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This is a collection of centers that I created for review. There are five central tendency centers, five box plots centers, and five mean absolute deviation centers. Each card has several questions that require calculations and analyzing

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This is a zip file containing seven study guides with guided note sheets for each study guide making up the entire year's worth of notes for 7th grade math! Within each study guide are definitions, diagrams, examples, explanations, and notes. Great

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This is an activity that I created for my students to find the mistake in rational number problems that have been solved incorrectly. I used common errors when creating this to help them see the mistakes I see when I grade papers.
I had the students

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This is a great graphic organizer that allows the students to review zero exponents, negative exponents, multiplying and dividing with exponents, and power to power with exponents.

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These seven stations include order of operations, combine like terms, solving multistep equations, writing expressions and equations from word problems, and substitution. These stations could be used as individual assignments throughout the unit. I

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This is a book of all of my 7th grade Find the Error activities. In these activities, students are asked to analyze problems that have been answered incorrectly, find the mistake, and work the problem correctly. By analyzing work, students are

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My students LOVE this project. They get to show their creativity through song and dance. They also video their group performing their rap!
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Task Page
Tips and Example Links
Integer Rules and Songs
Rubric

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This is another interactive Tic Tac Toe game like the Tic Tac Toe Expressions game I have posted EXCEPT this one has 27 problems. In this game, the player has to solve all three problems in the box in order to claim the spot.

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This is a 31 page power point with detailed guided notes and examples that can be used in the classroom as a note taking method, differentiation, or resource for classwork. Answers are included and would be a great resource for interactive

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My greatest professional accomplishments have been the success of my students and the continuous education that I attain and am able to share with others. Recently, I facilitated a professional learning opportunity on student centered learning and differentiation. My students consistently score in the distinguished learner category on the end of grade test. Almost all of my students scored in the 98th to 99th percentile. I always have some students who make a perfect score on the end of grade test. I love sharing the activities that I create and use with my students.. I believe students benefit by engaging in student centered activities and math discussions. Sharing different ways of solving a math problem is helpful to all students. In order to achieve this, I have the students work in partners or groups most of the time. When students explain their thought process to others, it not only helps others, but also allows for them to gain a deeper understanding themselves. Cooperative learning plus differentiation equals success for all. Not every student learns at the same rate and has the same abilities. Learning can occur at many different levels, and it is vital that all students grow as critical thinkers, problem solvers, and learners. I offer different levels of tasks and assessments to ensure success for all students and make myself available to help in any way possible. I will continue to research and create new and better ways of allowing my students to reach their full potential and am always seeking innovative ways to help students succeed in my classroom. Not only do I want them to be successful, but I want them to enjoy learning along the way. I model the importance of education by constantly furthering my education as well. I am proud to have earned a marketing degree, an early childhood education degree, a middle grades education degree, a masterâ€™s degree in early childhood education, a specialist degree in curriculum and instruction, and my gifted endorsement. I think of myself as the lead learner in the classroom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I use a variety of teaching strategies in my class. Projects, games, and interactive activities are just a few of the strategies I use. Student centered activities and discovery lessons enable children to take ownership of their learning and remember what they have learned. DIFFERENTIATION IS KEY!!!!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Month International Honor Society

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Pioneer RESA - Gifted Education 2012 Piedmont College - Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction 2008 Piedmont College - Masters in Early Childhood Education 2007 West Georgia College - Middle Grades Education 1993 West Georgia College - Early Childhood Education 1991 West Georgia College - Bachelors of Business in Marketing 1988

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My students are always high achieving showing high growth. Differentiation is the key to the success of my students!!

GRADES

PreK, Kindergarten, 1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff

SUBJECTS

English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Government, Special Education, Math Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Statistics, Economics , Word Problems, Problem Solving, Algebra 2, Short Stories, Mental Math, Decimals, Tools for Common Core