tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-82687730795780190712019-03-23T00:07:30.675-05:00Mrs. E Teaches MathHi! I'm Karrie, the teacher behind Mrs. E Teaches Math. I create secondary math curriculum and activities for the busy math teacher. I also like to share resources, tips, and ideas on my blog.Mrs. E Teaches Mathnoreply@blogger.comBlogger205125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-80172271051623679652019-03-14T03:00:00.000-05:002019-03-14T03:00:07.872-05:00Absolute Value Functions and Transformations INB PagesThe absolute value function is usually the first parent function that is taught in Algebra 2. Students have usually seen linear, quadratic, and absolute value functions in Algebra 1, but the absolute value function is the first one that I really hit hard as a parent function.<br /><br />First, I review solving absolute value equations. My students solved basic absolute value equations in Algebra 1, but they haven't solved any with the absolute value on both sides. I use <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Absolute-Value-Equations-Flipbook-2888130" target="_blank">this flipbook</a> in Algebra 1, so I don't want to use it again in Algebra 2 (and it's a little too basic for Algebra 2). I created a <a href="https://app.box.com/s/utkvu5c3wy207u1icamrkzsj466ixjg4" target="_blank">hamburger book that reviewed absolute value equations</a>. (free download)<br /><br />Read: <a href="https://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2016/12/absolute-value-equations-flipbook.html" target="_blank">Absolute Value Equations INB Page for Algebra 1</a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CnYdS9X-Qeg/XIBA8cbgZtI/AAAAAAAAHxM/wtpcNaVIYco6LddeTwP82_MIOxXm3DJngCLcBGAs/s1600/Absolute%2BValue%2B1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Absolute value equations and functions are such an important concept for algebra students. These foldables and notes for interactive notebooks will help students keep their lessons organized. Some of the activities could be used as homework too." border="0" data-original-height="1280" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CnYdS9X-Qeg/XIBA8cbgZtI/AAAAAAAAHxM/wtpcNaVIYco6LddeTwP82_MIOxXm3DJngCLcBGAs/s640/Absolute%2BValue%2B1.JPG" title="Absolute value equations and functions are such an important concept for algebra students. These foldables and notes for interactive notebooks will help students keep their lessons organized. Some of the activities could be used as homework too." width="450" /></a></div><br />It helps SO MUCH to have students highlight the absolute value portion of the equation when they are solving. They are much less likely to make a mistake when isolating the absolute value if it's highlighted. I think it's very important to make sure you include problems with no solution right from the beginning.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7OiEMXK0Ci8/XIBBGSkBXVI/AAAAAAAAHxo/rhs3e5sbzaY-6mThqvXkzsxIgLjZ-Z2ygCLcBGAs/s1600/Absolute%2BValue%2B2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Absolute value equations and functions are such an important concept for algebra students. These foldables and notes for interactive notebooks will help students keep their lessons organized. Some of the activities could be used as homework too." border="0" data-original-height="1182" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7OiEMXK0Ci8/XIBBGSkBXVI/AAAAAAAAHxo/rhs3e5sbzaY-6mThqvXkzsxIgLjZ-Z2ygCLcBGAs/s640/Absolute%2BValue%2B2.JPG" title="Absolute value equations and functions are such an important concept for algebra students. These foldables and notes for interactive notebooks will help students keep their lessons organized. Some of the activities could be used as homework too." width="486" /></a></div><br />After I teach this lesson, I always try to add a little extra review, if I'm able to. This is a topic that my students see again on standardized testing, so I want to make sure they remember. We usually use my <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Absolute-Value-Equations-Sum-Em-Activity-888229" target="_blank">Absolute Value Equations Sum 'Em Activity</a> either the day after the lesson or later in the unit. Students have to be able to solve equations with absolute values on both sides of the equals sign to be successful on this activity.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1qUBm8neepQ/XIX4GSoD3iI/AAAAAAAAHy0/uwqjYmXNjMQrY0tMrc5xp5EIT59wXwQeACLcBGAs/s1600/DSC_0042%2Bcopy%2B%25281%2529%2B%25281%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Absolute value functions and transformations are such an important concept for algebra students. These foldables and notes for interactive notebooks will help students keep their lessons organized. Some of the activities could be used as homework too." border="0" data-original-height="1164" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1qUBm8neepQ/XIX4GSoD3iI/AAAAAAAAHy0/uwqjYmXNjMQrY0tMrc5xp5EIT59wXwQeACLcBGAs/s640/DSC_0042%2Bcopy%2B%25281%2529%2B%25281%2529.jpg" title="Absolute value functions and transformations are such an important concept for algebra students. These foldables and notes for interactive notebooks will help students keep their lessons organized. Some of the activities could be used as homework too." width="494" /></a></div><br />Next, I teach students about graphing. That is always a big day. I'm super corny and say that "they're growing up" and it's time for them to learn about families of functions. We talk about the families of functions they have already learned about or have heard older kids talk about. This foldable is simple, but it keeps all of their graphing information in one place. This foldable is part of the exclusive content in my <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Algebra-Foldable-Bundle-3287865" target="_blank">Algebra Foldable Bundle</a>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IwInO42uv1I/XIBBGYSVzqI/AAAAAAAAHxk/OnffRAL3u-8KlCk1dD7PgnQAz3g5VqSLgCLcBGAs/s1600/Absolute%2BValue%2B3.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Absolute value functions and transformations are such an important concept for algebra students. These foldables and notes for interactive notebooks will help students keep their lessons organized. Some of the activities could be used as homework too." border="0" data-original-height="1215" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IwInO42uv1I/XIBBGYSVzqI/AAAAAAAAHxk/OnffRAL3u-8KlCk1dD7PgnQAz3g5VqSLgCLcBGAs/s640/Absolute%2BValue%2B3.JPG" title="Absolute value functions and transformations are such an important concept for algebra students. These foldables and notes for interactive notebooks will help students keep their lessons organized. Some of the activities could be used as homework too." width="474" /></a></div><br />The longer I've taught, the more I've realized that my students don't need a million examples of graphing. It's better to have fewer examples and to find out EVERYTHING about those few graphs. I think it helps students see the big picture better and it makes them less likely to just do "plug and chug" math. When Algebra 1 students are learning about quadratics, they want to just find the vertex and use that to answer every question. If you find EVERYTHING about a function, they are less likely to just use the vertex for everything. I said less likely, they're still going to do crazy stuff sometimes.<br /><br />The next day is transformations. I only want to teach transformations once. I don't want to have to remind students of the rules with each parent function throughout the year. So, I make a point to teach it early, and teach it well. I made this giant flipbook so students would have everything organized. At the beginning of the year I allow them to describe transformations like "up 2" and "left 3", but as the year goes on I make them use function notation. I start out loosey goosey to make sure they get the concept because I'm not doing it again. This lesson normally takes me two days to do it well. We use whiteboards, we yell things like "UP AND LEFT", and we graph graph graph. I use <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Function-Transformations-Flipbook-Notes-4430557" target="_blank">this flipbook</a>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-n_xOc8ZuRvw/XIBBG4J6vWI/AAAAAAAAHxw/WohDqJGuZYgwerwflC0wOno2smaXWLZ6gCLcBGAs/s1600/Absolute%2BValue%2B4.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Absolute value functions and transformations are such an important concept for algebra students. These foldables and notes for interactive notebooks will help students keep their lessons organized. Some of the activities could be used as homework too." border="0" data-original-height="1172" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-n_xOc8ZuRvw/XIBBG4J6vWI/AAAAAAAAHxw/WohDqJGuZYgwerwflC0wOno2smaXWLZ6gCLcBGAs/s640/Absolute%2BValue%2B4.JPG" title="Absolute value functions and transformations are such an important concept for algebra students. These foldables and notes for interactive notebooks will help students keep their lessons organized. Some of the activities could be used as homework too." width="490" /></a></div><br />I really love using <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Absolute-Value-Functions-Card-Sort-2460717" target="_blank">this card sort to practice graphing</a>. It is awesome to use as a warmup on the second day of the lesson. I prefer to have students use a sorting mat and work with partners. I let them glue it in their notebooks afterward if the want to, but I don't require it.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://ecdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Absolute-Value-Functions-Cut-and-Paste-Card-Sort-2460717-1520962516/original-2460717-1.jpg" /> </div><br />Once I've spent time teaching graphing, teaching students how to graph absolute value inequalities takes like 15 minutes. I used to teach it with four examples, but my students complained so much that it was overkill that I created an additional, shorter, INB page. <a href="https://app.box.com/s/5w00026fhsb1cfjwa2wlw8ia4hde8xaa" target="_blank">This page</a> is printed on ledger paper and I cut it in half. The shorter version is a <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Graphing-Absolute-Value-Inequalities-Interactive-Notes-3211130" target="_blank">freebie on TpT</a>. If you think your students may need a little more practice, you could always use the short version as a warmup the next day.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vP1-fJiL3O0/XIBBHVI5NXI/AAAAAAAAHx0/lY-w7pxeZuUBjkwb8PFupCSHkmQsVCT8ACLcBGAs/s1600/Absolute%2BValue%2B5.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Absolute value functions and transformations are such an important concept for algebra students. These foldables and notes for interactive notebooks will help students keep their lessons organized. Some of the activities could be used as homework too." border="0" data-original-height="1192" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vP1-fJiL3O0/XIBBHVI5NXI/AAAAAAAAHx0/lY-w7pxeZuUBjkwb8PFupCSHkmQsVCT8ACLcBGAs/s640/Absolute%2BValue%2B5.JPG" title="Absolute value functions and transformations are such an important concept for algebra students. These foldables and notes for interactive notebooks will help students keep their lessons organized. Some of the activities could be used as homework too." width="482" /></a></div><br />After that, we had our unit test!<br /><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-58100459592969189162019-03-06T14:08:00.006-06:002019-03-06T14:08:53.462-06:00Parallel Lines Proofs INB PagesParallel lines in geometry has the potential to be a fun unit! There are all kinds of activities on the internet with parallel lines and students are starting to become more comfortable with the vocabulary in geometry, so things get a little more relaxed. I've shared interactive notebook pages for parallel lines before, and they can be found <a href="https://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2016/10/parallel-lines-inb-pages.html" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /><br />If you follow along with my personal life on Instagram, you'll know that I'm out of the classroom this year. I have a bunch of interactive notebook pages that I still need to share, but they are all from when I taught last year. Yeah, I'm that behind. Anyway, I figure it's better late than never!<br /><br />These are not ALL of the interactive notebook pages that I use when I teach parallel lines. However, I didn't want to post a bunch of repeated, old stuff. If you want to see the foldables that I've used for YEARS, you can check the link below. They are time-tested foldables that are awesome! Today, I wanted to share new stuff. These foldables have either gotten a facelift or are totally new activities.<br /><br />Read: <a href="https://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2016/10/parallel-lines-inb-pages.html" target="_blank">Parallel Lines INB Pages</a><br /><br />First, I teach students the location of alternate interior, alternate exterior, corresponding, and same-side (consecutive) interior angles and the congruence theorems that go with them. Once students are comfortable with the theorems, we do parallel lines proofs the next day. I used <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Parallel-Lines-Proofs-Foldable-Practice-Booklet-3213382" target="_blank">this parallel lines proofs booklet</a> for students to organize their practice proofs and it fits in their interactive notebook. I have made the switch to having students write out most of the theorems in proofs, but they can get long so we wrote the "approved shorthand" at the top of the page. I made this switch because I felt like students were just throwing theorem names out there without even thinking about if it fit. This way, they at least have to think about what they are saying.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jMxTM2hZdRc/XIAjQFIHNPI/AAAAAAAAHwA/v50Gtj9tZE42TGMEYXb9yrcnMwn-NWddwCLcBGAs/s1600/Parallel%2BLines%2B1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These interactive notebook pages for parallel lines in geometry were so helpful for my student's notes. We put the foldables in their INBs and worked on activities afterwards. They didn't struggle with the equations of parallel and perpendicular lines because it was review from algebra." border="0" data-original-height="1192" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jMxTM2hZdRc/XIAjQFIHNPI/AAAAAAAAHwA/v50Gtj9tZE42TGMEYXb9yrcnMwn-NWddwCLcBGAs/s640/Parallel%2BLines%2B1.JPG" title="These interactive notebook pages for parallel lines in geometry were so helpful for my student's notes. We put the foldables in their INBs and worked on activities afterwards. They didn't struggle with the equations of parallel and perpendicular lines because it was review from algebra." width="482" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JQ6PDdu7dPc/XIAjP1R-a9I/AAAAAAAAHv8/Nbbd1C9lkFwhGuqEAfEaCnMDwrCUy-hKACLcBGAs/s1600/Parallel%2BLines%2B2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These interactive notebook pages for parallel lines in geometry were so helpful for my student's notes. We put the foldables in their INBs and worked on activities afterwards. They didn't struggle with the equations of parallel and perpendicular lines because it was review from algebra." border="0" data-original-height="870" data-original-width="900" height="618" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JQ6PDdu7dPc/XIAjP1R-a9I/AAAAAAAAHv8/Nbbd1C9lkFwhGuqEAfEaCnMDwrCUy-hKACLcBGAs/s640/Parallel%2BLines%2B2.JPG" title="These interactive notebook pages for parallel lines in geometry were so helpful for my student's notes. We put the foldables in their INBs and worked on activities afterwards. They didn't struggle with the equations of parallel and perpendicular lines because it was review from algebra." width="640" /></a></div><br />Then, I used an ugly foldable with diagrams copied and pasted from a textbook for the parallel lines converse theorems. The proof booklet above has the types of proofs mixed together, so we go back and do all the proofs that we skipped the first day. This lesson usually goes super fast because it's very similar to the lesson the day before. I've shown a picture of my ugly foldable before, but at the top of this page, you can see the shorthand that I have my students use.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zKvG4pKLwGk/XIAjP9J3JEI/AAAAAAAAHv4/Cs7Xnk20KJoTCX_j0cVLWTHAKf9nWdhuACLcBGAs/s1600/Parallel%2BLines%2B3.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These interactive notebook pages for parallel lines in geometry were so helpful for my student's notes. We put the foldables in their INBs and worked on activities afterwards. They didn't struggle with the equations of parallel and perpendicular lines because it was review from algebra." border="0" data-original-height="1222" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zKvG4pKLwGk/XIAjP9J3JEI/AAAAAAAAHv4/Cs7Xnk20KJoTCX_j0cVLWTHAKf9nWdhuACLcBGAs/s640/Parallel%2BLines%2B3.JPG" title="These interactive notebook pages for parallel lines in geometry were so helpful for my student's notes. We put the foldables in their INBs and worked on activities afterwards. They didn't struggle with the equations of parallel and perpendicular lines because it was review from algebra." width="470" /></a></div><br />Once students have parallel lines proofs down, we move to writing equations of parallel and perpendicular lines. At both of the schools where I've taught, my students haven't learned equations of parallel and perpendicular lines in Algebra 1. So, it's always new information in Geometry and then a quick review in Algebra 2. First, I review slope and writing equations of lines. My first year I skipped the review and it was a mess. Don't skip the review. I use <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Equations-of-Lines-Flipbook-2035121" target="_blank">this flipbook</a> every year. It's a quick review flipbook, definitely not for a beginning introduction of equations of lines.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CCMjXgbc8sg/XIAjQuHPTEI/AAAAAAAAHwE/2QVlPpB35pIOJKomIArmq8Ddt8dymIwTgCLcBGAs/s1600/Parallel%2BLines%2B4.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These interactive notebook pages for parallel lines in geometry were so helpful for my student's notes. We put the foldables in their INBs and worked on activities afterwards. They didn't struggle with the equations of parallel and perpendicular lines because it was review from algebra." border="0" data-original-height="1236" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CCMjXgbc8sg/XIAjQuHPTEI/AAAAAAAAHwE/2QVlPpB35pIOJKomIArmq8Ddt8dymIwTgCLcBGAs/s640/Parallel%2BLines%2B4.JPG" title="These interactive notebook pages for parallel lines in geometry were so helpful for my student's notes. We put the foldables in their INBs and worked on activities afterwards. They didn't struggle with the equations of parallel and perpendicular lines because it was review from algebra." width="466" /></a></div><br />Then, I use a time-tested <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Parallel-and-Perpendicular-Lines-Equations-Foldable-2039742" target="_blank">foldable for equations of parallel and perpendicular lines</a> you can find it through the link on the blog post below. Students write the equations based on clues and they are organized under flaps.<br /><br />Read: <a href="https://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2016/10/equations-of-parallel-and-perpendicular.html" target="_blank">Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines INB Pages</a><br /><br />Then, I created this new activity for students to practice telling if lines are parallel, perpendicular, or neither. We looked at pairs of equations and then colored the box based on if they were parallel, perpendicular, or neither. My students worked in partners and then we checked it together as a class. When we checked, I had students vote and we only looked at the problems that had dissenting opinions. It was better than doing every problem together. This practice page can be found in <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Parallel-and-Perpendicular-Lines-Equations-Foldable-2039742" target="_blank">this foldable.</a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GLGhSXtvsZg/XIAjQ-yrMzI/AAAAAAAAHwI/MUqSkAkzzGEtmFPcNcE_ntw_NEb5FN9NgCLcBGAs/s1600/Parallel%2BLines%2B5.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These interactive notebook pages for parallel lines in geometry were so helpful for my student's notes. We put the foldables in their INBs and worked on activities afterwards. They didn't struggle with the equations of parallel and perpendicular lines because it was review from algebra." border="0" data-original-height="1216" data-original-width="901" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GLGhSXtvsZg/XIAjQ-yrMzI/AAAAAAAAHwI/MUqSkAkzzGEtmFPcNcE_ntw_NEb5FN9NgCLcBGAs/s640/Parallel%2BLines%2B5.JPG" title="These interactive notebook pages for parallel lines in geometry were so helpful for my student's notes. We put the foldables in their INBs and worked on activities afterwards. They didn't struggle with the equations of parallel and perpendicular lines because it was review from algebra." width="472" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">I think these new foldables and activities were nice additions to my unit!</div><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-69338695696259535142019-02-28T21:37:00.001-06:002019-03-06T14:13:15.085-06:0012 Great Ways to Review Math VocabularyMath vocabulary can be a struggle for students, but with adequate practice, it doesn't have to be. I love using activities and games to help students reinforce their vocabulary. The BEST times to review are before a unit test, before end of year state testing, and anytime students seem to need the extra help!<br /><br />Of course, I recommend actually USING academic vocabulary yourself as often as possible. Saying "Check the denominators!" will be more academically beneficial than "Check the bottom numbers!". If your students struggle with learning vocabulary and/or are English Language Learners, your best bet is to say something like, "Remember to check the denominators, the numbers on the bottom!" while also pointing at the denominators. Actually using the correct mathematical vocabulary in context is a PERFECT natural review.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9dP-39PRgTw/XHioRBHX8qI/AAAAAAAAHvM/Mwh-FJk6nWAxt7CXMrT5TP3ujIM-XWRJQCLcBGAs/s1600/fun%2Bways%2Bto%2Breview%2Bmath%2Bvocabulary.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="586" data-original-width="900" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9dP-39PRgTw/XHioRBHX8qI/AAAAAAAAHvM/Mwh-FJk6nWAxt7CXMrT5TP3ujIM-XWRJQCLcBGAs/s1600/fun%2Bways%2Bto%2Breview%2Bmath%2Bvocabulary.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">This post contains Amazon affiliates links. There is no fee for you to click on them, but I earn a very small </span><span style="font-size: x-small;">commission if you purchase through the link.</span></div><br />I'm sharing my favorite ways to practice math vocabulary with your students. Choose your favorite review activities to try with your students!<br /><br /><h2 style="text-align: center;">Great Ways to Review Math Vocabulary</h2><b><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Geometry-Vocabulary-Dont-Say-It-Game-4414056?utm_source=mrseteachesmath.com&utm_campaign=METM%20Vocab%20Blog%20Post" target="_blank">Don't Say It!</a></b><br />Don't Say It! is a fun vocabulary game for students to practice vocabulary. In this game, students are given a vocabulary work and they give clues so that their teammates can correctly guess the vocabulary word. The catch? There are four additional words on each card that they CANNOT say. Students have to be creative and have a good knowledge of the vocabulary to be successful. I have a set of cards in my TpT store for geometry, but you could also make your own! You could play this at the end of the school year to review for final exams, but it would also be fun to use a few cards at a time as a warmup throughout the school year.