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A fun Thanksgiving Puzzle to make simplifying expressions fun.
Meets common core 6.EE.3, and 6.EE.4 standards.
Writing equivalent expressions and identifying when two expressions are equivalent.

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Why did the turkey cross the road? A Thanksgiving puzzle - A fun way to solve 2 step equation word problems that use the distributive property and fractions. Meets common core standards 7.EE.4, and 8. EE.7b

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Ten mixed review practices over 8th grade math common core standards. Can be used as a warm up or summary.
Test preparation, CRCT, standardized test preparation

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6th and 7th grade common core. A thanksgiving riddle in which students solve one step equations to find the answer.
The problems are Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication problems.

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Students will solve systems of equations using either substitution or elimination to solve this fun winter riddle.

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What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
Matching word problems (descriptions) to one -step equations & inequalities. Students are not asked to solve but just match the word problem with the equation or inequality that would be

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This activity has students solve multi-step equations in which answers can be and interger, no solution or all real numbers. Some of the equations have students use the distributive property as well as combining like terms.When students find all of

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This was designed for use by 8th graders to be able to determine the coordinates of objects on a coordinate plane, then use the Pythagorean theorem to find the distance between some of the objects. Other grades may be able to use this as an

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Matching multiple representations of functions. This includes graphs, tables, verbal descriptions and the equation in slope intercept form.

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Students answer the title question by solving problems with mixed numbers using like denominators.

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Cornell Notes on how to solve word problems that use the Pythagorean Theorem

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Common Core standards for 7th and 8th grade. Solving one variable multi-step equations.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught for 23 years. Most of that time I have taught 8th grade math, but a few years in 6th grade math and science.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Forever changing, always learning new skills and techniques.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

WJMS Teacher of the Year Georgia Master Teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Georgia Southern University B.S. Georgia Southern University M. Ed Nova Southeastern University, Ed.D.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love teaching math and feel that part of my job is helping students to see that math is interesting and fun rather than something to be avoided.

GRADES

4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Homeschool

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Math Test Prep, Word Problems, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Summer