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This discovery lab will show what area and circumference is in a concrete manner. They will be engaged in this discovery activity as an introduction to the topic of finding area and circumference of a circle.
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This is a discovery activity that will guide your students to deriving the distance formula using the Pythagorean Theorem. This is a partner activity that is an introduction before you give notes.
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This discovery lab will help your students understand combining like terms and distributive property in a hands-on way. Students will get to see concrete representations of combining like terms with negative numbers and distributive property. This

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Students will get a great introduction to parallel lines that are cut by a transversal in this interactive discovery activity. Using an online modeling tool, students will explore angles that are created when parallel lines are cut by a

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Students will get a great introduction to additive inverse and integers on a number line. Using a work mat and integer models students will make predictions and model additive inverse and positive and negative integers. Using this discovery lab, or

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This discovery lab is a great introduction activity to the concept of similar triangles having the same slope. Through this inquiry activity, students will build their background, complete discovery trials, and reflect on their learning with no

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This discovery lab is designed to be an introduction to tree diagrams and tables for compound probability. It will get your students thinking about how to organize probability situations with compound events.
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In this discovery lab students will looked at worked problems and identify what is happening in each step. This is an engaging lesson to introduce operations with scientific notation before notes.
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In this teacher led discovery lab students will discover the conditions for triangles given side lengths and angle types. This is a hands-on introduction activity for 7th graders learning about the properties of triangles and the triangle

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This is a discovery activity and a set of notes for an interactive notebook. The whole resource is made in a sketch notes style and introduces 6 properties of exponents. Designed to promote critical thinking and help students draw conclusions about

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This is an interactive discovery lesson that will introduce students to cross sections of 3D shapes. It gives students the change to make predictions and then try to confirm them. They will work with cones, pyramids, and prisms.
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This discovery lab is an introduction to the solving for an unknown value in complementary, supplementary, and vertical angle relationships. Before giving students notes they will build their background through a hands-on discovery activity.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The two of us at Idea Galaxy have been in education for a combined 23 years. We have taught 6th-7th English Language Arts, 7th-8th Grade Math, and English as a Second Language (ELL) for kindergarten through adult learners. We've also enjoyed many opportunities to provide professional development to fellow educators on a variety of topics.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to experiment with different methods and see what works.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Being able to see those "light bulb" moments with students.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Between the two of us we have three masters degrees and two bachelor degrees. We have a B.A. in Teaching History, a B.A. in Linguistics, minors in English, Physical Education, and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL). We also each have a M.Ed in Bilingual and Multicultural Education and one M.Ed in Educational Leadership- Principalship.

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GRADES

1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific

SUBJECTS

English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Special Education, Other, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Statistics, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Algebra 2, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Spring, Place Value, Student Council, For Administrators, Coaching, End of Year