# Math Matters in the Middle

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In this activity, students will work with a partner to complete 15 practice problems involving combining like terms. This is similar to a think, pair, share activity. Students should have knowledge of variables and integers before completing this
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Order of Operations
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
\$3.00
22 ratings
4.0
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Summary of Activity: Students work in partners or small groups to solve a puzzle with one-step equations. This is a fun, hands-on way to review or practice solving one-step equations. There are four types of equations: addition, subtraction,
Subjects:
Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
\$3.00
7 ratings
3.9
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This is a great worksheet to use as a review for middle school students. It is a word document that contains ten problems written vertically. I prefer to teach fractions this way. Answer key is included. The problems require finding common
Subjects:
Applied Math, Arithmetic, Fractions
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
\$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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This is a fun way for kids to practice solving two step equations! â€¢ Arrange students into teams (rows work best) of four students. â€¢ The first student gets a copy of the round 1 paper. He or she solves problem one and passes it onto the 2nd
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Arithmetic
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
\$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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This is a fun way to get students simplifying variable expressions or combining like terms. It includes variables, integers, and the distributive property. Directions: Print out the presentation and post slides around the room. Have students
Subjects:
Algebra, Order of Operations
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games
\$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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This is a fun way for students to practice applying the distance formula. Here is one way to organize the activity: Print out the station posters and hang up around the room. Provide each student an answer sheet and go to a station. At the
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Geometry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
\$3.50
4 ratings
3.9
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I use this daily in my math classroom to jump start learning. Each day, students use this template to copy and complete a math problem. This template has enough room for two weeks of work. Also, there is a place at the top for students to set a
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
\$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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This is a template that helps you organization calculator assignments. Take a sharpie and write numbers on your calculators, 1-35. Then, type in student names to the template and print out. Display it near the calculators in your room. Another
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Applied Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Outlines, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
\$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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Directions: This game allows students to practice simplifying expressions using the distributive property. Students take turns rolling two dice to find a location on the game board. The first die tells you the row number, the second the column
Subjects:
Algebra, Other (Math)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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This is a great lesson planning tool that may be edited. It is a Microsoft Word file. Save a copy and changed as needed. It is a weekly lesson planning tool for any subject or class with a place for an "I can" statement for each day.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
\$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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Easy to print and cut labels for organization math related supplies. This is a word document. You can also create your own labels with this template. Great for any organized math teacher!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies - History
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, ...
Types:
Printables, Math Centers
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This is great activity to practice solving multi-step equations. The equations do have like terms and parentheses in them. Directions: â€¢ Arrange students into teams (rows work best) of four students. â€¢ The first student gets a copy of the round
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Arithmetic
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
\$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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Use flashcards to help students remember key vocabulary terms related to mathematics expressions (combining like terms). I use this with 6th, 7th and 8th grade math students. Students can quiz themselves or with a partner. The teacherâ€™s key is
Subjects:
Algebra
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables
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4.0
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This is a fun way for students to practice solving and graphing one step inequalities on a number line. Here is one way to organize the activity: Print out the station posters and hang up around the room. Provide each student an answer sheet and go
Subjects:
Math, Algebra
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
\$4.00
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I have over 15 years experience teaching middle school mathematics. I have also written test items for Measured Progress and SBAC.

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