SUBJECT: This bulletin board would be used for a Pre-Algebra/Algebra classroom, either 7th or 8th grade.
TOPIC: This bulletin board was created to help students to practice solving simple algebraic equations.
INTERACTIVITY: Students can chose the teams that they want to use (or randomly if they have no preference), they then select a playbook from their selected teams, and then they can use the worksheet to help them to build 4 random equations. There are flaps that cover each of the teams plays, so the students must peel the flaps back in order to fill in their worksheets.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
- Select one team from the NFC and one team from the AFC to play in your SuperBowl. Place their team picture cards on the bulletin board on the footballs.
- Next, find the playbooks for each of the teams that you have chosen, and place each playbook in the appropriate playbook pockets on the bulletin board.
- The object of this game is to choose 4 different offensive plays from the NFC Teams playbook, and choose 4 different defensive plays from the AFC Teams playbook to make 4 different equations. Use the spaces on the backside of this worksheet to fill in your selections.
- Solve the equations, round the solution to the nearest whole number, and record your answers in the appropriate spaces.
- Finally, add the results of all 4 of the plays to see who won the game.
TIME: Approximately 10 minutes to choose teams, find playbooks, and then complete the worksheet.
SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION: I had to use a special pouch for each of the playbook holders. I laminated a sheet with pre-cut windows, and then fastened the window sheet to a sheet of poster-board. I, then, had to create laminated tabs that could be adhered to the window sheets, so that the children could uncover their desired, random plays. I printed, laminated, and cut each of the NFL team cards. I also fabricated the pouches for all of the playbooks and for the team cards.
CREDIT: For completing the entire worksheet, and for participating in the bulletin board activity, I would give each child a 5% bonus on the next upcoming exam.