Laura Becker
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United States - Maryland - Salisbury
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 "Math teachers NEED to teach the Why? of mathematics".

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Unit Rate: Real life math ~ Students use real prices on various products found in stores and use unit rates to determine the better deal. Answer...
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Notes + coloring activity containing two pages of scaffolded notes with hints on how students can remember each of the angle types. The third pa...
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Download contains scaffolded notes, guided practice and independent practice on the following topics: Ratios, Rates, Unit Rates and Proportions....
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This download consists of 2 pages of notes/examples and a 3rd page of 8 problems where students fill in boxes with the correct number or symbol (...
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This is a real life activity/project where students must make decisions about purchases now that they're "on their own." Students write and solv...
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This bundle contains the following 11 integer worksheets/activities (7 are listed individually in my store): Planet Integera (Adding Integers) ...
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This 9 page activity contains four pages of worksheets with a theme park theme. Real world problems include: unit rates (what's the better b...
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Here are 6 of my math coloring sheets which are sold separately for \$1.50 or \$1.75 each. You can get 6 of them for \$4.50, that's over 50% off! ...
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A great, fun activity for students to show that they understand unit rates. Real life prices of household items are given and students must use ...
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Two different worksheets, one on writing one step equations from word problems and one on writing two step equations from real world situations. ...
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Want to encourage CRITICAL THINKING that support the Common Core? Supervisors LOVE this! Standards for Mathematical Practice: *Reason abstra...
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In the two page worksheet plus answer key, students must use the Pythagorean Theorem to figure out the missing leg or hypotenuse in real world pr...
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Great for a review before an integer test! 5 stations, one on each of the following topics: plotting rational numbers (fractions & decimals...
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Tic-Tac-Five: A combination of Tic-Tac-Toe and Connect 4 review game. Students form 2 teams and review operations with fractions (adding, subtr...
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Students use a map of streets in a city that create vertical, supplementary and adjacent angles to answer questions. What building is located at...
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Integrating math & art! Students are given specific directions on four separate drawings to include in their Angles in Art Portfolio. Each ...
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Lesson is complete with a warm-up on measuring with a ruler to the nearest 1/4 inch, followed by two pages of notes/guided practice on how to use...
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This 28 page, 8 activity geometry bundle contains the following activities which can be purchased individually in separate listings: Area &...
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In this 3 page, 54 questions exam plus answer key, the following topics are covered: Integers, Fractions, Order of Operations, Simplifying Expre...
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My kids love this activity! Not just a boring worksheet. This coloring sheet contains 10 word problems on adding and subtracting integers. Stu...
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Maybin's Math Store  (TpT Seller)
Hello! I just purchased the common core bundle where student fix the mistakes. Can you please email me the Word version? Thank you!
July 21, 2014

Tracy Womack  (TpT Seller) re: Constructions ~ Circles, Segments, Angles (Real Life)
Hi Laura, I am looking for an activity that will allow students to work at a station independently and learn the basic constructions of circle, line segment and angle...does your activity have directions for the line segment and angle? Thank you for any information.
November 14, 2013
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
No, I'm sorry. No instructions on how to create the constructions are given. This product is more of an "after instructions & after guided practice" activity. The preview will show you all of the questions that are included in the document. Sorry about that.
November 15, 2013

Michelle Dupuis  (TpT Seller)
Hi
I just became a follower, I would appreciate a follow back at Michelle Dupuis. Good luck on TPT, it is great.
Thanks
October 28, 2013

Kacie Travis  (TpT Seller) re: Middle School Math ~ Students Fix Math Mistakes/Errors Set B
I bought this product with the Breast Cancer Awareness bundle, so I can't rate it, but I would rate it very high if I could! I also wanted to make a possible suggestion for your product description. I don't know if your state has adopted the Common Core state standards or not, but one of the Standards of Mathematical Practices is for students to "critique the reasoning of others." I think this aligns very closely with that standard, so I thought you may consider including it as an additional selling point. :)
October 6, 2013
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for the valuable feedback. I'll add that to my product description. I'm in the process of creating a second edition bundle, so be on the lookout. Thanks again!
October 6, 2013

Dr Pepper Lover  (TpT Seller)
Cool! Thanks. My email is faheyme@hotmail.com and I'd love to have a copy of your Scrabble Math activity. :-)
October 3, 2013
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
I just sent it. Let me know if you didn't receive it. Thanks again!
October 6, 2013

