Oh no! Where's my warmup? I know I printed it! Warmups are so important for setting the tone for the next hour or so, but they are also so easy to forget. They can take a long time to make, print and can be hard to track. I wanted to streamline the whole warm-up process with a go-to template that could be printed and used for all sorts of problems.

This template has been a total lifesaver. I use it to review domain, range, zeros, y-intercept, vertex, graphing and for writing equations or all sorts of functions. How I use the warm-up template Sometimes I give an equation, other times I give a graph. From there, students fill in the rest of the template's blanks. I shine the equation or the graph on the smart board from my powerpoint file. Students grab a template from our warm up basket as they walk into class.

From there, students also find the vertex, y-intercept, domain, range, zeros and equation (if a graph was given). Here is a photo of the quick check on my smart board after we graphed a quadratic in factored form. I also sometimes use my document camera instead. If my students struggled with inside shifts the day before, I'll quickly add a new equation to the powerpoint for the next day. If they struggled with writing equations, I'll add a graph the next day. When everyone is done their warm up, I shine the quick check on the board to review. Other times I collect the quick check to award up to 10 points of classwork credit. I have made a bunch of quick check and warm up templates that are available through the post 4 Free Algebra and Algebra 2 Warm-up Templates. (At the time of writing the post, there were only 4:) Here is another template we use in class for sketching polynomials.

Thank you for letting me know that I completely spaced on this! I have added the files to the "Freebies" section of the sidebar ---> I just switched over to dropbox (forgive the Google Drive graphic... I'll work on it! :) but let me know if you have any trouble and I will gladly email the files to you. You can reach me at scaffoldedmath@gmail.com

Hello! Is the powerpoint file with the graphs mentioned above supposed to be linked for us to download?

ReplyDeleteThank you for letting me know that I completely spaced on this! I have added the files to the "Freebies" section of the sidebar ---> I just switched over to dropbox (forgive the Google Drive graphic... I'll work on it! :) but let me know if you have any trouble and I will gladly email the files to you. You can reach me at scaffoldedmath@gmail.com

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