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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

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Word Problems

Grades:

7^{th}

Types:

Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

7.EE.B.4

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

Subjects:

Algebra, Other (Math), Algebra 2

Grades:

9^{th}, 10^{th}

Types:

Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Homework

CCSS:

HSF-IF.B.4, HSF-IF.C.7, HSF-IF.C.9, HSF-BF.A.1, HSF-BF.A.2, HSF-BF.B.3, HSF-LE.A.1, HSF-LE.A.2, HSF-LE.A.3, HSF-LE.B.5

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

Subjects:

Math, Statistics, Word Problems

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}

Types:

Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Homework

CCSS:

HSS-ID.A.1, HSS-ID.A.2, HSS-ID.A.3

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.
Included in the

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Other (Math)

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}

Types:

Activities, Printables, Games

CCSS:

7.EE.B.4

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

Subjects:

Algebra, Basic Operations, Decimals

Grades:

6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

6.RP.A.1, 6.RP.A.2, 7.RP.A.1

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.
Students are given

Subjects:

Basic Operations, Order of Operations, Other (Math)

Grades:

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

Types:

Fun Stuff, Homework, Task Cards

Keep your students naturally engaged with task-based learning! No longer do you need to do a song and dance to keep your students engaged. Try the lessons included in this unit and see your students become actively involved in learning math simply

Subjects:

Math, Fractions, Decimals

Grades:

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

Types:

Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Handouts

CCSS:

7.NS.A.1a, 7.NS.A.1b, 7.NS.A.1c, 7.NS.A.1d, 7.NS.A.3

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

Subjects:

Algebra, Other (Math), Algebra 2

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}

Types:

Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Homework

CCSS:

HSF-IF.A.1, HSF-IF.A.2, HSF-IF.B.4, HSF-IF.B.5, HSF-IF.B.6, HSF-IF.C.7

Subjects:

Algebra, Other (Math), Algebra 2

Grades:

9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}

Types:

Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Homework

CCSS:

HSF-IF.A.1, HSF-IF.A.2, HSF-IF.A.3, HSF-BF.A.1, HSF-BF.A.2, HSF-LE.A.1, HSF-LE.A.2

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.
This unit includes:
*Developing

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Word Problems

Grades:

7^{th}

Types:

Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables

CCSS:

7.EE.B.3, 7.EE.B.4, 7.EE.B.4a, 7.EE.B.4b

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

Subjects:

Algebra, Word Problems, Algebra 2

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}

Types:

Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables

CCSS:

HSA-CED.A.1, HSA-REI.B.3

Keep your students naturally engaged with task-based learning! No longer do you need to do a song and dance to keep your students engaged. Try the lessons included in this unit and see your students become actively involved in learning math simply

Subjects:

Math, Fractions, Decimals

Grades:

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

Types:

Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables

CCSS:

7.NS.A.2a, 7.NS.A.2b, 7.NS.A.2c, 7.NS.A.2d, 7.NS.A.3

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.
This download includes:
*All Developing

Subjects:

Math, Statistics, Word Problems

Grades:

7^{th}

Types:

Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables

CCSS:

7.SP.A.1, 7.SP.A.2, 7.SP.B.3, 7.SP.B.4

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Geometry

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}

Types:

Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Homework

CCSS:

HSG-CO.A.1, HSG-CO.A.2, HSG-CO.A.4, HSG-CO.A.5, HSG-CO.B.6

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

Subjects:

Algebra, Graphing, Other (Math)

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

8.F.A.3

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

Subjects:

Algebra, Fractions, Other (Math)

Grades:

7^{th}

Types:

Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities

CCSS:

7.RP.A.1, 7.RP.A.2, 7.RP.A.2a, 7.RP.A.2b, 7.RP.A.2c, 7.RP.A.2d

Keep your students naturally engaged with task-based learning! No longer do you need to do a song and dance to keep your students engaged. Try the lessons included in this unit and see your students become actively involved in learning math simply

Subjects:

Basic Operations, Fractions, Decimals

Grades:

7^{th}

Types:

Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities

CCSS:

7.NS.A.1, 7.NS.A.2, 7.NS.A.3

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

Subjects:

Other (Math), Statistics, Word Problems

Grades:

9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

Types:

Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Task Cards

CCSS:

HSS-ID.A.1, HSS-ID.A.2, HSS-ID.A.3, HSS-ID.A.4

In this activity, students will work through 16 cards. They will pick a card to start with, simplify the radical expression, then find the card with their answer and continue until they have finished all 16 cards. This activity includes these type

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Numbers

Grades:

6^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}

Types:

Fun Stuff, Homework, Task Cards

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

Subjects:

Math, Geometry, Word Problems

Grades:

7^{th}

Types:

Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables

CCSS:

7.G.A.2, 7.G.B.5

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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.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Yet to be added

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