We did a station activity including indirect measurement, scale factor, similarity, graphing dilatation, word problems. This was not as productive as it could have been, I need to review each station for next year. There was WAY more problems then time and students were getting frustrated and feeling unsuccessful.
For some reason on my way to work I remembered Kate Nowak’s Speed Dating activity. It was a nice change, but for some reason I could not get the students to rotate so that each student worked with each other student. I cannot figure out what the heck I did! It usually ended with “OK, pair up with someone you have not yet met with.”
Most students appreciated the change in format.