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Algebra Students will practice graphing linear equations with this short activity. Equations are written in different forms and students can rewrite them in slope-intercept form before graphing. Each line also has a restricted domain (or range)
Subjects:
Math, Algebra
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Fun Stuff, Homework
CCSS:
HSF-IF.C.7a
$2.50
8 ratings
4.0
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By The Math Toolbox
Negative "Math Talk" is a common occurrence in the math classroom. As we all know, attitude impacts success, so it's important to address students' attitudes toward math. In this getting-to-know-you activity, students have the opportunity to
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities
$3.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By The Math Toolbox
In this project, students will create a "face" with at least 8 different functions from 4 different function families. Students will use what they know about the shapes of basic function families, function transformations, and domain restrictions
Subjects:
Algebra, PreCalculus, Algebra 2
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
HSF-BF.B.3
$3.50
11 ratings
3.9
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By The Math Toolbox
In this activity, students will practice multiplying a fraction by a whole number to determine how many ornaments to draw on a Christmas tree. A "work space" is also provided to encourage students to make a pictorial representation of the problem
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff
$1.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By The Math Toolbox
In this activity, students are given a problem that they may or may not be able to solve. Students are then guided through five different problem solving techniques to help them solve the problem: solve a simpler problem, draw a picture, make a
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Other (Math)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
6.EE.C.9, 7.EE.B.4, HSF-BF.A.1a
$3.50
3 ratings
3.9
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By The Math Toolbox
Holiday themed practice with writing and evaluating algebraic expressions at the Algebra 1 or Algebra 2 level. After evaluating the expressions, students will color in the answers on a hundreds board to create a picture.If you like my material,
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Algebra 2
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
HSA-SSE.A.1
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Math Toolbox
Want to give your math students a math-related Valentine? "Be My PASCALintine!" is an opportunity to encourage your math students to explore pattern's in Pascal's Triangle while earning a few bonus points. To earn the bonus points, students must
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Algebra 2
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By The Math Toolbox
In this activity students will practice multiplying a fraction by a whole number to determine how many ornaments to place on the Christmas tree. For this activity, I have modified my “Trim the Tree” worksheet (multiplying fractions by whole
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
3 ratings
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This math experiment packs in a variety of algebra concepts! As students seek to find the ramp slope that will allow a matchbox car to travel the longest distance, they are required to make slope calculations, find averages, create a scatter plot,
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Other (Math)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Activities
CCSS:
HSF-IF.B.4, HSF-BF.A.1, HSS-ID.B.6
$3.50
1 rating
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This holiday themed self-checking worksheet includes practice with the following skills:  -Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators  -Multiplying and Dividing Decimals  -Changing Mixed Numbers into Decimal Form  -Solving
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Decimals
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
6.NS.B.3, 6.EE.B.7
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Math Toolbox
October is Pastor Appreciation month. Help children write a meaningful thank you letter to their pastor using this template.
Subjects:
Religion, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities
$2.00
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This is a multiple choice quiz that focuses on the vocabulary associated with function graphs. It includes twelve vocabulary words: asymptote, x-intercept, y-intercept, maximum, minimum, increasing interval, decreasing interval, slope, constant
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Algebra 2
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Assessment
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This activity is a great introduction to working with patterns, sequences, or fractals. Having students create the Sierpinski triangle is a great way to motivate "math-shy" students, and provide a visual connection to a pattern of numbers. The
Subjects:
Algebra, Other (Math), Algebra 2
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
HSF-BF.A.2
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If you’ve taught math for any period of time, you’ve probably heard students say something like, “I started my homework and I couldn’t remember what to do.” Many of these students took notes during class, but the example problems they wrote down
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Homework
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught middle and high school level math for over 8 years before becoming a full-time stay at home mom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My focus as teacher is to help students discover why math works. I love incorporating hands-on games, activities, and projects that encourage a thoughtful learning of math concepts.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Comment from former math student: "I have learned Mrs. Cruz's way of doing math and honestly it improved my math skills."

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.A. in Middle Childhood Education from Cedarville University with emphasis in mathematics, reading, and language arts. I am working on a M.A. in Math Education Enhancement and Leadership from the University of Michigan.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love patterns! You will find that my math materials often encourage students to look for patterns and develop math rules based on these patterns.

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