So on to plan 2! After looking for one of those "joke" worksheets to review competing the square I thought I'd try some group work (ala @druinok) via index cards. I decided to write problems in varying degrees of difficulty... those with an "a" value, those without, those that would result in fractions, etc. I pulled out my Sharpies to start writing and what did I discover?
I have a rainbow of sharpies. Isn't that awesome? So instead of doing random colors a certain difficulty, I decided to take advantage of my colors and made a rainbow.
I'll let the kids decide which level they want to start with - I know some don't need the red/orange and could jump straight to yellow/green.
And doesn't every rainbow have a pot of gold?
Mine is completing the square of x^2 + bx + c(and if they can do that, I'll add in an a at the beginning) for bonus points.
I even laminated the cards. :)
Here's the document I'm going to give the kids:
A2 CtS Rainbow
(Edited for spelling. Did you know sharpie is Ie and not Ee? Did you know leprechaun is leprEchaun and not leprAchaun? Geesh.)