Mercedes Hutchens
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Vocabulary, Foldables, and Instructions for Dividing a Decimal by a Whole Number and Dividing a Whole Number by a Decimal. Updated to include a Beat the Clock game for each skill. Students answer quickly to trying to answer before the computer
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PEMDAS is a common acronym for the order of operations. This packet shows a slight modification. Multiplication and division are actually done from left to right. Addition and subtraction is also done from left to right. To show this,
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Save more than 20% by buying this bundle of task cards which includes Comparing Fractions Using Models, Comparing Fractions with the Same Numerator, and Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator, and Identifying Fractions. Identify Fractions
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4.OA.B.4 This packet focuses on factoring. There are 6 different games to play with factors. Students match numbers to factor trees, prime factorization expressions, and prime factorization with exponents. It contains a recording sheet and a
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Use Models to Compare Fractions Task Cards and Vocabulary Posters Students will look at pictures of fractions and compare using less than, greater than, and equal. 3.NF.3, 4.NF.2 These task cards can used as an early finisher, as a scoot game, or
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I used this Powerpoint in my classroom over two days. On the first day I focused on vocabulary and the difference between 2D objects and 3D objects. On the second day we reviewed and completed the practice slides together. The Powerpoint goes
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Want to get started using digital resources in your classroom? Help your students gain the background technology skills they need to learn and complete online assignments. Students work to earn their "Google Driver's License". Students will learn
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This packet contains: •A two page pretest and a two page posttest •Answer keys •Two multiple meaning games with a total of 11 pages •The first game matches a word to definitions. •The second game matches a word to sentences. •Directions for the
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The Powerpoint breaks multiplying fractions into step by step instructions and allows the students to attempt the skill on their paper, white board, or on the provided foldables. Two Foldables can be printed from the Powerpoint so students can keep
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These Polka Dot Labels come in 7 colors. Each color combo has two frames. I call it a single frame and a double frame. The polka dots are all white. The background colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and black. By request a brown
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This PowerPoint can be used to introduce three strategies for simplifying fractions: using prime factors, using greatest common factors, and using mental division. This reviews vocabulary and provides foldables. The first 11 slides review
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5.NF.A.1 Fraction Task Cards While Least Common Multiples are not fractions, this is part of my fraction series because finding the LCM is the first step to adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. These task cards can be used as
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How do you help students develop a growth mindset? Give them the opportunity to set goals, track their data growth, and reflect. This paperless customizable technology resource gives your students a digital journal to use year round. The three
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3.NF.A.3b 4.NF.A.1 5.NF.A.1 Equivalent Fractions are introduced in the common core in third grade and are needed in fourth and fifth grade to add and subtract fractions. I found my 5th grade students were struggling with equivalent fractions
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3.NF.3, 4.NF.2 Fraction Task Cards Using the numerator to compare fractions reinforces understanding of fractions. Students will look at fractions with the same numerator and compare using less than, greater than, and equal. These task cards can
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Compare Fractions with the Same Denominator Task Cards Compare Fractions with the Same Denominator Common Core Standards 3.NF.3, 4.NF.2 These task cards can used as an early finisher, as a scoot game, or as a center. Students will look at
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This packet contains: A two page pretest and a two page posttest Nine pages of prefix game cards Directions for three games with color coded labels 6 game headers Three worksheets A poster defining prefix Printouts for motivating students including
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Reading Decimals Powerpoint Become a Math-magician (mathematician). I used this Powerpoint in my classroom for one day. This Product emphasizes the correct way to read decimals using place value and the word 'and'. First it reviews place
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Fraction Task Cards Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators Subtracting fractions with different denominators can be challenging so I created this set of task cards to help my students practice. These task cards can be used as an early
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Polka Dot Backgrounds There are 27 different colors. The download is a zip file of jpegs and pngs. There are 27 jpegs and 27 pngs. The files are the same but two types of files to fit people's preferences. There are shades of blue, green, red,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've began teaching in 1998. Currently I am a K-6 Intervention Specialist, a member of my school's leadership team, and a mentor teacher. I've taught K-6. Most of the years were spent in 1st and 2nd grade. I especially loved teaching phonics so I became a trainer. I spent some summers traveling and training teachers to teach Success for All and FUNdation Reading programs. I'm a creative problem solver. I love tracking data to help meet student needs. I have been a member of my school's leadership team for many years. This has given me the opportunity for a lot of wonderful professional development. As a member of the leadership team, I lead daily grade level collaboration times, help present to our staff, and organize our school schedule. I have also been a BTSA Support Provider for new teachers at our school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe all students can learn. I focus on having challenging yet obtainable goals and a positive classroom environment. As an intervention teacher, I help my students become goal oriented. We set a goal, take a pretest, work towards that goal and then take the post test. I love the confidence meeting a goal can give students. I also love when they tell me it was easy or they had fun. I want them to love learning as much as I do.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have had the honor of being nominated as teacher of the year for the district.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz. I received my Multiple Subject CLAD Credential from CalStateTEACH. I continue to seek professional development whenever the opportunity arises.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Check out my blog for freebies and ideas: http://www.surfingtosuccess.org I've opened a separate store for my photos called Dollar Stock Photos. Check them out: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Dollar-Stock-Photos