Teaching for understanding

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Teaching for understanding
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"If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime".
 
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This project requires students to look at a blue print and determine the actual lengths of each wall. After this, they find the area of each room and using the dimensions determine the cost of the dry wall, the tile, the carpet and the border. This
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
58 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching for understanding
Division of fractions is a tough concept to visualize. These worksheets help to address the common core standard 6.NS.1 by having students draw out division of fractions. There is a guided practice sheet and an independent worksheet that has 2 word
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.50
17 ratings
3.8
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By Teaching for understanding
This worksheet addresses the common core standard 4.OA.3, This is a 3 level worksheet. Level 1 guides students in drawing pictures. Level 2 gives students more freedom with their drawins and level 3 has more difficult problems to solve.
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.50
28 ratings
4.0
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This project addresses 3 objectives 1) Operating with decimals 2) Operating with fractions 3) Solving problems with ratios and percents This project is all centered around planning a party. Task 1 asks students to determine which store to purchase
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$1.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching for understanding
This includes 3 different activities. The first is made to get students familiar with quadrilaterals. The second is a short worksheet to check for understanding. The last includes a game/activity to reinforce their new skills.
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
$1.50
13 ratings
3.9
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By Teaching for understanding
This activity has students following directions to find the buried treasure. It requires students to write down coordinate points, quadrants and locations on the map.
Subjects:
Graphing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Games
$1.00
13 ratings
4.0
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This is a 5 day lesson plan. This introduces 2 step equations by spending 2-3 days with algebra tiles and then slowly introducing variables and solving equations. This powerpoint includes worksheets, sample problems and lesson plans for 5 days. You
Subjects:
Math, Algebra
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$2.00
14 ratings
4.0
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These are 6 scaffolded worksheets to address the common core standard 1.NBT.B.2 Worksheet 1 and 2 and 3 require students to look at bunches of tens and ones to determine the number of total cubes Worksheets 4,5,6 give students either the
Subjects:
Math, Place Value, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching for understanding
This is a game to help students gain fluency in factors and multiples.
Subjects:
Algebra, Numbers
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games
$1.50
16 ratings
3.7
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By Teaching for understanding
Give each group of students 4 kings, 3 aces, 2 eights and 3 jacks for this experiment. This lab will help students understand experimental probability and includes a practice sheet. They will then use this experimental probability to predict events.
Subjects:
Math, Statistics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
$1.50
18 ratings
3.9
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By Teaching for understanding
3 Worksheets for students to practice evaluating expressions. For example 5T + 3 if T = 4 Students use their knowledge of evaluating expressions to solve 3 winter riddles.
Subjects:
Math, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching for understanding
This worksheet comes with 2 winter themed hidden pictures. Students follow the directions of plotting points to reveal a hidden picture.
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Winter
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
6 ratings
3.8
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By Teaching for understanding
This includes a continuous lesson plans that includes directions for the teacher and the student and includes questions to ask students. It includes 1 worksheet for independent practice and a game. An assessment is also included. This should take
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Games
$1.50
15 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching for understanding
This activity helps students to see the connection between the moon phases and the height of Tides. In this activity students are required to graph the height of the highest tides and the lowest tides of each day given. Then they compare that with
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$1.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching for understanding
This powerpoint is an introduction to interior angles of polygons. The polygons included are triangles, quadrilaterals and pentagons. The last slide is an independent practice worksheet for students to find the missing angle of a triangle or a
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
4 ratings
3.9
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Counting on is one of the mental math strategies that are necessary for young students. The powerpoint uses the number line and a jumping frog to help reinforce this strategy. The powerpoint includes 2 worksheets to reinforce this skill.
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 2.OA.A.1
$1.00
11 ratings
4.0
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The first few pages are lesson plans. This is a continuous lesson plan that will take several days to complete. The lesson plans includes what you should be doing, what the students should be doing, the time and the materials needed. It also
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$1.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching for understanding
The common core is asking for a more conceptual understanding of math concepts. This powerpoint shows how to turn fractions like 4/5 into 80/100 so that students can visualize what each fraction and decimal means. It then teaches how fractions like
Subjects:
Fractions
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
8 ratings
3.7
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By Teaching for understanding
Students will find equivalent fractions and color the parts of the picture as indicated.
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
9 ratings
3.9
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Students follow a string of points to make a picture. This is a fun activity, students won't even think that they are doing math. Check out a similar activity called " graphing points in quadrant 1" if you are looking for the same activity but for
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$0.75
5 ratings
3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 12 years of experience in mathematics education. I have experience as an instructional coach, interventionist and a director of mathematics education. I have built curriculum, assessments and have done extensive research in the common core state standards.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I want to make math easy for students. I develop my lessons to focus on building those foundational skills, so that the more complex skills seem easy for students. Sequencing and conceptual structures are key to the products that I use to teach. My first priority is student engagement. If students are engaged, they will learn.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the year for the school district- 2009 Idaho Teacher of the year nomination 2011 Math Teaching Mentor for the University of Arizona 2008-2010 Idaho Teaching Mentor 2011 Math Instructional Coach 2013-Present

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA Secondary Education Political Science, History and Mathematics MED Educational Leadership Ed.D Curriculum and Instruction

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I spent 8 years in the USAF as a Bio-Environmental Engineer. It was wonderful to use my math skills in a different setting. I brought many of the math problems that I encountered to my students to solve. They loved being able to use their math is a "real life" setting.

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