<br /><br />Read: <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2014/08/bellwork-keeps-me-sane_23.html" target="_blank">Bellwork Keeps Me Sane</a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RwEeXcD2Ew4/XHhYZj7Yc-I/AAAAAAAAHuI/FbGXtPdyA8oTitGn3M4Spxl7TVaw8qEZwCLcBGAs/s1600/geometry%2Bvocabulary%2Btaboo%2Bgame.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Math vocabulary practice is so important for students! These ideas for activities and games will help you find fun and engaging ways to practice with your students. This vocabulary game for high school geometry is so much fun!" border="0" data-original-height="900" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RwEeXcD2Ew4/XHhYZj7Yc-I/AAAAAAAAHuI/FbGXtPdyA8oTitGn3M4Spxl7TVaw8qEZwCLcBGAs/s640/geometry%2Bvocabulary%2Btaboo%2Bgame.jpg" title="Math vocabulary practice is so important for students! These ideas for activities and games will help you find fun and engaging ways to practice with your students. This vocabulary game for high school geometry is so much fun!" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><b>Silent Ball</b><br />Ahhh, Silent Ball... This is a game that I totally <strike>stole</strike> borrowed from a friend that teaches World History. Have your class stand in a circle and get some kind of <a href="https://amzn.to/2SyQyD9" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Koosh ball</a>. The class must be silent. You say a vocabulary word and toss the ball to a student. If they answer correctly, they stay in. If they answer incorrectly or miss catching the ball, they are "out". When you say the next word, the student will throw the ball to another student. The fun part is that they try to throw the ball to someone that isn't watching (so they can get them "out"). Also, if a student speaks they are "out". This game is a fun way to use a few minutes at the end of class so that kids don't line up at the door. You can make up all sorts of silly rules to keep the game interesting. I like to give a reward to the last student standing, like removing one or two problems from their homework assignment.<br /><br /><br /><b><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrs-E-Teaches-Math/Category/-I-Have-Who-Has-Games-249364" target="_blank">I Have, Who Has</a></b><br />I Have, Who Has is a fun game that can be used as a warmup or review game. You can play this game as a whole class or in small groups too! Every student gets one or more cards. Then, the teacher decided which card goes first (it doesn't matter). Students will have to determine the next card in the sequence. Whichever student has the correct answer on their card will read it. The cards form a loop, so it doesn't matter which student begins. If you shuffle and re-distribute the cards you can play this multiple times with the same deck! The photo shows a deck for statistics.<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3fwINHlgoKA/XHhYfdPfHaI/AAAAAAAAHuM/hZDuc6Da2V89ixz52VfonEOuobwtGtSlgCLcBGAs/s1600/math%2Bvocabulary%2Bgame.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Math vocabulary practice is so important for students! These ideas for activities and games will help you find fun and engaging ways to practice with your students. I love this vocabulary game for statistics." border="0" data-original-height="900" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3fwINHlgoKA/XHhYfdPfHaI/AAAAAAAAHuM/hZDuc6Da2V89ixz52VfonEOuobwtGtSlgCLcBGAs/s640/math%2Bvocabulary%2Bgame.jpg" title="Math vocabulary practice is so important for students! These ideas for activities and games will help you find fun and engaging ways to practice with your students. I love this vocabulary game for statistics." width="640" /></a></div><br />Read: <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2016/09/15-math-games-to-keep-students-engaged.html" target="_blank">15+ Math Games to Keep Students Engaged</a><br /><br /><br /><b><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrs-E-Teaches-Math/Category/-Crossword-Puzzles-249362" target="_blank">Crossword Puzzles</a></b><br />Crossword puzzles are a quick and easy way for students to practice vocabulary. They could be added to a homework assignment or given in class on a sub day. Crossword puzzles are PERFECT for emergency sub plans because they keep students doing something productive, but are easy to keep in a folder for emergencies. There are various crossword puzzle makers online or you can search for one on TpT.<br /><br /><br /><b><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Algebra-Vocabulary-Activity-1944158?fbclid=IwAR2R9HRZgK3MxtfCEIEzlVtFuPtkqXnMcyaS2FCNTVx7DhODT1LWA6CDGBE" target="_blank">Would You Rather?</a></b><br />This fun game is a way for students to determine if they are an athlete or a mathlete? They answer lots of "would you rather" type questions and match vocabulary words.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PNk9W-FjXcc/XHiofPO-CiI/AAAAAAAAHvQ/_bAWdb8SlJQjoS4HTYdf-wsQOEHKiZZfACLcBGAs/s1600/fun%2Bways%2Bto%2Breview%2Bmath%2Bvocabulary%2B2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Math vocabulary practice is so important for students! These ideas for activities and games will help you find fun and engaging ways to practice with your students." border="0" data-original-height="1350" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PNk9W-FjXcc/XHiofPO-CiI/AAAAAAAAHvQ/_bAWdb8SlJQjoS4HTYdf-wsQOEHKiZZfACLcBGAs/s640/fun%2Bways%2Bto%2Breview%2Bmath%2Bvocabulary%2B2.jpg" title="Math vocabulary practice is so important for students! These ideas for activities and games will help you find fun and engaging ways to practice with your students." width="426" /></a></div><br /><br /><b>Card Sorts</b><br />If you're practicing vocabulary that describes different types of things, then card sorts are an awesome way for students to practice. For instance, if you're practicing triangle vocabulary, students can sort triangles into 'acute', 'obtuse', and 'right'. You can even use them in interactive notebooks for students to practice sorting over and over. Also, card sorts can be used as a memory game. Check out this card sort about <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LCM-GCF-vocabulary-match-and-answer-sort-1476521?fbclid=IwAR2l0lWBzMRYI7RdIeMlpyxkeCX_fuLOnJsQVz2cXi0AsLKwyfgmZ5scCfE" target="_blank">LCM and GCF</a> or this one about <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sine-Cosine-Tangent-Card-Sort-2626045" target="_blank">Sine, Cosine, and Tangent</a>.<br /><div><br /></div><b><br /></b> Read: <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2014/09/6-reasons-i-love-matching-cards.html" target="_blank">6 Reasons I Love Card Sorts</a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-q5Z0VIyl7I0/XHha8MOOWjI/AAAAAAAAHuc/CkpU0yc9VpoB1N82K-sns5--pLUOgEPfACLcBGAs/s1600/algebra%2Bvocab%2Bcard%2Bsort.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Math vocabulary practice is so important for students! These ideas for activities and games will help you find fun and engaging ways to practice with your students." border="0" data-original-height="980" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-q5Z0VIyl7I0/XHha8MOOWjI/AAAAAAAAHuc/CkpU0yc9VpoB1N82K-sns5--pLUOgEPfACLcBGAs/s640/algebra%2Bvocab%2Bcard%2Bsort.jpg" title="Math vocabulary practice is so important for students! These ideas for activities and games will help you find fun and engaging ways to practice with your students." width="586" /></a></div><br /><br /><b>Fly Swatter Games</b><br />I was first introduced to fly swatter games by a friend that taught Spanish. She would write vocabulary words on the board and have two students stand at the back of the room with fly swatters. She would then give the definition or describe the word, and they would race to the board. The first one to hit the correct word earned their team a point. This would be so much fun to play with vocabulary words in math class too! If running across the room is a little much for your students, you could make them sit on the floor facing away from the board. Then, they have to jump up and turn around before they answer.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tY_ZwsRmfCs/XHiofE8Cn7I/AAAAAAAAHvU/PT6uZjSlGOQd7XSEa-p8Gw3LlrKPeAlyQCLcBGAs/s1600/fun%2Bways%2Bto%2Breview%2Bmath%2Bvocabulary%2B3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Math vocabulary practice is so important for students! These ideas for activities and games will help you find fun and engaging ways to practice with your students." border="0" data-original-height="1350" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tY_ZwsRmfCs/XHiofE8Cn7I/AAAAAAAAHvU/PT6uZjSlGOQd7XSEa-p8Gw3LlrKPeAlyQCLcBGAs/s640/fun%2Bways%2Bto%2Breview%2Bmath%2Bvocabulary%2B3.jpg" title="Math vocabulary practice is so important for students! These ideas for activities and games will help you find fun and engaging ways to practice with your students." width="426" /></a></div><br /><b>Card Games</b><br />Card games are fun for students to play in small groups. This game, <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Geometry-Vocabulary-Card-Game-2699562?fbclid=IwAR0Uq1D7lrz6Vmw9QFKiOzvT6qiPYkfGWIIWn2vnpk3hLlrKrNLQTKK1ksM" target="_blank">Old Math Guy</a>, is similar to Old Maid. In order for students to make a match, they must match the word to the definition. You could also use cards to play Go Fish with the words and their definitions.<br /><br /><br /><b><a href="https://www.scaffoldedmath.com/p/word-walls.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Word Walls</a></b><br />Word walls are a great reference for students. However, they can also be a fun way for students to review! You could challenge them to write a story or poem and use the word wall and give them a certain number of words.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IVVfmhCSdmk/XHidAc7JUjI/AAAAAAAAHvA/m1P_v7iXRn4zbb_GbWhY150hRNoWXsxdgCLcBGAs/s1600/6th-grade-math-word-wall.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Math vocabulary practice is so important for students! These ideas for activities and games will help you find fun and engaging ways to practice with your students." border="0" data-original-height="675" data-original-width="900" height="480" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IVVfmhCSdmk/XHidAc7JUjI/AAAAAAAAHvA/m1P_v7iXRn4zbb_GbWhY150hRNoWXsxdgCLcBGAs/s640/6th-grade-math-word-wall.jpg" title="Math vocabulary practice is so important for students! These ideas for activities and games will help you find fun and engaging ways to practice with your students." width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><b>Paraphrasing</b><br />Ask students to write a layman's translation in their own words of the vocabulary words. You can even have students write them geared to a specific audience (elementary school kids, their grandma, etc). This will help assess their ability to comprehend the vocabulary. If you have a few minutes at the end of class, this is a great way to not waste that time. Also, I love this idea for vocabulary in an interactive notebook!<br /><br /><br /><b>Frayer Models</b><br /><div>Have you seen Frayer Models? They are a great way for students to learn new vocabulary. BUTTT, they are also a great way for students to review vocabulary! Students can flip through their Frayer models to practice quizzing each other. Also, they could try to fill out their own blank model when they think they have mastered a word. Check out these <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Editable-Frayer-Models-For-Mathematics-Vocabulary-Prove-or-Draw-it-1326592?fbclid=IwAR35m-Fd-SPqgXKcTcD8qF2EThaOOzsK4juBAzJQCplUs3rjCzy7rmBO95Q" target="_blank">editable Frayer models</a>!</div><div><br /></div><div>Read: <a href="https://smithcurriculumconsulting.com/using-frayer-models-with-interactive-notebooks/?fbclid=IwAR2LbUggTestDbMykE1PeZ9czy0kFNxsX6iVhaA7S0xERgUIW5ll8XXRTzg" target="_blank">Using Frayer Models with Interactive Notebooks </a></div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3doXk0t1Llc/XHhdYwaSCzI/AAAAAAAAHuo/e9DkiRQ5xRoxasmBjTLYs6vdZgxkA3fzACLcBGAs/s1600/square%2Bfrayer%2Bmodel%2Bfor%2Bvocabulary.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Math vocabulary practice is so important for students! These ideas for activities and games will help you find fun and engaging ways to practice with your students." border="0" data-original-height="600" data-original-width="597" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3doXk0t1Llc/XHhdYwaSCzI/AAAAAAAAHuo/e9DkiRQ5xRoxasmBjTLYs6vdZgxkA3fzACLcBGAs/s1600/square%2Bfrayer%2Bmodel%2Bfor%2Bvocabulary.png" title="Math vocabulary practice is so important for students! These ideas for activities and games will help you find fun and engaging ways to practice with your students." /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><b>Fix the Lie</b><br />At the end of the lesson, give students a list of the vocabulary words and definitions, but make a serious error in each definition. Then, in small groups (or partners) have students determine why each definition is incorrect and change the definition to make it correct. This would also make AWESOME test questions for honors students.<br /><br /><br /><b><a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2014/12/how-to-create-kahoot.html" target="_blank">Kahoot</a></b><br />Have you played Kahoot? I love it! Basically, it's a free game online where your class can play against each other. There is even a stockpile online with free games other people have made. If you make your own, you can add funny distractor answers (because the questions are multiple choice). My students have always liked playing this game.<br /><br />Read: <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2014/12/how-to-create-kahoot.html" target="_blank">How to Create a Kahoot!</a><br /><br /><br /><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-88030808300804719712018-10-10T12:54:00.003-05:002018-10-10T13:00:51.522-05:0035+ Ideas and Tips for Teaching IntegersOperations with integers is such an important concept for students to master. While integers are used often in everyday life, adding and subtracting integers can be a challenge for students. When I teach a tough topic, I try to collect as many different ideas as I can, so that I have lots of options if my students start to struggle. Having lots of ideas for teaching integers can help keep things fresh for you too!<br /><br />So... Here are more than 35 (THIRTY FIVE) ideas and tips for teaching integers. Hang on to your hat, because this post is a BEAST! :)<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8YG7TyztN1o/W747KLwbYLI/AAAAAAAAG4E/d3duaGMvLicnP8i4D3seu-HueGnNVh3rgCLcBGAs/s1600/Teaching%2BINtegers.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="1350" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8YG7TyztN1o/W747KLwbYLI/AAAAAAAAG4E/d3duaGMvLicnP8i4D3seu-HueGnNVh3rgCLcBGAs/s640/Teaching%2BINtegers.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="426" /></a></div><h2>Introducing Integers</h2><div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0E4vxLydNY" target="_blank"><b>What is an Integer?</b></a> - This is a well-done video by kids. They give lots of explanations with diagrams too.</div><div><br /></div><div><a href="https://smithcurriculumconsulting.com/positive_negative_integers/" target="_blank"><b>Where's the Third Wheel? or Introduction to Positive and Negative Numbers</b></a> - This blog post explains how to use counters to make zero pairs.<br /><br /><b><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ordering-Integers-Math-Pennant-Activity-3232663" target="_blank">Ordering Integers Math Pennant Activity</a></b> - This activity is a great way for students to practice ordering integers and it makes a cute classroom display.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RBqXlTPvXNA/W741OzcP4KI/AAAAAAAAG3U/0ss8H1Asq1QH9ewFZETWZYXrqa_aaafowCEwYBhgL/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B13.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="900" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RBqXlTPvXNA/W741OzcP4KI/AAAAAAAAG3U/0ss8H1Asq1QH9ewFZETWZYXrqa_aaafowCEwYBhgL/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B13.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><b>Discuss Integers in Their Natural Habitat</b> - Students have encountered integers in their daily lives. Have students list as many different real-life examples of integers as they can. Checking accounts, the stock market, basement floors in a building, temperatures, there are so many integers in real life!</div><div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPJjGMROQoc" target="_blank"><b>Integers Song: Learning About Positive or Negative Whole Numbers</b></a> - This song is a little cheesy, but it gives lots of real-life applications for integers. It's two minutes well spent.</div><div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u69pYSdwugo" target="_blank"><b>Integers Song: With Introduction to Absolute Value</b></a> - This is a cute little video by Numberock.</div><h2>Adding and Subtracting Integers</h2><div><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Adding-and-Subtracting-Rational-Numbers-Foldable-2645068" target="_blank"><b>Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers Foldable</b></a> - This foldable and practice sheet is great for helping students organize information about adding and subtracting rational numbers.</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-peChNZxccKg/W72Ako1b23I/AAAAAAAAG2k/Z0T0y-u7SXEjYvcKB6vruHzU6r5bz8K-gCLcBGAs/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="900" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-peChNZxccKg/W72Ako1b23I/AAAAAAAAG2k/Z0T0y-u7SXEjYvcKB6vruHzU6r5bz8K-gCLcBGAs/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B7.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.mathgiraffe.com/blog/teaching-adding-subtracting-integers" target="_blank"><b>Teaching Adding and Subtracting Integers</b></a> - Tile spacers are a great manipulative to help students make zero pairs. This blog post explains how to help students understand the concept.<br /><br /><b>Have a Funeral for Subtraction </b>- Subtraction of integers, by definition, is adding the opposite. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mathwithmeaning/?hl=en" target="_blank">@mathwithmeaning</a> had a funeral for subtraction and had her students rewrite subtraction problems as addition. Having students write their own problems could get funny!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qqPBLxCVPKA/W741PyxlyII/AAAAAAAAG38/9yB9KREPvTEZRkszW_fdnsItL9i1L6O9gCEwYBhgL/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="1466" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qqPBLxCVPKA/W741PyxlyII/AAAAAAAAG38/9yB9KREPvTEZRkszW_fdnsItL9i1L6O9gCEwYBhgL/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B9.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="392" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Integers-Addition-and-Subtraction-Square-Puzzle-1976930" target="_blank"><b>Integers: Addition and Subtraction Square Puzzle</b></a> - This square puzzle is a fun way to have students practice. I like to use it as a warmup or as an activity for centers. I featured it on my instagram account <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mrseteachesmath/?hl=en" target="_blank">@mrseteachesmath</a>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Kq_DQb01CEU/W741O6cUBWI/AAAAAAAAG3s/aQqRXuh7Y1QJCXDFRJw8yrQAhOEh61I3ACEwYBhgL/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="1018" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Kq_DQb01CEU/W741O6cUBWI/AAAAAAAAG3s/aQqRXuh7Y1QJCXDFRJw8yrQAhOEh61I3ACEwYBhgL/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B10.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="564" /></a></div><br /></div></div><div><b>Use Money Examples</b> - Integers can feel like an abstract concept for some kids. However, if you explain adding and subtracting integers using money, it can help! For example, "Johnny owes me $5. He paid me $3. How much does he still owe me?"<br /><br /><a href="https://www.scaffoldedmath.com/2017/10/help-with-integers_29.html" target="_blank"><b>Integer Operations Graphic Organizer</b></a> - This free graphic organizer is an awesome visual for students to "see" the rules for adding and subtracting integers. It would be great in an interactive notebook too!</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RSL1UZC93Vs/W72AkP9qk1I/AAAAAAAAG24/gs4KpC8uLw8V5DIhzYN09Ky3pP7BXRuPACEwYBhgL/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="675" data-original-width="900" height="480" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RSL1UZC93Vs/W72AkP9qk1I/AAAAAAAAG24/gs4KpC8uLw8V5DIhzYN09Ky3pP7BXRuPACEwYBhgL/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B6.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ADDING-INTEGERS-Basic-Square-Dance-Match-Game-FREE-1286829" target="_blank"><b>Adding Integers Square Dance Match Game</b></a> - This free puzzle is a fun way for students to practice adding integers.</div><div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Adding-and-Subtracting-Rational-Numbers-Integers-Mini-Interactive-Unit-3293992" target="_blank"><b>Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers Mini Unit</b></a> - These interactive notebook pages are a great way for students to take notes while learning about integers.<br /><br /><b>Have Students Write a Comic Strip</b> - Sometimes students just need to let loose a little. Writing a comic strip can be a fun way to demonstrate their understanding! <a href="https://www.instagram.com/thesmartpug/?hl=en" target="_blank">@thesmartpug</a> has an adorable comic strip!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8Xieajb7OEM/W741QEE-p_I/AAAAAAAAG34/10MbGcgi0uE6txQpk-bHZLwn6sQaxRHHQCEwYBhgL/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers.%2B12.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="1345" data-original-width="901" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8Xieajb7OEM/W741QEE-p_I/AAAAAAAAG34/10MbGcgi0uE6txQpk-bHZLwn6sQaxRHHQCEwYBhgL/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers.%2B12.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="428" /></a></div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Adding-and-Subtracting-Integers-Puzzle-1656057" target="_blank"><b>Adding and Subtracting Integers Puzzle</b></a> - If you're in the mood to break out the scissors and glue, this cut and paste puzzle is a great way for students to practice.</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dx3rHLBq3C4/W72AjRKDaZI/AAAAAAAAG2w/m7LwSpFUZ5kYW8lV3E_Iv9m2HNdm-HqGgCEwYBhgL/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="889" data-original-width="900" height="632" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dx3rHLBq3C4/W72AjRKDaZI/AAAAAAAAG2w/m7LwSpFUZ5kYW8lV3E_Iv9m2HNdm-HqGgCEwYBhgL/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B1.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGVm2xs0HEA" target="_blank"><b>Adding and Subtracting Integers</b></a> - If you want to use snap cubes to help your students with addition and subtraction of integers, but you're unsure how to introduce them, this video is perfect. Here, a teacher explains how to use them to teach your students.</div><div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Integer-Operations-add-and-subtract-only-Battle-My-Math-Ship-Activity-3214975" target="_blank"><b>Integer Operations Battle My Math Ship Activity</b></a> - In this partner game, students play Battleship. This would be a fun sub day activity!</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-w2ZmMG-KZMA/W72AjniblII/AAAAAAAAG20/bKeSl2L4gG0j7Iq-QepAhp_ethXQ2cbFACEwYBhgL/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="661" data-original-width="900" height="470" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-w2ZmMG-KZMA/W72AjniblII/AAAAAAAAG20/bKeSl2L4gG0j7Iq-QepAhp_ethXQ2cbFACEwYBhgL/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B3.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.scaffoldedmath.com/2016/07/a-manipulative-for-integer-operations.html" target="_blank"><b>A Manipulative for Integer Operations</b></a> - This blog post explains how to use a number line to help students decide the sign of the answer when adding and subtracting integers.<br /><br /><b>Use Snap Cubes to Play Games </b>- <a href="https://www.instagram.com/doyouevenmath/?hl=en" target="_blank">@doyouevenmath</a> played a fun game with snap cubes to practice integers.