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Get students out of their seats and solving literal equations with this interactive scavenger hunt. Students will practice solving for the indicated variable. Half of the expressions involve a, b, c, d and the other half involve w, x, y, z. The
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Algebra 2
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
HSA-CED.A.4
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Halloween activity for math class! In this Halloween-themed activity, students practice identifying x- and y-intercepts of linear functions. Students travel in pairs to eight stations as they practice identifying x- and y-intercepts from tables,
Subjects:
Math, Holidays/Seasonal, Halloween
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
HSF-IF.B.4
$4.00
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Get students out of their seats and reviewing Algebra 1 with this interactive scavenger hunt. Students will review simplifying expressions with negative exponents, factoring quadratics, solving quadratic equations using factoring, completing the
Subjects:
Specialty, Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$3.25
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This standard form equations and graphs game is modeled after the traditional card game, "Old Maid." Students play "Old Math Guy" in groups of 4-5. Students will demonstrate their ability to match linear equations written in standard form with the
Subjects:
Algebra, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
HSA-CED.A.2
$3.00
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Get students out of their seats and simplifying radical expressions with this interactive scavenger hunt. Students will practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing (rationalizing) radical expressions. All expressions are numerical
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Algebra 2
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
HSN-RN.A.1
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This simplifying radical expressions game is modeled after the traditional card game, "Old Maid." Students play "Old Math Guy" in groups of 4-5. Students will demonstrate their ability to simplify radical expressions. All radical expressions are
Subjects:
Algebra, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
HSN-RN.A.1
$3.00
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Autumn-themed activity for math class! In this activity, students practice solving multi-step equations. Equations include a variable on each side, rational numbers (fractions and decimals), Distributive Property, combining like terms, and a
Subjects:
Math, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
HSA-REI.B.3
$4.00
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This factoring trinomials card game is modeled after the traditional card game, "Old Maid." Students play "Old Math Guy" in groups of 4-5. Students will demonstrate their ability to factor algebraic expressions. The trinomials are all very
Subjects:
Algebra, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
HSA-SSE.B.3
$3.00
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Get students out of their seats and solving word problems with this interactive scavenger hunt. Students will practice writing and solving equations involving weighted averages. Topics include: mixtures, percent mixtures, distance, coins,
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Word Problems
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
HSA-CED.A.1
$3.25
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These task cards facilitate practice with solving literal equations. A variety of examples are provided including use of fractions, variable on each side (must use factoring), and real world examples with common formulas found in middle school math
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Word Problems
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
CCSS:
HSA-CED.A.4
$4.00
4 ratings
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Valentine's Day activity for math class! In this Valentine's Day-themed activity, students practice factoring quadratic trinomials. Students travel in pairs to eight stations as they practice factoring quadratic trinomials. There is one station
Subjects:
Algebra, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
HSA-SSE.B.3
$4.00
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These activities will allow students to practice converting both metric and customary units using organized, clear methods. Throughout the discovery lessons students will reflect on their learning to solidify their understanding of the concepts.
Subjects:
Math, Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$6.00
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Mardi Gras activity for math class! In this holiday-themed activity, students practice solving quadratic equations. Students travel in pairs to eight stations as they practice solving quadratic equations using the quadratic formula, completing the
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
HSA-REI.B.4, HSA-REI.B.4a, HSA-REI.B.4b
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This growing bundle contains all of my holiday-themed partner stations for eighth grade and Algebra 1. Students work both independently and collaboratively during these hands-on activities that engage students in mathematically meaningful
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
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$60.00
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Easter activity for math class! In this holiday-themed rate of change activity, students practice calculating average rate of change of quadratic and exponential functions over a specified interval, constant rate of change of absolute value
Subjects:
Math, Algebra 2, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
HSF-IF.B.6
$4.00
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Students will review all major Algebra I topics as outlined in the Common Core State Standards. These 60 task cards cover all standards and provide a thorough review of the Algebra I curriculum. Each task card is labeled with the corresponding
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, End of Year
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$6.00
2 ratings
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Get students out of their seats and solving exponential equations in one variable. There are 12 practice problems included in the activity. Students begin in different locations around the room and use their answers to find the next problem they
Subjects:
Specialty, Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
HSA-CED.A.1
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Get students out of their seats and factoring polynomials. Includes trinomials where a=1 and a>1, difference of two squares, and perfect square trinomials. There are 12 practice problems included in the activity. Students begin in different
Subjects:
Specialty, Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
HSA-SSE.B.3
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This point slope form equations and graphs game is modeled after the traditional card game, "Old Maid." Students play "Old Math Guy" in groups of 4-5. Students will demonstrate their ability to match linear equations written in point slope form
Subjects:
Algebra, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
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This bundle includes all current and future Algebra 1 hands-on activities including scavenger hunts, card games, partner stations, task cards, and more! Free to Discover activities are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.There are currently
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught eighth grade math in Massachusetts 2010-2015. I spent Spring 2016 as a part-time math interventionist for grades 5-8. I enjoyed taking on a supporting role in the classroom and focusing my energy on working with small groups of struggling students, while also having more time at home with my family. Beginning Fall 2016, I will be staying home with my son and keeping my hand in education through my blog and my TpT store. I hold teaching certifications spanning grades 5-12 Mathematics in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My classroom engages students in a variety of activities - from discovery-based learning to traditional approaches. I believe many students learn best when they have organized notes to refer back to but can engage with content in interesting ways.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I earned professional status in my school district in 2013. I was honored to teach full time with an amazing group of educators in a district ranked top 5% in Massachusetts.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My husband and I welcomed our first baby boy to the world in April 2015. I started creating the Free to Discover curriculum during my maternity leave, and I now look forward to having additional time to focus on this passion. Email me at: freetodiscovermath@gmail.com
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