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This is a 33 page pdf file that I created for my students to help them prepare for the geometry section of the CRCT. It includes definitions and...

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This is a 2 page pdf file that I created to help my students prepare for the CRCT. Included in this study guide are ratios, proportions, similar...

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Kimberly B.

Great Resource!

July 22, 2014

Kimberly B.

Great Resource!

July 22, 2014

Emily K.

Can wait to use this product!

July 22, 2014

Laurie C.

More details would be better

July 22, 2014

Buyer

Great resource! Thank you.

July 20, 2014

Renee R.

This will be great for students to glue in their notebook and refer back to it.

July 17, 2014

Rachel J.

I cannot wait to use this with my students! Thank you!

July 11, 2014

Rachel J.

I cannot wait to use this with my students! Thank you!

July 11, 2014

Rachel J.

This looks so interesting and engaging. I cannot wait to do this with my students! Thank you!

July 11, 2014

Rachel J.

I cannot wait to do this with my students! Thank you!

July 11, 2014

Rachel J.

I cannot wait to do this with my students! Thank you!

July 11, 2014

Rachel J.

I cannot wait to do this with my students! Thank you!

July 11, 2014

Rachel J.

I cannot wait to do this with my students! Thank you!

July 11, 2014

Gay J.

Great analysis activity

July 11, 2014

Gay J.

Will be great thinking activities

July 11, 2014

Buyer

Thanks!

July 8, 2014

Buyer

Thanks!

July 8, 2014

Buyer

Thanks!

July 8, 2014

Buyer

Thanks!

July 8, 2014

Buyer

Thanks!

July 8, 2014

Buyer

Thanks!

July 8, 2014

Kimberly B.

Wonderful Resource!

July 8, 2014

Kimberly B.

Good resource!

July 8, 2014

Kimberly B.

Wonderful Resource!

July 8, 2014

Gay J.

will be a great help

July 3, 2014

Gay J.

good resource

July 3, 2014

Gay J.

kids should love this

July 3, 2014

Gay J.

nice activities

July 3, 2014

Gwendolyn Huggins (TpT Seller)

Great addition to my class word wall. Thanks for sharing.

July 2, 2014

Wendy S.

Thank you

June 29, 2014

Ernesto F.

Thank you!

June 23, 2014

Buyer

Students love to solve a puzzle.

June 16, 2014

Amber C.

Thank you for a great resource!

June 16, 2014

Buyer

My kiddos loved this.

June 15, 2014

Kim M.

Great organizer. Thanks!

June 11, 2014

Kim M.

Great resource. Looking forward to using this next year!

June 11, 2014

Kathleen R.

very helpful

June 7, 2014

Buyer

These questions were really aligned to the common core!

June 5, 2014

Becky B.

Wonderful!! Saved me LOTS of time...

June 3, 2014

Buyer

My students really enjoyed this book! Thanks for the help to get it rolling!

May 30, 2014

Brooke Anne A.

Excited to use this

May 28, 2014

Claudia S.

Excellent!!!!!!

May 27, 2014

Diane G.

great for enrichment. students loved it.

May 25, 2014

Gay J.

Kids will love the game.

May 22, 2014

Gay J.

Good review

May 22, 2014

Sarah Gudaitis (TpT Seller)

Thanks! Will have to adjust parts to make sure the story is appropriate for students.

May 21, 2014

Michele N (TpT Seller)

I used this the entire first quarter to start off class. Kids were engaged!

May 20, 2014

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

Maybin's Math Store (TpT Seller)

I really like your "Find the Error" documents. Are these available as an editable Word document? Thank you! :)

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

If you purchase the 7th grade bundle and then send me your email address, I will send you an editable version.

Kayla S.

I purchased the everything you need file as well as the summative assessments file. My email is kayladsmith31@gmail.com. I am going to organize all of this information and see what else I need! They look great!

Kayla S.

I am considering your "Everything to Differentiate 7th Grade Math", does it include the other files that are individual? Does it also include your CRCT Review that you said you used for your students to exceed? I am moving from 10th grade math to 7th grade to have the same schedule as my son, so I have no materials!

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

Hi,

This zip file includes a checklist of concepts, warm ups for the year, a formative test for each unit with some electronic games, stations, or activities to use for differentiation. It does not include the homework, board games, or assessments for the year. If you are starting over, I recommend this along with the homework, board games, and assessments. If you purchase all of these files, send me your email address, since you are starting over, and I will send you extras for free:)

This zip file includes a checklist of concepts, warm ups for the year, a formative test for each unit with some electronic games, stations, or activities to use for differentiation. It does not include the homework, board games, or assessments for the year. If you are starting over, I recommend this along with the homework, board games, and assessments. If you purchase all of these files, send me your email address, since you are starting over, and I will send you extras for free:)

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

Hi,

I sent you an invite to retrieve the folder of documents from my dropbox.

I sent you an invite to retrieve the folder of documents from my dropbox.

Buyer

I was just wondering if your Jayden's Rescue Unit was still available? I don't see it in your shop, but I saw it referenced on another unit.

Thanks!

Thanks!

Buyer re: Tic Tac Toe Integer Word Problems (27 problems)

Can I use this for any subject and use my own questions or is this only specifically to review integers?

lisa lombardi (TpT Seller)

Hello!

I am trying to use the stations and do not see and answer key. I know you said they were included. Are they in there and I am not looking in the right place?

I bought the differentiated instruction for 7th grade.

Thanks!

I am trying to use the stations and do not see and answer key. I know you said they were included. Are they in there and I am not looking in the right place?

I bought the differentiated instruction for 7th grade.

Thanks!

Ellen M.

Hi, I bought your CRCT review unit, can you tell me how to use the tic, tac, toe game? Also, is there music associated with the price is right or hollywood squares?

Thanks!!

Thanks!!

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

I don't have music with the games. For the tic tac toe game, I divide my students into pairs. (All students have a laptop at my school.) The student picks a square and has to answer all three problems correctly in order to type in their x or o into the box.

If your kids don't have laptops, you could have that as a station and divide the group into two teams. They could either answer all three questions in order to claim the box or they could play with level one questions for one game, clear the board and play again for level two questions, and clear the board again to play with the level three questions.

If your kids don't have laptops, you could have that as a station and divide the group into two teams. They could either answer all three questions in order to claim the box or they could play with level one questions for one game, clear the board and play again for level two questions, and clear the board again to play with the level three questions.

Richard N.

Maybe this is a silly question but, I have beat my self up trying to find out how you got the answer to this warm up question:

A shirt is on sale for 20% off. The sale price is $28, what was the original price?

Could you please explain with some detail/formula you used.

Thanks in advance.

A shirt is on sale for 20% off. The sale price is $28, what was the original price?

Could you please explain with some detail/formula you used.

Thanks in advance.

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

.80n = 28 because if it is 20% off, then you will pay 80% of the original price. When you divide both sides of the equation by .80, your answer will be the original price of $35.

Cindy E.

I purchased the mystery and I was wondering how you give the students the math problems? I'm assuming I keep original because the answers and the clues are on there...thanks

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

I make a copy and cut apart to distribute...without answers for them.

Buyer re: 7th Grade Math Common Core Aligned Warm Ups for the Year

The answers show up with the warm up and I don't want the students to see the answers. Is there a solution for this?

My email address is mcdonaldp@duvalschools.org.

My email address is mcdonaldp@duvalschools.org.

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

When you play the power point, the answers should pop in after students finish as you click. If you want to make a copy, just delete the answers and copy.

Megan Montgomery (TpT Seller) re: Equations Project

Do you happen to have any more example pictures. I purchased this and would like to do it with my 8th graders, but I am a brand new math teacher and a little more examples would even help me explain it better. They are a little hard to see. Thank you,

Megan

Megan

Nancy R. re: Tic Tac Toe Integer Word Problems (27 problems)

I like the type and level of questions! Please tell me how to mark the game as I go. I understand that the student needs to answer all three questions to get a mark, but then what??? thanks, Nancy

Buyer re: 7th Grade Math Common Core Aligned Homework for the Year

Hi! This is my first year teaching 7th grade math and I am thinking of using this as a weekly homework assignment. When I download this will there be a printable version that I can handout to students or only the power point slides? Also, will I be able to edit it? I would like to have several of the questions on one page.

Thank You

Thank You

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

There is not a printable version. You can edit it. If you delete the answers on each slide, you can print it out for handouts.

Buyer

Hey. I purchased the 7th grade common core warm ups from you last week. Is there a copy that does not have the answers?

