# Cookin Up Fun with Middle School Math

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Tax, Discount, and percent change are difficult concepts for students to understand. Real life uses are the best ways to illustrate these concepts. In this activity, students can work in groups and refer to a copy of a store circular. They will
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
\$3.99
82 ratings
4.0
For Perfect squares up to 15, students have a place to put the dimensions, model (provided), square and square root. For 16 - 30, students have a place to put the dimensions, square and square root. The perfect squares chart is a great tool to use
Subjects:
Numbers, Mental Math
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers
\$2.50
44 ratings
4.0
This powepoint contains a fun lesson using Oreos to teach the two types of dilations (enlargement and reduction) and a fun way to remember how to find scale factor. Also included are four different practice problems involving similar figures and
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
\$4.00
31 ratings
4.0
Students will answer math questions in a fun, creative way! They will race through 5 math questions and events complete with a Detour and Roadblock. Once they have experienced this exciting race, they will be able to create their own unique race.
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Word Problems
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
\$4.99
39 ratings
4.0
This journal entry involves a fun activity using Oreos to illustrate the two types of dilations: Enlargement Reduction Scale factor characteristics for each dilation is also listed as part of the journal entry. Pictures with example journal entries
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
\$2.49
27 ratings
4.0
TEKS, Readiness, Supporting......Oh My! This checklist breaks down the 4th grade Writing TEKS by reporting category. It lists each one as supporting or readiness. The checklist has a place to write the date(s) the tek was taught/retaught and a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Classroom Forms
\$3.99
36 ratings
4.0
This fun activity is sure to get your students excited about Translations and Reflections. This activity is designed like a Treasure Hunt. The students will use the clues to move themselves around the graph. This can be used as a cooperative
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Graphing
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
\$3.49
17 ratings
3.9
This journal entry/powerpoint combination involves a fun activity using Oreos to illustrate the two types of dilations: Enlargement Reduction Scale factor characteristics for each dilation is also listed as part of the journal entry. Pictures with
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
\$5.50
22 ratings
3.8
This item has a weekly math assignment for 37 weeks!! These assignments are great to hand out on Monday and have them due at the end of the week (Thursday or Friday). They can be used in addition to the regular daily work you assign. Each
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement
8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
\$12.00
23 ratings
4.0
TEKS, Readiness, Supporting......Oh My! This checklist breaks down the NEW 3rd grade TEKS by reporting category. This list contains the NEW TEKS which will be effective for the 2014-2015 school year. It is never too early to begin planning for the
Subjects:
Math
3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Classroom Forms
\$4.99
12 ratings
3.8
Transformations on the coordinate plane can be a difficult concept for many students to understand. Reflections, dilations, and translations are featured in this application. There are also questions the students must answer that deal with
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Measurement
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
\$2.00
10 ratings
3.9
TEKS, Readiness, Supporting......Oh My! This checklist breaks down the NEW 5th grade TEKS by reporting category. This list contains the NEW TEKS which will be effective for the 2014-2015 school year. It is never too early to begin planning for the
Subjects:
Math
5th, Staff
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Classroom Forms
\$4.99
12 ratings
4.0
TEKS, Readiness, Supporting......Oh My! This checklist breaks down the NEW 4th grade TEKS by reporting category. This list contains the NEW TEKS which will be effective for the 2014-2015 school year. It is never too early to begin planning for the
Subjects:
Math
4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Classroom Forms
\$4.99
8 ratings
4.0
TEKS, Readiness, Supporting......Oh My! This checklist breaks down the NEW 8th grade TEKS by reporting category. This list contains the NEW TEKS which will be effective for the 2014-2015 school year. It is never too early to begin planning for the
Subjects:
Math
8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Classroom Forms
\$4.99
9 ratings
3.9
Create a reindeer with math! This project incorporates a hands-on activity with Pythagorean Theorem, sequences, expressions, and measurement (diameter and length). Items Needed: 2 Popsicle sticks Glue 2 Pipe cleaners Scissors 1 sheet black
Subjects:
Geometry, Measurement, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
\$2.25
7 ratings
4.0
TEKS, Readiness, Supporting......Oh My! This checklist breaks down the NEW 7th grade TEKS by reporting category. This list contains the NEW TEKS which will be effective for the 2014-2015 school year. It is never too early to begin planning for the
Subjects:
Math
7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Classroom Forms
\$4.99
3 ratings
4.0
This hands on activity can be used to review or teach the concept of 2d and 3d figures. Directions are included on how to set up the book and what needs to be included for each figure. Pictures of 2d and 3d figures are included. All the students
Subjects:
Geometry, Measurement
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
\$3.49
5 ratings
4.0
This Excel spreadsheet contains 2 separate sheets. All sheets are set up, so you can list students by sub-population. One sheet will track the % on past STAAR test, benchmarks, and mock tests. This will allow you to see improvement. The other
Subjects:
3rd
Types:
Excel Spreadsheets, Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
\$1.00
10 ratings
4.0
This is an activity to review or test the student's knowledge over 2D and 3D figures, solids and nets. There are 30 total questions grouped together on 12 pages. The questions involve perimeter, area, characteristics of 3D figures, views of
Subjects:
Geometry, Measurement
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
\$4.49
3 ratings
4.0
Are you looking for a fun project to the finish the year? The Carnival game project allows students to use creativity to design a carnival game. The game can be simple, or the game can be a little more demanding. The students must decide how the
Subjects:
Algebra
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
\$1.99
5 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching 8th grade math for ten years. I have been our department head for eight years. Due to ideas and policies I have implemented in our department, we have gone from a 66% passing rate in 2006 to 88% passing in 2012. The achievement gap has also closed from a 31 point gap in 2006 to a seven point gap in 2012. With the rigorous STAAR test, we just had 90% pass the 8th grade math test!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach to every kid in the room regardless of the "sub pop". When I look at my students, I only see willing kids ready to learn. I do the best I can to reach the different learning styles. I follow the same daily agenda every day, so my class is consistent. I incorporate music in the classroom, and I love to have the kids up and teaching other kids. I think technology is wonderful, and I am working on getting more student driven activities in my classroom. I have a powerpoint for every day, but I constantly am updating and changing to meet the needs of my current students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Award BizWorld Teacher of the Month

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Kilgore Jr College - Associate's degree UT Tyler - BBA in Accounting UT Tyler - MBA LeTournea - Teaching Certification

Blog: http://cookinupfunwithmiddleschoolmath.blogspot.com/ Class wiki: http://mrs-cook-8th-grade-math.wikispaces.com/ Wiki used when we present: http://middle-school-math-in-texas.wikispaces.com/