This page took a few days to complete. First, we discussed solving systems graphically. After some exploration and activities, we completed

After making sure students were comfortable with solving systems, we started talking about one/none/infinitely-many solutions. Students were already thinking about these ideas because each colored set (graphically, substitution, elimination) had one system with each type of solution set. Here's where the fun part happened!

On page 103 of their notebook we took basic

Anyway...

Students cut their colored papers apart and sorted into three piles: one solution, no solutions, and infinitely-many solutions. They looked for themes and commonalities within these new groups. We then had a class discussion about their observations and added general notes to the fronts of each pocket. We visually represented how one/none/infinitely-many looks on a graph and the type of solution when solved algebraically.

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The sorting and processing part really made things click for students. I also saw them studying with these notes later. They were able to take out all notes of the same color to study how to solve with a given method, or take our all notes within a pocket to study solution types.

Overall...success!

How have you done systems of equations in the past? Any great ideas to share??

New links that should *hopefully* work!

Thanks for sharing! You did an amazing job on the interactive notebook.

ReplyDeleteThanks Alana! Will you be trying them next year? I'd be happy to swap ideas between schools next year with you!

ReplyDeleteLove how you made this sorting activity a part of you interactive notebook. I will definitely keep this in mind for my 6th graders this school year! Thanks for sharing!

ReplyDeleteGlad you liked it! I would definitely recommend it - and so adaptable for any content.

DeleteHow did I miss this post? I'm definitely going to be using this! I notice in one of your pictures, you have some nifty little tabs on your notebooks to label each unit. Did you purchase these or make them? I would definitely like more info on these. Your notebooks are awesome! As we are nearing the start of school, my excitement about implementing INB's is turning into a little bit of fear. I feel so underprepared. I know it doesn't have sense to have the WHOLE year of entries planned out, but I really wanted to go in with that already done. :-)

ReplyDeleteAre the cards available as a printable? I love the idea!

ReplyDeleteAre the files still available for download?

ReplyDeleteWhat a great idea! I would also like the files if they are still available!

ReplyDeleteI agree! This is awesome. Are the files still available? Thanks!

ReplyDeleteLove this! Are the files still available?

ReplyDeleteThe links to the files are broken. Any chance of re-linking them?

ReplyDeleteSorry everyone, I have placed new links at the bottom that hopefully work now!! Feel free to download and use. I'd love to hear how you tweaked it and made it better!

ReplyDeleteThis is awesome! Thank you!!!

ReplyDeleteLove this! Thank you!

ReplyDeleteThis looks awesome. Just to make sure I understand, there are three sets of pockets for one solution, no solution, and infinite solutions? or one envelope for all three?

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