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KeDYgZlDqKs/W741QUv4TWI/AAAAAAAAG30/uehH5wMM6CcUOqMX6ekT_a3iseMCY-pBgCEwYBhgL/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers15.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="1345" data-original-width="901" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KeDYgZlDqKs/W741QUv4TWI/AAAAAAAAG30/uehH5wMM6CcUOqMX6ekT_a3iseMCY-pBgCEwYBhgL/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers15.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="428" /></a></div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BgblvF90UE" target="_blank"><b>Math Antics - Adding and Subtracting Integers</b></a> - If you will be having a substitute or use a flipped classroom, this video lesson is a good option!<br /><br /><b><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Adding-and-Subtracting-Integers-Partner-Scavenger-Hunt-Activity-4022923" target="_blank">Adding and Subtracting Integers Partner Scavenger Hunt</a> </b>- This cut and paste partner activity is a fun way for students to practice, with a twist.</div><div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4vxYQz7B4WU/W741PU1lDgI/AAAAAAAAG38/SFUF26LVHeY8X3HWcwLUT2Etx-SpYwACQCEwYBhgL/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B14.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="900" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4vxYQz7B4WU/W741PU1lDgI/AAAAAAAAG38/SFUF26LVHeY8X3HWcwLUT2Etx-SpYwACQCEwYBhgL/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B14.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="640" /></a></div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.scaffoldedmath.com/2018/08/integer-rules-visuals.html" target="_blank"><b>Integer Rules Visuals</b></a> - Sometimes kids need to SEE which number is bigger in order to choose the correct sign when adding and subtracting. This blog post gives a great visual. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/colorado_math_teacher/?hl=en" target="_blank">@colorado_math_teacher</a> used this same technique to write notes for her students.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-glM1ymuJ7fc/W741O_UuY1I/AAAAAAAAG3w/blm2RCZ6rVYBLHUDFgMbMszLwNpXdrEngCEwYBhgL/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="1380" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-glM1ymuJ7fc/W741O_UuY1I/AAAAAAAAG3w/blm2RCZ6rVYBLHUDFgMbMszLwNpXdrEngCEwYBhgL/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B11.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="416" /></a></div></div><div><h2>Multiplying and Dividing Integers</h2></div><div><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplying-and-Dividing-Rational-Numbers-Foldable-2645078" target="_blank"><b>Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers Foldable</b></a> - This foldable and practice sheet is great for helping students organize information about multiplying and dividing rational numbers.</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-f-DvkRDXQYs/W72AlAumUwI/AAAAAAAAG3A/gAewC6VDbI0Rn-Z_js6n9tCiwA5wMaTkACEwYBhgL/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="900" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-f-DvkRDXQYs/W72AlAumUwI/AAAAAAAAG3A/gAewC6VDbI0Rn-Z_js6n9tCiwA5wMaTkACEwYBhgL/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B8.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Negative-Number-Multiplication-Bingo-388163" target="_blank"><b>Negative Number Multiplication Bingo</b></a> - This is a math bingo game that involves multiplying and dividing negative numbers.</div><div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.seemath.com/#/Animation--Multiplying-negative-numbers-by-negative-numbers/" target="_blank"><b>Multiplying Negative Numbers by Negative Numbers Animation</b></a> - This is a simple number line animation that helps explain multiplying two negative numbers. It reinforces a pattern.</div><div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplying-and-Dividing-Integers-Puzzle-1658058" target="_blank"><b>Multiplying and Dividing Integers Puzzle</b></a> - This is a great activity to use in stations, as a small group activity, or as an individual activity!</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g3JpNI6EKNY/W72AjorEn0I/AAAAAAAAG28/CVQJu1gW-kwuOFlmLfIMiRy2uON0LKpwQCEwYBhgL/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="889" data-original-width="900" height="632" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g3JpNI6EKNY/W72AjorEn0I/AAAAAAAAG28/CVQJu1gW-kwuOFlmLfIMiRy2uON0LKpwQCEwYBhgL/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B2.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplying-and-Dividing-Rational-Numbers-for-Interactive-Notebooks-3294213" target="_blank"><b>Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers Foldable</b></a> - These two lessons are great in an interactive notebook!</div><h2>Mixed Integer Operations</h2><div><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Positive-and-Negative-Integer-Rules-Lesson-for-INBs-4113864" target="_blank"><b>Positive and Negative Integer Rules Lesson for INBs</b></a> - I love this interactive notebook page as a review for positive and negative numbers! It's pretty and can easily be adapted for all skill levels.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_CbOgNkil0E/W74-PqZIZHI/AAAAAAAAG4Q/cBCjFYqOqWg_Fn9tIvvH6BeVuDNBt2wqgCLcBGAs/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B17.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="976" data-original-width="768" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_CbOgNkil0E/W74-PqZIZHI/AAAAAAAAG4Q/cBCjFYqOqWg_Fn9tIvvH6BeVuDNBt2wqgCLcBGAs/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B17.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="502" /></a></div></div><div><br /></div><div><b><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Operations-with-Integers-Notes-and-Practice-Differentiated-3063577" target="_blank">Operations with Integers Differentiated Notes and Practice</a></b> - If interactive notebooks aren't your thing, this complete lesson is perfect. I love when things are already differentiated for me!</div><div><br /></div><div><b>Integer War</b> - Have students play War, but instead of playing one against one, they play in teams of two. Instead of the biggest individual card winning, the largest team <i>sum</i> wins. You could also change this to be subtraction, multiplication, or division. Red cards are negative, black cards are positive, and you can choose the numerical value of the face cards. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ms.lyonsclass/?hl=en">@ms.lyonsclass</a> enjoyed playing too!</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ArLV1seGAVQ/W741QabGRXI/AAAAAAAAG38/lbLAQV33Il4cmlPQmWP_HkNUy6Br6IryACEwYBhgL/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers16.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="1341" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ArLV1seGAVQ/W741QabGRXI/AAAAAAAAG38/lbLAQV33Il4cmlPQmWP_HkNUy6Br6IryACEwYBhgL/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers16.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="428" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><b><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREEBIE-Magical-Math-Solve-and-Color-Set-of-Four-3274784" target="_blank">Magical Math Solve and Color</a> </b>- This unicorn is adorable! Students can practice integer operations while coloring a picture.</div><div><br /></div><div><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Operations-on-Integers-Coloring-Activity-3388403" target="_blank"><b>Operations on Integers Coloring Activity</b></a> - This is a coloring activity that easily fits into an interactive notebook. The emphasis is on the math, which is always nice :)</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ykpFUzku2zU/W72Aj-6MX1I/AAAAAAAAG3A/7uCLCFBaIXoXYo1aqhPXDmPeFZjXjFDEACEwYBhgL/s1600/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" border="0" data-original-height="960" data-original-width="720" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ykpFUzku2zU/W72Aj-6MX1I/AAAAAAAAG3A/7uCLCFBaIXoXYo1aqhPXDmPeFZjXjFDEACEwYBhgL/s640/Teaching%2BIntegers%2B4.jpg" title="Introducing and teaching integers can be a challenge because middle school students often struggle with the topic. These THIRTY-FIVE ideas, tips, and activities will help you plan your lessons for this unit. There are ideas for interactive notebooks, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers. Make your unit fun! #integers #mrseteachesmath #middleschool" width="480" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><b><a href="http://www.freetodiscovermath.com/2016/08/reviewing-integers.html" target="_blank">Reviewing Integers</a></b> - This blog post is a great explanation of how to effectively review integers with students that have a basic understanding.<br /><br /><b><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Integer-Operations-Solve-and-Snip-Interactive-Word-Problems-419986" target="_blank">Integer Operations Solve and Snip Interactive Word Problems</a></b> - On this worksheet students will show their work and cut out the correct answer.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Integer-War-Order-of-Operations-Positive-and-Negative-2752740" target="_blank"><b>Integer War - Order of Operations</b></a> - This fun game combines the game of War with the order of operations.<br /><br /><br />I hope you've found some awesome ideas to help you teach your next unit on integers!</div><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-10821665631986204892018-09-24T14:54:00.000-05:002018-09-24T14:54:12.074-05:00Polynomial Division INB PagesDividing polynomials usually overwhelms my Algebra 2 students at first. So over the years, I've found that teaching it over two days helps SO MUCH. I always teach polynomial long division on the first day and synthetic division on the second day.<br /><br />As the warmup, I write a couple of fourth-grade style long division problems on the board. After the initial freak out, I typically have a few students that remember the process that step up and help the class.<br /><br />This was the first year that I taught this lesson using interactive notebooks. I thought about creating a fancy foldable for this topic, but I really thought that just going through the algorithm a couple of times would be enough to help everyone catch on. <br /><br />I created a hamburger book for polynomial long division. It started with dividing a polynomial by a monomial. There are additional problems inside the hamburger book. <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3UrJKlUKPto/W3SHxuxYRpI/AAAAAAAAFO0/emwhI2AobIUvD3Jv2xvdKrKUHtovAS85ACLcBGAs/s1600/Photo%2BJul%2B08%252C%2B8%2B34%2B24%2BPM.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="I used these interactive notebooks pages for teaching polynomial long division and synthetic division. My algebra 2 students liked these dividing polynomials notes. " border="0" data-original-height="1248" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3UrJKlUKPto/W3SHxuxYRpI/AAAAAAAAFO0/emwhI2AobIUvD3Jv2xvdKrKUHtovAS85ACLcBGAs/s640/Photo%2BJul%2B08%252C%2B8%2B34%2B24%2BPM.jpg" title="I used these interactive notebooks pages for teaching polynomial long division and synthetic division. My algebra 2 students liked these dividing polynomials notes. " width="460" /></a></div><br />Then the next day, we worked on synthetic division. My kids usually have a brain explode moment when I do the first problem. This year I made them put their pencils down and just WATCH me do the first one. They seemed to catch on quicker. I also used a hamburger book for this lesson. <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KHQR0-gp3TI/W3SHxYp643I/AAAAAAAAFOw/R8h3OhiXmW0d_Lq_WNWcXwhT5pv9hbxPACLcBGAs/s1600/Photo%2BJul%2B08%252C%2B8%2B05%2B59%2BPM.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="I used these interactive notebooks pages for teaching polynomial long division and synthetic division. My algebra 2 students liked these dividing polynomials notes. " border="0" data-original-height="1240" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KHQR0-gp3TI/W3SHxYp643I/AAAAAAAAFOw/R8h3OhiXmW0d_Lq_WNWcXwhT5pv9hbxPACLcBGAs/s640/Photo%2BJul%2B08%252C%2B8%2B05%2B59%2BPM.jpg" title="I used these interactive notebooks pages for teaching polynomial long division and synthetic division. My algebra 2 students liked these dividing polynomials notes. " width="464" /></a></div><br /><a href="https://app.box.com/s/sfcnkwcykhyw4t27de07ar0v325o50nn" target="_blank">Dividing Polynomials: Long Division Hamburger Book</a><br /><a href="https://app.box.com/s/6pqiw67mhaldypqa68ta9d93v546qlzg" target="_blank">Dividing Polynomials: Synthetic Division Hamburger Book</a><br /><br /><div class="nopin"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Polynomial-Division-Task-Cards-1616141" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="200" height="200" src="https://ecdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Dividing-PolynomialsTask-Cards-1616141-1534350588/original-1616141-1.jpg" width="200" /></a><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Polynomial-Functions-Stations-Maze-Activity-1607619" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="200" height="200" src="https://ecdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Polynomial-Functions-Stations-Maze-Activity-1607619-1496324161/original-1607619-1.jpg" width="200" /></a><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Algebra-2-Writing-in-Math-Prompts-3895104" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="200" height="200" src="https://ecdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Algebra-2-Writing-in-Math-Prompts-3895104-1533078810/original-3895104-1.jpg" width="200" /></a></div></div><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-74791853421030067902018-09-11T23:25:00.004-05:002018-09-19T15:45:21.371-05:007 Ideas for Teaching Congruent TrianglesCongruent triangles is one of my favorite units to teach. I love using activities that help students practice with congruent triangles and proofs. There are some awesome resources for teaching triangle congruence and you don't even need worksheets! Here are my 7 favorite ideas and tips for a triangle congruence unit.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vneo4qFap6Y/W5iW01XKCUI/AAAAAAAAFTw/Lvh3TF5dlF8IGyhNZOmNK8i4nWwsmjTfwCLcBGAs/s1600/Slide9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Congruent triangles in geometry is a fun unit to teach! These tips will help you find an activity or worksheet to for your high school students. The interactive notebook foldable is the perfect way for students to take notes. The proofs project will help your students become more confident." border="0" data-original-height="1500" data-original-width="1000" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vneo4qFap6Y/W5iW01XKCUI/AAAAAAAAFTw/Lvh3TF5dlF8IGyhNZOmNK8i4nWwsmjTfwCLcBGAs/s640/Slide9.jpg" title="Congruent triangles in geometry is a fun unit to teach! These tips will help you find an activity or worksheet to for your high school students. The interactive notebook foldable is the perfect way for students to take notes. The proofs project will help your students become more confident." width="426" /></a></div><br /><h3>Teaching Congruent Triangles Tips</h3><div><b>1. Use Foldables</b> - This <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Congruent-Triangles-Foldable-1329190" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">congruent triangles foldable</a> is so helpful for my students to refer to throughout the unit. It keeps all of the information in one location so that it's quick and easy for them. I love <a href="https://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2016/10/congruent-triangles-inb-pages.html" target="_blank">interactive notebook pages for congruent triangles</a>!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vdh5A-Uxy1w/W5iQ0SEQ-3I/AAAAAAAAFTc/lAiDPuOtOgcwRIXQtqFAQRfX-e__1F4vwCLcBGAs/s1600/FullSizeRender%2B21%2Bcopy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Congruent triangles in geometry is a fun unit to teach! These tips will help you find an activity or worksheet to for your high school students. The interactive notebook foldable is the perfect way for students to take notes. The proofs project will help your students become more confident." border="0" data-original-height="1184" data-original-width="1000" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vdh5A-Uxy1w/W5iQ0SEQ-3I/AAAAAAAAFTc/lAiDPuOtOgcwRIXQtqFAQRfX-e__1F4vwCLcBGAs/s640/FullSizeRender%2B21%2Bcopy.jpg" title="Congruent triangles in geometry is a fun unit to teach! These tips will help you find an activity or worksheet to for your high school students. The interactive notebook foldable is the perfect way for students to take notes. The proofs project will help your students become more confident." width="540" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><br /><b>2. Use Cut and Paste Activities</b> - Anytime students can physically manipulate items they will be more engaged (and retain more!). I love using cut and paste activities because students are more likely to jump in and not be afraid to make a mistake. If you want to have students work in groups, this <a href="https://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2014/10/congruent-triangles-cut-and-paste.html" target="_blank">cut and paste sorting activity</a> is fun to have students do on a giant poster. My <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrs-E-Teaches-Math/Search:proofs+cut+and+paste" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proofs cut and paste activities</a> are a great way for students to practice proofs without pressure.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XmaNTVdgOf8/W5iO4KA9weI/AAAAAAAAFTM/lQ2C3nEFOVs24mA9rpY-cAhPbUkciVzRwCLcBGAs/s1600/FullSizeRender%2B2%2Bcopy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Congruent triangles in geometry is a fun unit to teach! These tips will help you find an activity or worksheet to for your high school students. The interactive notebook foldable is the perfect way for students to take notes. The proofs project will help your students become more confident." border="0" data-original-height="774" data-original-width="1000" height="494" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XmaNTVdgOf8/W5iO4KA9weI/AAAAAAAAFTM/lQ2C3nEFOVs24mA9rpY-cAhPbUkciVzRwCLcBGAs/s640/FullSizeRender%2B2%2Bcopy.jpg" title="Congruent triangles in geometry is a fun unit to teach! These tips will help you find an activity or worksheet to for your high school students. The interactive notebook foldable is the perfect way for students to take notes. The proofs project will help your students become more confident." width="640" /></a></div><br /><b>3. Use Videos to Illustrate</b> - Using videos can be a good way to engage some students and can help break up long class periods in a productive way. They're also a great activity for a sub day! <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGuiy7NnJlM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This video</a> is a nice explanation of all of the triangle congruence theorems. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D01ycGTRezY&t=16s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This video</a> does a great job of explaining the SSA false shortcut. WARNING: It is incredibly boring. (I still show it every year.)<br /><br /><b>4. Use Task Cards and Digital Activities</b> - Students need sooo much practice with congruent triangles. I like to use <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Congruent-Triangles-Task-Cards-1987287" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">task cards to practice the triangle congruence theorems</a> and <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Congruent-Triangles-Proofs-Task-Cards-1987061" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">task cards to practice triangle congruence proofs</a>. If students have access to technology, it can be fun to give them a digital activity too. This digital activity practices <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Congruent-Triangles-and-CPCTC-Proofs-Digital-Activity-2606699" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">congruent triangles proofs</a>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0nzM34pAp34/W5iQ0mVt25I/AAAAAAAAFTg/p8OnRcH6SDIjMMjBUK2OUotC_yJBhBn-ACLcBGAs/s1600/FullSizeRender%2B8%2Bcopy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Congruent triangles in geometry is a fun unit to teach! These tips will help you find an activity or worksheet to for your high school students. The interactive notebook foldable is the perfect way for students to take notes. The proofs project will help your students become more confident." border="0" data-original-height="1000" data-original-width="1000" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0nzM34pAp34/W5iQ0mVt25I/AAAAAAAAFTg/p8OnRcH6SDIjMMjBUK2OUotC_yJBhBn-ACLcBGAs/s640/FullSizeRender%2B8%2Bcopy.jpg" title="Congruent triangles in geometry is a fun unit to teach! These tips will help you find an activity or worksheet to for your high school students. The interactive notebook foldable is the perfect way for students to take notes. The proofs project will help your students become more confident." width="640" /></a></div><br /><b>5. Require Students to Mark Diagrams</b> - For a lot of my students, getting them to mark their diagrams is like pulling teeth. However, students that mark them always seem to do better on tests and quizzes. I wonder if there is a correlation there... For congruent triangles, I have my students mark the diagram, but also mark A or S, depending on if it is a side or angle that is congruent. I find that actually writing it out helps them eventually determine the correct triangle congruence shortcut.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CSHmdMz58LA/W5iO4DcgkfI/AAAAAAAAFTQ/0biKhKmcSpAmCpEAP2FZ0-e-G7_N15TDwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Slide1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Congruent triangles in geometry is a fun unit to teach! These tips will help you find an activity or worksheet to for your high school students. The interactive notebook foldable is the perfect way for students to take notes. The proofs project will help your students become more confident." border="0" data-original-height="1500" data-original-width="1000" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CSHmdMz58LA/W5iO4DcgkfI/AAAAAAAAFTQ/0biKhKmcSpAmCpEAP2FZ0-e-G7_N15TDwCEwYBhgL/s640/Slide1.jpg" title="Congruent triangles in geometry is a fun unit to teach! These tips will help you find an activity or worksheet to for your high school students. The interactive notebook foldable is the perfect way for students to take notes. The proofs project will help your students become more confident." width="426" /></a></div><br /><b>6. Have Students Practice What ISN'T Needed</b> - Once students have a pretty good grasp on the shortcuts, it's good to give them information and have them determine what isn't needed. I like to use this <a href="https://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2014/10/congruent-triangles-extra-info-activity.html" target="_blank">extra information activity</a> so students can work together and sort the cards into the correct categories.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2014/10/congruent-triangles-extra-info-activity.html" target="_blank"><img alt="Congruent triangles in geometry is a fun unit to teach! These tips will help you find an activity or worksheet to for your high school students. The interactive notebook foldable is the perfect way for students to take notes. The proofs project will help your students become more confident." border="0" data-original-height="841" data-original-width="1600" height="336" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-euGmu1grqoM/W6K0tyyoEpI/AAAAAAAAFxs/qOHTSGc4op0cY8sjldKEr8uIiSlyeKutQCLcBGAs/s640/Slide11.jpg" title="Congruent triangles in geometry is a fun unit to teach! These tips will help you find an activity or worksheet to for your high school students. The interactive notebook foldable is the perfect way for students to take notes. The proofs project will help your students become more confident." width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><b>7. Have Students Re-Draw Overlapping Triangles</b> - Many students struggle visualizing overlapping triangles. If they re-draw the diagrams, they usually do better. <a href="https://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2017/09/congruent-triangles-investigation.html" target="_blank">This activity</a> can help students see the different common types of overlapping triangles.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2017/09/congruent-triangles-investigation.html"><img alt="Congruent triangles in geometry is a fun unit to teach! These tips will help you find an activity or worksheet to for your high school students. The interactive notebook foldable is the perfect way for students to take notes. The proofs project will help your students become more confident." border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="933" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mXxrqlI-9nk/W6K1NNn-gdI/AAAAAAAAFx0/go72tlPfSh0YMaYoeph0FNqZ6ceZbw43wCLcBGAs/s640/Congruent%2BTriangles%2BInvestivation%2B5.jpg" title="Congruent triangles in geometry is a fun unit to teach! These tips will help you find an activity or worksheet to for your high school students. The interactive notebook foldable is the perfect way for students to take notes. The proofs project will help your students become more confident." width="372" /></a></div><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div>I hope these ideas help in your next congruent triangles unit. It's one of my favorites in geometry!<br /><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-21743069534190722862018-09-07T14:58:00.001-05:002018-09-19T15:53:15.710-05:003 Must-Have Classroom Supplies for Every TeacherWhen I first started teaching I bought cheap supplies for my classroom, because that is what I could afford. However, I ended up spending more money over time because I had to replace the items so often. If you're on a budget (What teacher isn't?), then it's a good idea to buy quality classroom supplies from the beginning. Here are three must-have classroom supplies that every teacher needs!<br /><br /><i><span style="font-size: x-small;">This post contains affiliate links. That means that, at no cost to you, I make a small commission from these links. However, I would never recommend a product that I don't believe in. You deserve the best when you spend your hard-earned money!</span></i><br /><i><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></i><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-46KRT3wnbYA/W5LWHq-kMeI/AAAAAAAAFSk/E6PhbxdzkCcoCJV8hpGnuovTCNGrZiO-gCLcBGAs/s1600/classroom%2Bsupplies%2B1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Every teacher or homeschool needs quality classroom supplies. If you're on a budget, these must-have classroom items are the place you need to spend money. This list is perfect for elementary, middle school, or high school teachers. Grab these supplies when you are buying things for classroom organization at back to school time!" border="0" data-original-height="1500" data-original-width="1000" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-46KRT3wnbYA/W5LWHq-kMeI/AAAAAAAAFSk/E6PhbxdzkCcoCJV8hpGnuovTCNGrZiO-gCLcBGAs/s640/classroom%2Bsupplies%2B1.jpg" title="Every teacher or homeschool needs quality classroom supplies. If you're on a budget, these must-have classroom items are the place you need to spend money. This list is perfect for elementary, middle school, or high school teachers. Grab these supplies when you are buying things for classroom organization at back to school time!" width="426" /></a></div><h3>A Good 3-Hole Punch</h3>It drives me nuts when my 3-hole punch jams. It always seems to happen when I'm in a hurry and then I end up with a stack of papers that are going to be ripped out. It also drives me nuts when I don't get the paper in evenly and I end up punching the edge of the paper. That's why it's important to me to have a good 3-hole punch!<br /><br />As a teacher, you need a heavy-duty hole punch that will easily punch through a class set of papers without eating any. <a href="https://amzn.to/2oOjVor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This hole punch</a> is sturdy enough, that I even let my students use it. It's definitely a place where I would spend a little extra money on quality.<br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009L1WG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00009L1WG&linkCode=as2&tag=mretema-20&linkId=d4a43b81c2ee8e7212a50e3adbaecc1a" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=B00009L1WG&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format=_SL250_&tag=mretema-20" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=mretema-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00009L1WG" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: left;">A Quality Pencil Sharpener</h3><div style="text-align: left;">Recently, Classroom Friendly Supplies sent me one of their <a href="http://bit.ly/2NqoovC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pencil sharpeners</a> to try. I was so impressed! I usually go through at least one electric pencil sharpener every school year. Students are so hard on them and don't treat them right.<br /><br />The <a href="http://bit.ly/2NqoovC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pencil sharpener</a> from Classroom Friendly Supplies could certainly hold up against classroom use! The face of the sharpener pulls away, which prevents pencils from being "oversharpened". </div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/VsP_SIkiXS0/0.jpg" frameborder="0" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VsP_SIkiXS0?feature=player_embedded" width="320"></iframe></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">Since it's a hand crank sharpener, I don't have to worry about the motor getting gummed up from colored pencils (which always ruined my electric pencil sharpeners!). The sharpener works better than I was expecting and it's actually quiet. I could continue to teach a lesson while a student is sharpening their pencil. We all know that normally doesn't happen!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e1xTzxF08os/W5LWU5cwhMI/AAAAAAAAFSo/7SDckrxgF0YbLyEV6PMyUY-u2GHSnJAQgCLcBGAs/s1600/Slide3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Every teacher or homeschool needs quality classroom supplies. If you're on a budget, these must-have classroom items are the place you need to spend money. This list is perfect for elementary, middle school, or high school teachers. Grab these supplies when you are buying things for classroom organization at back to school time!" border="0" data-original-height="1500" data-original-width="1000" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e1xTzxF08os/W5LWU5cwhMI/AAAAAAAAFSo/7SDckrxgF0YbLyEV6PMyUY-u2GHSnJAQgCLcBGAs/s640/Slide3.jpg" title="Every teacher or homeschool needs quality classroom supplies. If you're on a budget, these must-have classroom items are the place you need to spend money. This list is perfect for elementary, middle school, or high school teachers. Grab these supplies when you are buying things for classroom organization at back to school time!" width="426" /></a></div><br />It's definitely worth the cost, especially since the company sells replacement parts. If something breaks, you can buy a new part instead of buying a whole new <a href="http://bit.ly/2NqoovC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pencil sharpener</a>. I was sent a nice blue color, but there are tons of color options to match your classroom decor.</div><h3 style="text-align: left;">A Heavy-Duty Stapler</h3><div style="text-align: left;">If you're going to be in a classroom, you need a decent stapler. I usually allow my students to use cheaper staplers. I've even found some at garage sales. So many students slam on the stapler and jam it, that I don't want them to use mine.<br /><br />However, you need a nice stapler for yourself. I really like <a href="https://amzn.to/2QayLCa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this heavy duty stapler</a>. It staples 40 pages at a time (most staplers only do 25) and is a low force stapler. If you're going to staple a bunch of student packets or paperwork, it's nice to have a low impact stapler. This particular stapler has lasted me years and is still going strong.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OILMEI8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00OILMEI8&linkCode=as2&tag=mretema-20&linkId=5d464962fe2d6738a96e043abef2441c" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=B00OILMEI8&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format=_SL250_&tag=mretema-20" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=mretema-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00OILMEI8" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /></div><div style="text-align: left;">Check out: <a href="https://smithcurriculumconsulting.com/15-items-every-teacher-needs-for-back-to-school/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">15 Items Every Teacher Needs for Back to School</a> and my <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2018/09/top-5-classroom-supplies-for-secondary.html" target="_blank">Top 5 Classroom Supplies for Secondary Teachers</a><br /><br />What supplies do you think are needed in every classroom? Let me know in the comments!<br /><br />This blog post was sponsored by Classroom Friendly Supplies.<br /><br /></div><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" /> <script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "mretema-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_asins = "B00OILMEI8,B00009L1WG,B00OIM5QAU,B074ZRZ4CZ,B000BMA9T4,B00125Q75Y,B001B0EE4G"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "bfec216f6596699d8eefc3018207524f"; </script> <script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script>Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-86147412040490581032018-09-02T01:30:00.000-05:002019-02-28T21:40:25.864-06:00Top 5 Classroom Supplies for Secondary TeachersI get asked all the time for my product recommendations for math teachers. I've tried many different items over the years and I can't tell you how many things I've thrown away because they've just stopped working. No one wants to buy something that's poor quality, only to have to replace it halfway through the school year!<br /><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><i>Some of these links are affiliate links. That means I earn a small commission that I use to keep this blog running. However, I only recommend products that I truly believe in and all the opinions are my own.</i></span><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gz9C2TC16_M/W3XOY8Aw9VI/AAAAAAAAFPk/-ChDUwtV2sYFoGr0sBO8gNbyiI4Wivs0ACLcBGAs/s1600/Slide7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="This list of must have classroom supplies for teachers is everything you need! I love having everything on hand for games and activities. Organizing all of the needed supplies is important too." border="0" data-original-height="1043" data-original-width="1600" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gz9C2TC16_M/W3XOY8Aw9VI/AAAAAAAAFPk/-ChDUwtV2sYFoGr0sBO8gNbyiI4Wivs0ACLcBGAs/s1600/Slide7.jpg" title="This list of must have classroom supplies for teachers is everything you need! I love having everything on hand for games and activities. Organizing all of the needed supplies is important too." /></a></div><br /><br /><b>Markerboards</b><br />I love using markerboards for students to practice. They erase easily and students like using them. My FAVORITE marker boards are by <a href="http://www.dryerase.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Markerboard People</a>. They are double sided and last forever.<br /><br />My two-year-old son even colored on one with Sharpie and I was able to get it off without staining or ruining the board. Seriously. They have boards with <a href="http://www.dryerase.com/G1116-2x" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">coordinate grids</a> and <a href="http://www.dryerase.com/U1116-2x" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">unit circle and polar grids</a> printed on them too! Also, check out their <a href="http://www.dryerase.com/markers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">markers and mini-erasers</a>. They are just as high quality as the boards.<br /><br /><b>Pencil Sharpener</b><br />You need a good pencil sharpener. A lot of the electric ones just eat pencils. I hate when I give a kid a pencil, they sharpen it, and half of the pencil is gone. <a href="https://classroomfriendlysupplies.refersion.com/c/c23f4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This pencil sharpener</a> is a hand sharpener, but it is quiet and doesn't eat pencils. It lasts forever too.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://classroomfriendlysupplies.refersion.com/l/a88.122371" target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/refersion_client/820/creatives/10-08-14-12-54-01_ClassroomFriendlySupplies_Ads_300x350.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><b>Page Protectors</b></div><div style="text-align: left;">With so many schools putting teachers on a paper budget, you need a way to save paper. You can make class sets, slip them into the page protectors, and still let students write on them. There are a bunch of cheap ones out there, but they get kind of nasty over time. It's nice to just start with a quality set that won't get grubby. I like <a href="http://shrsl.com/148dl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the ones from hand2mind</a>.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><b>Playing Cards, Dice, and Poker Chips</b></div><div style="text-align: left;">It's nice to have some playing cards and dice on hand to use as manuplitaves or for games. I know you can find them at the dollar store, but I don't always see them there. <a href="https://amzn.to/2MTsLMb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This playing card set on Amazon is nice</a> because it comes with some poker chips and dice. I also like <a href="http://shrsl.com/148eg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this dice set</a> from hand2mind.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xWaBIqlu4gE/W3XOXQSx9cI/AAAAAAAAFPg/9-h5IFntFQEf65F3ubqhh2aV5XifBu57ACLcBGAs/s1600/Slide2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="This list of must have classroom supplies for teachers is everything you need! I love having everything on hand for games and activities. Organizing all of the needed supplies is important too." border="0" data-original-height="1350" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xWaBIqlu4gE/W3XOXQSx9cI/AAAAAAAAFPg/9-h5IFntFQEf65F3ubqhh2aV5XifBu57ACLcBGAs/s640/Slide2.jpg" title="This list of must have classroom supplies for teachers is everything you need! I love having everything on hand for games and activities. Organizing all of the needed supplies is important too." width="426" /></a></div><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><b>Timer</b></div><div style="text-align: left;">You need a good, cheap timer so you can break up your class period. I also need help remembering how long I've let students work with partners. You can use your phone, but I don't like to have my phone out in front of students, because I don't want it to get misplaced or stolen. I really like <a href="https://amzn.to/2vRA4gI" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this timer because it's magnetic</a> and I can put it on my whiteboard.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: left;">What else do you LOVE for your classroom?</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-54200417943283680112018-08-27T03:30:00.000-05:002018-09-19T15:55:19.136-05:00Parallel and Perpendicular Lines INB Pages for Algebra 2My Algebra 2 students see equations of parallel and perpendicular lines in Geometry, but it always seems like they need a refresher at the beginning of the school year. In Geometry, I've used a <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2014/10/equations-parallel-and-perpendicular-lines.html" target="_blank">discovery lesson and activity</a> and I've also used <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2016/10/equations-of-parallel-and-perpendicular.html" target="_blank">foldables to teach the lesson</a>. Since I loop with my kids, I wanted to do something different and not just re-use the same lesson.<br /><br />I made a flipbook that reviewed the slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines and then had them practice writing equations. The problems in the flipbook were quick for us to work through because they had seen the material before. This flipbook is available in the exclusive content area of my <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Geometry-Foldable-Bundle-2547980?aref=g0b4jpsp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geometry Foldable Bundle </a>and my <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Algebra-Foldable-Bundle-3287865" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Algebra Foldable Bundle</a>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RCcFLjUgzLE/W3SVVqco0pI/AAAAAAAAFPE/Qkw5vjOR6Z0m8zQM-7-QdOUSIGLwnloWQCLcBGAs/s1600/parallel%2Band%2Bperp%2Bequations%2B1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="My algebra 2 students have learned equations of parallel and perpendicular lines previously, but they always need a little review. This flipbook was great for the notes in their interactive notebook because it reviewed slope, graphs, and writing equations. I finished up the lesson with an activity." border="0" data-original-height="1184" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RCcFLjUgzLE/W3SVVqco0pI/AAAAAAAAFPE/Qkw5vjOR6Z0m8zQM-7-QdOUSIGLwnloWQCLcBGAs/s640/parallel%2Band%2Bperp%2Bequations%2B1.JPG" title="My algebra 2 students have learned equations of parallel and perpendicular lines previously, but they always need a little review. This flipbook was great for the notes in their interactive notebook because it reviewed slope, graphs, and writing equations. I finished up the lesson with an activity." width="486" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--bB6XFbDvos/W3SVVikWOfI/AAAAAAAAFPI/MuIwzpVp0DMk7UQd8RdTHqp1CY1kq1KuACLcBGAs/s1600/parallel%2Band%2Bperp%2Bequations%2B2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="My algebra 2 students have learned equations of parallel and perpendicular lines previously, but they always need a little review. This flipbook was great for the notes in their interactive notebook because it reviewed slope, graphs, and writing equations. I finished up the lesson with an activity." border="0" data-original-height="1411" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--bB6XFbDvos/W3SVVikWOfI/AAAAAAAAFPI/MuIwzpVp0DMk7UQd8RdTHqp1CY1kq1KuACLcBGAs/s640/parallel%2Band%2Bperp%2Bequations%2B2.JPG" title="My algebra 2 students have learned equations of parallel and perpendicular lines previously, but they always need a little review. This flipbook was great for the notes in their interactive notebook because it reviewed slope, graphs, and writing equations. I finished up the lesson with an activity." width="408" /></a></div><br />Then, I gave them four practice problems to work on with their partners.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-diIHSS_MnKQ/W3SVqwikPAI/AAAAAAAAFPU/drdC17z9wYEUBachmOS9xuhNJ17TgwcLACLcBGAs/s1600/parallel%2Band%2Bperp%2Bequations%2B3.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="My algebra 2 students have learned equations of parallel and perpendicular lines previously, but they always need a little review. This flipbook was great for the notes in their interactive notebook because it reviewed slope, graphs, and writing equations. I finished up the lesson with an activity." border="0" data-original-height="1136" data-original-width="901" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-diIHSS_MnKQ/W3SVqwikPAI/AAAAAAAAFPU/drdC17z9wYEUBachmOS9xuhNJ17TgwcLACLcBGAs/s640/parallel%2Band%2Bperp%2Bequations%2B3.JPG" title="My algebra 2 students have learned equations of parallel and perpendicular lines previously, but they always need a little review. This flipbook was great for the notes in their interactive notebook because it reviewed slope, graphs, and writing equations. I finished up the lesson with an activity." width="506" /></a></div><br />After this, my students felt very confident to start their homework. One day is all it took!<br /><br /><br /><div class="nopin"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Equations-of-Parallel-and-Perpendicular-Lines-Stations-Maze-Activity-1029448" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="200" height="200" src="https://ecdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Equations-of-Parallel-and-Perpendicular-Lines-Stations-Maze-Activity-095383200-1387862483-1518612120/original-1029448-1.jpg" width="200" /></a><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Equations-of-Parallel-and-Perpendicular-Lines-Ladder-Activity-1357332" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="200" height="200" src="https://ecdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Equations-of-Parallel-and-Perpendicular-Lines-Chain-Activity-1357332-1518612169/original-1357332-1.jpg" width="200" /></a><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Equations-of-Parallel-and-Perpendicular-Lines-Task-Cards-1029456" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="200" height="200" src="https://ecdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Writing-Equations-of-Parallel-and-Perpendicular-Lines-Task-Cards-040326400-1387863061-1499182939/original-1029456-1.jpg" width="200" /></a></div></div><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-51559602857729961992018-08-19T22:42:00.000-05:002018-08-19T22:42:38.179-05:00Using Songs and Chants to Teach MathWe all know that using little songs helps to memorize. I mean, can you forget the alphabet after learning the song? I love using songs and chants to help my students remember different properties and theorems in math. Check out these videos that show some of the songs and chants that I use with my students!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RJ16o5SkXWY/W3ZSE69HNOI/AAAAAAAAFRI/BBg9zlLSDJ4za6VSzBUAkoSINhlX2KcUwCLcBGAs/s1600/songs%2Band%2Bchants%2Bto%2Bteach%2Bmath.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Using songs and chants can help middle and high school students learn properties and theorems in math. These videos for conditional statements, properties of congruence, absolute value equations, and graph transformations will be fun for students!" border="0" data-original-height="1350" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RJ16o5SkXWY/W3ZSE69HNOI/AAAAAAAAFRI/BBg9zlLSDJ4za6VSzBUAkoSINhlX2KcUwCLcBGAs/s640/songs%2Band%2Bchants%2Bto%2Bteach%2Bmath.jpg" title="Using songs and chants can help middle and high school students learn properties and theorems in math. These videos for conditional statements, properties of congruence, absolute value equations, and graph transformations will be fun for students!" width="426" /></a></div><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/140FfFnUWQQ/0.jpg" frameborder="0" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/140FfFnUWQQ?feature=player_embedded" width="320"></iframe></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/RweZ8KmGOYM/0.jpg" frameborder="0" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RweZ8KmGOYM?feature=player_embedded" width="320"></iframe></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ak2lT7pLcUk/0.jpg" frameborder="0" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ak2lT7pLcUk?feature=player_embedded" width="320"></iframe></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/xn2KBhK5SfY/0.jpg" frameborder="0" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xn2KBhK5SfY?feature=player_embedded" width="320"></iframe></div><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-63713828213430698012018-08-13T00:33:00.000-05:002018-09-19T15:55:43.040-05:00Beginning Factoring INB PagesWhen I teach factoring, I spend quite a bit of time practicing factoring out the GCF. I actually spend an entire class period. If students can't easily recognize the GCF, then they will struggle with factoring polynomials for the entire unit.