As a mathematician, I am thankful for shortcuts. I think part of the reason that I have always loved math so much is because I recognize and implement shortcuts. I love to look for patterns in numbers and procedures. I try to share these tips and tricks with my eighth grade math students whenever I can. Here's an easier way to write linear equations in Standard Form. By Free to Discover.
In this activity students were given 6 graphs, 6 rules, 6 tables, 6 slopes, and 6 sentences. Then students have to pair up the correct cards. I like this activity because they get to learn the material while it is inexpensive and not too time consuming. I do not like this because some one can change some of the cards.