of school.
You know I never like to waste time or do anything without some serious value, so of course I don't like to do any nonsense like a "free day."
This is a fun activity that the kids actually enjoy, but it also reviews a bunch of skills that they need plenty of practice with.
Essentially, they make paper air-PLANES out of coordinate PLANES! :)
(See what I did there?) ;)
Here is a quick peek at how it works:
Graphing Linear Equations, Reflecting Lines, etc.
The original one has a few versions centering around practice graphing linear equations. Three variations of the worksheet are included. All three offer practice graphing using slope-intercept form. After graphing the lines, students follow the directions to fold along the lines and create a paper airplane.
3 versions you can try:
- graphing using a given equation and by reflecting a previous line (plus writing equations)
- graphing using given equations in slope-intercept form (plus completing a chart identifying slopes & y-intercepts)
- manipulating equations before they are in slope-intercept form (then graphing)
If you know which one would be best for your class, just choose that version. Or, if you want to easily differentiate, print some of each! Print one worksheet and one coordinate plane sheet per student.
They'll still get all the fun of folding their final product into a paper airplane if they plotted it all correctly!
Plotting Points "Coordinate PLANES" set for middle school (ordered pairs on the coordinate plane)