Tuesday, February 5, 2013


This week, I started working on angle relationships with my 8th grade students.  These guys have really struggled with solving 2 step equations, manipulating inequalities and combining like terms (all essential skills for pre-algebra).  So I knew from experience I was going to need to go s-l-o-w, and repeat, repeat, repeat for them to understand the new terminology I was throwing at them (alternate interior, alternate exterior, vertical, corresponding).  I know we can't move forward until these concepts are down pat...not even to solving for the missing angle.  But it is incredibly difficult for me to come up with 10 different and interactive ways for them to practice using this new terminology!

So, last night, I whipped up this little creation and posted it to TPT. 


The kids did it today, and I really think it helped - some.  So now, I am trying to find another new and innovative way to practice.  Any ideas???