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This activity provides students with much-needed practice in abstract thinking. Students work in small groups to organize information in a word problem with the end goal of setting up an equation to represent the problem. This download

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Task-Based Learning gets students intrinsically motivated to learn math! No longer do you need to do a song and dance to get kids interested and excited about learning. The tasks included in this unit, followed by solidifying notes and practice

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This is an excellent activity to help your students practice solving two-step equations and have fun at the same time! Students will gladly solve equation after equation in order to find out where you dropped the next bomb.
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This activity gives students great practice with long division and calculating unit rates. It also reinforces another more important idea: math is extremely useful in all aspects of life. Plus, it's just plain fun!
This activity is great for 6th

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Task-Based Learning gets students intrinsically motivated to learn math! No longer do you need to do a song and dance to get kids interested and excited about learning. The tasks included in this unit, followed by solidifying notes and practice

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Students love making words with the calculator by turning the calculator upside down. This activity uses that love to engage students in evaluating numerical expressions using the calculator and the correct order of operations.
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Task-Based Learning gets students intrinsically motivated to learn math! No longer do you need to do a song and dance to get kids interested and excited about learning. The tasks included in this unit, followed by solidifying notes and practice

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Use Task-Based Learning to get your students really excited about data! This is a comprehensive unit that covers everything a 7th-grader needs to know about populations, samples, and comparing data sets.
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Do you want your students to REALLY understand how to solve an equation? Do you want them to REALLY get what they are doing and WHY? Try this unit on your 7th graders and watch them become experts on the subject.
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This is a complete unit to teach 7th graders Proportional Reasoning, including unit rates and y = kx. This unit takes students through the Develop, Solidify, Practice Learning Cycle and thoroughly prepares students for the work on slope they will

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This activity allows students to practice solving a linear equation for y, or putting the equation into slope-intercept form. Students trade papers with each other and actually do the work on the other person's paper. This simple act of trading

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Use task-based learning to keep your students engaged! They will stay focused simply because the material is so interesting.
This unit provides Secondary Math One students with a complete and thorough understanding of what an inequality

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If you want your students engaged because they are actually interested in the content - try Task-Based Learning! This is a comprehensive unit that will effectively teach the use of proportional reasoning to solve percent problems.
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No longer do you need to do a song and dance to get your students engaged - you just need Task-Based Learning! This is a comprehensive unit that covers everything a 7th-grader needs to know about special pairs of angles and special relationships in

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This is a series of a few lessons that cover STANDARD DEVIATION using the Develop-Solidify-Practice Learning Cycle.
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- A developing task to introduce students to the concept of standard deviation.
- Two days of solidifying

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught junior high mathematics for over a decade and had a quick foray into high school for one year. Junior high (grades 7-9) is truly where my heart lies. I have also been the Math Curriculum Specialist for my district for two years. I love developing truly engaging math curriculum for all levels of students - I have taught the entire spectrum (from ESL to honors) and truly strive to incorporate best teaching practices for all.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to present students with different tasks, have them try the problem, then pull their papers and share their amazing ideas with the class. I like to act as a facilitator to ensure that students are getting the concepts they need, but getting them from each other. Then I follow these tasks with solidifying notes that are a bit more guided by me and easy for students to follow. Finally, I utilize numerous activities to allow the students to have in-class practice before they are expected to do it on their own.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year Nomination in Murray School District 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Murray School District Math Specialist/Curriculum Designer

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors Degree in Mathematics Education from Utah State University. Masters Degree in Mathematics Education from Western Governors University.

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GRADES

6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Statistics, Word Problems, Algebra 2, Decimals