There are many uses for glyphs. They are often used for students to share information about themselves. While the glyphs are being created, students are engaged with other topics such as counting, literacy, geometric shapes, etc. They are especially popular with elementary teachers. But they do have a place in the secondary grades.
A traditional snowman glyph with secondary math legend and template is included as an example of an adaptation for high school from a primary level activity.
Extending the idea of “reading” a glyph and connecting it to graphing functions creates some interesting and rich tasks for students. The following set of glyph templates can be used in centers or during instruction to help develop students’ observation skills, logical reasoning and problem-solving skills and as formative assessment probes. There is one set with sunglasses or a blank set of circles to create faces and hair, etc. of choice.
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