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Could you please send me the Microsoft Word version of the Geometry Town Project? Thanks! marahcouto@gmail.com (I just bought it)
April 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
I just emailed it to you. Thanks.
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Cheri Hart  (TpT Seller)
Hello! I love the Geometry town project that you created! What a perfect way to conclude our Geometry unit. You mentioned that you would be willing to send the Microsoft Word version. If so, could you email it to me cheri.hart@gmail.com
Thank you very much!
April 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
I just emailed it to you. Enjoy!
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Pam W. re: Similar Figures: Finding Unknown Lengths with Proportions; Scale
Thank you!
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Tracy S.
Hi! I ordered the Geometry Town Project yesterday and was wondering if you would email me the Microsoft Word version... there are two things that we haven't covered yet, so I would like to change those! My email address is tracstep@gmail.com

Thank you!
April 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
I just emailed the project to you. Hope you have a great time!
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Tina White  (TpT Seller) re: Geometry Town Project: Using Geometric Vocabulary to Design a Map
Hello,

Could you email me a Microsoft Word version of this project?
Thanks,
Tina White

email: tmwhite@hamiltonschools.us
April 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Hi there,
I don't see your name in my Sales Details; was it purchased under a different name? On which date?
Thanks.
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Hi Shawna.. I just purchased your Geometry Town project and was wondering if you could email me the Microsoft Word version.. Thank you!
starrzannestipes@gmail.com
April 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
I just emailed it to you. Please let me know if there are any problems opening it.
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Pam W. re: Similar Figures: Finding Unknown Lengths with Proportions; Scale
I don't understand how you got the answer of 30 on problem number 3. I also need a clarification on the scale factor answer on problem number 4. Thanks!
April 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Hi there,
I just uploaded a version that shows how to set up the proportion for number 3, and ratio for number 4. With number three, you have to make sure to use the 2 legs connected to the right angle for the proportion to be set up correctly. The measure of the hypotenuse is unnecessary.
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oops sorry,
ebrucker@montedelsol.org
thank you looking forward to using this.
March 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Just emailed it to you, so let me know if you didn't get it. Thanks.
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Hi, I just purchased the Geometry Map project. It says if we would like the version in word to email. Can I please get it.
Thank you
Elayne
March 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Hi Elayne,
Let me know your email address and I'll be happy to send you a copy of the Word format.
Thanks
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Michael P. re: Geometry Town Project: Using Geometric Vocabulary to Design a Map
Hi, I purchased this yesterday and left a comment about needing the word version. But I forgot to leave my email. My email is mprescott@norfolkchristian.org, could you pass the word version onto me. I would greatly appreciate that. Thanks
March 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
Just emailed it to you. Let me know if you have any problems opening it.
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Lauren K.
Thank you. I just purchased the Geometry Town. My e-mail is lkotzum@gmail.com.
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Lauren K. re: Geometry Town Project: Using Geometric Vocabulary to Design a Map
If I purchase this, can you send me the file so that I am able to modify according to my students' needs? Thanks!
March 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Sure! I need your email address, please, and I'll be happy to email it to you.
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Maria J.
Hi, I just downloaded your product and love it! Could you send me an email with the microsoft word version? I need to adapt it a little bit for my 4th grade students. My email is miateacher@gmail.com. Thank you so much!
March 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Sure! I'll email it to you right now. Thanks for your purchase, and hope your class enjoys it.
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Maria J.
Hi, I just downloaded your product and love it! Could you send me an email with the microsoft word version? I need to adapt it a little bit for my 4th grade students. My email is miateacher@gmail.com. Thank you so much!
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Colleen P.
I just purchased your Geometry Map Project, and I'm really looking forward to using it in my classroom. Could you email me the microsoft word version?

Thanks for creating such a great resource!
Colleen Peters
colleenpeters816@gmail.com
February 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Light the Fire  (TpT Seller)
Hi Shawna,

I just purchased your Geometry Map Project, and I was wondering if you would send me a word copy of project.

