Are you looking for a new way to teach solving two-step equations?

Are you looking for a new way to teach solving two-step equations?

Try Backtracking!  Here is how it works:

I just added a new product to my tpt store that relates to this video: …


Math is a Language

Understanding “Mathlish”:
Have you ever tried to learn another language?

Can you speak English? Spanish? Both? Another Language? Learning about Math is just like learning another language!

Once you can speak Mathlish, doing math problems is easier!  Note:  We started calling math vocabulary “mathlish” last year. The students loved it!  

Here are a few FREE pages……


Coloring Around the World

After posting the The Cost of Coloring in South America Project that I have had lying around for a while, I decided to re-create the activity for other parts of the world.

I started with China.

Here is what my project looks like so far:

What do you think?

I will need to test it out……


First Week of School Ideas and Resources 4

A unique back to school activity for middle school.
The Cost of Coloring in South America:
FREE Coloring Activity Involving Basic Math

Contents:
• Cover Page: Cost of Coloring South America Project
• Goal/Directions Page
• South America Coloring Project Worksheet
• South America Coloring Project Answer Key
• Thank You & Author……


Back to School Ice Breaker Puzzle Activity

 Back to School Ice Breaker Puzzle Activity
Are you looking for an activity to use for back to school? You can’t lose with a fun icebreaker! This set of puzzles is challenging and guaranteed to make every student think whether they want to or not!


First Week of School Ideas and Resources Part 3

I have been busy creating back to school resources (and other resources) for the last few weeks. In fact, I have spent almost all of my time behind my laptop working. Hopefully some of these resources will help you out. I wish everyone a successful back to school, which will help set the tone for a……


Square Roots on the Clock: Spontaneous FREE Resource

Great idea for connecting the clock to square roots:

I saw this pin on Pinterest, and was really excited (thinking it would be a printable).  NOPE, it is an real clock!  The product looks great, but every teacher (that I know of) has a clock in his/her classroom, so it is unnecessary for classroom use. However, If……


First Week of School Ideas and Resources Part 2

For two years I used classroom jobs.  I forgot to mention that I teach middle school.  When I used jobs I taught 6th grade and 8th grade… YES, 8th grade too!  One year was informal, but the next year was very structured. The benefit of structuring jobs?  The students take care of a lot of tasks that……


First Week of School Ideas and Resources Part 1

IN A FEW SHORT WEEKS, WE GO BACK TO SCHOOL…

Are you looking for something to do on the first day or first week of school? This FREE questionnaire is great for that and for getting to know your students. Yes, you might not have……


Do You Need FREE Printable Coordinate Planes?

Example of blank coordinate plane worksheet. The circles are for problem numbers. Note: 5 spaces on each side of the x-axis and y-axis

When I started teaching, reproducible coordinate planes were like gold.  If a colleague had a unique page, I……