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Unit Rate: Real life math ~ Students use real prices on various products found in stores and use unit rates to determine the better deal. There ...

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Notes + coloring activity containing two pages of scaffolded notes with hints on how students can remember each of the angle types. The third pa...

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This is a real life activity/project where students must make decisions about purchases now that they're "on their own." Students write and solv...

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Download contains scaffolded notes, guided practice and independent practice on the following topics: Ratios, Rates, Unit Rates and Proportions....

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This high student interest activity quickly allows you to see if your students have mastered all 4 transformations (translations, rotations, refl...

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Here are 6 of my math coloring sheets which are sold separately for $1.50 or $1.75 each. You can get 6 of them for $4.50, that's over 50% off!
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Two different worksheets, one on writing one step equations from word problems and one on writing two step equations from real world situations. ...

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This download consists of 2 pages of notes/examples and a 3rd page of 8 problems where students fill in boxes with the correct number or symbol (...

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Want to encourage CRITICAL THINKING that supports the Common Core? Supervisors LOVE this!
Standards for Mathematical Practice:
*Reason abstr...

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This 9 page activity contains four pages of worksheets with a theme park theme.
Real world problems include:
unit rates (what's the better b...

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This bundle contains the following 11 integer worksheets/activities (7 are listed individually in my store):
Planet Integera (Adding Integers)
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A great, fun activity for students to show that they understand unit rates. Real life prices of household items are given and students must use ...

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Great for a review before an integer test! 5 stations, one on each of the following topics: plotting rational numbers (fractions & decimals...

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In the two page worksheet plus answer key, students must use the Pythagorean Theorem to figure out the missing leg or hypotenuse in real world pr...

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Students use a map of streets in a city that create vertical, supplementary and adjacent angles to answer questions.
What building is located ...

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My kids love this activity! Not just a boring worksheet. This coloring sheet contains 10 word problems on adding and subtracting integers. Stu...

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Common Core Real World Applications
Why do naked area and circumference problems?
This 2 page worksheet plus answer key gives students a varie...

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 20 years of teaching experience, 4 years in elementary 16 in middle school. After 6 years of teaching Algebra 1 GATE and pre-algebra, I took on a new position as a math intervention specialist helping struggling math students, preparing lessons for teachers, and team-teaching with classroom math teachers. I truly believe in the necessity of teaching the "why" of mathematics. My favorite moments are the "Oh, now I get it!" ones.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands on, self-discovery, real life applications, making sure students understand the "Why" of mathematics. Without a conceptual understanding, is there really understanding?

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2015-2016 Middle School Teacher of the Year for Wicomico County

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS Elementary Education, Middle School Math Certification

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

VERY happily married mother of two amazing kids Jake (15) and Raegan (10). Hobbies: Riding with my husband on his Harley, SCUBA diving with my husband, being a soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and dance mom, photography and reading.

GRADES

3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

SUBJECTS

English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Arts & Music, Special Education, Math Test Prep, Statistics, Word Problems, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Decimals, Easter