It feels good to blog again... I've been trying to get caught up from being very sick (strep, mono, and walking pneumonia at the same time) and missing a week of work.
For the last few weeks we have been solving equations of every kind. We finally worked our way up to multi-step equations with variables on both sides and parentheses. My students have AMAZED me! When I had some of these kids as seventh graders, I thought how much I dreaded having to teach them complex equations as eighth graders. They have completely stunned me with how good they have gotten!
So, last week I had my advanced class be my guinea pigs to make equation sandwiches inspired by this blog post. They blew me away! I put 30 equations in a bucket and had them draw one out, solve it, check their solution, make a plan for their sandwich, and then they went to the supply station and let their creative juices flow! They made all kinds of sandwiches - smores sandwiches, pb&j, Big Macs. Here are some of the results...
I went ahead and put the sandwiches from this class on the bulletin board around the corner from my classroom so that my other two classes can see some examples before they make their's tomorrow. I'm going to cut letters with my cricut to say "Life's a little better with edible equations".