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Two activities to practice with exponent rules are included in this resource. In these group activities, students practice simplifying expressions involving positive exponents. Cards are designed with similar numbers and variables involving
Subjects:
Math, Algebra
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
8.EE.A.1
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There are two linear equation activities in this product. In the concept-building worksheet, students discover how to solve equations with one solution, infinite solutions (all real numbers), or no solution. Students also explain the difference
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Other (Math)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
8.EE.C.7, 8.EE.C.7a
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In this sort activity, students are given a Families of Functions mat and 24 equation cards. Working individually, in pairs, or in small groups, students sort the equations into the correct classification on the mat. Linear, quadratic, absolute
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Algebra 2
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
8.F.A.3
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In this transformations sort activity, students will categorize transformations as a dilation, rotation, reflection, or translation based on the general rule applied to the coordinates. For example, students will see (x,y)-->(-x,y) and classify
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
8.G.A.3
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In this partner activity, students practice identifying perfect squares and perfect cubes. Students are given a Venn Diagram mat and are asked to classify numbers as a perfect square, perfect cube, both, or neither. Numbers in the range of 1-275
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Numbers
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
8.EE.A.2
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Use this Sampling Plans Card Sort to check your students' understanding of types of samples that are representative or biased. Students will be given a scenario and they must classify it as a convenience, voluntary, systematic or random sample.
Subjects:
Math, Statistics, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
7.SP.A.1
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching math since 2010. My experience ranges from grades 5-12. I started my career as an eighth grade math teacher, then left that position to work part-time while my children were babies. During that time period, I was a math interventionist in grades 5-12, tutor for grades 5-12+, and part-time teacher at an alternative education high school. I weathered 2020 as a remote middle school math teacher, and I am currently teaching Algebra 1 and Geometry at the high school level. I hold a teaching certification spanning grades 5-12 Mathematics in New Hampshire.

MY TEACHING STYLE

If I could describe my teaching style in one word, I would say BALANCE. I believe that students need to take organized notes, and they need to engage in a variety of practice activities. I strive to differentiate instruction for students, and I acknowledge that this may not happen every day. I provide opportunities for my students to learn through discovery, and other times I demonstrate the steps to master a skill. Striking the right balance between traditional teaching methods and hands-on, discovery-based learning has been the secret sauce to success in my classroom!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

There is no greater honor for a teacher than serving students. I am thankful for all the students who come back to visit, seek out my help, eat lunch in my room because they know it's a safe place, write my notes of gratitude, and leave class with a smile.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned my M.Ed in Mathematics Education from Lesley University in 2013. I graduated with my BA in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Emmanuel College in 2010.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I started my Teachers Pay Teachers store and blog at freetodiscovermath.com in 2015 in order to provide teachers with quality resources that offer solutions and demonstrate a balanced approach to teaching math. Though I love making an impact in my own classroom, it is a dream come true to be helping tens of thousands of teachers and their students engage in meaningful, engaging math activities.

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