Graphing Linear Equations Full Body Style
While some may have been tempted to show a movie before a break, Athena teachers continued instructing and engaging students in mathematics. In Ms. Ruggeri’s Integrated Algebra class, students continued learning about graphing linear equations–Full Body Style.
After receiving a tweet from the Teaching Channel, I discovered an activity that fully engages students both physically and mentally (https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/graphing-linear-equations-full-body-style). Students were divided into groups of 3 or 4. One member was the y-intercept and the others were the slope. Each group was given an equation to graph. The y-intercept student started the graph, then the slope students continued the line. When each student was in place, they connected their arms to ‘draw a line through the points’. Click below to view photos or watch a part of this lesson.