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Algebra activities for the hybrid learning classroom

Will we be remote? In person? Following some sort of hybrid blended learning model? Will we need digital algebra resources or even a virtual algebra word wall? Because it's so up in the air, and because updating my printable resources was something I should have done a long time ago, I have been working on my algebra resources to now also include digital links to interactive versions online. Over the last few months I have been updating my printable algebra activities to now also include links to interactive digital versions of the activities for a hybrid model of blended learning. This way you will be ready for anything! Whether we are back in the classroom teaching face to face, teaching from home remotely or following a blended learning model, you will be able to easily assign algebra activities to all of your students. The GOOGLE Slides and GOOGLE Forms also help save paper, even when we are back to school full time or will help when assigning activities to students who are absent.  It has been important to me to update the original printable files with links to the new digital math activities so that you have access to both. This will he be helpful for remote learning, for make-up work when a student is absent, for saving paper, for blended math classrooms, flipped algebra classrooms and for students who need printed form.

Will we be remote? In person? Following some sort of hybrid blended learning model? Because it's so up in the air, and because updating my printable resources was something I should have done a long time ago, I have been working on my algebra resources to now also include digital links.

Every algebra activity in this post is in both printable and digital form (within the same file) to work if we follow either a distance, face-to-face or hybrid model at school. I have been updating all of my printable algebra activities to now also include links to interactive digital versions so that you will have the activities you need.

Since everything changed in March, then a couple more weeks of coming to terms with the change, I have been working on updating the paper algebra activities in my tpt store to now also include links to interactive digital versions. This way, you will have access to both the printable and digital versions, depending on whether we are back to school full-time, distance learning again or on a blended learning schedule.

It's been a lot of work, but I feel really good about these updates. It means that you can continue to use my algebra activities if we're remote or even if you'd just rather save paper. All of the updates I've made are to existing printable resources. Each file includes the original printable activity and now also a link to its digital version. If you already own any of the activities, you can get the new digital links for free by re-downloading.

These updates were something I should have done ages ago, and it feels right to finally be making them happen. As of today, I have updated over 100 math activities with GOOGLE links! That number is mind-boggling to me and is still growing. I will be continuing the updates until they are done.

Solving Equations Mix-Match (digital version)

If you have my Algebra Activities Bundle and have not re-downloaded in a while, you'll find that most of the activities in it now have been updated with GOOGLE links. So please re-download! I am excited to get these to you. And more to come!

Solving Equations Mix-Match activity
Solving Equations Mix-Match (printable version)

Above is one of the digital activities now in the bundle. It's a solving equations mix-match activity where students build 25 equations to solve. This was a very old algebra activity in my store, so it felt extra good to update it with a digital version.

linear equations puzzle
Linear Equations Puzzle (digital version)

This activity here is a linear equations puzzle, now also in GOOGLE Slides. Students match 3 puzzles on each slide. This way students do not have to copy and paste from one slide to another. This is a photo of the paper version also in the file so that you can choose which to give to students:

linear equations puzzle
Linear Equations Puzzle (printable version)

Each algebra activity I've updated has been calling for a unique format and it's been a fun challenge figuring out the best way to add the versions.

Domain and Range Matching and Sorting Activity - print & GOOGLE Slides
Domain and Range Sort (digital version)

This Domain and Range sorting activity spans 5 slides so that it is chunked into manageable pieces. This format makes the activity more accessible for students working independently on the computer.

Domain and Range sorting activity
Domain and Range Sort (printable version)

Back in the classroom, students can collaborate in groups to discuss and complete the activity on paper. Both the paper and digital versions are in the same file so that you can choose which to give to your students and have access to both forms.


I've also made a few digital-only activities for algebra, like this linear equations digital escape room. I figure that even when students are back in their classrooms, these will be fun paperless math activities for students.

Slope Sorting Activity
Slope Sort (digital version)

Above is the new interactive digital version of this Slope Sorting Activity. While I was in the file, I also updated the printable version. I have done this for all of the math activities I have updated (over 100 so far!). I polished up the printable versions while adding the links to the interactive digital versions.

