The math word walls in my classroom have changed everything in my classroom. The references have saved me so much time, time that I used to spend explaining and re-explaining past and current concepts. Now I can easily point to the references on our walls to jog memories, which has allowed me to move students quickly through their confusion and keep my class on track.

Students can always independently access information they need, leading them to feel more independent and confident. More than any thing else, adding a math word wall to my classroom has made the biggest difference in my teaching.

My math word wall started with a few Geometry and Algebra 2 references. A couple years later, I started adding Algebra 1 references.

Even though Algebra 1 was not taught in my classroom, I kept finding myself drawing linear functions on the board whenever introducing a new nonlinear function in Algebra 2 and how to find its "slope", zeros, y-intercept and equation.

The postFun Slope Activity Ideashas ideas for teaching slope with links to task cards, a sorting activity, a slope tree, slope pennants and a free slope puzzle.

We use them in my Algebra 2 class all the time for warm ups and quick checks for understanding. I give a graph or one of the other fields and my students fill in the rest.

I recently also added a black & white version for students to color in themselves.

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