Ideas for Math Centers in Middle School
Do you need some new ideas for math centers in middle school? This blog post has a few suggestions and a free resource for you! #math #middleschoolmath #mathcenters
Barbie Zipline for Pythagorean Theorem
Barbie Zipline - Students had really been looking forward to this and as soon as they saw the unit was Pythagorean Theorem, they erupted with excitement and questions! #CultofPedagogyPin
Function or Not a Function Card Sort (Math = Love)
Today I'm sharing a new card sort I made for my students to practicing classifying a relation as a function or not a function. My old card sort for this was stolen from someone else and resized on the
Determining Slope INB
I used these interactive notebook pages during my linear functions unit. Student's had a pretty good understanding of slope and did not need a lot of review. First, we watched the "Adventures of Slope Dude" on YouTube to review the four different types of slope. We also went over this pinwheel that I created and taped it down in our notebooks. I did have students choose four different highlighters to highlight the graphs on the pinwheel. They used these colors throughout the lesson and…
Graphing Ordered Pairs and Linear Functions Interactive Notebook Review
One of my review topics for Algebra 2 was graphing ordered pairs and linear functions. We covered this thoroughly in Algebra 1, but I know ...
Triangles Unit: Interior Angle Sum and Exterior Angle (Remote Interior Angles)
Last week, we returned to school after Christmas break. Monday was a teacher workday, so I worked all day on grades and lesson plans for the week. In googling ideas for activities, I came across this site. There I found an inquiry style worksheet to help students discover the sum of the interior angles in a triangle. The file I found was actually a key, so I created my own based on that and tweaked it to fit my interactive notebooks (INBs). On Tuesday, I gave my students the worksheet and a…
Slope Name Art
I've seen this idea multiple places online, so I'm not exactly sure who to credit. Most recently, I've seen it from Pam J. Wilson and Mrs. Hester. It's a variation on two activities that I did last year. So, my students have been working on slope. We started out by discussing the four types of slope. Slope Dude was a must for this! Y'all are probably tired of hearing me go on and on about Slope Dude. But, I just can't help it. My students think the video is stupid, but I can guarantee you…
Using Color with a Purpose
If you teach students, you need to help them learn to color code! These tips and ideas will help your students learn how to take better notes in math and will boost their understanding.
Plotting Coordinate Points Snowflake Pennant Activity
Students plot points from tables in this math pennant activity that doubles as winter classroom decor. All tables represent linear functions. After plotting, students are asked to determine the slope. Included in this snowflake activity are 30 pennants. Also includes 2 extra pennants without table values for you to create your own tables for students to plot.
My Math Resources - Slope of a Line Poster
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8.G.6-8 Pythagorean Theorem Speed Dating
Your students will be smiling and laughing as they practice the Pythagorean Theorem in this fun Speed Dating activity. They won't even realize they are working on rigorous common core math standards! Math Speed Dating allows students to build confidence as they become experts at a particular probl...
Systems of Equations WORD PROBLEMS - print and digital
Students work through 10 systems of equations word problem task cards in this activity. Students can check their own work with optional QR codes. These work great when task cards are given as quiz review. Also included are a student answer sheet to ease grading and an answer key.
Exponent Rules Bookmark Notes - Power, Product, Quotient, Zero and Negative
Need a quick reference for notes?! I created these #mathbookmarknotes that can save you paper and money! A fun a creative approach to notes activities :) These bookmark notes have multiple versions and the possibilities of use are endless! These can be printed with all notes completed, partially completed or not completed at all! Along with the notes portion, examples are given on a separate bookmark. Those are also completed, partially completed and blank for students to complete on their…