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# Math Notes

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At some point a math student needs to move from learning algebra to doing algebra. Many techniques that students learn are designed to facilitate a person’s understanding and remembrance of …

Learning with Tape: 2013 Algebra 2 Pages

One of my favorite changes from last school year was to make dividers for my students' interactive notebooks. The year before last, I tried using sticky

Odd and Even Investigations eg) Ages of people in your family. Phone number Street number Height etc.. Investigating: Odd and Even....Add some combinations of the facts you found. odd + odd = ? odd + odd + odd = ? etc.. even + even = ? odd + even = ? Can you find any patterns and generalisations? How is this useful? Having fun with Capacity and Mass Students are encouraged to use their own strategies to solve problems: Here are a few ideas: Some Multiplication strategies: LATTICE…

At some point a math student needs to move from learning algebra to doing algebra. Many techniques that students learn are designed to facilitate a person’s understanding and remembrance of …

Ah yes, factoring. How my kids (for some reason) dislike thee. Whatever, we'll get over it ;) This term, for some reason, my classes have, as a whole, required different methods of teaching. They've needed more guided notes and I think it's due to many of my kids not having an Algebra 1 credit. Gosh, how important it is to have this credit! Anyways, here are my guided notes for four types of factoring :) I started off the lesson with GCF but this didn't have it's own guided notes sheet…

(free) This sheet walks kids through how to factor trinomials with no GCF (without guessing and checking!) and also a flowchart that classifies types of polynomial factoring and how to tackle each type.

What to do on the first day of math class - Free activities for middle and high school back to school season

(I promise there are graphic organizers and downloads at the bottom of this post. But, I'm so behind on blogging that I have a rather long back story that I must tell you in order for these pictures to make any sense. Feel free to scroll to the bottom to get to the good stuff. But, you'll likely end up scrolling back to the top to understand what you're looking at.) This year, I am taking a big risk with my Algebra 1 kiddos. I taught them to factor quadratic trinomials with a leading…

So today my kids were foldable overloaded. We had to make up for four lost days of curriculum. First, we started with a two step refresher foldable. The kids solved two step equations on the inside and explained in their own words how they arrived at their answer. Next, I found an awesome foldable online on teachers pay teachers. I think it is by far the best step by step foldable I have seen yet. Then, we worked out a few problems using the foldable. This led to the discussion of when the…

Have you ever found yourself teaching a certain thing a certain way for years, and then one day you think about changing your explanation ju...

Help your students succeed in math by giving them a math resource ring. This product includes 72 mini reference sheets you can put on a ring so your students can easily refer back to formulas, charts, sample problems and math vocabulary that will help get them started solving whatever math problem t...

8th Grade Activities - NCCTM Common Core Math Activities for Middle School

Capturing your students interest and curiosity during the first few minutes of class is the key to keeping them engaged for your entire lesson. But not all math warm up activities are created equally. Math teachers miss out on activating their students’ critical thinking and reasoning skills when