<br /><br />First, I used <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Distributing-and-Factoring-Monomials-Notes-3062992" target="_blank">this interactive notebook page</a> to explain finding the GCF and have students practice. It's very helpful for students to use two different colors to list the factors and circle the common factors. My students tend to kind of get things mixed up if they don't.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2014/10/using-color-with-purpose.html" target="_blank">Read more about color-coding student's notes.</a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OPWIJrympgw/W1jTtRLJYmI/AAAAAAAAFL4/qQnCcJK3yIUvfShRCnescU6Mreo3715wACLcBGAs/s1600/Factoring%2BOut%2BGCF%2B2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="This lesson helps my algebra students learn to factor polynomial and quadratic expressions. The notes and activity make teaching this topic so much easier." border="0" data-original-height="1198" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OPWIJrympgw/W1jTtRLJYmI/AAAAAAAAFL4/qQnCcJK3yIUvfShRCnescU6Mreo3715wACLcBGAs/s640/Factoring%2BOut%2BGCF%2B2.jpg" title="This lesson helps my algebra students learn to factor polynomial and quadratic expressions. The notes and activity make teaching this topic so much easier." width="480" /></a></div><br />Next, I used this page to help students practice going between factored and distributed form. I got the idea from <a href="https://mathequalslove.blogspot.com/2015/06/algebra-2-interactive-notebook-pages.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Math=Love</a>. This was difficult for my students. The most difficult part for them was deciding if the expression was factored or not. Once we got going, they had a much easier time factoring the expressions.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-88atW-_lpbI/W1jTufgSwJI/AAAAAAAAFL8/rr1FHtag8do1S3BDv75v8eVPgo0DR4umQCLcBGAs/s1600/Factoring%2BOut%2BGCF%2B1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1201" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-88atW-_lpbI/W1jTufgSwJI/AAAAAAAAFL8/rr1FHtag8do1S3BDv75v8eVPgo0DR4umQCLcBGAs/s640/Factoring%2BOut%2BGCF%2B1.jpg" width="478" /></a></div><br />This lesson takes longer than you would think! I spend lots of time making sure students can list and find the GCF.<br /><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-22613470331158702862018-08-01T03:00:00.000-05:002018-09-19T15:56:04.912-05:00Solving Rational Equations INB PagesI really like rational expressions. Once you can factor, they're easy. I didn't make a whole bunch of fancy foldables for my rational equations lesson, partly because I was end of the year teacher-tired and partly because I didn't think it was necessary. Yes, sometimes I do just have students write in their notebooks!<br /><br />These are the notes I used for my students. I only did these four problems and then had them start on their homework. They appreciated having extra time to work on homework. Semi-interesting note: my students strongly preferred method 2.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aMrFVL7R00w/W1jb---6uxI/AAAAAAAAFMQ/p6j4SmGDG3UOE9uL0Mxdosrs2yPKb_gRACLcBGAs/s1600/Photo%2BJul%2B08%252C%2B8%2B27%2B27%2BPM.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Solving rational equations is one of my favorite units in algebra 2. My high school students don't need a lot of help beyond these notes, because they've practiced factoring quite a bit. I use these pages in my interactive notebooks." border="0" data-original-height="1277" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aMrFVL7R00w/W1jb---6uxI/AAAAAAAAFMQ/p6j4SmGDG3UOE9uL0Mxdosrs2yPKb_gRACLcBGAs/s640/Photo%2BJul%2B08%252C%2B8%2B27%2B27%2BPM.jpg" title="Solving rational equations is one of my favorite units in algebra 2. My high school students don't need a lot of help beyond these notes, because they've practiced factoring quite a bit. I use these pages in my interactive notebooks." width="450" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e6m9DWGBIao/W1jb-5rZQ8I/AAAAAAAAFMM/UgejmCYG0hcLs2EfDdNneeRhPJQmmrFXQCLcBGAs/s1600/Photo%2BJul%2B08%252C%2B8%2B26%2B50%2BPM.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Solving rational equations is one of my favorite units in algebra 2. My high school students don't need a lot of help beyond these notes, because they've practiced factoring quite a bit. I use these pages in my interactive notebooks." border="0" data-original-height="1206" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e6m9DWGBIao/W1jb-5rZQ8I/AAAAAAAAFMM/UgejmCYG0hcLs2EfDdNneeRhPJQmmrFXQCLcBGAs/s640/Photo%2BJul%2B08%252C%2B8%2B26%2B50%2BPM.jpg" title="Solving rational equations is one of my favorite units in algebra 2. My high school students don't need a lot of help beyond these notes, because they've practiced factoring quite a bit. I use these pages in my interactive notebooks." width="476" /></a></div><br />Check out <a href="https://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2015/02/graphing-rational-functions.html" target="_blank">Graphing Rational Functions</a><br /><br /><div class="nopin"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Rational-Equations-Scavenger-Hunt-1328974" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="200" height="200" src="https://ecdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Rational-Equations-Scavenger-Hunt-1328974-1493650587/original-1328974-1.jpg" width="200" /></a><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Simplifying-Rational-Expressions-Flipbook-1518318" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="200" height="200" src="https://ecdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Simplifying-Rational-Expressions-Flipbook-1518318-1520962488/original-1518318-1.jpg" width="200" /></a><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Rational-Expressions-and-Equations-Activity-Bundle-1338176" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="200" height="200" src="https://ecdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Rational-Expressions-and-Equations-Activity-Bundle-1338176-1527773980/original-1338176-1.jpg" width="200" /></a></div></div><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-70426656765457492932018-07-26T16:12:00.001-05:002018-09-21T15:54:08.418-05:008 Ideas for Teaching Order of OperationsOrder of operations is an important concept for students to master before progressing in algebra. However, students struggle with it and need LOTS of practice. We've all run across the social media posts with the order of operations and seen all of the incorrect answers!<br /><br />Here are 11 ideas for your next order of operations lesson!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dqa28zyk6eQ/W1o5JRf0pOI/AAAAAAAAFOU/Qyfx5Aw0nJsiAQr6-Mgb98x9n2R-znopgCLcBGAs/s1600/order%2Bof%2Boperations.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" border="0" data-original-height="1350" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dqa28zyk6eQ/W1o5JRf0pOI/AAAAAAAAFOU/Qyfx5Aw0nJsiAQr6-Mgb98x9n2R-znopgCLcBGAs/s640/order%2Bof%2Boperations.jpg" title="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" width="426" /></a></div><br /><b>1 - Choose an acronym.</b> Not everyone agrees on the common PEMDAS acronym. Some teachers think that PEMDAS reinforces the misunderstanding that multiplication must ALWAYS go before division. If that acronym doesn't work for you, <a href="http://leafandstemlearning.com/2015/07/why-i-will-never-use-pemdas-to-teach-html/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this blog post</a> may help you find something you like better.<br /><br /><b>2 - Use a foldable for your class notes.</b> I love foldables and I've seen them keep students attention better than traditional notes. These foldables would be great in your student's interactive notebook! <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Order-of-Operations-Lesson-for-Interactive-Notebooks-325895" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This foldable would be perfect for pre-algebra students</a> and <a href="https://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2016/09/order-of-operations-and-algebraic.html" target="_blank">this one is great for algebra students</a>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AbDb1wIE7RM/W1ori3SOzdI/AAAAAAAAFNE/2uK-TCSNq_YIfKSiCpOGd4Yun1fHOIGEwCLcBGAs/s1600/foldable.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" border="0" data-original-height="960" data-original-width="960" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AbDb1wIE7RM/W1ori3SOzdI/AAAAAAAAFNE/2uK-TCSNq_YIfKSiCpOGd4Yun1fHOIGEwCLcBGAs/s640/foldable.jpg" title="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o9ExV-CV_Uc/W1oAaSL59eI/AAAAAAAAFM8/X69xN2eXkCsoXuGFYml7XIjdLFoOjmsZACEwYBhgL/s1600/order%2Bof%2Boperations.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" border="0" data-original-height="1084" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o9ExV-CV_Uc/W1oAaSL59eI/AAAAAAAAFM8/X69xN2eXkCsoXuGFYml7XIjdLFoOjmsZACEwYBhgL/s640/order%2Bof%2Boperations.JPG" title="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" width="530" /></a></div><br /><b>3 - Have students practice with a cooperative activity. </b> Sum 'em activities are AWESOME at getting kids to work together. I normally have them work in groups of four. <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Order-of-Operations-Sum-Em-Activity-874008" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This sum 'em activity for the order of operations</a> is perfect for students that are ready for a little challenge. If you want to have students work in partners, <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Order-of-Operations-Around-the-Clock-Partner-Scavenger-Hunt-Activity-3719178" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this clock partner scavenger hunt</a> is great!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-e-UTGfIlDCA/W6CEetqpAQI/AAAAAAAAFrY/eLV0d416ZLgxXrxJfFSgrlW4tvisyK0YwCLcBGAs/s1600/FullSizeRender%2B2%2Bcopy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" border="0" data-original-height="900" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-e-UTGfIlDCA/W6CEetqpAQI/AAAAAAAAFrY/eLV0d416ZLgxXrxJfFSgrlW4tvisyK0YwCLcBGAs/s640/FullSizeRender%2B2%2Bcopy.jpg" title="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-12Vk-CK05x0/W6CEi590jFI/AAAAAAAAFrc/pXy-THeYySUrRcVik3hMcGxZfry2LP1fwCLcBGAs/s1600/37833734_10111541012160979_6443617731995500544_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" border="0" data-original-height="489" data-original-width="652" height="480" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-12Vk-CK05x0/W6CEi590jFI/AAAAAAAAFrc/pXy-THeYySUrRcVik3hMcGxZfry2LP1fwCLcBGAs/s640/37833734_10111541012160979_6443617731995500544_n.jpg" title="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" width="640" /></a></div><br /><b>4 - Let students work on a puzzle. </b> I love having students work on puzzles and card sorts at the beginning of class as a warmup. Students can get settled in class as they are working on the puzzle. <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Order-of-Operations-Puzzle-2577882" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This order of operations puzzle</a> is perfect for students to work on in small groups.<br /><br /><b>5 - Have students complete an individual activity.</b> <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Order-of-Operations-Ladder-Activity-1655040" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This free order of operations ladder activity</a> is nice for students to work on individually or with a partner. The squares match together like dominos, so students can check their work without constantly asking "Is this right?".<br /><br /><b>6 - Decorate your room with the order of operations.</b> I love a decorated classroom, even in high school! <a href="https://scaffoldedmath.blogspot.com/2017/08/pemdas-math-word-wall.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This blog post</a> has an awesome, free order of operations mobile that just may match your word wall. If you want to have students help, <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Order-of-Operations-Activity-iStep-3283965" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in this activity</a> students "text" the steps of a problem to a partner. Then, you can hang the final product on the wall.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0iMbQrFI0nI/W1oyzeqb-3I/AAAAAAAAFNw/3dUzQe10ubIrTqRD6Mhhz9tnYub4y9MMgCLcBGAs/s1600/PEMDAS%2BMobile.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" border="0" data-original-height="903" data-original-width="918" height="627" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0iMbQrFI0nI/W1oyzeqb-3I/AAAAAAAAFNw/3dUzQe10ubIrTqRD6Mhhz9tnYub4y9MMgCLcBGAs/s640/PEMDAS%2BMobile.jpg" title="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zHJnEATKk-k/W1oyzpJ2ZOI/AAAAAAAAFN0/57MHbfGe7mov6WNVy_gvnKV1Cz8qLHCJACLcBGAs/s1600/istep.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zHJnEATKk-k/W1oyzpJ2ZOI/AAAAAAAAFN0/57MHbfGe7mov6WNVy_gvnKV1Cz8qLHCJACLcBGAs/s640/istep.jpg" title="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" width="480" /></a></div><br /><b>7 - Show students a video.</b> So, <a href="https://numberock.com/lessons/order-of-operations/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this video</a> is SUPER corny, but I totally love it! It's a rap that explains the order of operations in a clear, concise way. Hopefully, it gets stuck in your student's heads!<br /><br /><b>8 - Have students practice in a fun way.</b> Remember those social media posts that people always mess up? Well, you can have students practice on those social media posts! I really like the number sentences that are pictures, like the ones in <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Emoji-Logic-Puzzles-for-Back-to-School-or-Sub-Plans-3285125" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">these emoji task cards</a>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ruYyI2We8Hg/W1o1MVRyTvI/AAAAAAAAFOI/Um6agkNpBiQZL3XW-evQfRL0maZf2ot6QCLcBGAs/s1600/Slide03.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" border="0" data-original-height="846" data-original-width="1123" height="241" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ruYyI2We8Hg/W1o1MVRyTvI/AAAAAAAAFOI/Um6agkNpBiQZL3XW-evQfRL0maZf2ot6QCLcBGAs/s320/Slide03.jpg" title="These order of operations tips give me lots of ideas for teaching middle school (algebra) students. I like the activities and foldable notes for interactive notebooks. The mobile is better than a poster too. Please excuse my dear aunt sally will be more fun this year!" width="320" /></a></div><br />Do you have something special that you like to do when you teach order of operations?<br /><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-68538424332195716212018-07-09T14:15:00.003-05:002018-09-19T15:57:53.564-05:00Angles and Arcs in Circles INB PagesI never have time to post my INB pages during the school year! Today, I want to share the pages that I made for the beginning of my circles unit.<br /><br />This was the first lesson in my circles unit, so I needed to introduce some vocabulary first. I gave my students a fill-in-the-blank page with diagrams so that we could discuss the vocabulary as we went.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Arcs-in-Circles-Foldable-3866692" target="_blank"><img alt="This foldable for angles and arcs in circles is perfect for high school geometry students. My students liked the class notes and we finished up the lesson with an activity. I started the lesson with vocabulary and finished with an extra problem for honors students." border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1138" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TuISH5ZXswk/W0OxzKIAKEI/AAAAAAAAFJQ/ln1RvH3CrBkz-ct-Vc5NYrKndbySpJfjgCLcBGAs/s640/circles%2Bfoldable%2B1.jpg" title="This foldable for angles and arcs in circles is perfect for high school geometry students. My students liked the class notes and we finished up the lesson with an activity. I started the lesson with vocabulary and finished with an extra problem for honors students." width="454" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">After that, we talked about arc measures, the Arc Addition Postulate, and congruent angles and arcs. I compiled it all into one foldable.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Arcs-in-Circles-Foldable-3866692" target="_blank"><img alt="This foldable for angles and arcs in circles is perfect for high school geometry students. My students liked the class notes and we finished up the lesson with an activity. I started the lesson with vocabulary and finished with an extra problem for honors students." border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1120" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-c2L2_0bWtrk/W0Ox47jvC0I/AAAAAAAAFJY/SXCqRewjk0I6W0IW3Dn_v1x2HJ-vwUpEgCLcBGAs/s640/circles%2Bfoldable%2B2.jpg" title="This foldable for angles and arcs in circles is perfect for high school geometry students. My students liked the class notes and we finished up the lesson with an activity. I started the lesson with vocabulary and finished with an extra problem for honors students." width="446" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div>I included the explanations on the front of the foldable so that I would have room for examples inside. Inside each flap, we did two examples together and I had them work two examples with their partners. This foldable went pretty fast as we worked through it together in class. Most of my students thought this lesson was pretty easy since I didn't include much algebra in it.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9tg8CMhFoZg/W0Ox6AhX0FI/AAAAAAAAFJo/lU4rpFlUzuYIhjRW9BGCG_fZVCTT5RKlQCEwYBhgL/s1600/circles%2Bfoldable%2B3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="This foldable for angles and arcs in circles is perfect for high school geometry students. My students liked the class notes and we finished up the lesson with an activity. I started the lesson with vocabulary and finished with an extra problem for honors students." border="0" data-original-height="1320" data-original-width="1600" height="528" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9tg8CMhFoZg/W0Ox6AhX0FI/AAAAAAAAFJo/lU4rpFlUzuYIhjRW9BGCG_fZVCTT5RKlQCEwYBhgL/s640/circles%2Bfoldable%2B3.jpg" title="This foldable for angles and arcs in circles is perfect for high school geometry students. My students liked the class notes and we finished up the lesson with an activity. I started the lesson with vocabulary and finished with an extra problem for honors students." width="640" /></a></div><br />After the foldable, I worked this spherical problem with my honors students. They were shocked that I was "bringing back trig". The fact that the radius of the sphere could be drawn to different points blew their minds at first. I really liked this problem and included it on their test with different numbers.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XimDs2QsvUQ/W0Ox3dqiCTI/AAAAAAAAFJg/EpZsV0zcZnggo-khUMbc1yjx44EPC32UQCEwYBhgL/s1600/circles%2Bfoldable%2B4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="This foldable for angles and arcs in circles is perfect for high school geometry students. My students liked the class notes and we finished up the lesson with an activity. I started the lesson with vocabulary and finished with an extra problem for honors students." border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1210" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XimDs2QsvUQ/W0Ox3dqiCTI/AAAAAAAAFJg/EpZsV0zcZnggo-khUMbc1yjx44EPC32UQCEwYBhgL/s640/circles%2Bfoldable%2B4.jpg" title="This foldable for angles and arcs in circles is perfect for high school geometry students. My students liked the class notes and we finished up the lesson with an activity. I started the lesson with vocabulary and finished with an extra problem for honors students." width="484" /></a></div><br />You can find this foldable <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Arcs-in-Circles-Foldable-3866692" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, in my Teachers pay Teachers store.<br /><br /><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-19182757928713782462018-07-01T22:37:00.000-05:002018-08-06T22:36:26.766-05:00Secondary Math Dollar Deals<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dJyWmUfWbDY/W1f0Eg2YmeI/AAAAAAAAFKo/OCITH_HGJWQzrNqueqwL6iGHZZOy7MO-wCLcBGAs/s1600/Slide1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="The third annual #mathdollardeals is here! Each Tuesday in July find secondary math resources for $1." border="0" data-original-height="782" data-original-width="1200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dJyWmUfWbDY/W1f0Eg2YmeI/AAAAAAAAFKo/OCITH_HGJWQzrNqueqwL6iGHZZOy7MO-wCLcBGAs/s1600/Slide1.jpg" title="The third annual #mathdollardeals is here! Each Tuesday in July find secondary math resources for $1." /></a></div><br />I hope you're not too focused on school and planning right now. You need a break! However, if you're around a computer this summer, be sure to check out this summer's dollar deals.<br /><br />I've partnered with some great math TpT sellers to bring you the THIRD annual July Dollar Deals and we are so excited! This July has five Tuesdays, so there will even be an extra day for you to save. If there is a specific topic or activity you would like to see on sale, be sure to leave a comment so that we can make it happen!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_Pw5Wi0RbP4/Wzo_a59A1mI/AAAAAAAAFG4/QvAWDf48OaIQxg_Bup5SxPX6oMsrvSinQCLcBGAs/s1600/SMD%2B%25282%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="900" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_Pw5Wi0RbP4/Wzo_a59A1mI/AAAAAAAAFG4/QvAWDf48OaIQxg_Bup5SxPX6oMsrvSinQCLcBGAs/s640/SMD%2B%25282%2529.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><h2>There are 3 ways to find the $1 sale resources:</h2><div><ol><li>This blog post each Tuesday in July</li><li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/scaffoldedmath/1-secondary-math-deals/" target="_blank">This pinterest board</a></li><li>Searching <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:%23mathdollardeals" target="_blank">#mathdollardeals on Teachers pay Teachers</a></li></ol><div>I will also be emailing my subscribers a reminder each Monday night, so that you won't miss out!</div></div><div><br /></div><!-- start InLinkz script --> <br /><div class="InLinkzContainer" id="788111"><a href="http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=788111" rel="nofollow" title="click to view in an external page.">An InLinkz Link-up</a><br /><br /></div><!-- start InLinkz script --> <br /><div class="InLinkzContainer" id="789087"><a href="http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=789087" rel="nofollow" title="click to view in an external page.">An InLinkz Link-up</a><br /><br /></div><script src="https://static.inlinkz.com/cs2.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <!-- end InLinkz script --> <script src="https://static.inlinkz.com/cs2.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <!-- end InLinkz script --> <!-- start InLinkz script --> <br /><div class="InLinkzContainer" id="790101"><a href="http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=790101" rel="nofollow" title="click to view in an external page.">An InLinkz Link-up</a><br /><br /></div><script src="https://static.inlinkz.com/cs2.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <!-- end InLinkz script --><br /><!-- start InLinkz script --> <br /><div class="InLinkzContainer" id="791062"><a href="http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=791062" rel="nofollow" title="click to view in an external page.">An InLinkz Link-up</a><br /><br /></div><script src="https://static.inlinkz.com/cs2.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <!-- end InLinkz script --><br /><!-- start InLinkz script --> <div class='InLinkzContainer' id='791968' > <a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=791968" title="click to view in an external page.">An InLinkz Link-up</a></div> <script type='text/javascript' src='https://static.inlinkz.com/cs2.js'></script><!