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This FRACTION SORT will have your students memorizing equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions mentally before you know it!Each student receives an individual game mat and 10 fraction cards to go with it. They sort the cards into four

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This 8-page Complete Lesson Packet uses an area model, or box model, to teach multiplication. This is an excellent way to build conceptual understanding that the standard algorithm for multiplication does not provide. For the past four years, I

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This 8-page Complete Lesson Packet uses an area model, or box model, to teach multiplication. This is an excellent way to build conceptual understanding that the standard algorithm for multiplication does not provide. For the past four years, I

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This 8-Day Multiplication Bundle includes everything you need for teaching multiplication through 2 x 2 digits.
Using an area model, or box model, to teach multiplication is an excellent way to build conceptual understanding that the standard

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This 8-page complete lesson packet teaches students the algorithm for converting mixed numbers to improper fractions, but also makes sure the understand they math behind the steps!
The lesson offers pages of practice that build slowly in

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This 8-page Complete Lesson Packet uses an area model, or box model, to teach multiplication. This is an excellent way to build conceptual understanding that the standard algorithm for multiplication does not provide. For the past four years, I

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This 8-page complete lesson packet is teaches students the algorithm for converting improper fractions to mixed numbers, but also makes sure they understand the mathematical concepts behind the steps!
The lesson offers pages of practice that

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This complete lesson packet aligns perfectly with CCSS 5.NBT.A.2: Multiplying and Dividing by Powers of 10. Best of all it requires NO PREP! Just PRINT and TEACH.
In this lesson, students make connections between multiplying by 10, 100, and

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This Decimal Rounding Sort includes 12 unique games sets that will quickly build fluency for rounding decimals to the nearest tenth, nearest hundredth, and nearest whole number.
Each student is given a unique game mat and a deck of 16 decimal

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This Dividing Decimals lesson will give kids the support they need to master this skill along with the independent practice time they need to retain it forever.
This lesson only contains one-digit, whole number divisors with decimal dividends

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This 8-page complete lesson packet is a great introduction to mixed numbers and improper fractions.
The lesson offers pages of practice that build slowly in complexity to challenge all levels of learners in your class. The lesson also includes

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This 13-Day Decimal Unit has over 100 pages of no-prep lesson materials. Just press print and you are ready to roll!
The unit covers all 5th grade decimal Common Core Standards (5.NBT.1, 5.NBT.2, 5.NBT3, 5.NBT.4, and 5.NBT.7) and includes some

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This complete lesson packet helps students develop their number sense specifically focusing on the size of fractions. This lesson explores the use of zero, one half, and one whole as benchmarks for estimation.
The lesson offers 8-pages of practice

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This NO-PREP packet is perfect for your division unit! Just print and teach!
All the problems in this lesson follow a standard pattern and have a 2-digit divisor, a 3 or 4-digit dividend, and a 2 or 3-digit quotient. This uniformity was

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This 8-page lesson packet includes everything you need to give students a deep understanding of lines of symmetry in a fun and engaging way.
This packet is designed for 4th grade as it aligns perfectly with CCSS 4.G.A.3, but could be used as a

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This 10-day Fifth Grade Adding and Subtracting Fractions Unit has over 80 pages of no-prep lesson materials. Just press print and you are ready to roll!
The unit covers 5th grade Common Core Standards 5.NF.1 and 5.NF.2 which includes adding and

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This 8-PAGE COMPLETE LESSON PACKET focuses on solving 2 x 1 Multiplication Problems in real-life situations using an area model to build conceptual understanding. Best of all, it requires no prep! Just print and teach!
Using an area model, or

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Math-obessed middle school teacher for the past 13 years! I have experience with every grade level from 4th - 9th. I teach at an inner-city school in New Orleans where the majority of my students come in below grade level. Last year my fifth graders grew from the 12th percentile to the 52nd percentile on the math MAP test.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I make joy a priority every single day because I know firsthand that kids are at their best when they are having fun. I plan my lessons to provide support for my lowest learners by filling in gaps from previous grade levels while at the same time challenging my higher students. Math is life. If you can solve problems creatively in math class you are prepared to take on challenges in the real world.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2012 Harriet Ball Excellence in Teaching Award Winner, 2013 Fishman Prize Honoree, 2013 Teach for America Alumni Teaching Award Finalist, 2012-2014 KIPP Featured Teacher, 2008-present KIPP New Orleans Curriculum Fellow

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of Washington, Seattle

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Outside of school my obsessions include bargain shopping, barre classes, and New Orleans food. I recently got married and my husband and I are taking a year off to sail the Caribbean!

GRADES

PreK, Kindergarten, 1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Math Test Prep, Statistics, Word Problems, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value