Dr Pepper Lover  (TpT Seller) re: Solving Equations: Racing with Rational Numbers (decimals & fractions)
I love your horse race idea. My students LOVED it. Thank you so much. This is not a huge issue, but I wanted to point out an error on the answer key. 2 numbers on your table (of how many blocks to color) got switched when you created the answer key, so Red Hot Filly Pepper and Lame Jane end up tying on the sheet I gave to my students. If you need help finding the error, just email me back. Thanks.
October 2, 2013
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for spotting that error! I've re-uploaded the fixed activity & added a bonus 2nd version. In appreciation please choose any of my \$1.50 or less items that you'd like to have, and I'll email it to you. Just respond with the item you choose as well as your email address. Thanks again!!
October 3, 2013

Joan P. re: Writing Equations From Word Problems ~ Common Core 7.EE 6.EE
April 4, 2013
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
It is a zip file. I just opened it successfully. If you're unable to open a zip file, you can give me your email address & I'll send it to you through email. I've sold several of these in the past week and haven't heard of any other issues. Have you tried downloading it from another computer?
April 4, 2013

Hi Laura,

I recently purchased this item and was hoping that you'd be able to send this document to me in a word format. My email address is maisha.louis@gmail.com

Thanks!
March 17, 2013
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Done!
March 18, 2013

Emily McGann  (TpT Seller) re: End of Year Theme Park Math ~ Common Core Middle School Math Standards Review
Is this activity one event connecting all concepts, or separate word problems?
February 27, 2013
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
There are separate word problems all focused on a theme park. You can download the preview to see all of the problems that are asked. The topics included are in the item description as well. I hope that helps. Thanks for your interest.
February 27, 2013

Shawna H  (TpT Seller) re: Common Core Middle School Geometry Bundle
Is it possible to have you email me this as a word document after I purchase the PDF?
I'd like to add space for student work.
February 24, 2013
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Yes, I have the file at school. I can send it tomorrow.
February 24, 2013

Mary M. re: Common Core 7.RP 6.RP Scale Models & Drawings- Mini-Bundle + Project
February 21, 2013
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
The 3.C.2.a listed on the warm-up is a Maryland State Standard for 7th grade math. I included both the word and pdf formats in case you wanted to remove the standard at the top.
February 21, 2013

Laura - I am new to your store. I am absolutely loving your stuff, and if I was computer savvy, I would be doing the same stuff!! I am so happy I found your products. I loved looking up after I put about 14 things in my cart and seeing your quote........... I love teaching kids to THINK in math, and not just memorize algorithms. thanks!!! Becky
February 3, 2013
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
February 3, 2013

Cybel Jovet  (TpT Seller) re: Integers Stations Review ~ Common Core 6.NS 7.NS
Hi,
I just purchased Integers Stations Review. Please send me the word format!

thank you,
Cybel
January 9, 2013
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Absolutely, can I send it to you tomorrow? I'm home today with my sick daughter & the file is at school. If you absolutely need it today I can run in to school. Let me know.

My school email address is lbecker@wcboe.org. Please send me an email so that I can forward you the Word version. Thanks!

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January 9, 2013

Buyer re: System of Equations Auto Repair Problem
I cant seem to open this file. Due to some technical difficulties I am forced to use my dads computer and he may not have a program I would normally need but I think it should be okay. All my other files opened but this one is not. Can you tell me what format I should be expecting it to use or what program it should be running through?
January 6, 2013
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
It's a Word document. I've sold several of these & haven't had anyone state that there were downloading issues. I re-uploaded the file as a zip file so that you can have both the Word & pdf versions. Let me know if you are still unable to open it.
January 6, 2013

I love how how you address math concepts in real world situations and above all you scaffold and put it in kid friendly language. I am now following you and telling my friends about you. Thank You!!
November 12, 2012
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for the accolades! You made my night! :o)

November 12, 2012

Madrid  (TpT Seller) re: Measuring Angles Coloring Sheet
Hi Laura, I just purchased your whats the Unit Rate...Whats the Better Buy? Is there any way you can send it to me in PDF form. I have Pages on my macbook Pro and although it reads the word format, it didn't quite get the pictures. bvm2400@lausd.net
Thanks
November 12, 2012
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Absolutely. I'll send it right now. Thanks for your purchase!
November 12, 2012

Laura,
I ordered "Multiplying & Dividing QR Activity" and it will not open for me. It is saying that I need a zip drive and my computer is not letting me download it. Would you be able to send it to me in a different format? Thank you!

