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Students will learn how to find the area of composite figures through this hands-on activity. They will practice measuring skills to find the area of triangles, a square, and a parallelogram and then use those individual areas to calculate the

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-Reflective question
-Exit tickets
Students pretend they are ordering from a restaurant and calculate the gratuity and tax based on what they choose to order. The

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This activity is aligned to the 6th grade standard for finding the volume of rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths involving unit cubes.
A warm up page is included to refresh students' memory of volume with whole number edge lengths.

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This is a powerpoint that walks students through the steps of using the four operations with fractions (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing)
It also contains slides that allow for formative assessment in which the students try to solve a

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Student visualize the meaning behind division of fractions by completing circle models.
A classwork sheet, with answer key, and homework sheet, with answer key is included.

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Students must combine like terms and use the distributive property in order to identify equivalent expressions. They will match one column of expressions to another. There are two difficulty levels for this activity-->One worksheet has

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-Students will understand the relative sizes of measurements and recognize when to use the appropriate conversion factors
-Students will practice using measurement tools
-Students will convert between related units and practice making educated

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Students use step-by-step process to create their own division of fractions story problems. It allows for creativity and engagement.
Class notes/activity and homework are included. Students could work together or independently.

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introducing negative numbers - opposite direction and value

Students construct their own rectangular prisms using unit cubes. They choose their own fractional edge lengths for the unit cubes and complete the activity by finding the volumes of the prism for each chosen edge length. Reflection questions and a

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-Hands-on activity with coordinate plane to practice or introduce finding the distance between two coordinate points with the same x or y-coordinate (and how to use absolute value).
-Students use coordinate plane in a page protector (or

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This lesson begins with a "do now" asking students to find the mean and median of two data sets-one has an outlier added to it.
Students conclude that the mean is more greatly affected by outliers so the median would be a better representation of

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

-Certified teacher in math/science (Preliminary license) -2 years as a Paraeducator

MY TEACHING STYLE

Promotes critical thinking to achieve a deep understanding. Prefer to have students work in pairs or groups to collaborate and share ideas. Games are a wonderful tool to teach mathematics.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

-Bachelors of Science from the University of Rhode Island -Masters of Education from Fitchburg State University (expected graduation Fall 2017)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am currently a practicum student in a middle school math classroom. Since student teachers do not get paid I am trying to make a little bit of money on the side! I hope you guys like my resources and activities!

GRADES

4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Math Test Prep, Statistics, Mental Math