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Start the school year on point ✏️ with these logic challenges for secondary math. Perfect for back to school season, these resources challenge students to think outside the box by promoting number sense development, logical reasoning, real world
Subjects:
Math, Back to School, Mental Math
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Games
$4.00
6
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Students will practice comparing real numbers represented as radicals (square roots), repeating decimals, terminating decimals, fractions, and integers. All of the numbers are located between -6 and 6 to increase the challenge when comparing.
Subjects:
Math, Mental Math, Decimals
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
8.NS.A.1, 8.NS.A.2
$3.25
67
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This multiplication facts game is modeled after the traditional card game, "Old Maid." Students play "Old Math Guy" in groups of 4-5. I created this game to use as an intervention tool with middle school students who continue to struggle with
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Google Apps
CCSS:
3.OA.C.7
$3.50
10
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This mixed numbers and improper fractions 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 identify equivalent pairs of mixed numbers and
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Mental Math
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Google Apps
$3.50
18
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In this hands-on card game, students play in small groups to practice adding and subtracting integers. Results span from -9 to +9. Students will match each integer problem with the simplified answer. Now includes a digital drag-n-drop matching
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Google Apps
CCSS:
7.NS.A.1
$3.50
12
Digital Download PDF (8.53 MB)
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This equivalent fractions 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 identify equivalent fractions. Examples of simplified fractions used:
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Mental Math
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Google Apps
CCSS:
4.NF.A.1
$3.50
15
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Are integers a challenge for your students, too? Engage your middle school math students in integer operations practice with these scavenger hunts! There are 16 practice problems included in each activity. Students begin in different locations
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Mental Math
Grades:
7th
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
CCSS:
7.NS.A.1, 7.NS.A.2
$6.50
$4.75
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This digital resource is perfect for distance learning and has been created in Google Drive. Students will be able to add and subtract integers. This online resources features a drag-and-drop activity where students must correctly order the digital
Subjects:
Math, Mental Math
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
7.NS.A.1
$2.50
12
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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In this hands-on card game, students play in small groups to practice multiplication facts including 9s, 10s, 11s, and 12s. Student match math facts with simplified results. Excellent practice for upper elementary or middle school students who need
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Google Apps
CCSS:
3.OA.C.7
$3.50
3
Digital Download PDF (8.21 MB)
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This fractions to decimals 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 convert fractions to decimals. Now includes a digital drag-n-drop
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Mental Math
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Google Apps
CCSS:
7.NS.A.2d
$3.50
Digital Download PDF (8.15 MB)
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Students will practice comparing numbers written in scientific notation and standard form. Each number represented in scientific notation has a corresponding number in standard form. Negative numbers and negative exponents are both used in this
Subjects:
Math, Science, Mental Math
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
8.EE.A.3
$3.25
23
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Integrate technology with this digital scavenger hunt! Students will be able to evaluate numerical expressions involving rational exponents. This online resource features a drag-and-drop activity where students must correctly order 10 digital cards
Subjects:
Math, Order of Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
HSN-RN.A.1
$2.50
$1.25
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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This digital resource is perfect for distance learning and has been created in Google Drive. Students will be able to evaluate numerical expressions in the form of a number squared or a number cubed. This online resources features a drag-and-drop
Subjects:
Math, Mental Math
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
6.EE.A.1
$2.50
1
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Free to Discover
In this hands-on card game, students play in small groups to practice finding basic percents of friendly numbers. The goal is to improve number sense and use mental math. Percents include 10%, 20%, 25%, 50%, and 75%. Now includes a digital
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Google Apps
CCSS:
7.RP.A.3
$3.50
1
Digital Download PDF (8.41 MB)
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Students will practice simplifying expressions involving integers. The expressions require either one or two steps to simplify. Played just like the traditional card game, Math War is a game played in pairs or small groups with an objective of
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
7.NS.A.2
$3.25
1
Digital Download ZIP (5.23 MB)
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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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