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**Updated July 2015 Students get the opportunity to practice setting up and solving 2-step linear equations. Each problem has a designated spot for students to write an equation and solution as well as plenty of space to show their work. This
Subjects:
Math
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Homework
CCSS:
7.EE.B.3, 7.EE.B.4, 7.EE.B.4a, 8.EE.C.7
\$1.50
117
Great for interactive math notebooks! Students complete this 4-door foldable to learn how to identify proportional relationships and the constant of proportionality from tables, equations, and graphs. Each tab includes a notes section and several
Subjects:
Math
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
7.RP.A.2a, 7.RP.A.2b, 7.RP.A.2c
\$2.25
175
Connecting algebra to geometry! Aligned to MCC.7.EE.1 Students find the perimeter of regular and irregular geometric shapes by combining like terms. There are 3 available worksheets (A, B, and C) that are tiered to fit the different levels of
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
\$1.50
56
This is the perfect resource to help students who have just been introduced to single variable inequalities. This worksheet features a chart in which students are given an inequality in words, algebra, or as a graph and must complete the remaining
Subjects:
Math
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Homework
\$1.50
88
Mean, Median, Mode, Range, and Mean Absolute Deviation Foldable A five-door foldable featuring measures of center on the left side (median, mode, and mean) and measures of variability on the right (range and mean absolute deviation). Notes are
Subjects:
Math
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Activities
CCSS:
6.SP.B.5c, 7.SP.C.5, 7.SP.C.7a
\$1.25
127
Aligned to Common Core MCC.7.G.5 Laminate and cut out the 21 angle cards. Have students work independently or in pairs to identify the relationship between angle A and angle B in each of the cards. The cards are tiered so that some of the
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
CCSS:
7.G.B.5
\$2.00
61
This four-corner foldable features the four number properties for addition and multiplication: Associative Property, Commutative Property, Identity Property, and Distributive Property. The outside of the foldable contains the name of each property
Subjects:
Math, Algebra
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Activities
CCSS:
6.EE.A.3, 7.EE.A.1
\$2.00
62
Even in 7th grade, I realized that many of my students had a difficult time transitioning among the different representations of proportional relationships. This is a 6-door foldable (printed on legal size paper) that addresses how to
Subjects:
Math
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
7.RP.A.2, 7.RP.A.2a, 7.RP.A.2b, 7.RP.A.2c
\$1.50
40
Help students understand how inequalities are used in everyday situations. This worksheet features 15 real-life situations in which students graph the situation in order to help them write the inequality. Four guiding questions for students are
Subjects:
Math
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
\$1.75
25
This 8-door foldable contains everything you need to know about basic probability of simple, independent events. To create: Fold on the solid lines and cut on the dotted lines (located inside so that students cut in the right place). The 3
Subjects:
Math
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
7.SP.C.5, 7.SP.C.7a, 7.SP.C.7b
\$1.00
46
This is an excellent math center or station to quickly assess learning of the associative, commutative, and distributive properties. Print and laminate as many equation sheets as needed and cut them up. Use the property headings to help guide
Subjects:
Math
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Assessment
CCSS:
6.EE.A.3, 7.EE.B.3
\$0.75
24
In this in-class project, students will come up with a statistical question, collect 25 pieces of data, and create each of the following: *Line Plot *Box-and-Whisker Plot *Stem-and-Leaf Plot *Frequency Table *Histogram *Circle Graph This is a
Subjects:
Math
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities
CCSS:
6.SP.A.1, 6.SP.B.4
\$3.50
5
Students use an input/output table to graph the given equation. Once graphed, they determine if the equation is linear or nonlinear. DESIGNED WITH THE END IN MIND! We revisit this page on a few occasions. **Most of the equations are linear
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Graphing
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
\$1.00
13
Students use the circles shown to identify the amount shaded first as a fraction then convert the fraction into a decimal and a percent. Allows students to practice fraction-decimal-percent conversions with common equivalents. Can be printed in
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Decimals
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
7.NS.A.2d
FREE
19
CC7.G.1: This is designed specifically for interactive notebooks. Fits easily into composition and/or spiral notebooks and saves paper (3 per page!) After gluing into their notebook, students will use their knowledge of scale drawings and using
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
7.G.A.1
FREE
16
After a brief description of statistical versus non-statistical questions, have your students do this card sort to practice! Students can work in groups of 2-4. Print (I like to do each set on different color paper), laminate, and cut the cards
Subjects:
Math
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities
\$1.00
11
Looking for a fun and interactive way to practice 2-step equations with fractions? In 2-Step Equations: Return of the Fractions, students move around the room to solve equations with fractional coefficients and/or constants. After they solve all
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Fractions
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
6.NS.A.1, 7.EE.B.3, 7.EE.B.4
\$1.25
3
This is a great activity for students just learning about the associative, commutative, and identity properties or as review for a test. Included are 30 sets of equivalent expressions, a color coded answer key, and sheet with property labels for
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Numbers
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Math Centers, Cooperative Learning, Activities
FREE
11
Students practice finding the greatest common factor and least common multiple of number pairs. Cut up the cards and have students work individually or in pairs to complete each card. Each GCF card has a matching LCM card with the same answer!
Subjects:
Math
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
6.NS.B.4
\$1.25
6
Complete your journey to the center of the Earth by solving problems with decimals! A great way to incorporate STEM into your math lesson. This is a tiered assignment. As students move through the layers of the Earth the problems get
Subjects:
Math
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
6.NS.B.3
\$1.50
2
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm currently in the midst of my 8th year teaching middle school. I've had the pleasure of teaching all three middle grades and seen how the curriculum advances from one year to the next. I am currently teaching on-level, advanced, and gifted 6th graders and wouldn't trade my students for the world.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm doing my absolute best to implement interactive notebooks and foldables this year. I have found the my students enjoy learning integers much more if they get to write out this information in marker instead of pencil. They get to make their notes colorful AND they are learning at the same time. Whatever works, right?!?!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I've recently been named as my school's teacher of the month. I've worked incredibly hard over the past few years and it feels wonderful for my coworkers and administration to recognize my hard work.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have both a Bachelor's and Master's in the elementary education (with a concentration in math and science) from the University of Florida. GO GATORS!