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Shape Patterns is an activity out of a unit called Solving Algebra and Pattern Problems. Students work with tile patterns to find a rule or formula for determining the total number of tiles in any term of the pattern. The terms variable and

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Place Value: I'm Thinking of a Number - Set 6
This is the sixth of six different sets of "I'm Thinking of a Number Cards" to use when teaching place value. This set uses 3 digit numbers, odd and even numbers and the sum of digits in the clues.

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Place Value: I'm Thinking of a Number - Set
This is the fifth of six different sets of "I'm Thinking of a Number Cards" to use when teaching place value. This set uses 3 digit numbers. These clues have more than one solution.
I use the cards in

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When students are first learning algebra concepts, one of the most difficult skills is changing a problem situation to an algebraic equation. Algebraic Equations Bingo gives them practice in a game format. Algebraic Equations Bingo is one activity

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Addition Strategies
Fluency is a consistent thread throughout the Common Core Standards. In order for students to be successful in future mathematics, they must have fluent computation skills. Success with computation is dependent upon fluency

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I Have Who Has cards are a great way to practice content skills, mental math and listening skills. It is one of the few whole group activities where it is mandatory that you participate all the time or it won't work.
In the beginning, give

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This activity uses "function machines" to demonstrate evaluating algebraic expressions by substituting numbers for variables. Function Machines is one activity out of a unit called Solving Algebra and Pattern Problems.
Included in this activity

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The traditional Christmas song The Twelve Days of Christmas is a rich problem solving opportunity for students at many grade levels. This activity is directed at intermediate level students, but can be extended to middle and high school students

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These cards contain one and two step equations and their solutions. They can be used with individual students, partners or in a whole group activity. They make a more engaging way for students to get practice solving equations.
Students match an

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Solve It! is an activity out of a unit called Solving Algebra and Pattern Problems. Students use simple equations to solve word problems to advance around the game board. The game provides much needed practice in applying algebraic equations to

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These eight colorful posters will help your students to remember all of the strategies they've learned to solve math problems. The strategies used:
Use my fingers
Use manipulatives
Draw a picture
Use my doubles facts
Count up
Write a number

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What is a more engaging way to introduce variables and equations to students than using a magic trick? Equation Magic is one activity out of a unit called Solving Algebra and Pattern Problems. Student use manipulatives to represent a series of

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This activity is based on the children's book The King's Chessboard by David Birch. The story provides a rich problem for children to explore patterns that are not linear. While much of the pattern is within the reach of intermediate students, I

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Two of Everything is an activity out of a unit called Solving Algebra and Pattern Problems. It is based on the children's story Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong. The story provides the situation for students to explore a doubling

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