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(4-page survey/PreTest and 4-page KEY)
This is a survey, or pretest assessment to quickly get a sense for how well students know their basic ope...

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A simple, but effective, clean, and polished set of 3 different templates for student topic reflection / journal writing. These are a result of ...

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5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...

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Lifelong Tool

On two separate pages, a blank and a completed 12 by 12 table for multiplication table facts.
Can be used by students as a reference or to stu...

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Buyer

Efficient...thanks!

June 11, 2014

Katie C.

Great outline for a class project. Thank you!

June 11, 2014

Buyer

Students loved!!

June 9, 2014

Buyer

Students loved!!

June 9, 2014

Buyer

so useful!

June 3, 2014

Buyer

A must have :D

June 3, 2014

Stacey M.

This SAVED me!! All I needed was right there in the bundle! Well-done unit.

May 22, 2014

Buyer

I liked the flow chart especially.

May 21, 2014

Buyer

Great resource for geometry students!

May 18, 2014

Juanita T.

Awesome resource!

May 11, 2014

Shari T.

Students appreciated this graphic organizer!

April 30, 2014

Kristi O.

Saved time

April 26, 2014

Buyer

I used this as part of an AIMS review and found it very helpful.

April 25, 2014

Buyer

I used this as a brief introduction to get my students through the one conic question on a district final exam. I simply did not have the time to properly address conics within the semester. This did not solve the problem, no single lesson could, but it did seem to help scores a bit.

April 25, 2014

Denise W.

Thank you! This will be so helpful.

April 22, 2014

Buyer

thanks

April 16, 2014

Rebecca S.

Thanks!

April 3, 2014

Buyer

Excellent resource!

March 30, 2014

Buyer

Excellent resource for my fourth graders....

March 28, 2014

Meghan M.

This was a helpful supplement to help my struggling students

March 25, 2014

Buyer

Thanks!

March 23, 2014

Christina T.

helpful

March 19, 2014

Colleen G.

thank you!

March 17, 2014

Colleen G.

Easy and simple explanations!!

March 17, 2014

Pam B.

Good resource and practice for different types of probability.

March 15, 2014

Melissa M.

I'm so happy I bought this bundle. Thank you!

March 13, 2014

Mary M.

Great resource

March 12, 2014

Advanced Instruction Resources (TpT Seller)

Thanks for creating and sharing this resource!

March 5, 2014

Anita W.

Great

March 2, 2014

Colleen M.

Nice!

February 12, 2014

Danielle B.

Thanks

February 4, 2014

Tracy A.

Not quite what I expected, but a good resource

January 21, 2014

Danielle B.

Great!

January 16, 2014

Joy31415926 (TpT Seller)

Two versions of the practice makes it so student pairs may work together and help each other without just giving away answers.

January 13, 2014

Elyce S.

Nice. Thanks.

January 7, 2014

Elyce S.

Wonderful. Thanks!

January 7, 2014

Shanna D.

Very helpful.

January 7, 2014

Buyer

thanks

December 30, 2013

Marsha L.

Very useful.

December 5, 2013

Buyer

good product

November 29, 2013

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

Im4math (TpT Seller) re: Assignment Slip (2 per page) for Busy Teachers

Assignment slip -- how did you use it? Was this a prior to class starting activity -- as the kids came in? Was it an end of class (after they had been working) slip? Do they pick them up as they are leaving to fill out at home when working on homework?

Thad Ackerman (TpT Seller)

Hi - thanks for your interest and question!

I used the assignment slip when students got into small groups (typically 3-4) and went over math homework. They could then track questions they had as individuals, and decide which (unresolved) questions they'd like to get help on from me.

It's simple, but worked well for me. I hope it can be useful to you.

Thad

I used the assignment slip when students got into small groups (typically 3-4) and went over math homework. They could then track questions they had as individuals, and decide which (unresolved) questions they'd like to get help on from me.

It's simple, but worked well for me. I hope it can be useful to you.

Thad

Buyer

Disregard the question about the Solving Linear Systems equations--after I waited a few moments, the equations appeared.

Thad Ackerman (TpT Seller)

Hi - sorry for the initial confusion - if I can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks very much for your business! I'm constantly working on adding new items, so if you have any suggestions, I'd be interested in hearing them -- thadsresources@gmail.com

Kind Regards, Thad

Kind Regards, Thad

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Thad--I downloaded the systems of equations bundle, but none of the equations are on the documents. I tried both a newer and an older computer to see if it was a software glitch. Any suggestions as to how to get the complete documents?

Thanks!