Heather Ricciuti
October 29, 2012
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Sure. Just give me your email, and I'll send it as a pdf & word document separately.
October 29, 2012

Buyer re: Common Core ~ Middle School Math ~ Students Fix Math Mistakes Bundle
Do you have these for 5th graders?
October 21, 2012
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Not at this time, but I can start working on it. What Common Core topics would you like me to begin with?
October 22, 2012

Will you email me the paper about surface area of a rectangular prism? I left feedback about your Middle school math coloring sheets bundle, which is a great purchase!
Thanks for all you do!,

Nicole Johnson
Folkston, GA
njohnson@charlton.k12.ga.us
October 16, 2012
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Sure.
October 16, 2012

Buyer re: Integer Word Problems ~ QR Activity
Thank you. I would like one that focuses on multiplication and division of integers by Friday. :) Or at least that is the day I would like to do the activity with my students. That is very rushed and if you don't have time I completely understand!
August 21, 2012
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
I can do that. Do you want word problems, a mixture of naked & word problems, or just naked problems? If you want to give me a few examples, that's fine too.
August 21, 2012

Buyer re: Integer Word Problems ~ QR Activity
I am in a BYOT (BYOD) classroom this year and I am trying to incorporate more technology into my classroom and this works perfectly! I would like to have more resources using QR codes. Do you feel comfortable telling me what program you used to creat the QR codes? I have a steep learning curve, but I"m trying.
August 21, 2012
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I used the following website to type in the answers, create the code, then either right click and copy the image and paste into a word document OR download the jpeg of it and paste into a document. http://www.qurify.com/en/

If you'd like me to create a similar worksheet on a different math topic, just let me know. Good luck!!
August 21, 2012

Buyer re: Common Core 6.NS & 7.NS ~ Integers Bundle
Laura,
I bought your integer bundle, (which is FANTASTIC), but my GED students only use whole numbers in coordinate graphing. Is is possible for you to send me the Word version of this so I can tweak that part of the Stations Review? I love your work!
June 3, 2012
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
June 3, 2012

Laura, that is very generous of you! So,I had fun again browsing through your gallery, putting some more items in my wish cart, but would love if you can arrange to send me "Math warm-ups and exit slips". Many thanks!
May 15, 2012
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
I'll have Paul send it to you right away! Thanks again for your business!
May 15, 2012

Buyer re: Angles ~ Complementary, Supplementary, Vertical & Adjacent ~ Common Core 7.G
Hi Laura,
We used your "Angles - Complementary..." lesson today. A student noticed an error in the supplementary example to justify 84 + 106 = 180. The total here is 190. I'm not sure of the proper etiquette in a situation like this, but if it was me, I would want to know. Thanks!
May 14, 2012
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for pointing that out! I'll fix it as soon as I can. In appreciation, please choose another one of my \$3.00 or less items, and I'll have TpT email it to you for free.

May 14, 2012

7) 6 9/20

8) 17 49/60

9) 7 5/6

Thanks
March 31, 2012
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Oh my! Thank you so much for pointing that out to me. I can't imagine how that happened. I am currently away on spring break, but I will fix this as soon as I return to school on Tuesday, April 10 as that is where the Word file is located. Please accept my apologies. I'll let you know as soon as it is re-uploaded.

Ok, the answers are fixed & the corrected document has been re-uploaded & ready for you to download. In appreciation, please choose another one of my \$1.50 or less activities, and I will have TpT email it to you free of charge.

Thanks again & so sorry.
April 10, 2012

Buyer re: Middle School Math ~ Students Fix Math Mistakes/Errors Set A
Hi Laura,
Ha ha...I think I might need to take the advice I give to my students...read carefully! I just saw the word "and" in the problem (even though you put it in bold letters). I apparently just skimmed over it. Thanks for taking the time to correct me graciously.

I have my eye on some of your other work.

Thanks again,
Cheryl
March 28, 2012

Buyer re: End of Year Theme Park Math ~ Common Core Middle School Math Standards Review
Hi Laura,

I look forward to purchasing more from you. I love your work.

Regards,
Cheryl
March 27, 2012
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for your kind words & for taking the time to write me. The problem you are referring to is a dependent event, so assuming that the first event occurs, there are now 14 bumper cars remaining (one less than the total amount). This makes the second event's probability 4/14. Hope that makes sense. If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks again for writing!
March 28, 2012

Wiley F. re: Similar Figures
February 15, 2012
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
This item currently does not have a key. All of my products with answer keys state so in the description. I will work out the problems and post the answers in a few minutes so you can re-download the file. Ok, the updated file with answer key is ready for you to re-download in your "My Purchases" section. Thank you for your purchase.
February 15, 2012

Caryn Loves Math  (TpT Seller) re: Middle School Math ~ Students Fix Math Mistakes/Errors Set A
I just purchased this item and was disappointed that a key was not included. Do you have a key?

