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.

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Posted on February 17, 2012, in Athena High Best Practices and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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