Thanks,
Jenny
jenniferjaeger@hotmail.com
February 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Sure! I'll email it right now. Let me know if you don't get it.
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Dorothy L.
Hi Shawna,
I recently purchased your product on teacher pay teacher. Can I have the microsoft version? Not sure how that works?

Thanks, Dottie
dlaudeman@sd60c.org
February 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Hi there,
It looks like you bought Geometry town. I just emailed it to you. Please let me know if you have any problems opening it. Thanks!
February 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Teacher Connection  (TpT Seller) re: Probability: A Unit Assessment
Do you have an answer key for this resource. I'm a new teacher to this subject and level and want to make sure that I am calculating correctly.
February 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
I just added an answer key. Hope it helps.
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Buyer re: Language Arts Terminology and Study Guide
How many pages/terms are included?
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Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
2 pages in pdf format. I can provide a word document instead if you'd like to revise it.
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Betsy F.
Hi. I purchased the Christmas Challenge (order of operations w/ integers)...love it. I think the posted answer key has an error on #6 (the last "r" is coded as -10 and is -8 on the chart). I get -3 for the answer. Thanks again for a great product.
December 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for letting me know. It's already revised and re-posted. Have a great week!
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Karen S.
Hello! I love the Geometry Town project. I did purchase it, but would love the editable version as well. Please send it my way if you can! ksmith@fairview.iu5.org Thanks for sharing this great activity!
November 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Thanks! I'm emailing it now. Let me know if you have an issues opening it. I'd appreciate your feedback after you use it.
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Hi Shawna,

I bought the Geometry Town project and would love an editable version. My email is alisonp@gorhamschools.org. Thank you!
November 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your purchase! I just emailed it to you; please let me know if you don't get it or have any issues opening it in Word 2007.

Have fun!
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Buyer re: Geometry Town Project: Using Geometric Vocabulary to Design a Map
Could I get this file in a format that I can modify for my students?
October 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Sure. I made it in Microsoft Word 2007. After you purchase it, message me your email and I will email the Word version to you.
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Buyer re: Place Value Chart - Trillions to Millionths - In color, with commas
I would like to see this in Microsoft Word. I have my kids go from Trillions to Trillionths. Thanks
September 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
I'll upload a Word version and you can add a few columns. It might be hard to make it all fit, though!
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Buyer re: Solving Two Step Equations with a Do/Undo chart
Love the worksheet, would love it even more with an explanation of how it is used. I get the idea and really like the concept but could use some tips re. how you introduce this to students.
June 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
When students are solving two-step equations for the first time, they are often unclear on which number to “undo” first. I’ve tried a variety of tricks, but the do/undo chart works very well for many of the kids. They use the scaffold for a couple days, and then they are able to do the same steps in their heads. What I like about the do/undo chart is that it connects solving equations to the Order of Operations.
This is one way to present it:
1. Start off by reviewing order of operations with various problems. Then, write a problem on the board, like 15(3) + 9 = 54. Ask if it is true or false, and to explain the steps of proving that it is true (multiply 15 times three first, then add 9, which does in fact equal 54).

2. Then, write the equation 12x + 8 = 92. Highlight the variable. Discuss whether or not they can use order of operations to solve it (they can’t because they can’t multiply first, because they don’t know the value of x).

3. I explain that when there is a variable in an equation, you can’t follow the order of operations, so we have to treat it more like a mystery. I emphasize that we have to “undo” everything that should be done (or has been done to the variable). It’s a mystery…we’re finding an unknown, so we have to work backwards to discover what the variable’s solution is.

4. I introduce the DO/UNDO T-chart. I say that it is just a tool that helps us keep track of how to undo the equation which solves the mystery. I tell them that we’ll only use it for a day or two, and that after that it’s optional. We’re still using the 12x + 8 = 92 equation.

5. Starting on the DO side, I ask, “If we could, what would we DO first in the equation (using order of operations). “ Or, another way I’ve presented it is “What has been done to the variable?” The answer is “multiply by 12), which is what I write in the chart under the DO part. x12

6. I ask, “What would be done next?” or… “What has been done to the variable next?” The answer is ADD 8. I write that in the chart under x12.

