The warm up is a visual pattern that is a little more involved than the others we have done so far as they have to find the rule for the surface area and volume.
I have left blocks for them to actually build the patterns in class as I think that will help them a lot. Here is what I did with it:
The plan is then to have them work through some more examples of solving systems. Here is the handout.
Next up, Andrew Stadel's basketball 3-act which you can find here.
Students will watch the video (act I) which will (hopefully) prompt some questions... How many points did he score? How many of each shot did he make?
Act II looks like this:
I'm hopeful they will find a way of working through this in their groups on the big whiteboards. If there is time left they will do basketball part 2 (same site). I asked my substitute teacher to leave the students' work on the whiteboards so I may even get some pictures to post when I get back to school.