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By Angela Watson
This product features printable cards with discussion/reflection questions that teachers can ask to promote each of the CCSS math practices, plus prompts that tie all the math practices together! Looking for a version that students can use during
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
676 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
These 12 games have everything you need for teaching fifth grade fractions for only $1 each! There are 1-3 games for each Common Core standard (5.NF.A.1, 5.NF.A.2, 5.NF.B.3, 5.NF.B.4, 5.NF.B.5, 5.NF.B.6, 5.NF.B.7), covering key concepts such
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Math Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
5.NF.A.1, 5.NF.A.2, 5.NF.B.3, 5.NF.B.4, 5.NF.B.4a, 5.NF.B.4b, 5.NF.B.5, 5.NF.B.5a, 5.NF.B.5b, 5.NF.B.6, 5.NF.B.7...
$11.99
449 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
These 14 games have everything you need for teaching fourth grade fractions and decimals for $1 each! There are 2 games for each Common Core standard (4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.A.2, 4.NF.B.3, 4.NF.B.4, 4.NF.C.5, 4.NF.C.6, 4.NF.C.7) covering key concepts such
Subjects:
Fractions, Math Test Prep, Decimals
Grades:
4th
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.A.2, 4.NF.B.3, 4.NF.B.3a, 4.NF.B.3b, 4.NF.B.3c, 4.NF.B.3d, 4.NF.B.4, 4.NF.B.4a, 4.NF.B.4b, 4.NF.B.4c
$13.99
341 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
This product features printable cards for student partners to use for accountable talk when problem solving in math. The discussion questions are designed to help students reflect on and talk about each of the CCSS math practices.By placing these
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MP5, MP6, MP7
$3.50
286 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (9.76 MB)
By Angela Watson
These math talk posters are designed to support your students in having independent conversations about problem solving in math. The posters indicate not only a question or stem to get the conversation going, but also the sentence starter that the
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$3.00
266 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
These 10 games have everything you need for teaching third grade fractions for only $1 each! There are multiple games for each Common Core standard (3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.2, 3.NF.A.3), covering key concepts such as:-Parts of a whole-Parts of a
Subjects:
Fractions, Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.2, 3.NF.A.2b, 3.NF.A.3, 3.NF.A.3a, 3.NF.A.3b, 3.NF.A.3c, 3.NF.A.3d
$9.99
293 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
These 14games cover every CCSS-aligned fourth grade Number and Operations in Base Ten topic for only $1 each! The games reinforce the place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division standards covered in the 4.NBT.A.1,
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Math Test Prep, Place Value
Grades:
4th
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
4.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.2, 4.NBT.A.3, 4.NBT.B.4, 4.NBT.B.5, 4.NBT.B.6
$13.99
232 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
These fifteen games cover every Common Core-aligned fifth grade Number and Operations in Base Ten topic for only $1 each! The games reinforce the place value, decimals, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division standards covered in the
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Decimals, Place Value
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
5.NBT.A.1, 5.NBT.A.2, 5.NBT.A.3, 5.NBT.A.3a, 5.NBT.A.3b, 5.NBT.A.4, 5.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.B.7
$14.99
223 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
These 8 games have everything you need for teaching CCSS-aligned fourth grade geometry for only $1 each! There are 2-3 games for each geometry Common Core standard (4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2, 4.G.A.3) covering key outcomes on geometric shapes such as:• Draw
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Math Test Prep
Grades:
4th
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2, 4.G.A.3
$7.99
200 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
These 7 games have everything you need for Common Core-aligned fifth grade geometry for only $1 each! The games reinforce each geometry Common Core standard (5.G.A.1, 5.G.A.2, 5.G.A.3, 5.G.A.4) covering key learning targets for coordinate grids,
Subjects:
Geometry, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
5.G.A.1, 5.G.A.2, 5.G.B.3, 5.G.B.4
$6.99
189 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
These seven games cover every CCSS-aligned fourth grade operations and algebraic thinking topic for only $1 each! The games reinforce the 4.OA.A.1, 4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.A.3, 4.OA.B.4, and 4.OA.C.5 standards, including skills such as:• Interpreting
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
4.OA.A.1, 4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.A.3, 4.OA.B.4, 4.OA.C.5
$6.99
187 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
These free fraction cards can be used as math manipulatives in your math centers or workstations. They're designed to be used with the following products: 3rd Grade Fractions Math Partner Games: 10 Games Designed for Common Core4th Grade Fractions
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Math Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
FREE
220 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
These free place value cards can be used to help students practice using standard form/base ten numerals, expanded form, and word names/number names. You can use the cards as a sorting or matching activity for the whole class or in math centers and
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Decimals, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.A.3, 4.NBT.A.2, 5.NBT.A.3, 5.NBT.A.3a
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm an instructional coach and educational consultant. I was classroom teacher for eleven years, working first in Washington, D.C., and then in South Florida.

When I'm not coaching teachers or conducting professional development in schools, I'm either blogging, writing books for teachers, doing speaking engagements, working on my Truth for Teachers podcast, or developing teacher resources. I love what I do and feel very grateful to have so many different types of opportunities to support teachers!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Classroom management is really the cornerstone of effective teaching (perhaps you're noticing a theme there with my materials?) and is a huge part of how I define my teaching style. I think classroom management gets a bad rap sometimes: people assume it's about controlling students' behavior and forcing compliance. It doesn't have to be that way! My goal is to support children in taking ownership of both the classroom and their own learning. I love empowering students to rely on self-control rather than teacher-control, and helping them follow their passions and interests.

Part of strong classroom management is creating and implementing lessons that are really engaging for kids. I try to use (and create) materials that go beyond just worksheets: my focus is on cooperative learning and group work, whole brain teaching, hands-on learning, technology integration, and getting kids actively involved in lessons. And I'm a huge advocate for 21st century skills, specifically the 4 C's: creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.

The most important thing I try to impart to students is a love of learning, and the most important thing I try to impart to teachers is a love teaching. I believe the classroom should be a joyful and loving place where both kids and adults look forward to going to each day. The school system can sometimes make that difficult, but I hope to help teachers tackle some of the issues that drain their energy so they can focus on connecting with and enjoying their students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

One of my most pivotal "shining teacher moments" came during my second year of teaching. I hadn't built up my immunity to kid germs yet and had been home sick with strep throat for two very long weeks. When I returned to school, my principal came running over to me, her eyes wide with amazement. "I poked my head in your classroom last week and I couldn't even tell you were gone! The kids just knew exactly what to do and kept doing it even when you weren't there to watch them."

That compliment made me feel so good! It solidified my passion for classroom management and inspired me to start a website to share ideas for creating a self-running classroom. I began taking photos to illustrate how I set up routines and procedures, and wrote tips for building a sense of classroom community and empowering students to take charge of their own learning.

Eventually the website grew into a book, then a webinar, then two more books. And now? I'm thrilled to continue creating resources here on TpT--I just started in September 2012. The goal is the same as it was back then: to help make teaching more effective, efficient, and enjoyable.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

* National Board Certification, Early Childhood Generalist
* Florida teaching certification in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
* M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction
* B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Art

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

There are over 200 pages of free resources on my website, The Cornerstone For Teachers! You'll also find information on my books, online courses, Truth for Teachers podcast, and more.

You can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

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