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*Designed for use with a TI-83 or TI-83+ calculator 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
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities
\$1.00
11
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
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Math Centers, Cooperative Learning, Activities
\$2.50
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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
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Activities
\$2.50
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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)
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
\$1.50
9
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
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Math Centers, Computation
\$2.50
13
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
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Games
\$1.50
4
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
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Computation
\$1.50
21
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
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Math Centers, Cooperative Learning, Activities
\$1.50
26
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
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts, Computation
\$1.00
6
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
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Scaffolded Notes, PowerPoint Presentations
\$2.00
3
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
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Homework
\$1.00
4
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
8th, 9th, 7th
Types:
\$2.50
1
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
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities
\$1.50
4
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
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts, Computation
\$1.00
5
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
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Scaffolded Notes, Handouts
\$1.00
1
*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
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Activities
\$1.50
1
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
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Study Guides
\$1.50
3
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
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts, Computation
\$1.00
2
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
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Scaffolded Notes, Handouts
\$1.50
2
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
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Math Centers, Cooperative Learning, Activities
\$6.00
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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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