-- end InLinkz script --></br><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-69331231345325955522018-03-21T01:00:00.002-05:002018-09-19T16:07:42.311-05:009 Fun Ways to Review Multiple Choice Questions<span style="font-size: xx-small;"><i>This post contains affiliate links.</i></span><br /><br />Ugh, TEST PREP! With state testing looming, students NEED practice with multiple choice questions. Multiple choice questions are bor-ing, but practicing doesn't have to be! These 9 ways to review multiple choice questions might just be the ticket to keep your students engaged in class.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dXnwVV9hiUQ/Wyqeh91NLrI/AAAAAAAAFGE/sQUQmMohuvcwpXQOlxP0RP5SNaD5vp5PgCLcBGAs/s1600/Slide1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These fun activities for practicing multiple choice questions will help prep your students for state testing. Check out these strategies so to keep your students engaged and focused while preparing for their end of course tests and final exams!" border="0" data-original-height="500" data-original-width="770" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dXnwVV9hiUQ/Wyqeh91NLrI/AAAAAAAAFGE/sQUQmMohuvcwpXQOlxP0RP5SNaD5vp5PgCLcBGAs/s1600/Slide1.jpg" title="These fun activities for practicing multiple choice questions will help prep your students for state testing. Check out these strategies so to keep your students engaged and focused while preparing for their end of course tests and final exams!" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><b>1 - Page Protectors</b><br />If you want to have students to have a copy of the questions, make a class set. Then, put the pages in page protectors. You could have students "race" to see who can get the most correct answers in a certain amount of time. I've used cheap sheet protectors in the past, and they have worked fine. If cost is an issue, I prefer these <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C4O889Y/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01C4O889Y&linkCode=as2&tag=mretema-20&linkId=e57016f998efa184f95ec95e176c23d4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">page protectors</a>. However, if you want something to last more than one school year, I highly recommend these awesome <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079DM1SY4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B079DM1SY4&linkCode=as2&tag=mretema-20&linkId=e334a80d6e1e7180473f0afefb0acede" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dry erase sleeves</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=mretema-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B079DM1SY4" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" />.<br /><br /><b>2 - <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrs-E-Teaches-Math/Category/-Stations-Mazes-249367?utm_source=METM%20Blog&utm_campaign=Test%20Prep%20Blog%20Post" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stations Mazes</a></b><br /><a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrs-E-Teaches-Math/Category/-Stations-Mazes-249367?utm_source=METM%20Blog&utm_campaign=Test%20Prep%20Blog%20Post" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stations mazes</a> are great because they get students up and moving around the room. They also encourage students to check their work carefully since an incorrect answer will eventually send them back to a problem they have already solved. Successfully completing a maze requires students to slow down and check their work. Best of all, they require NO PREP and are READY TO PRINT!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5OTKQv1ALUI/WrH0RWkds6I/AAAAAAAAEwU/meeUkusdEyQGcD-Grjce00P16bYkk3buACEwYBhgL/s1600/State%2BTesting%2BReview%2B3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These fun activities for practicing multiple choice questions will help prep your students for state testing. Check out these strategies so to keep your students engaged and focused while preparing for their end of course tests and final exams!" border="0" data-original-height="1350" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5OTKQv1ALUI/WrH0RWkds6I/AAAAAAAAEwU/meeUkusdEyQGcD-Grjce00P16bYkk3buACEwYBhgL/s640/State%2BTesting%2BReview%2B3.jpg" title="These fun activities for practicing multiple choice questions will help prep your students for state testing. Check out these strategies so to keep your students engaged and focused while preparing for their end of course tests and final exams!" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><b>3 - Pose-Pause-Pounce-Bounce</b><br />This actually reminds me of "popcorn reading" from when I was a student. First, the teacher POSEs a question and PAUSEs for at least 5 or ten seconds. The pause needs to be long enough for most students to come up with an answer. Then, the teacher POUNCEs on (chooses) a student at random to answer the question. Once the student has answered, they BOUNCE to another student to ask them "What do you think of my answer?"<br /><br /><b>4 - <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2014/12/how-to-create-kahoot.html" rel="" target="_blank">Kahoot!</a></b><br />If you're wanting to incorporate technology, <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2014/12/how-to-create-kahoot.html" rel="" target="_blank">Kahoot </a>is a fun game for students. It's great for students to practice speed. It would also be fun for students to work in teams to find the fastest team!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2014/12/how-to-create-kahoot.html"><img alt="These fun activities for practicing multiple choice questions will help prep your students for state testing. Check out these strategies so to keep your students engaged and focused while preparing for their end of course tests and final exams!" border="0" data-original-height="473" data-original-width="900" height="336" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2Y1HMAZXHtw/W6K5cqGYhnI/AAAAAAAAFyA/pjWIekByL74sIMouLdm54wkvvl7-ChdRgCLcBGAs/s640/Slide2.jpg" title="These fun activities for practicing multiple choice questions will help prep your students for state testing. Check out these strategies so to keep your students engaged and focused while preparing for their end of course tests and final exams!" width="640" /></a></div><br /><b>5 - ABCD Cards</b><br />Give each student a set of four cards. Each card has a different letter (A, B, C, and D). Display the questions on the board and have students (or groups of students) hold up the card for the correct answer. You could also change it up by doing this for true and false questions or always, sometimes, never questions in geometry. If you would like your own set of ABCD cards, you can download a FREE set at the bottom of this post!<br /><br /><b>6 - ABCD Corners</b><br />This activity takes the ABCD cards a step further. Each corner of the room can be labeled A, B, C, or D. Then, a question is read and students move to the corner of the correct answer. You can also randomly call on students to defend their answers from the different corners.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Gd37Kig8mt8/WrH0RabRKiI/AAAAAAAAEwc/JEn6FzL9ns0Q_bGnwEV-11aaQl1ILe7bQCEwYBhgL/s1600/State%2BTesting%2BReview2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These fun activities for practicing multiple choice questions will help prep your high school students for state testing. Check out these strategies so to keep your students engaged and focused while preparing for their end of course tests and final exams!" border="0" data-original-height="1350" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Gd37Kig8mt8/WrH0RabRKiI/AAAAAAAAEwc/JEn6FzL9ns0Q_bGnwEV-11aaQl1ILe7bQCEwYBhgL/s640/State%2BTesting%2BReview2.jpg" title="These fun activities for practicing multiple choice questions will help prep your high school students for state testing. Check out these strategies so to keep your students engaged and focused while preparing for their end of course tests and final exams!" width="426" /></a></div><br /><b>7 - Students Write the Questions</b><br />Have students to write test questions with multiple choice answers, in a format consistent with their state exams. Challenge students to come up with good distractor answers. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate the course topics, reflect on what they do and don't understand, and determine good test items.<br /><br />As an extension, students could trade questions and answer each other's questions! I like to buy the giant bags of Jolly Rancher candies and pass them out to students that are correct. You can get a great deal on huge bags of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004YGQK5K/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004YGQK5K&linkCode=as2&tag=mretema-20&linkId=43e00c76cdebeafb1e9181484ecd5a05" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jolly Ranchers</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=mretema-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B004YGQK5K" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> on Amazon.<br /><br /><b>8 - Find the Errors and Fix Them</b><br />Grading multiple choice practice doesn't really involve much critical thinking on the student's part. However, if you give a student a completed quiz that another "student" has taken and tell them "Six of these answers are wrong. Find the mistakes and correct them." there is much more critical thinking needed for the student. Make your students grade so that they will more deeply consider all the content!<br /><br /><b>9 - <a href="https://www.plickers.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plickers</a></b><br />Have you heard of <a href="https://www.plickers.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plickers</a>? The website provides you with a free set of cards you can print. Each card has its own unique barcode. You can ask students for responses to multiple choice questions during class and you can scan the room with your phone to determine how many students answered correctly, as well as other statistics.<br /><br /><br />I hope some of these tips will help you and your students make it through this test prep season! I know review time can be a huge challenge!<br /><br /><a href="https://app.box.com/s/ma2ktb4sclp71xwvr1wchip3d60nzd73" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Download your FREE Set of ABCD Cards!</a><br /><br /><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-24855134137312203662018-03-04T03:00:00.000-06:002018-09-07T22:18:52.898-05:00Area Formulas Discovery Activity<div class="p1">Every year I try to do a better job of helping students understand the formulas for finding area.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>Students always try to teach it as a matching game.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>The shape looks like this, use this formula, plug in numbers.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>I want them to UNDERSTAND where the formulas are coming from.</div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="p1">Iâ€™ve done investigations and discovery activities before, but I think sometimes simple can be powerful.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>(Have you seen my post about the <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2016/01/pythagorean-theorem-proof-without-words.html" target="_blank">wordless Pythagorean Theorem proof</a>?) <span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></div><div class="p1"><br /></div><div class="p1">You can do this discovery activity under a document camera and have students discuss as a class or you could make this into a worksheet and have them complete it with a partner or a group.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>I like to do this as a whole class activity and show the pieces under the document camera.</div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="p1">First, cut a piece of paper into two rectangles.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>Label the sides.</div><div class="p1"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ENHjjFKwKaM/WXdyQvIFrBI/AAAAAAAADdg/7rpt-u1_xVUVypGV-vO2ZeMHxwoU0gFsQCLcBGAs/s1600/area%2Bformulas%2B1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="area of rectangle discovery activity" border="0" data-original-height="1000" data-original-width="1322" height="484" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ENHjjFKwKaM/WXdyQvIFrBI/AAAAAAAADdg/7rpt-u1_xVUVypGV-vO2ZeMHxwoU0gFsQCLcBGAs/s640/area%2Bformulas%2B1.jpg" title="area of rectangle discovery activity" width="640" /></a></div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="p1">Have students determine the area of the whole rectangle.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>To do this, they will need to add the bases of the two smaller rectangles.</div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="p1">Cut along one the diagonal of one of the rectangles.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>Now, the rectangle can be manipulated to make new shapes.</div><div class="p1"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s4VxSo3Tbbs/WXdyQXR_BuI/AAAAAAAADdY/A0K8O-uIV0QopeLG0vULoJD5j8-m-dhhACLcBGAs/s1600/area%2Bformulas%2B2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="area of parallelogram discovery activity" border="0" data-original-height="1001" data-original-width="1271" height="502" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s4VxSo3Tbbs/WXdyQXR_BuI/AAAAAAAADdY/A0K8O-uIV0QopeLG0vULoJD5j8-m-dhhACLcBGAs/s640/area%2Bformulas%2B2.jpg" title="area of parallelogram discovery activity" width="640" /></a></div><div class="p1"><br /></div><div class="p1">Move the pieces to make a parallelogram.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>Find the area of the parallelogram.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>Show students that itâ€™s still the same area, but that you need the base and height of the original rectangle in order to find the area of the parallelogram.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>How does this compare to the area of the rectangle?</div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JXK88hqIowU/WXdyRKMQOYI/AAAAAAAADdo/5oLcp_1HM9oAumhkqXf0PGNRditmaL9UACEwYBhgL/s1600/area%2Bformulas%2B4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="area of parallelogram discovery activity" border="0" data-original-height="800" data-original-width="1558" height="328" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JXK88hqIowU/WXdyRKMQOYI/AAAAAAAADdo/5oLcp_1HM9oAumhkqXf0PGNRditmaL9UACEwYBhgL/s640/area%2Bformulas%2B4.jpg" title="area of parallelogram discovery activity" width="640" /></a></div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="p1">Move the pieces to make a trapezoid.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>Show students that they need to write the area equation as the sum of the two smaller rectangles.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>Then, show them how that relates to the formula of the area of a trapezoid.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>The reason the 1/2 is in the formula is because the z appears twice in the base of the trapezoid.</div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BFT2TaQjQMM/WXdyQ7EXK5I/AAAAAAAADdk/e1hwH1NKqt83bRsj0Jxsmlcza_50TDoswCEwYBhgL/s1600/area%2Bformulas%2B5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="area of trapezoid discovery activity" border="0" data-original-height="800" data-original-width="1562" height="326" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BFT2TaQjQMM/WXdyQ7EXK5I/AAAAAAAADdk/e1hwH1NKqt83bRsj0Jxsmlcza_50TDoswCEwYBhgL/s640/area%2Bformulas%2B5.jpg" title="area of trapezoid discovery activity" width="640" /></a></div><div class="p2"><br /></div><style type="text/css">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} </style> <br /><div class="p1">After that, you can cut the pieces further and manipulate more, if you wish.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>I like to model all of this and do it with my students, because I have many that give up halfway through.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>Also, I can point out little things along the way that they may not have noticed for themselves.<br /><br /></div><div style="display: none;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-e7PaeVsKzRo/WXdyRNM5KZI/AAAAAAAADds/llmpXtknWHAaIavIAwXRqcrLMzy1AlwAwCEwYBhgL/s1600/area%2Bformulas%2B6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="a discovery activity for the areas of rectangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids - helps students investigate and visualize the formulas" border="0" data-original-height="1500" data-original-width="1000" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-e7PaeVsKzRo/WXdyRNM5KZI/AAAAAAAADds/llmpXtknWHAaIavIAwXRqcrLMzy1AlwAwCEwYBhgL/s640/area%2Bformulas%2B6.jpg" title="a discovery activity for the areas of rectangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids - helps students investigate and visualize the formulas" width="426" /></a></div></div><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" style="cursor: move;" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-39858492279550489522018-02-25T00:31:00.000-06:002018-09-19T16:00:18.596-05:008 Interactive Notebook Tips to Save Your Sanity<span style="font-size: xx-small;">This post contains affiliate links.</span><br /><br />Whether you've been using interactive notebooks for a long time or you're a newbie, you will run into problems that will drive you nuts. Right now, my biggest annoyance is students leaving their glue bottles open when they put them away. Ugh. If you know how to magically get teenaged boys to slow down enough to take care of craft supplies, I'm all ears!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5j9hWX3Wj38/W1fy-44jF4I/AAAAAAAAFKc/qyUuFmuFbtAPUtd7fkcVq4WEYVGitUWZACLcBGAs/s1600/Slide4%2Bcopy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Teachers, these interactive notebook tips will save your sanity and keep you happy! These tips will help you train your students to take good notes, while keeping your life manageable." border="0" data-original-height="1043" data-original-width="1600" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5j9hWX3Wj38/W1fy-44jF4I/AAAAAAAAFKc/qyUuFmuFbtAPUtd7fkcVq4WEYVGitUWZACLcBGAs/s1600/Slide4%2Bcopy.jpg" title="Teachers, these interactive notebook tips will save your sanity and keep you happy! These tips will help you train your students to take good notes, while keeping your life manageable." /></a></div><br />To help you stay sane in your classroom, I'm sharing my top 8 tips for interactive notebooks.<br /><br /><b>1 - Save everything as a PDF.</b> Several times, I've re-opened a document that's been formatted for their notebooks only to find it messed up. I've also had graphics disappear. Can I tell you how maddening it is to have 15 intricately drawn geometry diagrams just disappear and be replaced with a giant red X? Also, if you make something with a cute font at home, it likely won't show up on your school computer. PDFs are a lifesaver.<br /><br /><b>2 - Easy is best.</b> When I use foldables, I love <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2016/09/real-numbers-and-functions-inb-pages.html" target="_blank">hamburger books</a> and flap books. My kids know what to do with those without me explaining. I use other types of foldables too, but I recommend using one or two types all the time so that you don't have to give instructions every day.<br /><br /><b>3 - Give students a choice as often as possible.</b> This is just good classroom management advice. However, it works well with their notebooks too. Sometimes I let students choose the color of paper for their next foldable. (Lots of people like BRIGHT paper in their notebooks. My students find that distracting and hard to read their pencil writing, so I really like <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009ZMVJO0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B009ZMVJO0&linkCode=as2&tag=mretema-20&linkId=fbe1b893c9ee86daed5a34d5e787c02b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this pastel paper</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=mretema-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B009ZMVJO0" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" />.) Other times, I let them choose what kind of review activity we will do. Students are more engaged when they have choices. Give them choices you can live with.<br /><br /><b>4 - Model the "extras".</b> Kids won't "make it their own" and add extra information unless you model it. Sometimes I quickly outline a white foldable with a highlighter before class. Show them how to add extra information in their notes by letting them see you do it. They will start to mimic what they see.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MFBVzaJIQP4/Wnaxrbw_KuI/AAAAAAAAEr0/FqbJU3uADhoS_b_aLZOJSz-1vkOzlR46wCEwYBhgL/s1600/INB%2Btips%2Bto%2Bsave%2Byour%2Bsanity%2B2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Teachers, these interactive notebook tips will save your sanity and keep you happy! These tips will help you train your students to take good notes, while keeping your life manageable." border="0" data-original-height="1350" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MFBVzaJIQP4/Wnaxrbw_KuI/AAAAAAAAEr0/FqbJU3uADhoS_b_aLZOJSz-1vkOzlR46wCEwYBhgL/s640/INB%2Btips%2Bto%2Bsave%2Byour%2Bsanity%2B2.jpg" title="Teachers, these interactive notebook tips will save your sanity and keep you happy! These tips will help you train your students to take good notes, while keeping your life manageable." width="426" /></a></div><br /><b>5 - If something isn't working, dump it.</b> A table of contents didn't really work for me. I would forget to add to it and wouldn't refer to it myself. So, I quit. I've thought about trying tabs, but I don't really see the point. <br /><br />My students can quickly flip to the pages from this unit and it's much easier for me to say "Remember that giant purple foldable?" than try to remember the page everything is on. Also, sometimes kids don't remember what a topic is called. What would they do then?<br /><br /><b>6 - Go with composition notebooks.</b> They are so much more durable. HOWEVER, I have a friend that uses the large size 5-star notebooks with the plastic front, like <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BHL3DCC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01BHL3DCC&linkCode=as2&tag=mretema-20&linkId=7ab28e7e380b0c53752de585e1d97646" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">these</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=mretema-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B01BHL3DCC" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" />. They work pretty well too.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TJur3ha9cqw/WnaxrGnddqI/AAAAAAAAErw/m8-AgjpJmt4rjkL7oBZMzDLlMyZlbTkHgCLcBGAs/s1600/INB%2Btips%2Bto%2Bsave%2Byour%2Bsanity.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img alt="Teachers, these interactive notebook tips will save your sanity and keep you happy! These tips will help you train your students to take good notes, while keeping your life manageable." border="0" data-original-height="1350" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TJur3ha9cqw/WnaxrGnddqI/AAAAAAAAErw/m8-AgjpJmt4rjkL7oBZMzDLlMyZlbTkHgCLcBGAs/s640/INB%2Btips%2Bto%2Bsave%2Byour%2Bsanity.jpg" title="Teachers, these interactive notebook tips will save your sanity and keep you happy! These tips will help you train your students to take good notes, while keeping your life manageable." width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><b>7 - Don't check notebooks all the time!</b> Just the thought of checking notebooks makes my head spin. If you insist on checking them, DO NOT TAKE THEM HOME. Just say no! I check them once per grading period. They pass their notebook to a neighbor and the neighbor fills out a tiny sheet that grades them on all pages being glued in and foldables filled out. Kids either get a 100 or a 50. It's the easiest grade for them all quarter. It takes me less than 3 minutes. DO NOT TAKE THEM HOME TO GRADE.<br /><br /><b>8 - You must have a teacher copy.</b> I keep a teacher copy, but I don't make it ahead of time. I actually make my notebook along with the students and I have one for each class period. It helps me model what to do in their notebook and I fill in their notes under the document camera. If a student is absent, they can borrow my notebook (in class!) to copy the notes. It makes life so much easier to have a sample.