# Blog

### Invisible Math

Math is invisible?  What does that mean?

Well, these parts of math aren’t really invisible, but we do have plenty of 1’s that like to hide and only pop out when needed.

For example:                        y = 1y                    ……

### My Welcome Video for Students

I start teaching on Monday (8-25), so I finally made my welcome video for the students that I mentioned here.  I unexpectedly had to finish the video on Friday.  Now that it is online, I am happy to share it with you.  Even though I am not 100% happy with……

### You teach ONLINE? AND What I have been up to this week!

You teach ONLINE?

When I tell others that I teach middle school math online, the first thing they say is, “How does that work?”, followed by an endless amount of other questions.

It seems like most people who I have come across do not know about online schools, so I will come back and update this if we change our plans……

### Folding Fun: A Few Templates for YOU!

Folding Fun:  A Few Templates for YOU!
Folding white copy paper to create “foldables” is so much fun!  It is even more fun to use colored paper and/or markers (or other coloring supplies).

Last week, my best friend was white copy paper.  I decided to spiff up a few foldables that I have used in the……

### Welcome Video for Students

I am thinking about making a welcome video to send to my students.

First, I must say that I need to start going to bed earlier.  It never fails, I end up staying up late right before……

### 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……

### 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!