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In these discovery-based, guided notes handouts, students will explore patterns in numbers to help build their understanding of positive, negative, and zero exponents. Students will be able to apply the Properties of Exponents when simplifying
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Other (Math)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
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
$3.00
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In this scavenger hunt activity, students will practice solving systems of linear equations using substitution and/or elimination. Post the 16 practice problems around the classroom ahead of time. Students start at different locations around the
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Other (Math)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
8.EE.C.8, 8.EE.C.8b
$3.25
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In this cooperative learning card game, students practice matching input and output of linear functions given an equation and the input. Modeled after the traditional game "Old Maid," Old Math Guy requires students to take turns selecting cards
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Other (Math)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Google Apps
CCSS:
8.F.A.1
$3.50
27
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Students will build understanding of estimating, comparing, and operations involving scientific notation through completion of these discovery-based worksheets. Students will practice estimating very large and very small numbers; comparing numbers
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Other (Math)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
8.EE.A.4
$3.00
22
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All things exponent rules and scientific notation! This bundle contains a compilation of exponent rules and scientific notation discovery-based worksheets and activities such as a matching game, card sort, stations, and more! Topics covered
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Other (Math)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
8.EE.A.1, 8.EE.A.2, 8.EE.A.3, 8.EE.A.4
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In these estimating radicals activities, students will engage in Think-Pair-Share, individual, and whole group learning throughout the components of the lesson. Students will be able to estimate square roots to the nearest tenth and compare the
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Decimals
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
8.NS.A.2
$3.00
21
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Get students out of their seats and estimating square roots with this interactive Scavenger Hunt. Students will practice estimating radicals to the nearest tenth and comparing sizes of rational and irrational numbers. In order to complete this
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Decimals
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
8.NS.A.2
$3.25
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In this discovery-based notes activity, students will be able to solve equations involving square and cube root solutions. Students practice taking the square and cube root of each side of an equation. This lesson begins with concrete models and
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Other (Math)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
8.EE.A.2
$2.00
18
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In this concept-building, rate of change discovery worksheet, students will practice calculating rate of change from tables, verbal descriptions, graphs, and equations. Students will also compare rate of change given different representations.
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Other (Math)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
8.F.A.2
$2.00
24
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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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