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By Sandra Balisky
Great for use at home if you're stuck in a Coronavirus quarantine and want fun Math for your kids. This Project Based Learning activity will help Algebra 1 students practice setting up and solving systems of linear equations within a real world
Subjects:
Algebra, Graphing, Word Problems
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Research
CCSS:
HSA-CED.A.2, HSA-REI.B.3, HSA-REI.C.6, HSF-LE.B.5
$4.75
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By Sandra Balisky
Great for use at home if you're stuck in a Coronavirus quarantine and want fun activities for your kids. This is an active, offline coding game for 3+ players (the more, the better!) that can be played in any space (the more crowded, the
Subjects:
Robotics, Dance, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Software, Fun Stuff
$4.00
31
Digital Download PDF (12.92 MB)
By Sandra Balisky
Great for use at home if you're stuck in a Coronavirus quarantine and want creative learning activities for your kids. This English grammar activities lapbook is a complete unit study on eight parts of speech (nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks, Activities
CCSS:
L.1.1, L.1.1b, L.1.1c, L.1.1d, L.1.1e, L.1.1f, L.1.1g, L.1.1h, L.1.1i
$6.00
$4.80
13
Digital Download PDF (5.59 MB)
By Sandra Balisky
This bundle of classes covers fascinating Math topics that help students see Math all around them and begin to understand how this language unlocks mysteries of our universe. Through video lessons and guided discovery activities, students will enjoy
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Mini-Course
$24.00
$20.00
6
Bundle
By Sandra Balisky
Great for use at home if you're stuck in a Coronavirus quarantine and want fun Math for your kids. This lapbook covers several major Geometry concepts taught in grades K-9 (circles, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, coordinate graphs, polygons, 3-d
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
8th, 9th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Math Centers, Thematic Unit Plans
$6.00
$4.50
11
Digital Download PDF (8.52 MB)
By Sandra Balisky
Great for use at home if you're stuck in a Coronavirus quarantine and want fun Math for your kids. This 57 page resource includes coordinate graphs for every letter of the alphabet (with a color version and a b/w version) to help kids practice
Subjects:
Graphing, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Math Centers, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$5.75
7
Digital Download PDF (33.30 MB)
By Sandra Balisky
Great for use at home if you're stuck in a Coronavirus quarantine and want fun Math for your kids. Level 4: double digit addition with regroupingThis game board provides a great way for kids to practice a given math skill (the full set has 8 levels,
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Games
$2.00
23
Digital Download PDF (2.98 MB)
By Sandra Balisky
Great for use at home if you're stuck in a Coronavirus quarantine and want fun activities for your kids. Dear preschoolers, Did you know that numbers and letters are hiding all around your house and neighborhood?Dear parents and teachers,Are you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Games
$1.00
10
Digital Download PDF (2.28 MB)
By Sandra Balisky
This is the perfect homeschool planner for the family that follows a more relaxed style. Rather than scheduling every activity and lesson down to the minute for months ahead of time, this planner provides a clear, general structure to help guide you
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
Homeschool
Types:
For Parents, Homeschool Curricula
$10.00
$6.00
4
Digital Download PDF (2.47 MB)
By Sandra Balisky
This bundle for Algebra 1 includes project based learning activities, an ebook for teaching Algebraic concepts using a balance scale, interactive notes with templates for teaching, whole class activities, and more. This bundle includes my
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Graphing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks, Activities
$18.75
$15.00
2
Bundle
By Sandra Balisky
This bundle of games and activities will help kids learn fundamental coding skills - while playing, dancing, solving mysteries, and graphing mystery pictures! These are great activities for everything from full-class dance breaks to after school
Subjects:
Graphing, Other (Science), Dance
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Science Centers, Activities
$12.75
$10.20
3
Bundle
By Sandra Balisky
This lesson on the Fibonacci Sequence comes with a 22 minute video lesson and a set of interactive, hands-on activities that help students identify ways this mysterious set of numbers pops up all around us, from flower petals to pineapples, and how
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Mini-Course
$5.00
3
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By Sandra Balisky
Great for use at home if you're stuck in a Coronavirus quarantine and want fun Math for your kids. Students will race to 10 in this fun math game, creating and interpreting bar graphs in the process. Using the provided spinner, students will spin,
Subjects:
Math, Statistics, Graphing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Interactive Notebooks, Games
$1.00
9
Digital Download PDF (4.96 MB)
By Sandra Balisky
These 5 beautiful Fall themed mandala design coloring pages are great for practicing addition and subtraction facts within 20. Ten frames with Autumn pictures for counting items are included. Differentiation is built in to this activity with varying