Bonnie

Thanks!

Bonnie

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Thad, you're Math Survey in the download preview doesn't give a lot of samples to view. It's hard to decide if it's applicable for my gr. 8 class. Any suggestions as to whether it would work for me?

Thad Ackerman (TpT Seller)

Hi - thanks very much for your interest!

This survey would definitely be appropriate for an 8th grade class. The topics should all be ones that they have seen.

Detailed problem-type coverage:

- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Long Division with 2 to 4 digit numbers

- Math vocabulary terms (8 of them): whole number, integer, etc.

- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Long Division with decimal numbers

- Fractions: Adding/Subtracting with and w/o common denominators

- Fractions: Multiplying/Dividing common fractions and mixed numbers

- Absolute value

- Signed Numbers: Small number adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing

- Properties (8 of them): Asking for description and example of each (associative, distributive, etc.)

The survey can be used in two passes with students if desired. An optional initial pass would have students only consider each problem and circle Y or N next to each based on their confidence that they can solve it. This pass only takes 5 minutes or less.

A second pass would be to have the students do as many problems as they can and might take approximately 30 minutes.

I hope this helps, and again, thanks for your interest!

This survey would definitely be appropriate for an 8th grade class. The topics should all be ones that they have seen.

Detailed problem-type coverage:

- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Long Division with 2 to 4 digit numbers

- Math vocabulary terms (8 of them): whole number, integer, etc.

- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Long Division with decimal numbers

- Fractions: Adding/Subtracting with and w/o common denominators

- Fractions: Multiplying/Dividing common fractions and mixed numbers

- Absolute value

- Signed Numbers: Small number adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing

- Properties (8 of them): Asking for description and example of each (associative, distributive, etc.)

The survey can be used in two passes with students if desired. An optional initial pass would have students only consider each problem and circle Y or N next to each based on their confidence that they can solve it. This pass only takes 5 minutes or less.

A second pass would be to have the students do as many problems as they can and might take approximately 30 minutes.

I hope this helps, and again, thanks for your interest!

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

17+ years teaching high school mathematics (all levels: basic, college-prep. and honors) Experience tutoring high school, college (undergraduate & graduate), and adult learners in mathematics, SAT & GRE test prep., and engineering. Started own financial advisory firm in 2007, Silver Maple Financial, LLC, and am a licensed financial advisor. Strong interest in finances of individual investing: compound interest, dollar-cost averaging, mutual funds, investing for retirement, etc. Worked for IBM as a computer programmer during college and for 3 years after college, then tutored while going back to school to be an educator. Never looked back! Best move I ever made! :-)

MY TEACHING STYLE

Structured, detail-oriented, but also relaxed. I try to focus and highlight relevant details, but not get too uptight about ones that are less important. I see a sense of humor as an invaluable asset to teaching and learning. I try to acknowledge and teach to multiple intelligences as much as possible. I am always interested in learning new things and draw much of my passion for teaching from this desire. I like to try to spark this in others.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Participated on district Mathematics Curriculum Committee for 8 years from 1997-2005 Guided Class of 1999 as one of two Class Advisors from 1995-1999 Lifetime Honorary Member of Tri-M Music Honor Society (please see additional bio, below) Recognized "Cape Ann League Coach of the Year Award 1998" for Boys Varsity Tennis Senior Counselor, Massachusetts Association of Student Councils Leadership Camp, 1996-1998 SEARCH Group Leader; Led discussion groups for Advanced High School Students, 1994-1995 (speakers included Former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop and Holocaust Survivor, Sonia Weitz) Full Tuition Graduate Student Scholarships, merit-based, University of New Hampshire, 1993-1995 Perfect Score of 800 on Math Section of GRE (Graduate Record Exam) Member of Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society Received McDonnell Douglas Engineering Scholarships, merit-based, University of Michigan, 1987-1989 Perfect Score of 800 on Math Section of SAT Exam

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Education (interdisciplinary--technology) (2005) Cambridge College, Massachusetts Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education - Mathematics (1997) The University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering (1989) The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My goal is to provide math teachers with resources they can use immediately to help them be successful with their students. I'm interested in listening to and playing music... I played in a jazz quartet with high school students (juniors) in high school, "Coffee House" performance in 2002, and in seasonal holiday concerts in the community with the high school jazz and concert bands. While in college, I was a member of the Washtenaw Community College Jazz Orchestra that played in Carnegie Hall in 1989.

GRADES

PreK, Kindergarten, 1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Finance, Mathematics, Other, For All Subject Areas, Family Consumer Sciences, Basic Math