This file contains lesson materials: worksheets and notes, for teaching the rules of exponents in Algebra. It is discovery-based, and I usually have students work in small groups to fill in the chart on the first page. If your class is more needy,
This file is a compilation of problems applicable to different topics in geometry that are set up to be used for "patient problem-solving" as seen in Dan Meyer's TED talk on the need for a math makeover. Therefore, these problems are lacking all of
This file contains lesson materials for teaching solving one-step equations involving addition and subtraction to three levels of mathematics ability in one class.
Objective: Students will be able to solve at least 3 equations for the variable,
This collection of worksheets accompanies an end-of-unit project of making a tetrahedron kite out of straws, string and tissue paper. Instructions for the completion of the kite can be found online. These worksheets encourage mindful construction
This file contains materials I created for a unit project on functions and graphing in 2006. This multi-step project requires research, writing and group collaboration, in addition to both in- and out-of-class time. It is a real-world
This lesson applies algebra: graphing lines, systems of equations to a real-world scenario of waste production and recycling rates in the United States.
Additional background info can be found: www.clearnair.org/waste/wastefacts.html and
When teaching types of counting problems, like those with replacement or circular permutations, it is important for students to be able to tell the difference between them. This different/similar investigation allows students to develop better
Ready-made quizzes covering standard algebra topics including simplifying expressions, solving equations, graphing, word problems and quadratics. These were created for a selected topics class, so they would probably better suit a modified class.
This project would complement a unit on data analysis or functions and graphing that included regression analysis. In this project, students predict based on polling data who the President of the United States is likely to be in the next election.
This set of measurement problem-solving tasks was designed based on the NCTM standards for measurement and problem-solving. It was designed to be completed by middle school students guided by their teachers. It encourages creative problem-solving
Lesson Objective: to review the basic number properties and properties of equality.
This lesson is designed for pre-algebra or algebra classes.
This lesson has three parts. Part 1: Students will make a presentation on one of the number
This is the first set of notes outlines for my Geometry course. Please see the preview file for a detailed outline of this unit.
This file contains notes sheets for students to fill in on the following topics: building blocks of geometry,
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers
This lesson was designed around the Breakaway Math Book F but can be used with any double bar graph curriculum.
The main activity of this lesson is for students to poll their classmates and create double bar graphs representing the data.
This file contains two creative lesson plans involving reading a coordinate plane and plotting ordered pairs. For the first lesson plan, you will need local maps with grid locators, one per student. Overheads/handouts are provided for the second
This file contains three useful printables for classroom management use.
1. Bathroom sign in/out log. I use this to ensure only one student has left the room at a time.
2. Clock Partners. If you have your students work with partners often,
After introducing the basics of geometry, usually the first chapter material on geometric naming introductory vocabulary and measurement problem-solving, this quiz review game is a powerpoint file with answers included. I generally have students
Whether or not your school requires hall passes, a good classroom management technique is to supply students with a page of 4 (or however many you think is reasonable) to use throughout a quarter or semester. This is particularly helpful for