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My algebra I students are allowed to use a graphing calculator for their end-of-the-year state exam, but many of them have had very little practice with them throughout the year. I designed this

Subjects:

Math, Algebra

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Activities

This 14 question scavenger hunt is a great way to have students practice solving multi-step inequalities (two-step, distributive property, variables on one side, and variables on both sides). Because students have to find their answer around the

Subjects:

Math, Algebra

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Math Centers, Cooperative Learning, Activities

This fun solving equations review activity requires students to use higher-level thinking skills to order and then justify each step of an already-solved equation. Included in the file are 8 pre-solved equations (two-step, distributive property,

Subjects:

Math, Algebra

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Activities

This file includes 36 cards with terms (constant and variables) written on them. Hand students a term as they walk in the door and begin class by having them sort themselves into groups by finding people 'like' them. Once students are sorted, have

Subjects:

Algebra, Other (Math)

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Cooperative Learning, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations

To encourage higher-order thinking, I created eight integer rules stations where I give students pre-solved integer computation problems and ask them to notice patterns to create a rule that would work for any integer problem of that type. Each

Subjects:

Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Projects, Math Centers, Computation

This fun, fast-paced game is perfect as an end to a lesson introducing polynomials. Topics covered in the game include vocabulary (monomial, binomial, trinomial), calculating polynomial degrees, and ascending/descending order.
To play, students

Subjects:

Math, Algebra

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Cooperative Learning, Activities, Games

This puzzle consists of 12 squares that form a 3 by 4 rectangle. On each square is integer computation and absolute value problems as well as their answers. Students must match the problems with their correct answers to solve the puzzle. I have

Subjects:

Basic Operations, Mental Math

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Cooperative Learning, Activities, Computation

Nine real-world scenario percent application stations. Includes examples of tips, commission, markup, discount, and tax. Questions vary between asking students to solve for the percent change amount and total. Also included in the zip file is a

Subjects:

Math, Applied Math, Word Problems

Grades:

8^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Math Centers, Cooperative Learning, Activities

This solving equations flow map turns the steps of solving an equation into a visual process. This can be used as a teacher guide while the whole-class works to create the flow map together, as a review prior to an assessment, or as a reference in

Subjects:

Math, Algebra

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Graphic Organizers, Handouts, Computation

This 7-slide powerpoint presentation is designed as for use in an Algebra I classroom as an introduction to solving literal equations (solving for a specific variable when multiple variables appear).
Slides 2 and 4 are used as whole-class

Subjects:

Math, Algebra

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Lesson Plans (Individual), Scaffolded Notes, PowerPoint Presentations

A tree map organizer of properties (commutative, associative, identity, zero property of multiplication, and multiplication property of -1). The file includes a definition, an algebraic example, and one numerical example for each property. Since it

Subjects:

Algebra

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Graphic Organizers, Activities, Homework

The zip file includes an interactive three-tab excel spreadsheet that investigates compound interest. The spreadsheet completes the calculations so the students can focus on understanding how compound interest works and how it relates to real-life

Subjects:

Math

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Activities, Excel Spreadsheets

Nine complex area shapes for teachers to create stations using masking tape and floor tiles. Shapes include combinations of rectangles, triangles, trapezoids, and semi-circles. Directions include instructions about which steps to show and ask each

Subjects:

Math, Geometry

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Cooperative Learning, Activities

This decimal computation flow map turns the 'rules' for correctly computing with decimals into a visual process. This can be used as a teacher guide while the whole-class works to create the flow map together, as a review prior to an assessment, or

Subjects:

Math, Decimals

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Graphic Organizers, Handouts, Computation

Students learn to name 3-Dimensional shapes and their parts with these notes. As a class, discuss the included definitions (edge, vertex, face, prism, and pyramid). Then, students use their new knowledge of 3D naming to match shapes and their

Subjects:

Math, Geometry

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Worksheets, Scaffolded Notes, Handouts

*Designed to be used with TI-83 or TI-83+ calculators
The activity guides students through using graphing calculators to graph and solve four quadratic functions. Questions are designed to teach students how to relate the information in a table for

Subjects:

Math, Algebra

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Scaffolded Notes, Activities

To help students organize information and begin to study for the test at the end of our expressions and equations unit, I created this list of 'info to know'. The list consists of 19 pieces of information that students need to know to be able to

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Word Problems

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Activities, Handouts, Study Guides

This fraction computation flow map turns the 'rules' for correctly computing with fractions into a visual process. This can be used as a teacher guide while the whole-class works to create the flow map together, as a review prior to an assessment,

Subjects:

Math, Fractions

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Graphic Organizers, Handouts, Computation

This file creates a format for students to take notes about integer computation. A blank student copy is included as well as a completed teacher copy. I typically split this into two days with one day focusing on rules for integer addition and one

Subjects:

Basic Operations

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Worksheets, Scaffolded Notes, Handouts

During this three-day stations activity, students work cooperatively in groups of four to learn how to add, subtract, and multiply monomials and polynomials, how to solve polynomial equations, and review how to determine the degree of a polynomial

Subjects:

Math, Algebra

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Math Centers, Cooperative Learning, Activities

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 8th grade math and algebra (to 7th and 8th graders) for 8 years at a suburban school just outside of Indianapolis.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I try to create/use activities that require students to think and do for themselves. My goal is always to find a way for them to figure it out rather than me telling them.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Team leader, on several district and school-wide committees

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Ball State University Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education (2007) Indiana University Master of Science in Educational Leadership (2012)

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GRADES

4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Math Test Prep, Word Problems, Algebra 2, Mental Math, Decimals