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Laura Becker
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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This bundle contains the following 9 integer worksheets/activities (7 are listed individually in my store): Planet Integera (Adding Integers) I...
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Download contains scaffolded notes, guided practice and independent practice on the following topics: Ratios, Rates, Unit Rates & Proportion...
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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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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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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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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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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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Here are 6 of my math coloring sheets most of which are listed separately for \$1.50 each. You can get 6 of them for \$4.50, that's over 50% off! ...
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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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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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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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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? Supervisors LOVE this! Here are 14 pages of mistakes that actual students have made in solving math problem...
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Students use playing cards and a template to perform adding and subtracting operations with integers. Problems involving absolute value are incl...
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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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This 3-page worksheet contains 12 questions relating to each of the 12 days of Christmas. Sample Common Core topics include: proportions, sur...
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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 pict...
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This is a hands on performance activity where students will use real National Football League statistics in order to calculate the decimal and pe...
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In this 2 page document (includes answer key), students are asked to find the surface area of common, real life rectangular prisms. 4 problems
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teacherjoni re: Writing Equations From Word Problems
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

teacherjoni re: Writing Equations From Word Problems
April 4, 2013

mlouis re: Adding & Subtracting Integers With Playing Cards
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: Theme Park Math ~ 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: 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

mmunoz702 re: 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

bsilver22
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

cybeljovet re: Integers Stations Review ~ Cooperative Groups
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

Andrtimm 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

hricciuti
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

ROOM201 re: Middle School Math ~ Students Fix Math Mistakes/Errors 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

njohnson2720
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

MarnaJoy 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

MarnaJoy 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

carolblaisdell re: Integers (Adding & Subtracting) ~ Middle School Math 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

carolblaisdell
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

carolblaisdell re: Angles ~ Complementary, Supplementary, Vertical & Adjacent
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

rothjr3 re: Adding Fractions & Mixed Numbers Color Sheet

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

junkaholic 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

junkaholic re: Theme Park Math ~ Middle School Math Standards Review
Hi Laura,
I bought your Theme Park math packet, which I love. However, I just wanted to make you aware of an error on you answer key. Under bumper cars, the second problem, you have the probablity of the second event as 4/14 instead of 4/15, therefore the fraction, decimal and percent are wrong.

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

nfryer 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  (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

rothjr3 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

rothjr3 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

rothjr3
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

rothjr3 re: Integer Word Problems (Adding & Subtracting) Color Sheet
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

rothjr3 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
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.

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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

terbear70 re: REAL Advertising Error Using Percent Off
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 18 years of teaching experience, 4 years in elementary 14 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. This year, I am also teaching an algebra 1 part 2 class. 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.

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