Emergency! Red Alert! Are you going to be absent from your Grade 6-9 Math classroom for several days or a full school week+, don't have the time to plan for your absence, and in need of a full set of "printable/no prep" Middle School-level lessons for your substitute or for an emergency sub folder? Most importantly, are you tired of the last-minute scramble to find meaningful and appealing sub work for your math class when you feel really sick? Then eliminate that stress now!
This is a teacher and student-friendly collection designed to make any five++ days of absence from middle school math class a breeze for you to plan AND educational and motivating for your Grade 6-9 students!
Each of these FIFTEEN engaging activities can be used individually, with partners, or in larger groups, and they require no special effort or skill for a sub to implement. Each resource takes between 20-60 minutes to complete, depending on student ability.
You can be sure your middle school students will be busy working on age-appropriate and captivating math activities AND reviewing their basic skills while you are gone, and isn’t that what we all want as teachers when planning an absence? The collection includes:
Introduction and Suggestions for Use
Printable No Prep Lesson: Math Task Cards #1-12
Printable No Prep Lesson: Money Words Math
Printable No Prep Lesson: Tangram Alphabet Building
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: The Dart Gallery
Printable No Prep Lesson: Crazy Ruler Math
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 the morning from home!
Full answers are provided for all resources (except for a few of the activities with open-ended questions).