UPDATED AND EXPANDED BUNDLE! NOT JUST FOR SUB DAYS ANYMORE! Are you going to be absent from your Grade 5-9 Math classroom for several days or an even longer indefinite period, or are you simply tired of the standard lessons in your class and looking to spice things up? Then how about a set of 55 1/2 "printable/no prep" Middle School-level creative resources and activities for a substitute teacher, for an emergency sub folder, or just as a break from the regular day-to-day lessons in your class?
This is a teacher and student-friendly collection designed to make middle school math class simple for you to plan AND educational and motivating for your Grade 5-9 students! These NO PREP resources work with you there or with you gone and this could be the only supplemental resource you will ever need as a middle school math teacher! These FIFTY-FIVE AND A HALF activities can be used individually, with partners, or in larger groups, and they require no special effort or skill for the regular classroom teacher or sub to implement. Each takes between 20-60 minutes to complete, depending on student ability. Please Note: The "half" activity at the end of this collection is actually a full activity, but this is a math resource, so I just had to work a fraction into the title!
I have included FIFTY-FIVE AND A HALF different lengthy activities/printables in this bundle because we each have our own preferences as teachers when we are absent or need a break from the routine lesson. This collection gives you the ability to pick and choose exactly what works best for your Grade 5-9 class depending on what your students are currently learning, their ability levels, or based on what they have just finished studying. There are also plenty of "just plain fun" math printables and games that can be used at any time of the school year!
You can be sure your middle school students will be busy working on age-appropriate and captivating, creative math activities AND reviewing their basic skills, and isn’t that what we all want as teachers? The collection includes:
Introduction and Suggestions for Use
Table of Contents with Grouping and Skills Chart
Printable No Prep Lesson: Math Task Cards #1-12
Printable No Prep Lesson: Signs and Lines Puzzle
Printable No Prep Lesson: Estimation Fun
Printable No Prep Lesson: Baker’s Dozen of Mathematical Delights
Printable No Prep Lesson: Calculator Challenges
Printable No Prep Lesson: Body Language Math
Printable No Prep Lesson: The Celebrity Math Game
Printable No Prep Lesson: Build a Picture Math #1-3
Printable No Prep Lesson: Hundred’s Chart Mystery
Printable No Prep Lesson: Cross the Board Multiplication Game
Printable No Prep Lesson: Arrow Math
Printable No Prep Lesson: Crazy Ruler Math
Printable No Prep Lesson: Build a Math Picture #4
Printable No Prep Lesson: Face It! (Faces, Vertices, Edges)
Printable No Prep Lesson: The Fives Number Mystery
Printable No Prep Lesson: Calculator Capers
Printable No Prep Lesson: Calculator Capers #2
Printable No Prep Lesson: Number Link Puzzle
Printable No Prep Lesson: Hundred Dollar Words
Printable No Prep Lesson: Pool Ball Patterns
Printable No Prep Lesson: Candy Jars and Steps
Printable No Prep Lesson: The Dart Gallery
Printable No Prep Lesson: LCM Secret Codes
Printable No Prep Lesson: Happy Numbers
Printable No Prep Lesson: Missing Parts Puzzle
Printable No Prep Lesson: Circle Guess and Check
Printable No Prep Lesson: Number Clues
Printable No Prep Lesson: Circular Thinking
Printable No Prep Lesson: Fibonacci Fun
Printable No Prep Lesson: In A Row
Printable No Prep Lesson: Money Words Math
Printable No Prep Lesson: Tangram Alphabet Building
Printable No Prep Lesson: H on the Hundreds Grid
Printable No Prep Lesson: An Odd Happening
Printable No Prep Lesson: The Twelve Days of Christmas
Printable No Prep Lesson: Factor Fun/ Factor Riddle
Printable No Prep Lesson: Pizza Puzzles
Printable No Prep Lesson: "All Nine" Puzzles
Printable No Prep Lesson: Game of Cards
Printable No Prep Lesson: Awesome Averages
Printable No Prep Lesson: Rock, Paper, Scissors?
Printable No Prep Lesson: Prime Locations/Delightful Decimals
Printable No Prep Lesson: Missing Parts #2
Printable No Prep Lesson: Cows and Ducks
Printable No Prep Lesson: Score With Four/Largest Number Game
Printable No Prep Lesson: Finding the Factors Game #1 and #2
Printable No Prep Lesson: Multiplying Fractions Code
Printable No Prep Lesson: Subtraction Investigations
Printable No Prep Lesson: Place the Digits
Printable No Prep Lesson: Shapes and Clues
Printable No Prep Lesson: Calculator Bingo
Printable No Prep Lesson: The Game of 25
Printable No Prep Lesson: No Pencils Allowed - Multiplication
Printable No Prep Lesson: Five to Make 2005
Printable No Prep Lesson: Triple Tic Tac Toe
1/2 Printable No Prep Lesson: The Jewel Thief Game
Please look at the Preview to see samples from this resource! My advice would be to leave this entire collection behind and ready-to-go in an emergency sub folder for any unexpected absences. Further, I always leave a photocopied class set of my favorite printable in the top desk drawer in case I have to call in sick from home in the morning or just feel the need to deviate from the planned lesson for the day!
Full answers are provided for all resources (except for a few of the activities with open-ended questions).
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“This is a great resource ~ well worth the investment. It provides me with activities for both my advanced 6th and 8th grade math classes. Plus many challenging activities I can use even when I am not absent!”
"I love watching my students work on the Math Tasks at the beginning of your book. The mathematical conversations the activities create are amazing!"
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"This is an amazing resource. I was out for one full week at the beginning of semester and this resource was a HUGE help. I have also printed and laminated some of the sheets and put them in a "Need something to do?" bin in my classroom. That way, I always have tasks at hand for those students who finish early, and because they're laminated, they can be reused again and again!"
"Love love LOVE this resource!!!! It has helped me out a whole heap! I have used some of the activities already and not for relief but just because I liked them! It's such a lifesaver!!!"
“I'm even thinking these will be great for days that I'm just too tired to actually teach something new (come on, we all have those days!).”
"Great back up activities! Requires thought and not just mundane "worksheets"."
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"My math department was over the moon about pre-made sub plans! Kept the students engaged and entertained while sub was there, with minimal questions from the students. Best part: you don't have to be a math teacher to understand the assignments, so all questions could be answered by the sub!"
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“The activities were clever, time consuming, and grade level appropriate! I loved them!”
“Such a creative set of plans that lets students think while you are away - not just do busy work.”
"There are so many options. It made creating my emergency sub plans so easy. I picked a few favorite pages that would be great for my 6th graders any time through out the year."
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