# Crazy For Algebra

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This lesson provides students with an experience forming connections between representations of functions. Students match up tables, graphs, equations, and stories into function families. The activity could be used in a Pre-Algebra or Algebra
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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\$4.00
33 ratings
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This lesson/assessment provides an opportunity for students to use their mathematical abilities -- namely, their knowledge of scatter plots and linear regression lines -- to solve a mystery. The story lays out the scene of the crime, and students
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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\$7.00
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This SMART Notebook file for Smartboard is a lesson designed for a Pre-Algebra or Algebra class that is learning to simplify expressions by combining like terms and using the Distributive Property. There is an interactive page for each skill in
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This lesson provides students with an experience forming connections between representations of functions. Students match up tables, graphs, equations, and stories into function families. The activity could be used in a Pre-Algebra or Algebra
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\$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
Students simplify radical (square root) expressions to group cards and find three equivalent. Ten sets of beginning cards are included for students simplifying radicals for the first time, and ten sets of advanced cards with variables are for
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\$4.00
4 ratings
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This SMART Notebook file for Smartboard is a lesson designed for a Pre-Algebra or Algebra class that is learning to solve equations. There are four pages of Algebra balances and Algebra tiles that are used to model progressively more difficult
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\$3.00
2 ratings
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This activity gets students out of their seats to put irrational and rational numbers in order. Students receive cards with a number that is either a whole number or the square root of a whole number between 1 and 100, and they work together to put
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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\$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
Students match up card pairs to find equivalent fractions, decimals, and percents. Twenty pairs of cards are included. Students can work in groups to match task cards together, or use cards to play common card games such as Old Maid, Go Fish,
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$4.00
1 rating
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Students match up sets of four equivalent cards with decimals, mixed numbers, improper fractions, and unreduced fractions. Forty-eight cards (12 sets) are included. Students can work in groups to match task cards together, or use cards to play
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
This is part of a collection of Group Review pages that are useful for reviewing in a class of different ability levels. Some questions are scaffolded to help students who are struggling to get through the basic steps of a procedure, and others are
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This SMART Notebook file leads through two Algebra lessons on factoring polynoials with Algebra tiles. The first lesson uses tiles to factor out a monomial from a polynomial (also called factoring out a GCF or Greatest Common Factor). The second
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This game is designed for an Algebra 1 class at the end of a unit on slope-intercept form of linear equations. Students take turns drawing a card, then placing a marker on one space on the board that fits their card. The object of the game is to
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This is part of a collection of Group Review pages that are useful for reviewing in a class of different ability levels. Some questions are scaffolded to help students who are struggling to get through the basic steps of a procedure, and others are
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It's a game, a warm-up, a review, and a formative assessment in one! It is a way for students to start class in a focused, structured, fun way. This file includes editable game boards for first and second semesters, a pdf of warm-up problems to
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\$5.00
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This is part of a collection of Group Review pages that are useful for reviewing in a class of different ability levels. Some questions are scaffolded to help students who are struggling to get through the basic steps of a procedure, and others are
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\$1.50
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This is part of a collection of Group Review pages that are useful for reviewing in a class of different ability levels. Some questions are scaffolded to help students who are struggling to get through the basic steps of a procedure, and others are
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This activity is designed for the spreadsheet-proficient teacher to engage students in a discussion of how credit card interest can build upon itself. It is appropriate for a Pre-Algebra class learning about simple interest or compound interest.
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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3 ratings
4.0
It's a game, a warm-up, a review, and a formative assessment in one! It is a way for students to start class in a focused, structured, fun way. This file includes editable game boards for first and second semesters, a pdf of warm-up problems to
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It's a game, a warm-up, a review, and a formative assessment in one! It is a way for students to start class in a focused, structured, fun way. This file includes editable game boards for first and second semesters, a pdf of warm-up problems to
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It's a game, a warm-up, a review, and a formative assessment in one! It is a way for students to start class in a focused, structured, fun way. This file includes editable game boards for first and second semesters, a pdf of warm-up problems to
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching Pre-Algebra and Algebra to grades 7 and 8 for thirteen years, including experience with special ed, ELL, and gifted and talented students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to keep the classroom fun and light-hearted, but keep our focus on problem solving and activities that make them think.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Being able to teach kids everyday is honor enough.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Stanford University; Master of Education with a focus on 5-8 Mathematics - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities