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### Quickly Checkin' Algebra 2

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 Algebra 2 template has been a total lifesaver. I use for warm-ups before getting into the day's mini-lesson or activity. We use the template to review and practice domain, range, zeros, y-intercept, vertex, graphing and for writing equations or all sorts of functions.

How I use this quick check 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, now there are many.

You can find the Algebra 2 quick check template for free here. I recently added this full-page version that can be put inside a page protector and used with dry erase markets to save paper.