SamizdatMath

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Think about it: the average American eats over 40 slices of pizza a year; if you live to be 80, and assuming you start at around 5 years old, this is 75 years of pizza x 40 slices per year, or 3,000 slices in your lifetime! Since this delicious food
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Teach your students the importance of ratios and unit rates.
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This is a detailed description of a "strategy" game anybody who can count up to 100 can play with their class and win each and every time. The rules will take about 45 seconds to describe, and within 3 minutes you will be able to keep an entire
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This is a set of six beautifully designed and formatted games that your departing first graders, or incoming second graders, can do over the summer. Instead of doing a cruddy worksheet once and tossing it out, these are games that your families can
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This is an incredible, absolutely wonderful investigation that will get your students working with ratios to pursue a worthy goal: to make the best bubble juice that makes the longest lasting bubbles! All you need to do are three ingredients:
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This is a set of activities where students take numerical skip counting patterns and translate them into visual patterns on the hundreds chart. It is based on this article I wrote for my blog:
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This is the fastest and easiest coin practice game you will ever image: print out the coin cards twice, cut and shuffle. Place between two partners. One card is turned over and the two partners call "salute." They each put a card on their own
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Greetings, Phrens! This is an activity that takes 1 - 2 class sessions and teaches your young students (grades 2 - 5) something that is less scary than human reproduction or racial discrimination: negative numbers! Seriously, if you aren't
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Your students like zombies, they LOVE math and now they're going to LOVE LOVE LOVE arrays! In this game, a horde of zombies have escaped and are running all over the place!!!!! Your students take an array card that tells them how many boxes have to
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This is a game that helps students practice factoring numbers into pairs. The setup is easy: 6 "fish" are taken from the deck and put between the two (or more) players. Each student takes 6 digit cards from the pile (the 0s, 1s and 2s should be
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This is in a similar format to Beginner Division with Remainder Mystery Booklets, but the problems are trickier because they use larger numbers. This is a collection of 10 different "Carrot Power" four-step problem booklets. Just cut and assemble
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This is a collection of 10 different "Carrot Power" four-step problem booklets. Just cut and assemble with a single staple, use over and over again because students answer the questions on a separate answer sheet. Each problem uses different clues,
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UPDATED: This activity now includes the "Lies 2K" activities and extends them to commemorate the 3,0001st lie told by Donald Trump, as documented by the "Fact Checker" column in The Washington Post. In this activity, students will do the
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Okay, phrens, you're teaching your students how to round numbers and this is what you are NOT going to do: "Students, today we're going to learn how round numbers to the nearest hundreds. To round a number to the hundreds, start by placing your
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This is a set of lesson plans with an awesome set of 10 different "Mystery Number" activities. Seriously, do you want a FECKING GOOD way to transform what appears to be a really boring lesson ("Here's how you round off two digit numbers, kiddies!')
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This activity came about because my students get really bored with rounding off decimals for no particular reason. I’m sure you’ve seen these dumb “exercises” where kids get a bunch of random numbers and then are told to round them off to the
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This is a collection of ten different four-step mysteries where students have to work backwards (if you'll pardon the pun...) Instead of just taking a number and rounding it off to the nearest hundredth, tenth and unit (which is just soooooo
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Howdy Phrens! This is a set of phecking great activities that your 2nd - 4th graders are going to love! The first is a game called "Take 2, Make 4" which involves taking 2 digit cards and making a 2 digit number and then adding or subtracting 10,
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This is the same as Number Logic Puzzles Silly Creatures with a Chanukah holiday theme, which should really motivate your students! This is a fun little booklet that your students can put together in about 3 minutes and we’ll really give them some
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Here's the deal: you want your students to practice rounding off numbers so you give them one of these rando "worksheets" with lots of numbers saying "round off to the nearest ten," "round off to the nearest hundred," yadda yadda yadda and they do
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Now in my 31st year teaching mathematics to kids, teachers, parents, administrators and confused subway riders in NYC.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Math is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're going to get!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Galaxy Award, given by members of the Remulon 8 School Committee

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A., Brown University, 1982 M.S. CUNY Brooklyn College, 1982, Elementary Education, specializing in mathematics.

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