Fun assignment alert! First, students learn about the patterns and shapes of polynomial equations and their inverses by making their bodies imitate mathematical concepts, using popular disco & 80’s dance moves. Students then use a graphic organizer to organize the content information practiced in the dance portion of the lesson. Finally, a creative writing assignment asks students to draft a creative biography for their graph. Teachers: Click here to see the entire lesson plan.
6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:
This lesson's focus trait is idea development; students will need to learn mathematical concepts well-enough with this writing activity to creative convey their understanding in an unusual format: a biography for an equation. The support trait of this lesson is word choice; as students create their biographies about mathematical concepts, they should be encouraged to use dance vocabulary words.