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Language of Math poster. This poster aligns the words in word problems with the Math symbols they represent, making translating and solving word problems a lot easier. Covered: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, equals, all

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This flowchart guides the student through an easy, sequential way of reducing fractions without a big, wordy explanation. Includes answers and explanations to 4 practice problems. Works best alongside the Divisibility Rules poster where students

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Prime Factors. This flowchart helps students factor numbers into their "fingerprints" of primes. With prime factors, students can then easily find GCFs, LCMs, and factor polynomials in Algebra. Especially for students who struggle with Math and

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Rational expressions. This activity tests a student's ability to work with rational expressions by finding the perimeters (add), areas (multiply) and side lengths (divide) of rectangles. Students like the link between rationals and finding areas and

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Exponent rules. Algebra students connect what they already know about finding areas of shapes to finding "areas" of rectangles, triangles and circles with monomial side lengths. In this activity, students find the areas of rectangles, triangles and

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Special Education Algebra 2. This editable bundle of warm ups (Word documents) covers functions. I use the half-sheets contained in this bundle (along with this free Algebra 2 Warm-up Template) as warm ups in my self-contained Algebra 2 classes.

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Test prep foldable. Easily slipped into a notebook or binder, this flippable is jam packed with the best test-taking tips and strategies that I have collected over the years. Especially with Math, taking exams is very emotional. These tips and

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Parallel lines cut by a transversal. This download includes 3 versions: 1 full color, 1 ready for students to color, and 1 that uses patterns instead of color so that it can be printed in black and white. This reference can be printed for your

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Slope comes in 4 forms: positive, negative, zero and undefined. In this download is a slope poster that shows the 4 different types of slope (positive, negative, zero and undefined). It is great as a classroom poster or student handout. Also

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This flowchart got my students solving equations within an hour. Through a series of guided questions,your students will learn the process of solving equations with variables on the left, right, both sides and two or more like terms on one

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This flowchart guides the student through a series of questions, based on the divisibility rules of numbers, to reduce fractions. Especially for students who need concrete steps and scaffolding.
This poster also works well to help students break

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Factoring. Included in this download is a factoring flowchart to help students navigate the different types of factoring and a graphic organizer that gives a step-by-step process for factoring quadratics where a is not 1.
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Function or not? Students sort functions and non-functions shown in tables, graphs, equations and ordered pairs onto a Venn diagram. The "inner circle" of the Venn diagram is where functions go as functions are always relations but relations are not

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Quadratics keyword poster. My students have found this poster to be helpful when solving quadratic word problems. This poster aligns the words in quadratic word problems with the parts of a parabola students are being asked to find.
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Function composition matching activity. This activity is a good introduction to function composition. There are three functions - a linear, a quadratic and a radical - that each compose with each other and with themselves. After matching the

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Included in this download are 4 posters. Posters include pictures and formulas for volume, lateral surface area and total surface area of a right square pyramid, a right circular cylinder, a right circular cone and a sphere. These hand in my

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Quadratic Word Problems. In this sorting activity, students have to decide if a word problem is asking them to find the x at the vertex, the y at the vertex or the positive zero. There are no problems to solve, which forces students to look for

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Algebra 2 Quick Checks. Understanding of domain, range, increasing and decreasing in any graph or equation is quickly and easily assessed with these Algebra 2 Quick Checks. These quick checks will work well as warm ups, closers or checks after group

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This download is a fun addition to any task cards you use in any class. It can be added to task cards that are being used as test prep, completed on days leading up to a holiday break (hard to focus!), or anytime you'd like to add a layer of

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a high school Special Ed Math teacher certified to teach Math, Biology and Moderate Disabilities. Over the years I have taught Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre-algebra, Geometry, Consumer Math, Biology and General Science. In my current position I teach Special Education Algebra 2 and Consumer Math and love it! Teaching Math-phobic students has turned out to be my strength. Once a kid "gets" Math, the whole words opens up.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My number one goal is to always teach Math in a way that includes everyone and thatmakes my students want to go on to take more years of Math. To me, giving my students confidence and desire to continue their Math education is the most important thing I can do.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I'm a published author of a Chicken Soup for the Soul story called "The Eye Patch". This is a completely random fact but did once land me a teaching job. I believe it's in the Teens Talk Middle School book:)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I was always a fan of Science but not so much of cutting things up so I majored in Environmental Science in college. I added a Math certification to my Biology certification and went on to study Mathematics for Teaching in graduate school. A few years later I pursued my Special Education license.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

You can find me on Instagram @scaffolded.math I blog at scaffoldedmath.com

GRADES

2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific

SUBJECTS

English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Special Education, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Business, Statistics, Economics , Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Algebra 2, Forensics, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, Test Preparation, Classroom Community