# Pi Day Algebra

## Practice Every Day Algebra Topics with a Pi Day Twist

### Free Algebra Activity: Exponential Equations Pi Day Card

Create a few Pi Day smiles with this practice designed for Algebra 1 students on solving exponential equations WITHOUT the use of logarithms.

Students solve 15 equations (out of 26) before receiving a

Find 26 exponential equations that can be solved easily with the rules of exponents (Rules: Product, Quotient, Power to a Power, Zero power, Negative Exponents). Easily differentiate by giving struggling students a scaffolded version of the same worksheet.

★Common Core Standard:

*The Pi Day Twist:*Students solve 15 equations (out of 26) before receiving a

**Pi Day Card**. Students use answers to decode the hidden message. Since the Pi Day Card is addressed “To My Wonderful Teacher,” students are essentially sending you, the teacher, the card when they turn in their work. “*Oh what thoughtful students I have!*”*The Content:*Find 26 exponential equations that can be solved easily with the rules of exponents (Rules: Product, Quotient, Power to a Power, Zero power, Negative Exponents). Easily differentiate by giving struggling students a scaffolded version of the same worksheet.

★Common Core Standard:

**SSE.A.2, SSE.B.3c, REI.B.3**★#### Solving Inequalities Pi Day Card

Practice solving inequalities with a Pi Day Twist.

Students solve 15 random inequalities (out of 26) before receiving the

★Common Core Standards:

Students solve 15 random inequalities (out of 26) before receiving the

**Pi Day Card**. Students use answers to decode the hidden message and send their teacher a Pi Day Card.★Common Core Standards:

**REI.B.3**★#### Solving Linear Systems Pi Day Card

*The Content:*

★Common Core Standards:

**REI.C.6**★

#### Factoring Trinomials Pi Day Card

Factoring standard form quadratic expressions with a leading coefficient greater than 1 -- it just takes some practice for students to get the hang of it. Create a few Pi Day smiles with this pairing of factoring quadratic trinomials practice and a Pi Day Card addressed to the teacher.

★Common Core Standard:

★Common Core Standard:

**SSE.B.3a**★