Category: Free Resources

Compare Fractions: Butterfly and XD Methods

How do I teach students to compare fractions?  Most students love that they can multiply the diagonals and instantly compare the fractions.  They think it is genius and don’t understand why they haven’t been doing it all along.  However, it is important for the students to realize that what they are actually doing is getting a……

How to Make a W-Shaped Accordion Style Foldable

I love using foldables in the classroom.  Feel free to use the images and/or video to help your students create their w-shaped accordion foldable.

Square Roots Reference Card

It can be very overwhelming to work with square roots of non-perfect squares.  Use this FREE square roots reference card to help your students as they begin working with square roots.  Later, have students memorize their perfect squares from the square root of 1 to at least the square root of 225.

Get the……

FREE 6th Grade Ratios and Proportional Relationships Common Core Math Posters

Are you looking for common core math posters for the 6th grade ratios and proportional relationships standards?

Try these FREE posters:

Download the .pdf here:  6thGradeCCSS_RP_Posters

or FREE from my TpT Store:  6thGradeCCSS_RP_Posters

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Divisibility Rules Poster Options

Are you looking for a divisibility rules poster?  I am working on converting old anchor charts and notes to typed posters.

Divisibility Rules Poster Options:



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……

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

• 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……

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……