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><span style="font-size: large;">Do you have any tips that make using interactive notebooks easier?</span><br /><br /><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-31928127830712928582018-02-11T15:42:00.000-06:002018-09-21T15:54:23.750-05:0010 Awesome Pinterest Boards for Math Interactive Notebooks<div class="p1">I love interactive notebooks with my high school students! My students have never been more engaged and organized.</div><div class="p2"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6N8yBoiAusY/WYKpAc6ChyI/AAAAAAAADiM/i0ST4BRR0NsKXksQnDG5qI7cxxFsawaRACLcBGAs/s1600/My%2BFavorite%2BPinterest%2BBoardsfor.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="I love finding new Pinterest boards to follow! Here are a few of my favorites for interactive notebooks in secondary math!" border="0" data-original-height="1102" data-original-width="735" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6N8yBoiAusY/WYKpAc6ChyI/AAAAAAAADiM/i0ST4BRR0NsKXksQnDG5qI7cxxFsawaRACLcBGAs/s640/My%2BFavorite%2BPinterest%2BBoardsfor.png" title="I love finding new Pinterest boards to follow! Here are a few of my favorites for interactive notebooks in secondary math!" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /></div><div class="p1">This is a list of a few of my FAVORITE Pinterest boards for secondary math interactive notebooks. In no particular orderâ€¦<br /><br /><ul><li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/mmmmkacietravis/high-school-math-interactive-notebooks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High School Math Interactive Notebooks </a>by Managing and Motivating Math Minds - This board is a mix of all kinds of great ideas.</li></ul><div><br /></div><ul><li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/mrseteachesmath/secondary-math-interactive-notebook-ideas/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Secondary Math Interactive Notebook Ideas</a> - This board has several contributors and a variety of ideas for all high school math classes. There are even ideas for upper-level math classes.</li></ul><div><br /></div><ul><li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/scaffoldedmath/interactive-notebooks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interactive Notebooks</a> by Scaffolded Math - There are some very unique flippable ideas on this board.</li></ul><div><br /></div><ul><li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/katembee/interactive-notebooks-and-foldables/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interactive Notebooks and Foldables</a> by To The Square Inch - This is a collection of all kinds of foldables and activities. There are some great articles on this board.</li></ul><div><br /></div><ul><li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/SmithCurriculum/flippables-and-interactive-notebooks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flippables and Interactive Notebooks</a> - Several contributors add ideas for all subjects to this board. It's cool to see ideas for other subjects and adapt them to math!</li></ul><div><br /></div><ul><li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/mistymillertpt/interactive-notebooks-math/" target="_blank">Interactive Notebooks Math</a> by Misty Miller - This board has lots of ideas for middle school math.</li></ul><div><br /></div><ul><li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/theideagalaxy/math-interactive-notebook/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Math Interactive Notebook</a> by Math Idea Galaxy - Need some great ideas for middle school math?</li></ul><div><br /></div><ul><li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/4theloveofmath/secondary-math-interactive-notebooks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Secondary Math Interactive Notebooks</a> by 4 the Love of Math - This board has mostly Algebra 1 ideas.</li></ul><div><br /></div><ul><li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/mrseteachesmath/geometry-interactive-notebook/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geometry Interactive Notebook</a> by Mrs. E Teaches Math - So. Many. Geometry. Foldables.</li></ul><div><br /></div><ul><li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/mrseteachesmath/algebra-2-interactive-notebook/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Algebra 2 Interactive Notebook</a> by Mrs. E Teaches Math - There are so many Algebra 2 ideas on this board.</li></ul></div><style type="text/css">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} </style> <br /><div class="p1">I hope you discover a few new boards to follow!</div><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" style="cursor: move;" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-78302392316090920022018-01-30T03:00:00.000-06:002018-09-07T22:22:52.118-05:00Functions and Relations in Algebra 2 INB PagesI always kind of like teaching about functions and relations in algebra. This year in Algebra 2, I used some of the same <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2016/11/functions-and-relations-inb-pages.html" target="_blank">ideas that I have used in Algebra 1</a>, but beefed it up a bit. It was a good review at the beginning of the school year. Unfortunately, these lessons were interrupted by a hurricane and flooding, but my students retained all of the information! I was shocked and pleased. It's always nice to see interactive notebooks doing their jobs :)<br /><br />First, we talked about the definitions of function and relation. This was review for them, and most of them remembered once I read the definitions to them. The reference card at the top of the page is part of <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Functions-and-Relations-Card-Sort-2287984?utm_source=mrseteachesmath.com&utm_campaign=Functions%20and%20Relations%20in%20Algebra%202%20INB%20Pages%20Blog%20Post" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this functions and relations card sort</a>. The different versions of a function was just a photocopy from a random textbook.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FVippz7_Wg4/Wmf6vA5ZIMI/AAAAAAAAEhw/LA_5Mg-FT4crJzmnFXoJPSDodj4QRvc8ACLcBGAs/s1600/functions%2B5.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These interactive notebook pages for functions and relations were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time!" border="0" data-original-height="1199" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FVippz7_Wg4/Wmf6vA5ZIMI/AAAAAAAAEhw/LA_5Mg-FT4crJzmnFXoJPSDodj4QRvc8ACLcBGAs/s640/functions%2B5.JPG" title="These interactive notebook pages for functions and relations were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time!" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Then, we expanded on the function definition to also talk about one-to-one and onto functions. My students had a hard time remembering which was which. They seemed to understand the concept, but had a hard time with the names. Maybe because they both started with an O? You can download this <a href="https://app.box.com/s/3auzqh1m014o1c3r7ljob3cgvjpu00fp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hamburger book here</a>.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-btQ3Dg0wYDU/Wmf6z47FEfI/AAAAAAAAEik/YfhRnp0JN5gTYIBOsDgThgeFWAfRkqbTwCEwYBhgL/s1600/functions%2B6.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These interactive notebook pages for functions and relations were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time! FREE DOWNLOAD" border="0" data-original-height="1255" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-btQ3Dg0wYDU/Wmf6z47FEfI/AAAAAAAAEik/YfhRnp0JN5gTYIBOsDgThgeFWAfRkqbTwCEwYBhgL/s640/functions%2B6.JPG" title="These interactive notebook pages for functions and relations were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time! FREE DOWNLOAD" width="458" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-a913gJL4hOE/Wmf60eJwxdI/AAAAAAAAEig/7eKity0Z9yg0QIHTMc8cARCo0-c1K7xDQCEwYBhgL/s1600/functions%2B7.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These interactive notebook pages for functions and relations were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time! FREE DOWNLOAD" border="0" data-original-height="700" data-original-width="900" height="496" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-a913gJL4hOE/Wmf60eJwxdI/AAAAAAAAEig/7eKity0Z9yg0QIHTMc8cARCo0-c1K7xDQCEwYBhgL/s640/functions%2B7.JPG" title="These interactive notebook pages for functions and relations were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time! FREE DOWNLOAD" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>We were running out of time in class, but we had time for one last page. We graphed a relation (it was just a line) and used our new vocabulary to write the information about the relation. This took my students about 10 seconds. Remember, they are honors students. This page is part of the exclusive content in my <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Algebra-Foldable-Bundle-3287865?utm_source=mrseteachesmath.com&utm_campaign=Functions%20and%20Relations%20in%20Algebra%202%20INB%20Pages%20Blog%20Post" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Algebra Foldable Bundle</a>. The only way to access the page is through the bundle.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uExXYAyHciU/Wmf600VbaWI/AAAAAAAAEik/xA4XR7ZTjQM43ayWlHJSsskAIjqA_ugfACEwYBhgL/s1600/functions%2B8.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These interactive notebook pages for functions and relations were great for my algebra 2 students. This graphing page helped them review the vocabulary and I let them work with a partner!" border="0" data-original-height="1215" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uExXYAyHciU/Wmf600VbaWI/AAAAAAAAEik/xA4XR7ZTjQM43ayWlHJSsskAIjqA_ugfACEwYBhgL/s640/functions%2B8.JPG" title="These interactive notebook pages for functions and relations were great for my algebra 2 students. This graphing page helped them review the vocabulary and I let them work with a partner!" width="474" /></a></div><br />The next day, we completed this functions flip book. This flipbook included the definition of a function, but also included function notation and graphs. If you've seen <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2014/11/teach-function-notation.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">my previous function notation lesson</a> from YEARS AGO, this flipbook will look very familiar. In fact, I don't know why it took me so long to make it! Right now, this flipbook is part of the exclusive content in my <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Algebra-Foldable-Bundle-3287865?utm_source=mrseteachesmath.com&utm_campaign=Functions%20and%20Relations%20in%20Algebra%202%20INB%20Pages%20Blog%20Post" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Algebra Foldable Bundle</a>. The only way to access it is through the bundle, but I'm considering adding it to my TpT store in the future.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cwKF9HpSiHE/Wmf6zMehy0I/AAAAAAAAEiU/aJQX8PJ3IMcfNa3KVGCyoHmf6G7O20GGgCEwYBhgL/s1600/functions%2B2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These interactive notebook pages for functions notation were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable (flipbook) notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time!" border="0" data-original-height="1176" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cwKF9HpSiHE/Wmf6zMehy0I/AAAAAAAAEiU/aJQX8PJ3IMcfNa3KVGCyoHmf6G7O20GGgCEwYBhgL/s640/functions%2B2.JPG" title="These interactive notebook pages for functions notation were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable (flipbook) notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time!" width="488" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZTVTA47_S8c/Wmf6zu607WI/AAAAAAAAEiY/ax25GwsuIVI7N88LJ2UFyFbcs0U3-J6BwCEwYBhgL/s1600/functions%2B3.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These interactive notebook pages for functions notation were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable (flipbook) notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time!" border="0" data-original-height="1530" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZTVTA47_S8c/Wmf6zu607WI/AAAAAAAAEiY/ax25GwsuIVI7N88LJ2UFyFbcs0U3-J6BwCEwYBhgL/s640/functions%2B3.JPG" title="These interactive notebook pages for functions notation were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable (flipbook) notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time!" width="376" /></a></div><br />Then, the hurricane came... I distinctly remember telling my students in class that I just thought it would be windy and rainy and we *might* have a late start the next school day. Yeah, well I WAS WRONG. We ended up with a week off school and many people in our school community had flooded homes. :(<br /><br />When we finally came back from the hurricane, I didn't want to blow right into new content. I wanted to ease back into things and have an easy day that would be review.<br /><br />First, I reminded them about domain and range. We completed <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Domain-and-Range-Foldable-2610899?utm_source=mrseteachesmath.com&utm_campaign=Functions%20and%20Relations%20in%20Algebra%202%20INB%20Pages%20Blog%20Post" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this domain and range foldable</a> that I had just used in Algebra 1. (This picture is actually from my Algebra 1 notebook this year.) Remember, I wanted it to be easy! I had them work with a partner to fill it out, then we checked as a class.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iRrednkHfHo/Wmf6zN0TtdI/AAAAAAAAEic/UQzuN90gueAy7m2c0aOr5weUWUIQFRCxwCEwYBhgL/s1600/domain%2Band%2Brange.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These interactive notebook pages for domain and range of functions and relations were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time!" border="0" data-original-height="1298" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iRrednkHfHo/Wmf6zN0TtdI/AAAAAAAAEic/UQzuN90gueAy7m2c0aOr5weUWUIQFRCxwCEwYBhgL/s640/domain%2Band%2Brange.JPG" title="These interactive notebook pages for domain and range of functions and relations were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time!" width="442" /></a></div><br />After that, I gave them a <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Functions-and-Relations-Card-Sort-2287984?utm_source=mrseteachesmath.com&utm_campaign=Functions%20and%20Relations%20in%20Algebra%202%20INB%20Pages%20Blog%20Post" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">functions and relations card sort</a>. I played music and let them talk while they cut and sorted. It was a good review and let them relax a bit. If you'd like to see more tips about helping students learn to identify functions, you can <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2016/10/tips-for-teaching-how-to-identify.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">check out this post</a>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-P5BUpKS2Ep4/Wmf6zjuYVHI/AAAAAAAAEiY/EADyLbEe6RQJgsXHK2QGZXyyJHHUOURjgCEwYBhgL/s1600/functions%2B1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These interactive notebook pages for functions and relations were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time!" border="0" data-original-height="652" data-original-width="900" height="462" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-P5BUpKS2Ep4/Wmf6zjuYVHI/AAAAAAAAEiY/EADyLbEe6RQJgsXHK2QGZXyyJHHUOURjgCEwYBhgL/s640/functions%2B1.JPG" title="These interactive notebook pages for functions and relations were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time!" width="640" /></a></div><br />Then, toward the end of class, we reviewed function notation. I just had them copy problems and try working them with a different partner than they had worked with at the beginning of class. Then, we went over it as a class. They struggled a lot with #4 and #5, so we spent extra time there.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-28gBAgVvass/Wmf6z6WoXCI/AAAAAAAAEic/eo9hsG0Ukmwv8mcly8uTOWrskKia87vaACEwYBhgL/s1600/functions%2B4.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="These interactive notebook pages for functions notation were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable (flipbook) notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time!" border="0" data-original-height="1193" data-original-width="901" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-28gBAgVvass/Wmf6z6WoXCI/AAAAAAAAEic/eo9hsG0Ukmwv8mcly8uTOWrskKia87vaACEwYBhgL/s640/functions%2B4.JPG" title="These interactive notebook pages for functions notation were great for my algebra 2 students. There were foldable (flipbook) notes and activities to keep them engaged and learning the whole time!" width="482" /></a></div><br />I hadn't intended on spending so much time on this topic in Algebra 2, but I do like how it turned out. I gave them a strong foundation and have been able to build on it through the school year.<br /><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-52834371920060006812018-01-21T02:30:00.000-06:002018-09-07T22:23:20.042-05:00Angle Addition Postulate INB PagesI am in LOVE with this flipbook that I made for the Protractor Postulate and Angle Addition Postulate in Geometry. It is so full of definitions and examples, but doesn't feel overwhelming for students.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Yp9wngHnthg/WhM8t2K8uDI/AAAAAAAAD10/WxtfS8LTBjkD1CjEHclpmmJSUmDGgYj9ACLcBGAs/s1600/Angle%2BAddition%2BPostulate%2B1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="This foldable for the angle addition postulate in geometry is so helpful for my student's notes! It fits perfectly in their interactive notebooks and it keeps them engaged the whole period. This is better than a geometry worksheet!" border="0" data-original-height="1212" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Yp9wngHnthg/WhM8t2K8uDI/AAAAAAAAD10/WxtfS8LTBjkD1CjEHclpmmJSUmDGgYj9ACLcBGAs/s640/Angle%2BAddition%2BPostulate%2B1.JPG" title="This foldable for the angle addition postulate in geometry is so helpful for my student's notes! It fits perfectly in their interactive notebooks and it keeps them engaged the whole period. This is better than a geometry worksheet!" width="474" /></a></div><br />The Protractor Postulate flap has a few options for students to either fill-in-the blank or write everything out. Since I have honors students, I had them write out the theorem. You can find <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Protractor-and-Angle-Addition-Postulate-Flipbook-3234651" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the flipbook here.</a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mSL1IwM2UD4/WhM8tyX56BI/AAAAAAAAD18/KkBWm4KDfUMkMDt9vIWMz9vJe1jQFgC3gCLcBGAs/s1600/Angle%2BAddition%2BPostulate%2B2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="This foldable for the angle addition postulate in geometry is so helpful for my student's notes! It fits perfectly in their interactive notebooks and it keeps them engaged the whole period. This is better than a geometry worksheet!" border="0" data-original-height="1491" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mSL1IwM2UD4/WhM8tyX56BI/AAAAAAAAD18/KkBWm4KDfUMkMDt9vIWMz9vJe1jQFgC3gCLcBGAs/s640/Angle%2BAddition%2BPostulate%2B2.JPG" title="This foldable for the angle addition postulate in geometry is so helpful for my student's notes! It fits perfectly in their interactive notebooks and it keeps them engaged the whole period. This is better than a geometry worksheet!" width="386" /></a></div><br />The other flaps also have students write the definitions of acute, right, obtuse, and straight angles. The Angle Addition Postulate has examples for students to practice using the theorem.<br /><br />After that, I had went through this sheet with my students. It is part of the <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Geometry-Foldable-Bundle-2547980" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exclusive content in my foldable bundle</a>. I left it pretty blank, by design. I wanted to talk to my students all about how to mark diagrams correctly and how to translate different statements. I think this page is SO valuable for helping students with proofs later.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Fkht5D9_fQw/WhM8t34RGaI/AAAAAAAAD2A/URVsv95EYxEU7B31u8JMbISCmtXaaBsbwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Angles%2Band%2BDiagrams.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="This foldable for the angle addition postulate in geometry is so helpful for my student's notes! It fits perfectly in their interactive notebooks and it keeps them engaged the whole period. This is better than a geometry worksheet!" border="0" data-original-height="1219" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Fkht5D9_fQw/WhM8t34RGaI/AAAAAAAAD2A/URVsv95EYxEU7B31u8JMbISCmtXaaBsbwCEwYBhgL/s640/Angles%2Band%2BDiagrams.JPG" title="This foldable for the angle addition postulate in geometry is so helpful for my student's notes! It fits perfectly in their interactive notebooks and it keeps them engaged the whole period. This is better than a geometry worksheet!" width="472" /></a></div><br />(You probably noticed the HUGE gap in dates on these pages. I did them as part of the same lesson, but Hurricane Harvey broke it up very awkwardly.)<br /><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-79090104310259218772018-01-07T19:13:00.000-06:002018-09-07T22:25:13.051-05:00Modeling Similar Right Triangles: A Paper Cutting Activity<div class="p1">This investigation is a great demonstration to help students visualize similar right triangles!</div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="p1">To begin, start with a regular sheet of paper. Then, draw a diagonal across the page from one corner to another. This creates two congruent right triangles. Then, fold the paper to find the altitude to the hypotenuse of one of the triangles. Remember, the altitude is perpendicular.</div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I8cyUKw5X9c/WVBQil0gVxI/AAAAAAAADag/HYlSgzhW0dsJwnBzrGsGYG8XkP7fcwIzgCLcBGAs/s1600/similar%2Bright%2Btriangles%2B1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Modeling Similar Right Triangles - Paper Cutting Activity" border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="912" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I8cyUKw5X9c/WVBQil0gVxI/AAAAAAAADag/HYlSgzhW0dsJwnBzrGsGYG8XkP7fcwIzgCLcBGAs/s640/similar%2Bright%2Btriangles%2B1.jpg" title="Modeling Similar Right Triangles - Paper Cutting Activity" width="364" /></a></div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="p1">Along the fold, outline the triangles and draw the altitude.</div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-M109WUOrRJ0/WVBQiLHljTI/AAAAAAAADaY/-2ttHRmjJmokunpOahwisuHn1p7JL7C6gCLcBGAs/s1600/similar%2Bright%2Btriangles%2B2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Modeling Similar Right Triangles - Paper Cutting Activity" border="0" data-original-height="1100" data-original-width="1450" height="484" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-M109WUOrRJ0/WVBQiLHljTI/AAAAAAAADaY/-2ttHRmjJmokunpOahwisuHn1p7JL7C6gCLcBGAs/s640/similar%2Bright%2Btriangles%2B2.jpg" title="Modeling Similar Right Triangles - Paper Cutting Activity" width="640" /></a></div><div class="p1"><br /></div><div class="p1">Now, have students point out the congruent angles. It might be helpful if you label the points with letters. Remind students of the triangle congruence theorems. Since all of the angles are congruent, can you prove the triangles are congruent?</div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="p1">Cut the triangles apart. Arrange them so that they are facing the same direction. When this is done, it is easy to see that the triangles are similar.