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In these high-interest, engaging problems, students analyze functions represented in different ways (tables, equations, and graphs). They compare the rates of change, initial values, and connect each back to the context of the problem. At the end

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Word Problems

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning

Swag Man or Agent Mustache: who can defeat more bad guys?? Engage eighth graders in solving this contextual problem that is 100% aligned to the common core standard 8.F.2. Students must determine the rate of change (slope) in each function and

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Graphing

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Worksheets, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

8.F.A.2

Replace the standard worksheet with this cooperative learning activity! Students get out of their seats and solve these standards-based problems that are posted around your classroom. They either work in partnerships or compete against one another

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Numbers

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

8.EE.A.2

Engage eighth graders in solving this contextual problem that is 100% aligned to the common core standard 8.F.2. Students must determine the rate of change (slope) in both a graph and table and connect it to the overall context. They will eventually

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Graphing

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

8.F.A.2, HSF-IF.C.9

Roll and Connect is a fun and engaging game to use for students to practice math skills and have fun competing against each other at the same time! Students play in pairs and try to cover 5 squares in a row with a marker or chip of their color.

Subjects:

Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math

Grades:

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

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

4.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.B.6, 6.NS.B.2

This is a unique game to help your students practice creating ratios. They play in pairs and take turns rolling two dice and determining different ratios on 3 different game boards. Each student uses a different color, and they race to be the

Subjects:

Math, Word Problems

Grades:

6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

6.RP.A.1

Get your students actively engaged in completing inequalities with decimals and negative numbers with this fun Connect 5 game! This makes a great activity for students to play after a lesson, during math centers, or for review. Kids will have a

Subjects:

Math, Numbers, Decimals

Grades:

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

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

6.NS.C.7, 6.NS.C.7a

Bolster your Math class with excitement and fun as students work together on this collection of 4 cooperative learning activities. Each activity is aimed straight at the common core standard 8.NS.A.1. Begin with an activity to intro the standard,

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Numbers

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards

CCSS:

8.NS.A.1

This problem is a great way to wrap up instruction on comparing functions. Students must analyze a graph, a table, and an equation to determine if Swag Man's Swag-mobile is faster than a speeding bullet! This works great as a unit assessment,

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Word Problems

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Test Prep, Assessment, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

8.EE.B.5, 8.F.A.2

Get your students excited about practicing square and cube roots with this 2-4 player Snake game! Students take turns drawing cards and coloring the answer on the game board with their color. Whoever makes the longest "snake" of consecutive

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Basic Operations

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

8.EE.A.2

Your students will enjoy competing with one another as they practice square and cube root equations! They play in groups of 2-4 and take turns coloring in an equation square and one of the squares with the solution. Their goal is to make the

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Basic Operations

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Activities, Games, Math Centers

CCSS:

8.EE.A.2

Students explore finding the unit rate of graphs with this fascinating activity inspired from Harry Potter!! They use the cooperative learning structure "Solve 'n Pass" to create tables and figure out together the cost per pound of different wizard

Subjects:

Math, Graphing, Word Problems

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

8.EE.B.5

Take your students beyond rote computation of cubes and cube roots to applying it in a contextual situation. Included are two word problems in a format that empowers students to work in cooperative groups. Watch your students remain highly engaged

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Word Problems

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Workbooks, Activities, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

8.EE.A.2

Engage students with figuring out how many times greater the Hulk is than a mouse!! This activity helps students to really dig into applications of scientific notation in a way that thoroughly hits common core standard 8.EE.3. Students estimate

Subjects:

Math, Word Problems, Decimals

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

8.EE.A.3

Snake is a fun middle school math game that gets kids competing each other to connect the most squares with their color. They will love blocking each other, strategizing, and without even knowing it, be actively engaged in practicing their math

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Mental Math

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Activities, Games, Math Centers

CCSS:

7.NS.A.1

Scavenger hunts are a great way to get your kids out of their seats and actively engaged! This is a two-track scavenger hunt, perfect for differentiating to your different levels of learners. The first track has greatest common factor problems

Subjects:

Math

Grades:

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

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

6.NS.B.4

In this high-interest, engaging problem, students must analyze a function represented by an equation and another function represented by a table. They must be able to compare the rates of change, the y-intercepts, and connect each back to the

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Word Problems

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

8.EE.B.5, 8.F.A.2

This is a two-track scavenger hunt, perfect for differentiating to your different types of learners as they move toward mastery of Common Core standard 8.EE.1. The first track has only expressions that require applying one exponent rule to

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Fractions

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

8.EE.A.1

Get your students exploring the concepts of slope and unit rate in these 4 high-interest story problems!
Use each of these activities one at a time--or differentiate by student interest:
For the superhero lovers…………..SUPER SPEED
For the

Subjects:

Math, Graphing, Word Problems

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

8.EE.B.5, 8.F.B.4

The purpose of these problems is to help students go deeper than simply finding the rates of change (slope) of graphs but to also apply them to contextual situations. The sci-fi context provided in each problem will keep students engaged as they

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Graphing

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

8.EE.B.5, 8.F.A.2

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 3rd grade for 5 years and 6-8th grades Math for 5 years. Currently, I teach 8th grade Math in an inner-city public school in Phoenix, AZ. I have also been the grade level leader for the past 3 years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I design lessons that leverage middle schoolers' natural tendency to socialize by giving them structured opportunities to engage cooperatively with the material. I frequently use cooperative learning strategies to empower students to hold one another accountable for learning. I am also a strong proponent of hands on experiences, games, and the use of math manipulatives.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I taught classes of 70 students in our school's multi-purpose room and saw great student achievement!! Read about it here! I also received our district's Excellence in Education Award - 2016

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned a BS in Computer Science from Bucknell University in 2007. I joined Teach for America after graduating and earned a Masters of Education in Elementary Education from Arizona State University in 2009. I am highly qualified to teach middle school Math.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Married, 3 kids (ages 1, 3, and 4), Christian, love the outdoors

GRADES

2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Math Test Prep, Statistics, Word Problems, Mental Math, Decimals