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This activity asks students to sort phrases between the independent and dependent variable. An often difficult concept, using the words "depends on" in the chart helps a student break down the concept. For use as a classroom activity, peer or
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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\$1.50
70 ratings
4.0
Coordinate Plane unit, including guided notes, foldable, and activity. Guided notes discuss vocabulary with helpful hints and strategies. Foldable reviews vocabulary and offers students guided and independent practice graphing ordered pairs. The
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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\$4.00
61 ratings
4.0
Real number system sort activity. Partners or small groups will get cards with varying numbers on them to be sorted into the most appropriate category or subset of the Real Number System. Created large to use as a floor or whole table activity.
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36 ratings
3.9
Mini Unit: Circle graphs are studied through several guided lessons and independent practice worksheets. Guided notes examine circle graphs and the types of data they represent and are perfect for your interactive notebook. Graphs are constructed
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21 ratings
4.0
Activity combines practical math along with math solutions in various formats. Students are asked to provide possible solutions, demonstrate a graph, and write an inequality as a math sentence for real-life scenarios. This is a great tool for
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16 ratings
4.0
This resource contains guided notes and activities for discussing perfect squares, square roots, and exponents. This is a great tool for adding to a student's interactive notebook and included definitions, examples, and whole group activities. For
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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\$3.00
19 ratings
3.9
Using the Virginia SOL 6.9 "6.9 The student will make ballpark comparisons between measurements in the U.S. Customary System of measurement and measurements in the metric system. These flashcards make common comparisons within this context. Easy
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$1.25
13 ratings
4.0
Properties Unit: includes guided notes for your classroom's interactive notebook, warm-up, application of properties worksheet, sort activity, and cut and paste activity for mathematical properties. Use for whole group discussion and lessons, in
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12 ratings
3.9
This activity allows students to explore the volume and area of rectangular prisms in real world scenarios. Following this exploration, students change an attribute or measurement and investigate what occurs to the subsequent volume and surface
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8 ratings
3.9
This is a foldable discussing the definitions and look of the relationships of the data graphed in a Scatterplot for upper elementary or middle school students. Great for guided discussions and your classroom's interactive notebooks. This resource
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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\$1.25
13 ratings
3.9
This activity is a great tool for your students' interactive notebooks. Document includes a graphic organizer of the Real Number System, including definitions and examples. Students must cut and paste the terms and definitions in the right space of
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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\$2.00
10 ratings
3.8
Use these tasks cards and station log for a round robin all class activity or use at a center for independent practice. The activity contains 24 word problems of all math operations on cards. The cards can be stationed by operation or mixed at
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6 ratings
3.9
This lesson discusses the Pythagorean Theorem. There are 12 practical problems that demonstrate real-life scenarios. Students must answer mathematically and illustrate using a provided template. There is also a glue and paste puzzle that requires
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8 ratings
3.9
Hands on sort activity investigating operational vocabulary commonly used in mathematical word problems. This activity is a review for earlier grades and an excellent review prior to word problem units in middle school classrooms. This can be used
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$1.50
10 ratings
3.9
Guided notes discussing the concepts of Probability as a ratio, fraction, and percent. Further discussion compares Theoretical and Experimental Proability, the definitions, and forumulas to calculate. For 5th - 8th grade general education or
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10 ratings
3.9
This document is a 2 page editable quiz. The fun quiz asks procedural questions students are required to understand in the beginning of the year. It is editable and can be changed to reflect your own classroom rules. I typically go over the
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7 ratings
3.9
This resource examines concepts related to integers and absolute value. Opposites in general, counting numbers, whole numbers, integers, comparing, placing on a number line, and absolute value. This is a concise yet thorough guided notes with
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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\$1.50
7 ratings
4.0
This resource allows students to sort candy by directives, and then write as a ratio. This activity is a hands-on manipulative using visual and tactile learning modalities examining the ratio as a comparison exploring part to part or part to whole
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\$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
Set of 48 cards displaying integers. Student order through guided practice, independent learning, or collaboratively with peers.
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$1.50
5 ratings
4.0
This exercise helps students understand the car purchasing process, including interest, total payment, and monthly expenditure. Students reflect on the purchase and its sound financial decision. For use in the general and special education
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5 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught in the private and public sector, elementary and middle school special education in the collaborative and self-contained setting as well as middle and high school Visual Arts.I am highly qualified in all core contents at the elementary school level and in middle school math. Additionally, I served as the middle school PBIS Coach. I currently work as the Educational Director for a private residential treatment facility serving children ages 5-17 with trauma, mental illness, and behavioral disorders. I believe that the art and exceptional education classroom are highly correlated with many levels of commonality. Each specialty has the potential to seek out the underdog, promote and praise students that might otherwise have negative concepts about school, and seeks out differences and exceptionalities. These two disciplines within a PBIS framework help students reach potentials and begin to understand their own creative voices. Exceptionalities should be celebrated, differences praised, and individuals applauded. For other ideas, resources, and inspiration visit my blog at www.makingeducation.com.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that students should find a positive connection in the school environment every day. This is not always easy for students of exceptionalities. These students have not always found education easy and many have shut-down. My daily objective is to be the conduit to help them achieve success daily. My teaching utilizes differentiated instruction employing diverse modalities to meet the needs of different learning styles. Developing project-based lessons, experiential and discovery learning, and engaging lessons that speak to all learners are key to engaging the student. My lessons aid the exceptional learner with scaffolding practices, guided notes, and graphic organizers. Each child has a talent and a show, my hope is the get them to show these talents while we grow their skills.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Masters Degree with Distinction, SEAC Chairman Powhatan County Public Schools, Art Education Certification President's List BFA representative to the Dean, Art and Architechtural History Citation, Clemson University Invitational Art Exhibition,

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Clemson University BFA; University of Colorado Art Education; Liberty University Masters Special Education; Liberty University Ed.S Curriculum and Instruction

Artist, Mama, Optimistic-Realist, and Happy Camper. For other ideas, resources, and inspiration visit my blog at www.makingeducation.com.