Michael Silvestri

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By Michael Silvestri
2 pages of practice with ratio tape diagrams using word problems and pre-made tape diagram boxes. Great for an introduction to using tape diagrams. The first page includes simple ratio problems, while the second page includes more advanced problems
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems
Grades:
6th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
CCSS:
6.RP.A.3, 6.RP.A.3a
$2.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Michael Silvestri
These sheets are multiple representations "link sheets" that connect different ways of representing an algebraic equation or proportional relationship. In these ratio link sheets, students are given a verbal scenario and asked to translate it into
Subjects:
Math, Algebra
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
CCSS:
8.EE.B.5, 6.RP.A.1, 6.RP.A.2, 6.RP.A.3, 6.RP.A.3a, 6.RP.A.3b, 6.RP.A.3c, 7.RP.A.2, 7.RP.A.2a, 7.RP.A.2b, 7.RP.A.2d
$3.00
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By Michael Silvestri
These sheets are multiple representations "link sheets" that connect different ways of representing an algebraic equation or proportional relationship. In these ratio link sheets, students are given a verbal scenario and asked to translate it into
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Word Problems
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
CCSS:
6.EE.B.5, 6.RP.A.1, 6.RP.A.2, 6.RP.A.3, 6.RP.A.3a, 6.RP.A.3b, 6.RP.A.3c, 7.RP.A.2, 7.RP.A.2a, 7.RP.A.2b, 7.RP.A.2d
$3.00
12 ratings
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By Michael Silvestri
This "scavenger hunt" activity targets a portion of the 6.EE.3 standard of generating equivalent expressions using the commutative property of addition. Hang 8 dinosaur posters around the room (or prepare them for a station/center) and have students
Subjects:
Math, Algebra
Grades:
6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
6.EE.A.2c, 6.EE.A.3
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Michael Silvestri
These sheets are multiple representations "link sheets" that connect different ways of representing an algebraic equation or proportional relationship. In these algrebra link sheets, students are given a verbal scenario and asked to translate it
Subjects:
Math, Algebra
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Michael Silvestri
This "scavenger hunt" activity targets a portion of the 6.EE.3 standard of generating equivalent expressions using the distributive property. Hang 8 artifact posters around the room (or prepare them for a station/center) and have students copy down
Subjects:
Math, Algebra
Grades:
6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
6.EE.A.2c, 6.EE.A.3
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Michael Silvestri
Bug Swat is a kinesthetic PowerPoint game which features practice of a mathematical skill. Students pair up to swat bugs projected on a screen with flyswatters (not included in digital download) or their hands. This version of Bug Swat practices
Subjects:
Math, Order of Operations
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Michael Silvestri
A game of "Go Fish" in which students match a simple two-variable linear equation with a set of three coordinates, input-output table, and verbal expression. Most equations are one-step "y=2x" but a few are two-step "y=2x+1". Included in this card
Subjects:
Math, Algebra
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
6.EE.A.2a, 6.EE.C.9, 7.EE.B.4a
$2.00
5 ratings
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By Michael Silvestri
These origami fortune tellers (aka "cootie catchers") help students practice key algebra vocabulary and skills. Ready-to-use and fill-in-the blank versions of the following topics are included: Algebra vocabulary Translating expressions Order of
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Order of Operations
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
CCSS:
6.EE.A.1, 6.EE.A.2, 6.EE.A.2a, 6.EE.A.2b, 6.EE.A.3, 6.EE.B.5, 6.EE.B.7
$2.00
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By Michael Silvestri
These origami fortune tellers (aka "cootie catchers") help students practice key geometry vocabulary and formulae. Ready-to-use and fill-in-the blank versions of the following topics are included: Geometry vocabulary (just
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
CCSS:
6.G.A.1, 6.G.A.2, 7.G.B.4, 7.G.B.6
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By Michael Silvestri
These sheets are multiple representations "link sheets" that connect different ways of representing an algebraic equation or proportional relationship. In these algrebra link sheets, students are given a verbal scenario and asked to translate it
Subjects:
Math, Algebra
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$3.00
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By Michael Silvestri
This worksheet introduces students to the concept of a solution set for an inequality and the { } brackets. The worksheet includes a description of solution sets, directions, and two styles of problems to answer. Problems 1-8 give an inequality and
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
6th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
6.NS.C.7c, 6.EE.B.5
$1.50
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By Michael Silvestri
This bundle includes activities to build ratio skills before an introductory ratio unit. They focus on building the multiplicative reasoning necessary for success in working with ratios. Magic Factor Squares are ratio tables in disguise. Students
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
6.RP.A.1, 6.RP.A.3a, 6.RP.A.3c
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Michael Silvestri
This sheet is a multiple representations "link sheet" that connects different ways of representing an algebraic equation or proportional relationship. In this ratio link sheet, students are given a verbal scenario and asked to translate it into a
Subjects:
Math, Algebra
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
FREE
14 ratings
4.0
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By Michael Silvestri
This is a sample fortune teller. It includes a broad overview of 6th grade Common Core math topics for vocabulary practice. This would be a fun 1st day of school activity to introduce 6th grade math or a review activity at the end of the year. See
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I currently teach Grade 5 Classroom, but I have over a decade of teaching experience in both suburban and urban schools with high populations of ELL and SpEd inclusion students, including K-8 music, middle school science, middle school math, and grade 5 classroom. I have also served on curriculum alignment teams preparing and implementing the transition to Common Core mathematics standards in Grades 5-8.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on and multi-sensory; very musical. I teach with a mix of whole-class activities, journal work and small-group stations. As artistic as I consider myself, I tend to create clean, uncluttered materials for my students. (Apologies to those who like flashy colors and bubbly frames.)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

b.a. University of Connecticut (5/2004) M.Ed. American International College (12/2013)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Feedback and suggestions are always appreciated, although I don't always respond it's just a quick positive comment. If you have a specific topic in 5th-7th grade math you're having trouble finding resources for, let me know and I might be able to put something together for you. Thanks for stopping by my store and helping me fund my own TpT addiction!

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