4 FREE Algebra and Algebra 2 Warm-up Templates

I LOVE templates! It makes life so much easier to know my warm-up is all set and ready to go. Here are 4 FREE warm-up templates that will work in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. I use them in my Special Ed Algebra 2 classes. The repeated practice on the skills covered by the templates give my students a ton of confidence and has helped them retain information so much better. 

EDIT: I love templates so much, there are now more than 4! You can see all I have made so far at the end of this post. 

All of these templates are available for FREE download in my TpT store. They will also be linked at the bottom of this post. You can also find some supporting documents in the "Freebies" section of the sidebar -->

First up: An Algebra 1 Warm-up Template:

Free Algebra 1 Warm up template

This template is the result of a teacher seeing my Warm-up template for Algebra 2 and wanting one for Algebra 1. You can either: give your students a graph and have them find the rest or give them an equation and have them find the rest. Oh, you can maybe even give them a table to start! I love warm-up templates because they are versatile to fit student needs.

Next up: An Algebra 2 Warm-up Template:

Free Algebra 2 Warm up template

I can't even begin to tell you how many of these I printed last year. I used them for warm-ups and exit tickets or just a quick check for understanding when I was having trouble reading my students. This year I plan to laminate them onto card stock that is larger than the template. This will also allow for some work space as they work out the answers with a dry-erase marker. I may also use sheet protectors. You can join the conversation over on Facebook. To use the template, I project either a graph or an equation on the board and students fill in the rest from there.

Third in Line: This Algebra 2 Quick Check:

Free Algebra 2 Quick Check

I like this quick check for it's "increasing" and "decreasing" fields because my students need practice finding those intervals. To use this template, I project either an equation or a graph onto the whiteboard and students find: the function (they write it down if given, they find it if a graph is given), domain, range, increasing, decreasing. I used this one less than the Algebra 2 Warm-up template, but I will use it again during our unit on increasing and decreasing.

A Warm-up template for Projectile Motion

Free Projectile Motion Warm up template

We used the heck out of this one this year! I had combined our graphing calculator unit with our projectile motion unit. I loved doing it that way, however there were massive learning curves all over the place. Kids couldn't find windows, they weren't sure which side was x-min, y-may, etc., they weren't sure which point showed time in air and where left and right bound were for the positive zero. I finally reeled it all in with this template and everything calmed.way.down. I also lined our classroom walls with these free anchor charts for finding zeros and maximums

math word wall

In addition to warm up templates, word walls have completely changed my teaching. Do you have a math word wall in your classroom? I'd love to see a photo! You can read more about the word walls in my classroom in the post High School Math Word Wall Ideas. There are ideas for younger students too.

You can go to each warm-up template 
by clicking the pictures below.

Algebra 1 Warm up template

Algebra 2 Warm up template

Polynomials Quick Check

Projectile motion warm up template

Algebra 2 quick check

Factoring Quick Check Template

Quadratic Zeros Quick-Check Templat

Quadratic Formula Warm Up Template

Systems of equations quick check

And one for Geometry:
Geometry quick check template for bell ringers, warm ups and exit tickets


  1. These are great! Thank you!!

  2. These are fantastic! I am wondering if you have any recommendations for similar templates for data analysis at the upper elementary (graph interpretation etc). I have searched on TPT as well as on pinterest. I am looking for exactly what you are showing, except those earlier concepts.

    1. I would love to do this! Would you please email me at scaffoldedmath@gmail.com so I can ask some questions about what you feel should be included? My upper elementary understanding is a little fogggy:)

  3. AnonymousMay 03, 2017

    A great set of resources - many thanks :)

  4. I was very disappointed that I am not teaching Alg this year but still downloaded these because they are AWESOME!
    Thanks for sharing them with all of us!

    1. Hi Donna! Thank you so much! I'm not sure what you are teaching this year but I am just about to add a Geometry template...