Math Gecko and Music Scores

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Math Gecko and Music Scores
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Fun resources for math and music! Math worksheets, riddles, puzzles and drawings, and music scores for grades 7-12.
 
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students find the Greatest Common Factors (CGF) for polynomial expressions. The solutions correspond to (x,y) coordinates that form a picture of a puppy. Sample polynomials:6x - 214x² + 10x - 2Prerequisite Skill: Students should be able to find
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
9th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.25
11 ratings
3.9
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students will use the zero product property to solve quadratic equations and solve a riddle. The riddle allows students to check their answers for accuracy. All answers are integers and simple fractions. Equations are of the form:   (x - 2)(2x +
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
9th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students will collect like terms to add polynomial expressions. Students use their solutions to solve a riddle, which acts as a key. Sample polynomials:   (3x² - 5x) - (x² + 4x + 3)   (y³ + y² - 2) + (y -
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
9th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
HSA-APR.A.1
$3.25
8 ratings
3.9
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students will factor Difference of Squares binomials. Solutions correspond to coordinates on a grid that create a picture, which students can use to check for accuracy. Sample binomials:   x² - 49   18x² - 50 ★★★  Related Product  ★★★ #285 -
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.25
6 ratings
3.9
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students find the Greatest Common Factors (CGF) for polynomial expressions. The solutions are used to solve a riddle, which serves as a key. Sample polynomials:   4x² + 10x   9ab² - 3a²b ★★★  Related Products  ★★★   #B275 - Greatest Common
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.25
4 ratings
4.0
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students solve one-step equations using addition and multiplication to solve a riddle. Equations and solutions are FRACTIONS. Sample equations:   2/5x = 3/10   x - 3/4 = 1/3 ★★★  Related Product  ★★★   #B110 - Solving Algebraic Equations
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students convert Linear Equations between standard form and slope-intercept form. Solutions are used to answer a riddle, which helps students check the accuracy of their answers. Equations include INTEGERS and INTEGER FRACTIONS. ★★★  Related
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.25
5 ratings
4.0
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
This bundle includes two popular zero product property riddle worksheets. Students are to solve quadratic equations and find the answer to a riddle. The riddle allows students to check for accuracy.Worksheet #285 — All answers are integers and
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
$5.25
3 ratings
3.8
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Students solve two-step equations to solve a riddle. Equations and solutions use INTEGERS Sample equations:   3x +1 = 13   100 = 36 - 4x ★★★  Related Products  ★★★   #B110 - Solving Algebraic Equations Bundle   #110 - One-Step Equations Picture
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
This bundle includes SEVEN Solving Algebraic Equations riddle/picture/maze worksheets, covering everything from simple one-step equations through multi-step inequalities. Students will enjoy solving these worksheets as they enable them to complete
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
$10.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students will use the zero product property to solve quadratic equations and solve a riddle. The riddle allows students to check their answers for accuracy. All answers are integers, simple fractions and terminating decimals. Equations are of the
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
9th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students solve Multi-Step Inequalities to solve a riddle. Equations use INTEGERS, one has a decimal and one has parentheses. Solutions are mostly INTEGERS, a few are FRACTIONS (BASIC) Sample equations:   3y - 12 < 18   x - 1 > 3x +
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
9th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students will multiply binomial expressions using the Distributive Property (FOIL) to solve a riddle. The riddle allows students to check their answers for accuracy. All answers are integers, simple fractions and terminating decimals. Equations are
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
9th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
HSA-APR.A.1
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students plot coordinates and draw line segments to create a picture of a guitar-playing skeleton, suitable for Halloween or Dia de los Muertos. All coordinates are in Quadrant I. Two versions are included, one that connects all points and line
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Graphing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students will add and simplify polynomial expressions. Solutions are used to solve a maze. Sample polynomials:   (5x³ + 2x² - 1) + (7x² - 3x + 8)   (-3e² - 8) + (12e² - 2e +6) ★★★  T  E  A  C  H  I  N  G    T  I  P  ★★★ Some students may find
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
1 rating
3.9
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
A bundled collection of Eight Complete Jazz Band Arrangements for middle school or high school jazz ensembles. These are original compositions, many based upon chord progressions from jazz standards. Included with each one: Jazz Scales, Jazz Licks
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Other, Songs, Printables
$18.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students find the Greatest Common Factors (GCF) for polynomial expressions. The solutions are used to solve a maze, which serves as a key. Sample polynomials:   6w + 9   15ac - 12ab ★★★  T  E  A  C  H  I  N  G    T  I  P  ★★★ Insist students
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students solve One- and Two-Step Equations. Solutions are matched to coordinates on a grid page, which students use to draw a picture of a house. This allows students to verify accuracy of their calculations. Solutions are INTEGERS. Sample
Subjects:
Algebra, Basic Operations
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students evaluate triangle pairs using Congruence Theorems (SSS, SAS, ASA, HL, and SSS) to draw a picture on a coordinate grid. Prerequisite Skill: This activity assumes students can apply the 180 Rule and Pythagorean Theorem when determining
Subjects:
Geometry, Graphing
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
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By Math Gecko and Music Scores
Students simplify algebraic expressions using the rules of exponents (multiplication, powers, division) to draw a picture. Sample expressions:   4x²/2x   (3x²)³ ★★★  T  E  A  C  H  I  N  G    T  I  P  ★★★ As incentive to complete the picture,
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
9th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught high school mathematics for 24 years, including Honors Precalculus, Algebra 2, Geometry, Algebra 1, Math Fundamentals, Computer Programming (Visual Basic, Delphi Pascal, Php, GW-BASIC) and Chess.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to keep things on the positive side with random humor, fun multimedia and wacky illustrations, while still infusing rigor and accountability in the class. My classroom is generally viewed as a place students look forward to coming to, even if math isn't a favorite of theirs.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

• Authored a book, "Success Secrets for Young Adults," available everywhere online • A former Mensa member, which May Or May Not be due to either a) losing a couple of standard deviations of IQ points along the way, or b) not paying my annual dues

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

• B.S. Business and Marketing/Advertising, Arizona State University • M.Ed Secondary Education, Arizona State University

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I play jazz trumpet professionally, having performed with Grammy-winning artists The Four Tops, Natalie Cole, The Temptations, jazz great Joe Henderson, The Woody Herman Big Band and many others. Played to a packed house (as a sideman) at the Hollywood Bowl.

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