Hello, I am the person who has WWSDS signs hanging in her classroom. Because you should obviously always ask yourself What Would Slope Dude Say?
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I guess I should warn you about side effects of hanging these posters in your classroom, though. I hung them up part way through our slope unit in Algebra 1 without comment. I just waited for students to notice them. They did. They also started hypothesizing the meaning behind the letters. In fact, all of my classes noticed them. And, it was just too tempting for them to not try to guess what they must stand for. The letters were just beckoning to them to figure their meaning out. It makes me wish I could figure out more ways to harness my students' curiosity like this.
My first period class decided they must mean "What Would Satan Do Seriously?" This led to numerous (very untrue!) rumors about my being a worshiper of Satan. Yeah...
During my first year of teaching, I assigned my students to draw a picture and label the different types of slope in the picture. Then, last year, I changed things up and had them label the different types of slope that could be found in their name. I liked this activity, but I missed the creativity that the previous activity had allowed.
This year, I decided to do the slope name art as our notebook entry and use the picture drawing assignment as the quiz. Definitely the best of both worlds.
We did this lesson months ago, but I'm just now getting around to uploading pictures and sharing them. As you scroll through my students' creations, you will realize that some of them put much more effort into the assignment than others.