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$2.00
4
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By Sandra Balisky
These interactive, hands-on, real world Math activities help students explore the fascinating intersection of Math and Art in a new and engaging way. Through daily activity prompts (1-10 minutes each), students will explore tessellations, fractals,
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Other (Arts)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Math Centers, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$6.50
4
Digital Download PDF (3.57 MB)
By Sandra Balisky
Great for use at home if you're stuck in a Coronavirus quarantine and want fun Math or coding activities for your kids. Practice writing code to get the superhero to the treasure. Use the direction code cards to describe the path the superhero needs
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Other (Science), Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Math Centers, Science Centers, Activities
$3.00
4
Digital Download PDF (2.43 MB)
By Sandra Balisky
This is the complete bundle of my Math and Movement Game Boards. It includes 8 games that cover basic addition through double-digit division skills. (See links below for individual products.) These game boards provides a great way for kids to
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Games
$16.00
$11.20
4
Bundle
By Sandra Balisky
This lesson on tessellations comes with a 32 minute video lesson and a set of interactive, hands-on activities including note-taking pages, instructions for drawing your own tessellations, writing prompts based on a quote by M.C. Escher, and a list
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Mini-Course
$6.00
2
Digital Download PDF (2.92 MB)
By Sandra Balisky
This lesson on fractals comes with a 25 minute video lesson and a set of interactive, hands-on activities including note-taking pages, instructions for drawing your own fractals (Sierpinski triangle and Koch snowflake), writing prompts based on a
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Mini-Course
$6.00
1
Digital Download PDF (3.41 MB)
By Sandra Balisky
Great for use at home if you're stuck in a Coronavirus quarantine and want fun Math for your kids. Level 3: Double-digit addition without regroupingThis game board provides a great way for kids to practice a given math skill (the full set has 8
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Games
$2.00
5
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 7th - 12th grade math in 5 school districts, including one online academy. I have tutored math at for elementary math through Calculus and worked in childcare settings over the past 20 years. I am currently homeschooling my own children.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I hope to build and maintain an environment where learning can constantly flourish; my dream for my own children and any students I teach is that they would deeply understand math and know how to use it in meaningful situations without ever losing their love for learning and confidence in themselves as learners. In order to help our students (or children) become fluent in the language of math and grow into confident, happy learners, we need to provide them with a solid foundation in the fundamental elements of math. Students should be given the chance to explore key concepts in math through structured activities with plenty of room for questions and discovery. This will enable them to build their own solid framework of understanding – then they can more easily assimilate future concepts by connecting them to ideas they’ve already thought through and owned. When students can approach a question from several different entry points and confidently address new variations on a concept, they will be set up for a successful and enjoyable life-long experience with math.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was selected to work on our district-wide committee that developed a plan for integrating Common Core standards in math.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a double major in Math and English (with a focus in creative writing) and a Master’s in Teaching with an endorsement in Secondary Math, all from the University of Washington.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

As a mother who has transitioned from working in the classroom to educating her own children at home, I have a substantial (and growing!) storehouse of experiences, ideas, lessons, and projects to share with you all. I have created several series of activity-based lessons and have included explanations for how to teach concepts in an authentic, motivating way to your students or children; I will continue, in the coming months and years, to publish more lesson-packs covering a broad range of math topics, from pre-k through Geometry. I want to share these units with anyone looking for engaging, foundation-building, and authentic learning activities to set their children up for success in a STEM-centric world. Looking forward, we know that we need to prepare our children and students to function confidently in creative, innovative ways in the 21st century career field. I hope to be part of your journey as we work together to teach our children math in a way that empowers them to face this future, free from the shackles of math anxiety. You can find me at realworldlearners.com

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