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

No. If you pull up the power point and play the slide show. The answers appear only once you have allowed the students to work the problems and you click the mouse. The answers do not show up until you decide that they do.

Dawn Minkoff (TpT Seller)

Has this been revised since April 19th. If so will I be able to get the revised version without paying again?

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

I am not sure when I revised the document, but if you go to your "my purchases", you can download it again...

Dawn Burdick (TpT Seller)

I purchased Stations - Proportions, percents,.... and it lists 16 pages. When I downloaded I only get 14 pages. Station 8 that is shown in the picture (that I really want) is not included. ????

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

I am SOOOOOO sorry about the mixup! I had revised the stations and somehow that station got left off. I have fixed it now. Station 8 is now included. Please download the file again.

Dawn Minkoff (TpT Seller)

Hi, I just purchased your Jayden's Rescue unit and was wondering if you have an answer key for the quizzes and test that you could forward to me. I would be so appreciative.

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

Yes. I have retyped the tests, included answer keys, and included printable sheets for each project as buyer's have requested. Please download your new copy of the unit. Thank you.

livelaughlove213 (TpT Seller) re: Tic Tac Toe Integer Word Problems (27 problems)

Can you give me an example of a question in the game? I am trying to see if the word problems you used fit into my curriculum :) Thanks!

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

The temperature dropped 12ºF in 8 hours.

If the final temperature was -7ºF,

what was the starting temperature?

A small business reported a net loss of

$86,000 in 2004 and a net profit of $32,000

in 2005. How much did the company's

profits change from 2004 to 2005?

If the final temperature was -7ºF,

what was the starting temperature?

A small business reported a net loss of

$86,000 in 2004 and a net profit of $32,000

in 2005. How much did the company's

profits change from 2004 to 2005?

Buyer re: Passing Notes (Integer Operations)

Can you tell me what level this task is? Is it better suited for spec ed, gen ed or will it be rigorous enough for gifted and talented? Also does it go into multiplying and dividing integers as well or just adding and subtracting?

Thank you

Thank you

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

This is a task to practice operations with integers in an engaging way. The fun part is trying to figure out how to translate the text language into grammatically correct sentences and then using the assigned values for the letters to come up with the sum of each word. The final part is finding the sum of the entire note. On the second part, there is another note to translate, find the sum of each word, but on that part the students find the product of the words.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have more questions.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have more questions.

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

When the team picks a box (with the person in it), you click on the person. A problem comes up which they have to solve. When they solve it, click on the screen and the answer pops up. Click on the house and it takes you back to the home page. If they got it right, you put an x or 0 in that black box on the tic tac toe board. Also, you keep up with the number of x and 0's on the left to show how many turns it took to get three in a row.

Buyer

Can you please explain what I type into the boxes and how I maneuver and work the game? I have tried playing with it...but I am lost. Thanks.

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

When the team picks a box (with the person in it), you click on the person. A problem comes up which they have to solve. When they solve it, click on the screen and the answer pops up. Click on the house and it takes you back to the home page. If they got it right, you put an x or 0 in that black box on the tic tac toe board. Also, you keep up with the number of x and 0's on the left to show how many turns it took to get three in a row.

Buyer re: Tic Tac Toe Expressions

I really like the game. Can you explain how to play? How should/do I use it with the class? Thanks

Making Math Meaningful (TpT Seller)

With smaller classes, I put it up on the smartboard, divide the class into two teams, and let the team captains choose the box they want to try to solve for their x or o. All of our kids have to bring laptops to school everyday... so with larger classes, I have partners log onto one laptop and play each other. Thanks!

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught elementary and middle school for over twenty two years. I currently teach 7th and 8th grade math at a gifted and talented middle school in georgia.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I use a variety of teaching strategies in my class. Projects, games, and interactive activities are just a few of the strategies I use. DIFFERENTIATION IS KEY!!!!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Month International Honor Society

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Pioneer RESA - Gifted Education 2012 Piedmont College - Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction 2008 Piedmont College - Masters in Early Childhood Education 2007 West Georgia College - Middle Grades Education 1993 West Georgia College - Early Childhood Education 1991 West Georgia College - Bachelors of Business in Marketing 1988

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

99% of my students exceeded on the standardized test this year! One student missed exceeding by one question, but that student did pass.

GRADES

1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

SUBJECTS

English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Math Test Prep, Literature, Statistics, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Algebra 2, Short Stories, Decimals