SamizdatMath

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SamizdatMath
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By SamizdatMath
There is no cutesy kids or animals in this activity; it focuses on the math without distraction.This is an activity where children practicing using the "count up" and "count down" activity to make change from whole dollar amounts ($1, $2, $3, and in
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Mental Math
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.96
Digital Download PDF (2.67 MB)
By SamizdatMath
Sforno is a game I designed to help children learn about different types of attributes. The game involves laying out a set of attribute cards, and then finding "connector cards" that illustrate their common or lack of common attributes. The game can
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.95
Digital Download PDF (3.26 MB)
By SamizdatMath
Here's the problem: There are 100 seats on an airplane and 100 people waiting to get on. The first person loses their boarding pass, so they take a random seat on the plane. If the next person finds their seat occupied, they take another random
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Word Problems
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$5.95
Digital Download PDF (3.46 MB)
By SamizdatMath
This is the one and only collection of "MadHard" 'puzzlas' that I have been collecting, editing and finally, answering for more than a decade. Each one is designed to test the mathematical meddle of your kids, from 3rd through 8th grade. Are they
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$16.00
Digital Download PDF (21.66 MB)
By SamizdatMath
56 puzzle challenges where kids use combinations of numbers vertically, horizontally or diagonally to make 56using any of the 4 operations in any combination. Mucho fun!
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff
$0.56
Digital Download PDF (1.08 MB)
By SamizdatMath
This is an investigation that first appeared in Harold Jacobs "Mathematics: A Human Endeavor." It uses a simplified billiard table with four corner pockets to model ratio and proportions, as well as give students the opportunity to conduct original
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Fractions
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Internet Activities
$7.95
Digital Download PDF (3.95 MB)
By SamizdatMath
I KNOW this is going to come up on every search of the novel "The Outsiders," but don't blame me - it was Peggy Kaye who came up with this simple and easy division partitioning game where pairs of kids draw between 10 and 25 Xs on a piece of paper,
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.95
Digital Download PDF (5.72 MB)
By SamizdatMath
This is a set of puzzles where students work independently to estimate how many cubes it will take to cover a digit or a written number, then cover it with rods of different lengths, and re-organize them on a grid to show how many orange and white
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$4.95
Digital Download PDF (20.62 MB)
By SamizdatMath
This is a seven part investigation into the carbon footprint of different kinds of food and diets.Investigation #1: What We Emit When We Eat: This is a list of 20 different foods, including meats, dairy, vegetables and grains and the amount of
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Earth Sciences
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$4.95
Digital Download PDF (0.99 MB)
By SamizdatMath
This is a collection of hands on activities where students fill an outline of a rod with smaller rods to determine the length of a unit fraction. It develops the idea of the "flexible unit" by using different rods as the "unit" and then having
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Mental Math
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$4.95
1
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By SamizdatMath
This is a collection of 9 different colorful Cuisenaire Rod "make the road" puzzles which challenges your students to cover a path using exactly one of each rod. Each one has a different colorful background. This is a great activity that your
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Other (Math)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$4.95
1
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By SamizdatMath
This is an approach to teaching the geometric concepts of complementary, supplementary and exemplary (also known as conjugal) angles through groupwork and problem solving using non-standard examples. This makes this activity different from anything
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Word Problems
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
$4.95
Digital Download PDF (1.65 MB)
By SamizdatMath
This is one of a series of activities that helps children “break down” numbers. One of the things that I’ve noticed about mathematics curricula is that there is a lot of focus on putting numbers together, but not enough on breaking numbers apart.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Measurement
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.95
1
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By SamizdatMath
I don't know if you're a fan of Saturday Night Live, but I remember watching this commercial back in the 1990s and thinking, "You know, that would be a really good math activity." But I never got around to it.Fast forward 25 years and I"m at the ATM
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Mental Math
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
$4.95
Digital Download PDF (61.59 MB)
By SamizdatMath
This is Max Forstat; she owns a building which has 4 apartments per floor. There are 6 floors in the building. She decides to number the apartments from 1 to 24, starting from the ground floor. Apartments 1 through 4 are on the first floor, 5 - 8 on
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.95
Digital Download PDF (12.96 MB)
By SamizdatMath
This is a collection of 36 factor riddles to help your students prepare to factor quadratic equations.
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Algebra 2
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.95
Digital Download PDF (2.53 MB)
By SamizdatMath
This is the best investigation you can find anywhere which links exponential growth with paper folding. It includes background information about the investigation, and uses charts and tables to keep track of how tall a piece of paper would be if you
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Applied Math
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.95
1
Digital Download PDF (1.68 MB)
By SamizdatMath
This is a set of 48 different coin puzzles: 24 of them show a piggy bank, and the student adds up the total and records it. The other 24 show a piggy bank with a coin missing, and the total amount in the piggy bank; the student has to figure out the
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$4.95
1
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By SamizdatMath
This is the same as "Squito" Addition Subtraction but the game uses multiplication and division instead.I invented this game quite by accident: it combines Boggle© with numbers but with a twist: you have a choice of numbers, but the goal is to make
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.95
Digital Download PDF (2.57 MB)
By SamizdatMath
I invented this game quite by accident: it combines Boggle© with numbers but with a twist: you have a choice of numbers, but the goal is to make an equation that is "as true as possible." Instead of taking a set of cards and then swapping them out
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Mental Math
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.95
Digital Download PDF (2.73 MB)
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Teacher of the Galaxy Award, given by members of the Remulon 8 School Committee

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

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