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In this engaging activity, students will solve simple equations that require combining like terms to successfully find the integer answers. When they do, they recreate the design in the box that contains the answer. The final product from the 25

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In this activity/worksheet, students solve SIMPLE substitution problems and color based on the answers. This reveals a "hidden message" when the work is done correctly.
These are SIMPLE because all of the numbers are integers and the solutions

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This activity was designed for an 8th grade math class, but is better aligned to the 7th grade standards. This 2 page pdf contains 4 sets of 6 cards each, for a total of 24 cards. The 6 card sets are all equivalent expressions which simplify to

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ACTIVITY OVERVIEW
This is an activity where there are 4 systems story problems that each group will solve, but each group will get their "needed" level of support. For each story, there are the following supports.
• Identify the x & y variables

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In this simple game, students will organize a set of cards to show a complete solution to a one-step equation including inverse operations. There are 16 problems, each with 5 "cards" to make an 80 card sort. This activity is perfect for partner

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For students who need to practice solving 2-step equations with integers (no fractions or decimals), this is the perfect game! Instructions are clear, students have space to work, and eagerly attack the problems! An answer key is provided for

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This activity challenges the strongest math students with rational numbers in the problems and solutions. Students solve an equation and follow the "right" answer to the next problem, ending up with a "circular" answer at the end. Students will

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This activity was designed for a 6th grade math class, but could be used with advanced 5th graders or for review with 7th and 8th graders. This 1 page pdf contains 4 sets of 6 cards each, for a total of 24 cards. The 6 card sets are all fraction

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In this activity, students will practice and master exponent rules.
Skills include:
• Product Rules
• Quotient Rules
• Power Rules
• Negative Exponents
• Zero Rules
This activity is easily differentiated, can be used at any part of your

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This is an ideal review activity for students who have studied equations of lines, slopes, parallel lines, perpendicular lines and finding the slope between two points. It is a game that is flexible enough to be played for 10-45 minutes and for

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"Over the course of a lifetime, a person will have created two swimming pools worth of saliva." REALLY? NO WAY! In this 2 page outline, teachers can use this "fact" as a jumpstart for a mad minute, a quick warm up, a mini lesson, a full lesson

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This simple activity is a great review for students who have been working with solving systems of equations, know the vocabulary, the steps, and how to choose a best method for solving. It is a simple fill in the blank activity where students use a

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

3 years Math Instructional Coach 10 years Middle School Math Teacher 3 years High School Math Teacher 1 year assessment specialist and project management in a Standards-Based Grading System

MY TEACHING STYLE

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

• Douglas County School District Apple Award (Teacher of the Year) Finalist, February 2013. • Recipient of the National Forensics League’s “Coach Scholarship” to attend the Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshop. • Recipient of DCSD Mini-Technology Grant, 2012, “Using iTouch Devices in the Classroom” • Presenter at 2011 Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, “Making Algebra Applicable—Real Life Experiences in Mathematics” • Presenter at 2009 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, “Fostering Mathematical Discussion Through Socratic Seminars” • Presenter at Douglas County School Board meeting March 17, 2009. “Student Leadership Through Student-Led Conferences and Service Learning” • Presenter at 2008 National Middle School Conference, “Fostering Mathematical Discussion Through Socratic Seminars” • Recipient of DCSD Digital Educator Program Grant, Fall 2005-Spring 2008. • Recipient of Northrup Grumman Foundation Education Grant, Spring 2007. • Recipient of “Wal-Mart Teacher of The Year Award,” Spring 2004. • Recipient of “DCSD Math Curriculum Council NCTM Grant,” April, 2002. • Recipient of “New Technologies in the Classroom Grant” DCSD, Fall 2000.

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GRADES

5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Algebra 2, Mental Math