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 If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake. – F. Wikzek

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Looking for problems that promote group discussion and team work? How about data gathering, organization and analysis? Or, the really important one, using writing in math to explain solutions! These are problems that do just that! The Citizens of
Subjects:
Math, Writing
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, GATE, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
6.EE.C.9
\$3.00
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Power of Chocolate Description This is an in depth study of a nonfiction book entitled Chocolate: Riches from the Rainforest by Robert Burleigh. This unit is written with the gifted or high potential learner at the 3rd-5th grades in mind. It seeks
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Informational Text
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), GATE, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.5.3, RI.5.4, W.3.2, W.4.2, SL.3.1, L.3.1, L.3.2
\$10.00
1 rating
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Addison and the Advent Calendar - For Highly Able Math Students Looking for problems that promote group discussion and team work? How about data gathering, organization and analysis? Or, the really important one, using writing in math to explain
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
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Students are asked to create a design given certain parameters. They are asked to work with fractions, convert units of measure within a system, and they will need to think critically in order to complete the tasks. Mathematical terminology will be
Subjects:
Fractions, Geometry, Decimals
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Math Centers, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
CCSS:
6.G.A.1, 7.G.A.2, 7.G.B.4
\$2.00
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This annotated bibliography will serve as a great resource for anyone looking for materials to support the instruction of children with high potential. It is intended for teachers, counselors, mentors and parents. The materials address the needs of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Gifted and Talented
PreK, 4th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Bibliographies, GATE, For Parents
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Margaret taught at the elementary level for 20 years (mostly 4/5/6) then over the next 20 years, established and coordinated district-wide gifted services in math and language arts for a diversified suburban school district (K-8).

MY TEACHING STYLE

Margaret's teaching style emphasizes student engagement, thinking, problem solving, teamwork, writing, discussion and presentation.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Margaret was honored by the Illinois State Board of Education with a "Those Who Excel Award of Merit."

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Margaret earned her BS in Education from Northern Illinois University; an MA in instruction and curriculum from National-Louis University; and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Administration and Supervision from National-Louis University.

Margaret is the mother of 3 very talented middle school teachers! Retired; educational consultant for a Regional Office of Education; runs a small antique business.