Caryn
January 3, 2012
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
January 7, 2012

Buyer re: Add, Subtract, Multiply Fractions Review Game ~ Tic Tac Five
How would you recommend managing this game with a class of 30?
December 17, 2011
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
I would split the class into two teams, "X" & "O.". Give each student a dry erase board. Have the "X" team begin by selecting a square. ALL students should work out the problem on his/her own board. After adequate time, ask all students to show their boards. Now you can decide what the qualifications are to award the square (all correct answers, at least half correct, no more than 3 incorrect, etc.) If the "X" team doesn't win the square, the "O's" have a chance to steal, using the same qualifications. No matter who wins the square, the "O's" have control of the board & get to choose a square. Hope that helps!
December 17, 2011

Buyer re: THANKSGIVING: Compare Decimals & Fractions Color Sheet
December 17, 2011
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Go to "My Putchases" & re-download the corrected document. Please let me know if you have any problems.
December 17, 2011

I guess you could have TpT send it to me. Thanks so much! I liked the first game just fine---it was kind of you to offer this one to me. :-) This is my first year teaching 5th grade---so anything/everything helps.
December 5, 2011
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
No problem at all. I really appreciate your willingness to tell me about the error without giving me negative feedback. I'm emailing it to TpT right now. Good luck with the rest of your school year!
December 5, 2011

Buyer re: Integer Word Problems (Adding & Subtracting) Color Sheet ~ Common Core
Could this be the \$1.50 replacement for the one I bought that had the incorrect answer? Thanks.
December 4, 2011
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Absolutely. How should I send it to you? You can either give me your email address (which I can immediately erase/delete, or I can email it to TPT and have them forward to you.
December 4, 2011

Buyer re: Multiplying Mixed Numbers / Fractions Winter Coloring Activity
Number 10 is incorrect. The answer should be 21 and 2/3 = 63 and 2/3. This was not an answer choice. Please fix and send the corrected version as something I can download.
December 2, 2011
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Ok, all fixed. I really don't understand what happened. I was informed about that problem last year, fixed it, & re-uploaded the corrected file. I really don't know what happened. In appreciation, feel free to choose another one of my \$1.50 items, send me your email address, and I'll email you the item of your choosing for free. Thanks again.
December 2, 2011

Scipi  (TpT Seller) re: Writing Equations From Word Problems ~ Common Core 7.EE 6.EE
I saw your store on the home page of Teachers Pay Teachers; so, I thought I would look at your freebie. I left you a rating. Well done and colorful! I have just a couple of suggestions that might increase your sales. First, make a cover page so that you have an attractive thumbnail to entice buyers. Secondly, always give an instruction page or tell how and when you use the product (ex. pretest, posttest, homework?) I am glad to see you breaking up the text with graphics. You might also want to leave some extra space between each question.

I hope you will have time to rate my latest free product listed below.

If you are interested, I have a math blog at: http://gofigurewithscipi.blogspot.com/

I am now your 31st follower, and I hope you will follow me as well. Good luck as you sell on TPT! http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SciPi/Products
October 22, 2011
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for the constructive feedback! I'll make sure I do that with all of my new postings. Thanks again!
October 22, 2011

I'm not a math teacher, and I want to use this my ELA class because we're talking about persuasive techniques in advertising. Does this come one of your other products because I'd need the answers and I'd really like to buy it.
Thanks,
Theresa
February 10, 2011
Laura Becker  (TpT Seller)
I'll make an answer key for it & repost it sometime before the end of the day. I'll change the description to say that it includes an answer key. That's how you'll know it's ready for you to purchase. Thanks so much for your interest.
February 10, 2011

Judith Gonzales  (TpT Seller)
Thank you Laura! Have a good year.
July 28, 2010
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 19 years of teaching experience, 4 years in elementary 15 in middle school. After 6 years of teaching Algebra 1 GATE and pre-algebra, I took on a new position as a math intervention specialist helping struggling math students, preparing lessons for teachers, and team-teaching with classroom math teachers. I truly believe in the necessity of teaching the "why" of mathematics. My favorite moments are the "Oh, now I get it!" ones.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands on, self-discovery, real life applications, making sure students understand the "Why" of mathematics. Without a conceptual understanding, is there really understanding?

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS Elementary Education, Middle School Math Certification