</div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5Ob5FJq5xCI/WVBQiSpSAjI/AAAAAAAADac/MI5rTUE7XeY6YyWPPXo5GS-J7hD0GAxnwCLcBGAs/s1600/similar%2Bright%2Btriangles%2B3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Modeling Similar Right Triangles - Paper Cutting Activity" border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="868" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5Ob5FJq5xCI/WVBQiSpSAjI/AAAAAAAADac/MI5rTUE7XeY6YyWPPXo5GS-J7hD0GAxnwCLcBGAs/s640/similar%2Bright%2Btriangles%2B3.jpg" title="Modeling Similar Right Triangles - Paper Cutting Activity" width="346" /></a></div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="p1">Stack the triangles so that the three congruent acute angles match up. This also helps show that the triangles are similar.</div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oBe11FNYv6U/WVBQjBmc8JI/AAAAAAAADak/tZCoSFfQuAYxZOgmiuxXjAYXB2X8gdBKACLcBGAs/s1600/similar%2Bright%2Btriangles%2B4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Modeling Similar Right Triangles - Paper Cutting Activity" border="0" data-original-height="1442" data-original-width="1200" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oBe11FNYv6U/WVBQjBmc8JI/AAAAAAAADak/tZCoSFfQuAYxZOgmiuxXjAYXB2X8gdBKACLcBGAs/s640/similar%2Bright%2Btriangles%2B4.jpg" title="Modeling Similar Right Triangles - Paper Cutting Activity" width="532" /></a></div><div class="p2"><br /></div><div class="p1">After I do this demonstration, I like to use my <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Similar-Right-Triangles-Foldable-2626070" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Similar Right Triangles foldable</a>. When students have trouble, I remind them of the demonstration and have them draw the triangles separately. This demonstration could even be "souped up" and used as the actual lesson.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="display: none;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V7nwCWw6uYQ/WXd3Vr_CTsI/AAAAAAAADd8/hdcmyRW-x1wwmuWl4002CKNQ34XMnpm2wCLcBGAs/s1600/Slide2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="a discovery activity to help high school geometry students visualize similar right triangles" border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="923" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V7nwCWw6uYQ/WXd3Vr_CTsI/AAAAAAAADd8/hdcmyRW-x1wwmuWl4002CKNQ34XMnpm2wCLcBGAs/s320/Slide2.jpg" title="a discovery activity to help high school geometry students visualize similar right triangles" width="184" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4YlKRceqf9M/WYKoSpKybJI/AAAAAAAADiE/JEUoK9vok9UtGYWnOPb-iRAF3gOs7-n6wCLcBGAs/s1600/Slide2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="This is an investigation to help students with similar right triangles. This can be done as a demonstration or a student activity." border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="923" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4YlKRceqf9M/WYKoSpKybJI/AAAAAAAADiE/JEUoK9vok9UtGYWnOPb-iRAF3gOs7-n6wCLcBGAs/s640/Slide2.jpg" title="This is an investigation to help students with similar right triangles. This can be done as a demonstration or a student activity." width="368" /></a></div><br /></div><style type="text/css">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} </style> <br /><div class="p2">Check out: <a href="https://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2017/01/altitudes-and-angle-bisectors-paper.html" target="_blank">Altitudes and Angle Bisectors Paper Folding Activity</a> and <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2016/11/midsegments-in-triangles-paper-folding.html" target="_blank">Midsegments in Triangles Paper Folding Activity</a><br /><br /></div><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-39332337529417725762017-12-28T03:00:00.000-06:002018-09-07T22:26:36.025-05:00Intro to Linear Equations INB Pages<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">This year, I completely changed my linear equations unit. I went at a slower pace and reorganized the information a little bit. I used some of the pages I used last year for <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2017/01/slope-inb-pages.html" target="_blank">slope</a> and <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2017/02/equations-of-lines-inb-pages.html" target="_blank">equations of lines</a>.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">First, I taught my students the difference between linear and non-linear lines. This page wasn't to difficult for my students and they followed along very well. You can find this page <a href="https://app.box.com/s/3dxwtfqmg4q1393h54rahjpoztxy9j6n" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QwKDIe99NC4/WhSIN0Ssd9I/AAAAAAAAD4E/16yM7e8iXo8qFl7DFrGQ_-w3RYWV14CHQCEwYBhgL/s1600/linear%2Bfunctions.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="I used these foldables and interactive notebook pages as notes for my algebra 1 students. My students were engaged while learning about slope and writing equations of lines!" border="0" data-original-height="1251" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QwKDIe99NC4/WhSIN0Ssd9I/AAAAAAAAD4E/16yM7e8iXo8qFl7DFrGQ_-w3RYWV14CHQCEwYBhgL/s640/linear%2Bfunctions.JPG" title="I used these foldables and interactive notebook pages as notes for my algebra 1 students. My students were engaged while learning about slope and writing equations of lines!" width="460" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div>After this, we talked about zeros of functions. I used this hamburger book to have students practice using a table of values to graph a line. I just added this hamburger book to my FREE Resource Library. If you don't have access, you can <a href="http://www.subscribepage.com/mrseteachesmath" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sign up here</a>!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cUgLUIFS4kE/WhSINoNC9dI/AAAAAAAAD4E/0qB8XWDiU1gXjQMI4Aub4pQGi3LzQsqAgCEwYBhgL/s1600/linear%2Bfunctions%2B4.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="I used these foldables and interactive notebook pages as notes for my algebra 1 students. My students were engaged while learning about slope and writing equations of lines!" border="0" data-original-height="1254" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cUgLUIFS4kE/WhSINoNC9dI/AAAAAAAAD4E/0qB8XWDiU1gXjQMI4Aub4pQGi3LzQsqAgCEwYBhgL/s640/linear%2Bfunctions%2B4.JPG" title="I used these foldables and interactive notebook pages as notes for my algebra 1 students. My students were engaged while learning about slope and writing equations of lines!" width="458" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">The word problems were a little bit challenging for my students, but they were perfect for discussion in class.</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o3xrZ8_5XgU/WhSIM2SzlPI/AAAAAAAAD4E/Xm0b6L27kg4Jghka5WmLxGfYoaHKIHCcACEwYBhgL/s1600/linear%2Bfunctinos%2B5.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="I used these foldables and interactive notebook pages as notes for my algebra 1 students. My students were engaged while learning about slope and writing equations of lines!" border="0" data-original-height="740" data-original-width="900" height="526" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o3xrZ8_5XgU/WhSIM2SzlPI/AAAAAAAAD4E/Xm0b6L27kg4Jghka5WmLxGfYoaHKIHCcACEwYBhgL/s640/linear%2Bfunctinos%2B5.JPG" title="I used these foldables and interactive notebook pages as notes for my algebra 1 students. My students were engaged while learning about slope and writing equations of lines!" width="640" /></a></div><br />I used the same notes for <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2017/01/slope-inb-pages.html" target="_blank">slope</a> that I used last year. Slope dude just helps so much! Also, you can check out <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2015/06/good-videos-for-teaching-slope.html" target="_blank">these videos for students about teaching slope</a>.<br /><br />Then, we practiced writing linear equations in standard form. My students are not required to make the "a" value positive at the end. We mainly practice moving the x and y on either side of the equals sign to get them used to it. You can find this page <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2017/02/equations-of-lines-inb-pages.html" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r1azo8PipvA/WhSIM4LO-mI/AAAAAAAAD4E/xeKnpe1BTD8IGDvN-LLjVlrZg2aFVKj2ACEwYBhgL/s1600/linear%2Bfunctions%2B2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="I used these foldables and interactive notebook pages as notes for my algebra 1 students. My students were engaged while learning about slope and writing equations of lines!" border="0" data-original-height="1297" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r1azo8PipvA/WhSIM4LO-mI/AAAAAAAAD4E/xeKnpe1BTD8IGDvN-LLjVlrZg2aFVKj2ACEwYBhgL/s640/linear%2Bfunctions%2B2.JPG" title="I used these foldables and interactive notebook pages as notes for my algebra 1 students. My students were engaged while learning about slope and writing equations of lines!" width="444" /></a></div><br />Then, I had them take a handwritten notes page about how to find the intercepts from a linear equation written in standard form. After that, they worked three practice problems with their partners. I game them an equation and they had to write it in standard form and find the intercepts. I've been including a lot more partner work in their notebooks this year.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-i4_ZS1Q_pL4/WhSIM7y5nNI/AAAAAAAAD4E/1ZGyHKEWKN0ePcWhQ6t9bnbXrzQWqutWACEwYBhgL/s1600/linear%2Bfunctions%2B3.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="I used these foldables and interactive notebook pages as notes for my algebra 1 students. My students were engaged while learning about slope and writing equations of lines!" border="0" data-original-height="1260" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-i4_ZS1Q_pL4/WhSIM7y5nNI/AAAAAAAAD4E/1ZGyHKEWKN0ePcWhQ6t9bnbXrzQWqutWACEwYBhgL/s640/linear%2Bfunctions%2B3.JPG" title="I used these foldables and interactive notebook pages as notes for my algebra 1 students. My students were engaged while learning about slope and writing equations of lines!" width="456" /></a></div><br />This was the end of our first unit. After this we had a test before moving on to the "meat" of writing linear equations.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.subscribepage.com/mrseteachesmath" target="_blank"><img alt="If you want access to Mrs. E Teaches Math's FREE resource library, click here to sign up!" border="0" data-original-height="622" data-original-width="1200" height="165" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_VryR23W5gg/WhSO3hPDGBI/AAAAAAAAD4Q/Qu2OwKFNfboWUx1hWIfOLXsxokyRcWFYQCLcBGAs/s320/Slide1.jpg" title="If you want access to Mrs. E Teaches Math's FREE resource library, click here to sign up!" width="320" /></a></div><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-40074714369306094992017-12-17T02:30:00.000-06:002018-09-07T22:26:46.501-05:00Interpreting Graphs INB PagesAt the beginning of the year, I introduced some graphing vocabulary to my Algebra 1 students at the beginning of the year. Now that I'm further through the year, I'm noticing that this was a great idea! My students are more comfortable with the vocabulary this year and are more willing to use math vocabulary.<br /><br />First, I had my students write out definitions in different colors. As we wrote each definition, we color coded it on the next page on each graph.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eo4F7rVGszs/WhM_al9eltI/AAAAAAAAD2M/Zm_YkL6V5_oq6qRg5F-cj9HV7n0borc9QCLcBGAs/s1600/intrepreting%2Bgraphs%2B1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1255" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eo4F7rVGszs/WhM_al9eltI/AAAAAAAAD2M/Zm_YkL6V5_oq6qRg5F-cj9HV7n0borc9QCLcBGAs/s640/intrepreting%2Bgraphs%2B1.JPG" width="458" /></a></div><br />I had them mark the lines of symmetry in the same color that they had written the definition in. I love having students <a href="http://www.mrseteachesmath.com/2014/10/using-color-with-purpose.html" target="_blank">color-code their notes</a> and I know that it helps them process the information and read it later.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F6FDxg_IseA/WhM_amNfI-I/AAAAAAAAD2I/e0yHBaiK20spOFBBq-D8CtYHFzyr46qBACLcBGAs/s1600/intrepreting%2Bgraphs%2B2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1242" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F6FDxg_IseA/WhM_amNfI-I/AAAAAAAAD2I/e0yHBaiK20spOFBBq-D8CtYHFzyr46qBACLcBGAs/s640/intrepreting%2Bgraphs%2B2.JPG" width="462" /></a></div><br />I also like that these pages turned out so colorful since they are color coded! :)<br /><br /><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-4611398737141503602017-12-13T20:00:00.000-06:002018-09-21T15:56:42.609-05:00Mrs. E's Favorite Things<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">In the spirit of the holidays, I want to share some of my favorite things with you! Keep reading until the end, because there is something for you too!</div><h3 style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><b>My Favorite Holiday Activity</b></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">I love decorating the Christmas tree. As long as I can remember, we have always blasted old Christmas music and put up the tree as a family. My mom would take us to the store to pick out our own Christmas ornament every year. We would put our initials on it very small at the bottom and the year. Then, when I got my own Christmas tree as an adult, my mom gave me all of my own ornaments that I picked out as I was growing up. All of them bring back memories and it's fun to put them up and tell my son about each one. I hope to start the tradition with him next year when he's a little older.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">This is my Christmas tree this year:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DtXsYKGL3RQ/WjATTRfjxHI/AAAAAAAAD5s/__7c1SImvUs21p6BoQ5MXNRvd5X_hYTnACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_8475.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="900" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DtXsYKGL3RQ/WjATTRfjxHI/AAAAAAAAD5s/__7c1SImvUs21p6BoQ5MXNRvd5X_hYTnACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_8475.JPG" width="300" /></a></div><h3 style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><b>My Favorite Math Activity</b></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">My favorite math activity is a sum 'em activity. I use them to review all kinds of concepts. They encourage students to work together and find their own mistakes. </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-As5r1tOwNqI/WjATf8ECi2I/AAAAAAAAD5w/qLI-X7NJ0OgFM6DRbgYuxh288ouQOaxlwCLcBGAs/s1600/favorite%2Bmath%2Bactivity%2B1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="I love using Sum 'Em activities in the classroom! Not only do they help my middle school and high school math students review the topics learned in class, but they also work on persistence and communication. They are well worth the class time! #mathactivity" border="0" data-original-height="1350" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-As5r1tOwNqI/WjATf8ECi2I/AAAAAAAAD5w/qLI-X7NJ0OgFM6DRbgYuxh288ouQOaxlwCLcBGAs/s640/favorite%2Bmath%2Bactivity%2B1.jpg" title="I love using Sum 'Em activities in the classroom! Not only do they help my middle school and high school math students review the topics learned in class, but they also work on persistence and communication. They are well worth the class time! #mathactivity" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Students are put in groups of four and each student in a group is given one card with a problem on it. When all of the students in the group have finished their problems, they add their answers together. Then, students check their sums with the teacher. If they are incorrect, they trade problems within their group and try again. If they are correct, they move on to another set of cards. I love this type of activity because it gets students working together and talking about math.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ko203HKp3Vk/WjATyjK6mLI/AAAAAAAAD50/pHm5r1VKk58mQ7-_Qgw74jGG81CMrqGowCLcBGAs/s1600/favorite%2Bmath%2Bactivity%2B2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="I love using Sum 'Em activities in the classroom! Not only do they help my middle school and high school math students review the topics learned in class, but they also work on persistence and communication. They are well worth the class time! #mathactivity" border="0" data-original-height="1350" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ko203HKp3Vk/WjATyjK6mLI/AAAAAAAAD50/pHm5r1VKk58mQ7-_Qgw74jGG81CMrqGowCLcBGAs/s640/favorite%2Bmath%2Bactivity%2B2.jpg" title="I love using Sum 'Em activities in the classroom! Not only do they help my middle school and high school math students review the topics learned in class, but they also work on persistence and communication. They are well worth the class time! #mathactivity" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">If you sign up for my <a href="http://www.subscribepage.com/mrseteachesmath" target="_blank">Free Resource Library</a>, there is a FREE sum 'em activity included. If you'd like to see my other sum 'em activities, you can <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrs-E-Teaches-Math/Category/-Sum-Em-Activities-249368" target="_blank">find them here</a>.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><h3 style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><b>My Favorite Math Teacher Tools</b></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">I can't limit this to just one thing, so I thought I'd list my top three!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">First, if you haven't tried <a href="https://www.blogger.com/%3Ca%20target=%22_blank%22%20href=%22https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KMGE19M/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01KMGE19M&linkCode=as2&tag=mretema-20&linkId=1cbb3d8c2f66f352cb3cfd10d2358b7f%22%3EFlair%20pens%3C/a%3E%3Cimg%20src=%22//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=mretema-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B01KMGE19M%22%20width=%221%22%20height=%221%22%20border=%220%22%20alt=%22%22%20style=%22border:none%20!important;%20margin:0px%20!important;%22%20/%3E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flair pens</a> yet, you need to. It took me FOREVER before I was willing to try them. I'm kind of cheap about some things and I just thought they were overpriced. However, I LOVE them! I love that they are so bold and bright, but don't bleed through paper. I also like that they liven up the white pages in my interactive notebooks.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KMGE19M/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01KMGE19M&linkCode=as2&tag=mretema-20&linkId=25efaeb08b1b5ffd16e61709be47747e" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=B01KMGE19M&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format=_SL250_&tag=mretema-20" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=mretema-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B01KMGE19M" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">My second favorite math teacher tool is a timer. Really, every teacher needs a timer. Yes, I have one on my phone, but I don't really want to have my phone out around my students all day. I have <a href="https://www.blogger.com/%3Ca%20target=%22_blank%22%20href=%22https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072KDJC68/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B072KDJC68&linkCode=as2&tag=mretema-20&linkId=1779bfb90dc11f64af7fbe6b31ed1631%22%3Echeap,%20digital%20timer%3C/a%3E%3Cimg%20src=%22//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=mretema-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B072KDJC68%22%20width=%221%22%20height=%221%22%20border=%220%22%20alt=%22%22%20style=%22border:none%20!important;%20margin:0px%20!important;%22%20/%3E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this cheap, digital timer</a> and it works great. Timers help keep students one task by putting a little pressure on them. Also, they can help by minimizing transition time.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072KDJC68/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B072KDJC68&linkCode=as2&tag=mretema-20&linkId=e8857a9994058bb4a3f74c153c914fa5" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=B072KDJC68&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format=_SL250_&tag=mretema-20" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=mretema-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B072KDJC68" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">The last teacher tool for today is STICKERS! Even my high school students like getting stickers. I always put a sticker on tests and quizzes that have earned an A. My students love seeing that they have earned a sticker. There are some <a href="https://www.blogger.com/%3Ca%20target=%22_blank%22%20href=%22https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JWMHJD2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01JWMHJD2&linkCode=as2&tag=mretema-20&linkId=49d0c2d4870e441e570a1d322621c2d4%22%3Eamazing%20and%20cheap%20sticker%20packs%3C/a%3E%3Cimg%20src=%22//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=mretema-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B01JWMHJD2%22%20width=%221%22%20height=%221%22%20border=%220%22%20alt=%22%22%20style=%22border:none%20!important;%20margin:0px%20!important;%22%20/%3E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">amazing and cheap sticker packs</a> out there for teachers.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JWMHJD2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01JWMHJD2&linkCode=as2&tag=mretema-20&linkId=882f7eeee0620763b9fb92a515cce007" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=B01JWMHJD2&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format=_SL250_&tag=mretema-20" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=mretema-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B01JWMHJD2" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><h2 style="text-align: center;">Giveaway Time!!</h2><div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: red; font-size: x-large;">Giveaway Closed</span></b></div><br />To help you get through the holidays and the new year started off right, I am giving away a $25 Teachers pay Teachers gift card! </div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yH5KoGP2nJo/WjARaaxIniI/AAAAAAAAD5k/g4F7WDlMW1okUn4OT6Hs0Hadzo-BCknFwCLcBGAs/s1600/tpt%2Bgift%2Bcard.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="302" data-original-width="502" height="120" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yH5KoGP2nJo/WjARaaxIniI/AAAAAAAAD5k/g4F7WDlMW1okUn4OT6Hs0Hadzo-BCknFwCLcBGAs/s200/tpt%2Bgift%2Bcard.png" width="200" /></a></div><div><br /></div>To enter, follow both steps below.<br /><br /><ol><li>Comment on this post, answering the question below.</li><li>If you haven't already, <a href="http://www.subscribepage.com/mrseteachesmath" target="_blank">sign up for my mailing list</a> to get teaching tips and the inside scoop on sales and giveaways.</li></ol><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><b>What unit is the most difficult for you to teach and why?</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: left;">This <b>giveaway ends Monday, December 18, 2017 at 8pm EST.</b> Now it's time to hop on over to Kara's blog at <a href="http://www.learningmaderadical.com/2017/12/a-few-of-learning-made-radicals.html" target="_blank">Learning Made Radical</a> for another giveaway!</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.learningmaderadical.com/2017/12/a-few-of-learning-made-radicals.html" target="_blank"><img border="0" data-original-height="960" data-original-width="960" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LFu3jvameEI/WjASu00-E_I/AAAAAAAAD5o/GxfgLat_qU82Tj3KQ9eZIz4dKz9gKzWCwCLcBGAs/s320/favorite-math-things-blog-hop-to-next-blog.png" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><img class="nopin" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6ySgq7_mSJU/WHyz34wKrRI/AAAAAAAAKfY/IameGZ-3VEgwRuUEl9eMiCZSXnklsWmnwCLcB/s1600/SignOff.png" />Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://plus.google.com/116499396871049343805noreply@blogger.com128