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This worksheet has the simple interest formula and what each variable stands for. The first section has a table to fill in for 5 problems. The second section has 6 simple interest word problems.
It's great practice for simple interest, but it

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On the first day of school, teachers use that time to tell the students about the class and classroom. How about you gather some information about your students and their feelings about math at the same time?
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We use this as a review of coordinate plane concepts that students should already know. It involves identifying the parts of the coordinate plane, plotting points, and domain/range. Students keep this in their notebook.
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In my classroom, I teach the students to order numbers using a specific process. First, change all the numbers to decimals. Second, line up the decimals. Third, write the numbers in the correct order. This worksheet provides space for each

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This quiz has four sections.
1. Students must determine if two ratios make a proportion.
2. Students must find the variable in a proportion.
3. Students must create a proportion for a given situation (multiple choice).
4. Students must

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My students need to classify numbers within the real number system, but I don't really like boring worksheets. This activity was inspired by a coworker. The students get a colored sheet of numbers and a Venn diagram of the real number system.

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Most of the worksheets I've come across for composite figures are boring and not related to life. I created this worksheet as a way to make composite shapes applicable to life. It took a lot of time, but I'm proud of the final product.
I have

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We use this paper in class as the notes for graphing linear equations on a coordinate plane. In 8th grade, they can't use a graphing calculator, so we teach them the plug-and-chug method of choosing x-values, putting them through the function

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I created this sheet for my students to practice mark-ups, discounts, and tax without the word problems aspect. Not every problem is looking for the final price. Some of them give the final price with enough information to find something else,

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This worksheet includes 10 statements, plus one bonus statement, that should be answered as Always True, Sometimes True, or Never True. Students must also explain why they chose that.
It includes statements like, "All fractions are rational

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This front and back worksheet contains 10 probability questions involving dice, spinners, marbles, etc. My students have to know independent and dependent probability, so some of the questions involve trying to get more than one outcome or removing

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In this activity, the students roll a die to decide the variables in short order of operation problems. This activity is best done in pairs with students sharing the responsibility! My students enjoy it!
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I use this activity as an opening activity to dependent probability. I fill bathroom cups with 20-30 M&M's and then let the students work as pairs through the sheet. You could also get the small snack bags of M&M's and just hand those

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My first year of teaching was 7th grade science in Waco, Texas. Then I got married and moved to Virginia, where I taught 8th grade mathematics (pre-algebra) for 7 years. Recently, we welcomed our first child, James Russell, so our family. Now I'm teaching 7th grade math.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I prefer hands-on, discovery learning with lots of discussion, activity, and analysis. My students sit in pairs so they can collaborate together before asking an adult for help.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Our school awards an in-school thing called the Starfish Award for outstanding staff or staff that go above and beyond. I say staff because anyone who works at the school can get it. I was given the Starfish Award.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelors of science in interdisciplinary studies. I am certified to teach grades 4-8 in math and science in Texas. I am also certified to teach grades 6-8 mathematics in Virginia.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have lead professional development on creating a positive relationship with middle school students. I also created the activities and worksheets we used in our 8th grade math curriculum. Since I now teach 7th grade math, I have a whole new curriculum to develop, as well as the resources that work best for my students.

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}, Homeschool

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), For All Subject Areas, Statistics, Word Problems, Decimals, Place Value