Hello, and Happy New Year! As we are now in 2017, I’m finding myself reflecting back on the resources I’ve created, the wonderful connections and conversations I have made with teachers all around the world, and all the kind feedback I have received. Making the decision to dive into writing
When we think of seasonal activities, we generally think of elementary school. However, I’ve found that the older students love to celebrate the seasons too! Of all the seasons, FALL is my favorite to infuse into math! There are some really easy ways to maintain content, but sprinkle it with a
I have had requests over the years to create binder covers for my popular curriculum bundles, and I finally got to that today! Each binder cover comes with your option of color or black and white. You simple need to change the unit title to match your units. These binder
I love any activity in math, but what do I love more? Trying out a NEW activity! It adds to the activity toolkit and keeps things fresh for not only students, but for the teacher as well. My students were always fond of my Math Libs, coloring activities, scavenger hunts, task cards
How do you review at the end of the year? I typically use review packets with mini-quizzes to help my students prepare for testing. I find that this helps chunk the material and gives students a chance to master each a set of topics before moving on to the next.
Rational expressions is the very last unit that I used to teach after the state assessment in June. It was a great unit because it tied together so many concepts taught throughout the year. And, any time you can insert more practice with factoring is a win! The first few
One of the hardest topics to teach in Geometry has to be congruent triangle proofs. Identifying properties and theorems in order to develop and reason through a proof is not something that happens in a day. Students need practice- and LOTS of it! One thing I try to do is mix up
Operations with scientific notation appears to be a simple topic on the surface, however, students get easily confused when manipulating the exponent in order to make computations. I came up with the acronym “LARS” to help students remember how changing the exponent affects the direction the decimal will move. “LARS”