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Roll and Calculate is a hands-on Algebra math game designed to practice the addition and subtraction of positive and negative numbers. Two players take turns rolling two dice numbered 1-6 and then add or subtract the numbers based on the placement

Subjects:

Algebra, Basic Operations, Mental Math

Grades:

8^{th}, Homeschool, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Activities, Computation, Games

The questions on this four page EDIBLE science test over the water cycle highlights all levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy – remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating and creating and features questions on process skills as well as some

Subjects:

General Science, Science, Environment

Grades:

8^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Assessment, Examinations - Quizzes, Printables

Number Tiles is a math booklet containing 15 different hands-on math problem solving activities for grades 5-8 that range from addition and multiplication, to primes and composites, to exponent problems, to using the divisibility rules. Students

Subjects:

Math, Problem Solving, Mental Math

Grades:

Homeschool, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Math Centers, Activities, Printables

This handout includes three EDITABLE lesson plan templates; one is a generic; whereas, the other two are specifically designed for mathematics (elementary or secondary) and reading/language arts. Checklists are featured on all three plans. Examples

Subjects:

English Language Arts, Math, For All Subject Areas

Grades:

Staff

Types:

Lesson Plans (Individual), Professional Documents, Printables

This six page math resource contains eight Halloween fraction riddles which provide students practice in putting fractional parts in lowest terms as well as recognizing equivalent fractions. Specific words are provided, and the students are to

Subjects:

Fractions, Mental Math, Halloween

Grades:

Homeschool, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Computation

Number Tiles is a 23 page booklet containing 17 different hands-on, problem solving math activities for the primary grades that range from simple counting, to even and odd numbers, to greater than or less than to solving addition and subtraction

Subjects:

Math, Problem Solving, Mental Math

Grades:

Homeschool, 1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}

Types:

Math Centers, Activities, Minilessons

This math resource uses dominoes as a manipulative for activities that include four digit place value, using the commutative property, problem solving, reducing proper and improper fractions and practicing multiplication and division facts. The

Subjects:

Basic Operations, Problem Solving, Mental Math

Grades:

Homeschool, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}

Types:

Math Centers, Activities, Computation

This comprehensive beginning of the year school checklist walks you through 88 items which ought to be established before the first day of school; these items are categorized by standard operating procedures (i.e. beginning class, interruptions,

Subjects:

Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects

Grades:

Staff

Types:

Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms

This is a seven page EDITABLE summative math assessment with the theme of pizza and comprises seven questions that center on fractions, decimals, and percents. It may be given as a final test, summative project or self-guided learning activity and

Subjects:

Fractions, Word Problems, Decimals

Grades:

8^{th}, Adult Education, Homeschool, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Projects, Activities, Assessment

CCSS:

5.NF.B.3, 5.NF.B.4, 5.NF.B.7, 6.RP.A.1, 6.RP.A.2, 6.RP.A.3

These two editable math rubrics (five and ten points) are effective ways to grade the piles of math homework handed in every day. It saves the teacher time when grading.It is a quick way to grade math homework and return it to the students

Subjects:

Math, Classroom Management

Grades:

Not Grade Specific

Types:

Rubrics, Homework, Classroom Forms

This 100 point EDITABLE math test covers adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions, and is comprised of proper and improper fractions as well as mixed numerals. It is designed as a cumulative test for the end of a fraction unit that

Subjects:

Math, Fractions, Word Problems

Grades:

Adult Education, Homeschool, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}

Types:

Assessment, Examinations - Quizzes, Printables

Bug Ya is a math game that provides motivation for the learner to practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts as well as to review money. It is a fun game that is easy to adapt to any grade level, or for a whole class, or a small group

Subjects:

Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math

Grades:

Homeschool, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}

Types:

Activities, Computation, Games

Beat the Teach is a math game designed to practice math fact families (addition and multiplication) and to use problem solving strategies and mental math to win the game. Procedures as well as detailed instructions are given for each game, and six

Subjects:

Math, Basic Operations, Problem Solving

Grades:

Homeschool, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}

Types:

Fun Stuff, Computation, Games

This eight page geometry math handout explains how to construct different kinds of angles (acute, obtuse, right, straight) using items such as coffee filters, plastic plates, and your fingers. Each item or manipulative is inexpensive, easy to make,

Subjects:

Math, Geometry, Measurement

Grades:

Homeschool, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons

This editable resource contains nine, brief, succinct checklists which are written as a guide so that during parent/teacher conferences you, the teacher, have specific items to talk about (besides grades); so, you can be specific and to-the-point.