7. Now that we have written the two steps in the DO side, I explain that we can solve the mystery by UNDOING these steps. I tell them to put their pencils on the Star…because that is where they need to STARt. They look at the DO side, which says +8. I ask how to undo it, and they say -8, which we write down. That is the first step to solve the equation, so I have them do that step on the actual equation. They subtract 8 from both sides (which they already know from solving one-step equations). Then we move to the next DO/UNDO step. Since it says x12 in the DO side, then need to write /12 in the UNDO side, and then divide by 12 on both sides of the equation. They are left with x = 7, which is the solution.

So, the DO/UNDO chart helps students identify what has been done to the variable, and how to undo it. It helps to explain to them that solving an equation is using Order of operations backwards, because we’re undoing a problem…solving a mystery. It also helps if they know that the order of the steps matters. If they had divided by 12 first, and then subtracted 8, they would have gotten an incorrect answer. The chart helps them know which step to do first until it becomes more automatic.

Finally, it’s good to give them equations with simple math, but also harder math. If all the equations are too simple, they hate having to show their steps. One year I gave them really difficult numbers (big numbers or with decimals) but let them use calculators to do the calculations as long as they showed their steps. It worked well…they were so happy that they didn’t have to do the math, they were willing to show their steps. They also couldn’t use mental math to solve the problem before they started.
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Buyer re: Geometry Town Project: Using Geometric Vocabulary to Design a Map
How long does it usually take your class to complete?
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Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
I gave them two class periods for their rough draft, and then it was homework due the next day. I told them they could ask me process questions, but all content had to be found from their math notes, or from talking to peers. There were some GREAT discussions when they can work together/near each other. It really promoted vocabulary. On day 3, they did peer review/edit. Then I gave them 5 nights (over a weekend) for the final project (no time in class).
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Florence M. re: Probability: A Unit Assessment
Is there an answer sheet?
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Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
There is not an answer sheet included right now. I will try to scan it in and add it to the PDF.
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Paula Saar  (TpT Seller) re: Angles Angles Angles
Is there a key
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Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Hi there,
Yes, there is an answer key on page two. I can also send it to you as a pdf if the formatting comes out weird when you download it.
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Carol Foell  (TpT Seller) re: Understanding Angles: A Coloring Activity!
answers?
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Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
I don't really have an answer key for that activity because the answers vary on a couple of the problems. I know I kept a copy of one of my student's worksheets; I can scan it into my computer and email it to you if you'd like. I wouldn't be able to do it until Monday the 7th.
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Amy Straw  (TpT Seller)
How do I order all of them?
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Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Gosh, I'm not exactly sure. I know I have 15 for sale on this site, but it looks like you can only add one at a time. Have you tried to add more than one to your cart? Maybe you can add all 15, but you need to do it one at a time? I will lower the shipping rate to $2.50 per book, so the total price per book will be $6.00, which seems to beat Amazon's price. If that doesn't work, email me at hodovance@gmail.com, and we can figure out how to get them all shipped to you.
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Buyer re: Understanding Angles: A Coloring Activity!
How did you color the complementary angles on the "understanding angles" worksheet?
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Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Hi there,
If I recall, I believe I had them do some rainbow-style layering...so there was a lot of color because there are so many angles that are complementary.
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Gail N. re: Understanding Angles: A Coloring Activity!
I can't tell if my message went through: I love the idea of your worksheet. It would be improved if it had a title. Is that something you can add?
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Shawna H
Shawna H  (TpT Seller)
Hi there,
I just resaved it as a Word 2007 document, so you can add/revise your own title. I also added a quick one. Thanks.
September 6, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught a variety of subjects and grades, including eight years at 4/5, two years teaching middle school Language Arts, and this is my 4th year teaching 7th grade Math and Pre-algebra.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Balance ~ Student discovery, problem solving, hands-on, basic skills, relevance, real life application, and high interest.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Nominee: Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, Intermediate Grades

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Anthropology, Pomona College MA in Education, UCSC

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