This method requires one 6 sided die and a standard set of 52 cards (with or without jokers). It can be modified to help review a variety of concepts, this is just a basic version to practice present tense conjugation for beginning Spanish students. For every value on the die, assign a person to conjugate for: 1- yo 2- tú 3- él, ella, ud. 4- nosotros 5- vosotros 6- ellos, ellas, uds. Then assign a type of verb to each suit (ex. diamonds are ar verbs, spades are er verbs, clubs are ir verbs, and hearts are verbs with irregular present tense conjugations). The student then rolls a die to pick who he is conjugating for and then picks a card from the deck to determine the verb he will conjugate. By altering this activity there are hundreds of different options for reviewing both vocabulary and grammar.
Recently one of my students needed help on a "completing the square method" homework set. After a quick look at the problems I was 100% sure I had never seen this method before and was quite embarrassed that I didn't know how to help her. I took a picture of her homework and went back home and researched the method on Google and came up with the following result: #1: 1.) x² - 8x + 3 = 0 a. First move over the constant (in this case the 3): i. x² - 8x = - 3 b. Then divide the whole problem by the coefficient in front of the x² term. In this case the coefficient is one so it stays how it is. i. x² - 8x = - 3 c. Then divide the coefficient in front of the x term by 2. i. Here the coefficient is -8 so we divide that by 2 to get -4. ii. Next we square that number and add it to both sides (-4)²=16. 1. x² - 8x + 16 = -3 + 16 a. x² - 8x + 16 = 13 (after combining like terms) d. Then you find the squares equation. You take the term you got... read more