Subjects:

For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Specialty

Grades:

Not Grade Specific

Types:

For Parents, Professional Documents, Classroom Forms

This EDITABLE math summative algebra assessment (project based learning) is comprised of eight questions based on four levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and requires solving for one unknown using basic mathematical formulas. The theme is centered on the

Subjects:

Algebra, Critical Thinking, Word Problems

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7^{th}

Types:

Projects, Assessment, Computation

This 30 page math dictionary uses easy and clear definitions as well as formulas and examples so that students can learn and understand new math words without difficulty or cumbersome language. Most definitions include diagrams and/or illustrations

Subjects:

Math, Spelling, Vocabulary

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Handouts, Word Walls, Printables

This is a three page editable science pre/post-test over the life cycle of the butterfly. The questions highlight four levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy – remembering, understanding, applying, and analyzing. The questions are comprised of six multiple

Subjects:

General Science, Science, Biology

Grades:

Homeschool, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}

Types:

Assessment, Examinations - Quizzes, Printables

This math resource encompasses how I teach fractions so perplexed and bewildered students can be successful. It is aligned with the CCSS Standards for Fractions. For these students, finding the lowest common denominator, changing denominators, not

Subjects:

Math, Fractions, Special Education

Grades:

Adult Education, Homeschool, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}

Types:

Activities, Computation, Minilessons

CCSS:

4.NF.B.3, 4.NF.B.4, 5.NF.B.3, 5.NF.B.4, 5.NF.B.7

This 21 EDITABLE slide power point talks about water and its uses in the home, agriculture, industry, transportation and recreation. How to conserve water is examined, and key vocabulary is introduced. A circle graph is utilized as a visual to show

Subjects:

General Science, Earth Sciences, Environment

Grades:

8^{th}, Homeschool, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}

Types:

Minilessons, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching since "the earth cooled". My husband is a teacher as well, and together we have over 80 years of teaching in the elementary, middle school, high school and college areas. My focus is mathematics while my husband's is science. We never want to do anything else because we love it! My teaching style is hands-on and energetic while using diverse teaching strategies. I try to teach ordinary things in extraordinary ways.

MY TEACHING STYLE

For the last ten years I have taught at a community college working with "mathphobics" I have taught remedial math, and algebraic concepts as well as tutoring in the math lab. The other classes I teach are "Conquering College" which is a three hour course for all new freshmen, a one hour personal development class for those students taking math and/or science, and a math study skills class.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

AWARDS 2014 Outstanding Instructor of Math - Award from the Community College where I teach

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

1983-94 Wichita, State University, Wichita, Kansas 67208. Masters in Elementary Education with an emphasis in math and technology. Have ten additional graduate hours not counted towards the degree. 1969-71 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210. 27 graduate hours 1964-67 Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701. Graduated with honors, BSed. Major: Elementary Education Minor: Mathematics

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

RECENT PRESENTATIONS Rauch, V. (2020) Games that Teach. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. (2 hour workshop for instructors) Rauch, V. (2020) Graphic Organizers. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. (2 hour workshop for instructors) Rauch, V. (2019) Stimulating Student Frustration Through Questions and Activities. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. (2 hour workshop for instructors) Rauch, V. (2018) The Myth of Multi-Tasking. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. (2 hour workshop for instructors) Rauch, V. (2018) A Plethora of Post-It-Note Ideas. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. (2 hour workshop for instructors) Rauch, V. (2013) A Potpourri of Teaching Ideas. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. (2 hour workshop for instructors) Rauch, V. (2011). Teacher Tips You Won't Forget. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. (2 hour workshop for instructors) Rauch, V. (2011). Effective Strategies for Teaching Math. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS.(2 hour workshop for instructors)

GRADES

PreK, Kindergarten, 1^{st}, 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, Staff, Not Grade Specific

SUBJECTS

English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Curriculum & Instruction, Education, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Algebra 2, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, Classroom Community