Tara Gilliland

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United States - Ohio - Hillsboro
Tara Gilliland
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By Tara Gilliland
With this Smartboard presentation, students will learn the definition of numbers that are real, rational, irrational, integers, whole and natural. They will then further their understanding by creating examples and non-examples of each subset as
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Interactive Whiteboard, Games
$2.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
This clock face is interactive so that you can set the hour and minute hand to different times, allowing students to practice telling time. I have found this useful in the middle school as intervention. Also, there are questions for the students to
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Other (Math)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
$1.50
18 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
This lesson introduces dilations to students and allows them to practice dilations with scale factors from 1/4 to 3. One example also challenges the students with fractions. The final dilation requires the students to create their own polygon and
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Math Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Whiteboard, Printables
$2.00
10 ratings
3.8
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By Tara Gilliland
Through this lesson, the students will learn the difference between ratios, rates, and unit rates and will get the opportunity to discover the importance of each in the real world. This file comes with a Smartboard presentation, an accompanying
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Numbers
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Interactive Whiteboard, Printables
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
This file will walk you and your students through making a Fractions, Decimal, and Percent foldable! They will learn the steps to convert from one form to another, as well as practice doing so, right in the foldable. Students will copy notes and
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Decimals
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Whiteboard, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
Deviation is part of the new Common Core State Standards. This is a 7th grade deviation lesson that I use as part of my Data Analysis/Statistics unit. It is concise, yet thorough. Plus, students enjoy it because they get to collect their own data
Subjects:
Math, Statistics, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
This lesson is great practice for your students in discovering the unknown (variable), solving 1 and 2 step algebra equations, and relating algebra to the real world. There are 15 real world situations that ask students to identify the variable,
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Word Problems
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Interactive Whiteboard, Printables
$2.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
Students will be introduced to slope by examining two different graphs of checking accounts. After a class discussion, students will take notes on slope and will learn how to find the slope of a line through "Rise over Run" and "Change in Y over
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Graphing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
This lesson grabs the students' interest immediately when you pass out ten pieces of either Skittles or M&M's to each person. Students will then complete three different stages with the candy. First, they will find the probability of their own
Subjects:
Math, Statistics, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
This project allows teams of four to "Show what they know about graphs!" They must work together to find the title, picture, best uses, and helpful hints for the 7 most popular graphs (line, bar, circle, histogram, dot plot, stem-and-leaf plot, and
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
This is an enrichment project that challenges students to choose their dream house plans and figure the cost to build it - including the land, flooring, paint and furnishings. There is flexibility in the number of rooms you would like your students
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Measurement
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Interactive Whiteboard, Printables
$4.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
This is a nice introduction to Mean, Median, Mode, and Range. The students will drag the correct words to the correct spot on the Smartboard as they also fill in the their own notes page. They will do an example of each before moving on to the
Subjects:
Math, Statistics, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
6 Weeks worth of Bellwork! This is the format I use for my Bellwork, also called Bellringers or warm-ups. It is the very BEST way I've found to start my math class. Students get daily practice with standardized tests, current content,
Subjects:
Math, Back to School, Mental Math
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Interactive Whiteboard, Printables
$5.00
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
This slide allows students to develop the conceptual understanding of volume and surface area. It's great at the beginning of your unit to ensure that the students can distinguish between the two. They will be given 16 fun phrases such as "crust
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Interactive Whiteboard
$1.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
Introduce geometry to your students with this lesson. Not only is it hands-on and engaging for the students, they will also get a head-start into geometry with a great concept understanding of sides and angles. Students will sort 20 different
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Measurement
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
With this Smartboard File, students will practice the geometric properties of triangles and quadrilaterals through constructing their own. They will also be forced to think critically since they must classify shapes not only by giving them the name
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Interactive Whiteboard
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
This lesson is an engaging, visually creative way to help your students remember when slope is positive, negative, zero, and undefined. The graphics are animated which really adds a pop to the smart board slide. On the included student sheet, your
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Whiteboard, Printables
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
This is a fun way to practice graphing and naming ordered pairs. Much like the popular Battleship game, two students will play each other, trying to find objects hidden in their opponent's coordinate plane. The difference is instead of looking for
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Spring
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Games
$1.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
This is a fun Interactive Smartboard game from the Smartboard Exchange. I entered all definitions from my Common Core Aligned Data Analysis Unit. You can have students pick a mole by touching one, but it is more fun to have them throw a ball at
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Statistics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Word Walls, Games
$1.25
5 ratings
4.0
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By Tara Gilliland
This bundle is great for your probability unit! I've used it in both 7th and 8th grade, but can be used as intervention or enrichment with other grade levels. Included are 5 separate lessons/activities dealing with permutations, combinations,
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Statistics
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Interactive Whiteboard, Printables
$9.00
4 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have over 20 years experience in education. I've taught 1st grade, 2nd grade, Middle School Language Arts, Middle School Math, and a variety of other subject areas. I also have experience as an administrator, but teaching is what I love best!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I strive to engage the students in mathematics through the mathematical processes. Students learn best when they are taught well-rounded concepts rather than simply procedures. Through problem solving, daily mental math, daily computation practice, and conceptual lessons, my hope is that all students learn that math makes sense!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certificate in Young Adult Language Arts, 2001 - 2011; Master Teacher Designation - State of Ohio

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

* Lander University: Greenwood, South Carolina * Wilmington College: Wilmington, Ohio * University of Dayton: Dayton, Ohio

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I believe spending quality time with my own family is what's most important. Hopefully my lessons will allow you to feel great about what you are teaching, but still allow you to spend as much time with your family as possible!

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