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Long division can be a tricky skill to master for many, even into early middle school. Here students will solve two-digit divisor long division problems on a separate sheet of paper. They will then match each problem with its solution to create

Subjects:

Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations

Grades:

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

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

5.NBT.B.6, 6.NS.B.2

Using substitution (or equation, plug, and chug) to evaluate expressions for specific values of variables is an essential pre-algebra skill. Here students will evaluate expressions for the given values and match those expressions up with their

Subjects:

Math, Algebra

Grades:

5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

6.EE.A.2c

Converting between systems of measurement can often be a challenging task, especially without any way for students to check if their solution is correct. Here students will convert back and forth between the US Customary System of measurement and

Subjects:

Math, Applied Math, Measurement

Grades:

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

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

6.RP.A.3d

Long division can be a tricky skill to master for many, even into early middle school. Here students will solve one digit divisor long division problems on a separate sheet of paper. They will then match each problem with its solution to create

Subjects:

Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers

Grades:

4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

4.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.B.6, 6.NS.B.2

Working with scientific notation involves multiple steps and learning multiple rules. It can be difficult for students to work through the many operations without immediate feedback. In this puzzle, students will convert into and out of scientific

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Basic Operations

Grades:

6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

8.EE.A.1, 8.EE.A.3, 8.EE.A.4

The biggest challenge Iâ€™ve noticed with students working with greatest common factor and least common multiple is getting the two mixed up when working with both. In this self-checking activity, students will match problems with solutions to create

Subjects:

Math, Numbers, Other (Math)

Grades:

4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

6.NS.B.4

Square puzzles are a class favorite! Adding fractions with unlike denominators can often prove challenging for students. Here students will solve addition computation problems to create this 4x4 puzzle. All fractions in this puzzle are positive

Subjects:

Math, Arithmetic, Fractions

Grades:

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

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

4.NF.A.1

Solving one step equations and inequalities with rational numbers is the first step towards mastering the basics of algebra. This fun activity allows students to gain experience solving one step equations and inequalities that contain positive

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Fractions

Grades:

5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

6.NS.B.3, 6.EE.B.7, 6.EE.B.8

Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals all together in one assignment can be challenging for many students, especially if there is no way for them to self-check their answers. Square Puzzle Quests are a great way for students to

Subjects:

Math, Decimals

Grades:

5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

5.NBT.B.7, 6.NS.B.3

Using order of operations to solve multi-step expressions can be tricky for students to master without a way to check that their answers are correct. Here students will solve expressions that require order of operations. They will then match each

Subjects:

Math, Order of Operations

Grades:

5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

5.OA.A.1, 6.EE.A.1, 6.EE.A.2c

One of the most fundamental tasks in elementary math is the practice of becoming fluent in multiplication facts without the use of a calculator. As a middle school pre-algebra and algebra teacher, I would say that the number one most critical

Subjects:

Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations

Grades:

3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}

Types:

Activities, Computation, Math Centers

CCSS:

4.NBT.B.4, 5.NBT.B.5, 3.OA.A.4, 3.OA.B.6, 3.OA.C.7, 6.NS.B.3, 7.NS.A.2, 7.NS.A.3

Square Puzzles are a class favorite! Understanding how to solve a basic proportion is a fundamental skill for unit rates, algebra, and many methods of measurement conversion. Here students will cross multiply to find the value of x in the

Subjects:

Math, Measurement, Other (Math)

Grades:

6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}

Types:

Activities, Games, Math Centers

CCSS:

6.RP.A.3b

Square Puzzles are a class favorite! Solving systems of equations can often be difficult especially without any way to check solutions. Here students can solve the system by using any method they (or you) prefer. They will then match each system

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Other (Math)

Grades:

6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education

Types:

Activities, Games, Math Centers

CCSS:

8.EE.C.8

One of the most fundamental tasks in elementary math is the practice of becoming fluent in multiplication facts without the use of a calculator. As a middle school pre-algebra and algebra teacher, I would say that the number one most critical

Subjects:

Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations

Grades:

3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

4.NBT.B.4, 5.NBT.B.5, 3.OA.A.4, 3.OA.B.6, 3.OA.C.7, 6.NS.B.3, 7.NS.A.2, 7.NS.A.3

A fundamental task in middle school computation, dividing decimals can be a bit of a challenge. Having a self-checking activity can help to build confidence as students work to master their skills. Students will divide positive decimals (with

Subjects:

Math, Arithmetic, Decimals

Grades:

4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

5.NBT.B.7, 6.NS.B.3

A fundamental task in middle school computation, subtracting decimals can be a bit of a challenge. Having a self-checking activity can help to build confidence as students work to master their skills. Students will subtract positive decimals and

Subjects:

Math, Arithmetic, Decimals

Grades:

4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

5.NBT.B.7, 6.NS.B.3, 7.NS.A.3

One of the most fundamental tasks in elementary math is the practice of becoming fluent in multiplication facts without the use of a calculator. As a middle school pre-algebra and algebra teacher, I would say that the number one most critical

Subjects:

Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations

Grades:

3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}

Types:

Activities, Computation, Math Centers

CCSS:

4.NBT.B.4, 5.NBT.B.5, 3.OA.A.4, 3.OA.B.6, 3.OA.C.7, 6.NS.B.3, 7.NS.A.2, 7.NS.A.3

Subjects:

Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations

Grades:

3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

4.NBT.B.4, 5.NBT.B.5, 3.OA.A.4, 3.OA.B.6, 3.OA.C.7, 6.NS.B.3, 7.NS.A.2, 7.NS.A.3

Subjects:

Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations

Grades:

3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}

Types:

Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers

CCSS:

4.NBT.B.4, 5.NBT.B.5, 3.OA.A.4, 3.OA.B.6, 3.OA.C.7, 6.NS.B.3, 7.NS.A.2, 7.NS.A.3

Practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers with this fun and engaging Square Puzzle Quest! Here students will solve simple one operation problems with integers. They will match each problem with its solution to create this 4x6

Subjects:

Math, Basic Operations, Numbers

Grades:

6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}

Types:

Activities, Printables, Math Centers

CCSS:

7.NS.A.1, 7.NS.A.2, 7.NS.A.3

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

12 years teaching middle school and a lifetime of reading and watching my favorite crime shows!!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teach basic math, accelerated math, and science in a block-style gamified classroom with a CSI/Mystery theme. Students have shown high growth for 7 years running.

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GRADES

3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Environment, Word Problems, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value