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Transformations Hurdles: Translations, Rotations, Reflections, Dilations - Common Core Standards 8.G.1, 2, 3, 4. 6 levels for differentiation. My students love these hurdle-style competitive events! I usually have my students work in pairs. In

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Dream House Design Project. After 18 years, this is still a student favorite in my classes! Students will design their dream house, giving area and perimeter of each room. The checklist AND rubric are editable…adaptable for pre-algebra through

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Exponent Rules Differentiated Activity. My 8th graders love this hurdle-style activity...fun, competitive review of exponent rules! These will give lots of practice with simplifying expressions with positive and negative exponents. I usually have

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Pythagorean Theorem and Converse: Pre Test, Differentiated Activities, Enrichment, Post Test included. It's the ultimate Pythagorean Theorem and Converse package...zombie apocalypse included! Common Core 8.G.6 and 8.G.7 are covered. This helped my

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Explore Slope using Similar Triangles. Guided Notes. Color Coding with Highlighters! Common Core Standard 8.EE.6. Keeps students engaged as they learn and explore new concepts. This color-coding technique works well with students of all

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Distributive Property and Combine Like Terms Hurdles. My students love these competitive hurdle-style events! 6 levels of practice get progressively more difficult - perfect for differentiation! In order to move to the next hurdle, students must

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Incredible Integer Theme Park! Integer operations review stations. Students will practice: Comparing, Ordering Integers with decimals, Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Find the Blunder, and Order of Operations Integer Challenges. Please

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Use Pythagorean Theorem to find Distance Between Two Points in the Coordinate Plane. Guided Notes, Color Coded using Highlighters! Common Core Standard 8.G.8. This color-coding technique works well with students of all levels! This resource is

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8th Grade Test Prep Pre Algebra Common Core Math Practice. Welcome to the Zombie Common “Corpse” Café! This is a perfect review for any time...or use at the beginning of the year to see what your students know! Common Core practice and test prep

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It's the Polynomial Palooza Theme Park! Polynomial Operations Review: Classify, Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide Polynomials, FOIL, Simplify using the Distributive Property, Combine Like Terms, Exponent Rules, Differentiation.
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Transformations Practice: Dilations, Rotations, Reflections, Translations. Also included: Common Core spiraling practice problems: 8.F.1, 8.NS.1, 8.NS.2, 8.EE.6.
This product is part of my practice series! I created this series during the

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Exponent Rules Practice: Task Cards. Fun activity! Exponent Hurdles Task Cards: Practice with simplifying exponents: Multiplying/dividing powers, using zero & negative exponents, and using the Power to a Power Rule. 7 Levels for

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Volume Interactive Notebook: Create this reference guide with your students! Volume of Spheres, Cones, Cylinders, Prisms, Pyramids...my 8th graders have tested and approved this resource!
Please note: this product is included in a money saving

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Line of Fit: Write the Equation. Use Bivariate Data and Explore Scatterplot Correlation. Color Coded Guided Notes. Also includes review of Slope, y-Intercepts, and Scatterplot Correlation.
Color Coded guided notes keeps students engaged!
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In this maze activity, students will convert equations from standard form into slope intercept form. Students will complete a total of 10 practice problems. Zombie pet theme!
Resource Contents:
*Maze
*Answer Key Pages
*Credits
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It's the Fabulous Fraction Land Theme Park! Fractions operations review stations. Students will practice: Comparing and Ordering Fractions, Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Find the Blunder, and Fraction Challenges.
Each "ride," or topic

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began my teaching career in 1993, and have taught geometry, algebra, pre-algebra, Title I Math, and college algebra. Currently, I teach honors Geometry and Algebra 1 to 8th graders.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My math classroom is an organized, structured, and encouraging environment. My students are engaged in constant practice of concepts, and I provide after-school study sessions before major quizzes and tests. My recent addition of 2-3 exit tickets per week has really helped my students retain concepts, and helps me see who could benefit from extra help or enrichment. I've also created many spiraling (looping) practice resources, and they work wonders with my students to remember concepts! Many of my resources are leveled, so students of all abilities can reach their goals.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Educator 6-8 Award, 2016; Master Teacher status in Ohio; Multiple Highland Foundation STAR Awards from students for inspiring math teaching; Highland Hero Recognition by a student in the district calendar.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors of Science-Math Education, Cum Laude: Bowling Green State University; Masters Degree of Education-Curriculum & Instruction: Cleveland State University

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GRADES

4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific

SUBJECTS

English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Math Test Prep, Classroom Management, Statistics, Word Problems, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects