Number Transformer Challenge in Remedial Math 10

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Today I shared Number Transformer Challenge with my Remedial Mathematics 10 Summer School students.My students worked in randomized groups of three (I used a deck of cards) on vertical non-permanent surfaces. I was hoping this activity would offer a natural transition from representations of linear functions through tables of values, words, and equations into representation with graph. In order to accomplish this I had assume that students would naturally turn to tables of values…I was wrong. There was a range of responses and I watched as several groups only wrote the final answers.

Below I offer the task and a variety of responses which emerged from the students.

I wonder how can I flip the lesson and start with the student generated solutions to build the desire for students to question where the answers came from?

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