Slope Sorting Activity
Slope Sort (printable version)

Some of the algebra activities aren't the most straightforward to update with digital versions. In Algebra 2 we'd do a lot of hand-graphing, which doesn't translate all that well to GOOGLE. So I turned it into a matching activity for the digital version.

Graphing Exponential Functions Activity - print & GOOGLE Slides
Graphing Exponential Functions (digital version)

To update this graphing exponential functions activity, I made the GOOGLE Slides version a matching activity. The paper version (below) is a graphing activity where students graph the functions by hand and fill in the parent and shifted tables. This activity is in both my Algebra and Algebra 2 activity bundles.

Graphing Exponential Functions Activity with GOOGLE Slides
Graphing Exponential Functions (printable version)

It has been important to me to update the original printable files with links to the new digital algebra activities so that you have access to both. This will he be helpful for remote learning, for make-up work when a student is absent, for saving paper, for blended math classrooms, flipped classrooms and for students who need printed form.

Algebra Activities Bundle w/ GOOGLE updates
Algebra Activities Bundle w/ digital updates

I also added a virtual algebra word wall into the same file as the printable version. The word wall and the activities in this post are all in this Algebra Activities Bundle as well as available individually.

algebra word wall with interactive digital update
digital algebra word wall

The bundle includes an Algebra Word Wall that comes both in print and interactive digital in the same file.

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14 comments:

  1. Do you have 7th grade word wall virtual yet? Thanks so much for all you do!!

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    1. I will be working on making all of the word walls virtual this summer:)

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    2. Update: it's updated! :)

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  2. Hi, I just purchased a bunch of your activities. I'm not quite sure how to use the ones that are GoogleSlides with my remote learners. How do I assign it. We don't use Google classroom, we use Schoology. I was able to copy the links of the Escape Rooms to share with students.

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    1. Thank you for asking this, I should have covered this in my post. Once you are in one of the Google Slides activities, you can "download as" and choose PowerPoint. The pieces will still move just as they do in Google Slides.

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    2. Sorry, but I guess I'm technology challenged. How do I share it with individual students. Also, I'm using one of the escape room tomorrow. I put the link on Schoology for my students and it seems to work. Where do I see the data of who completed it, how do I access that?

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    3. On the second page of the escape room file are directions for sending to students. Sending a Google Form to students is not the same as sharing Google Slides. You need to choose "send" from the teacher copy of the Form.

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  3. So I can't just share the link with kids. We don't have Google classroom so I shared a link on Schoology. It works for kids to use but I didn't know how to see the data. That is for the Escape Room.

    The second question was how I share the one that is Google Slides with kids but I think I figured it out.

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    1. Google Forms don't work the same way as Google Slides. If you share the Form, there is no way for students to complete the assignment. Forms need to be sent. The directions inside the PDF explain the process. You click "send" and you can choose to get a link for Schoology, send via email or embed. To see student data, you'll go back into your teacher version (the one you made a copy of from the PDF) and there will be a "Responses" tab at the top.

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  4. Thank you. That's what I did for the Escape Room today. I see the tab for responses. When I open it, there aren't any.

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  5. I think I know what's happening. I made and copied the link on my home computer and I'm at school. I'll check when I get home

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    1. Oh that could be it. If you need it on your school computer, you can either make a new copy from the link inside the PDF or share your home copy with your school email address.

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    2. That was it. I'm looking at responses. Does it show me all of the responses or just the ones who completed all 5 puzzles?

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    3. Because the Form is set to answer validation, it'll just show the ones who complete all 5. That's when the "submit" button will appear. It would be cool if this changes, but I believe this is how it is for now. A workaround for kids who may not finish in one sitting is to have them jot down on paper the codes they already find so that when they sit with the activity again they can quickly retype these codes before moving on to the puzzles they hadn't yet gotten to.

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