Solving Equations a Different Way

posted Apr 16, 2013, 6:42 AM by webmaster dnt   [ updated Apr 22, 2013, 2:54 PM ]

Students in New Tech Algebra had a day filled with math and… paper basketball?  Math doesn't have to be boring and sedimentary as Mr. Yankey showed his students last Thursday with a math game that got them moving and solving equations.  Who would have thought that math could be so much fun when combined with crumpled up worksheets and a laundry basket!?  Each “basketball” was actually a crumpled paper with an equation on it.  Students were to solve the equation, make a basket from the 1, 2, or 3 point line and then pick another ‘ball’ to solve.  A contest was on to see who could get the most points – with the correct answers!  Check out these photos of the students doing math the fun way!