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Using Tumbling Towers to Review Math

At the beginning of every school year, it is important to find time to review with your students. This time is not only crucial to see where they are on their math skills but also to observe how each of them works together in a small group setting. Using games,

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Reviewing volume in seventh grade takes quite a bit of hands on activities to develop the understanding and continue to practice. Through several interactive activities students build their knowledge and understanding of volume including a FREEBIE Volume Sort for you to use right away.

Interactive Volume Activities for Review

Every year when the unit for volume comes around it seems to be one of the hardest, and most abstract, units for students. While being asked to determine the volume of a prism or pyramid students are faced with a three-dimensional shape that becomes hard for them to visualize after

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5 Ways to Use Solve and Snips

5 Different Ways to Use Solve and Snips

When I began teaching Middle School math, I became apparently aware that my students detested working with word problems. It didn’t matter if I worked them with them, I asked them to show their strategies, or even let them work with partners or in groups… they HATED them. But I

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Implementing Math Workshop for Back to School

Last month I had the absolute privilege of speaking to over 400 3-8th grade teachers at CAMT 2019 about Setting up Math Workshop for Success in two sessions. Not only was this year the absolute best I’ve ever presented, but the 3-5th grade session was so packed that we had

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Strategies to Motivate Students Who Just Don't Wanna

Motivating Students Who Just Don’t Wanna

Have you ever heard either of these from your students in class? “but Miss….. I don’t wanna…..” or “well, I didn’t think I had to do it.” You are probably nodding your head right now and totally get me because you have been there. Maybe you were even there this

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3 Ways to Differentiate Connect Four

When creating my latest set of activities, Connect Four, for various topics I created a very easy to follow set of directions that made it the same throughout all of the downloads so that you could implement them easily into your classroom. After working with the Connect Four games with

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23 Math Websites for Middle School Students

Finding the right tools to engage your students, assess their progress, and close learning gaps is one of the most important jobs of a teacher. Websites and online applications can be a great resource to help reinforce concepts and help students gain mastery of skills and standards especially during Math

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Grading Math Workshop

Grading and Math Workshop… How Does it Work?

So many of you have messaged me about the struggle when it comes to grading your students work in Math Workshop and how either you HAVE to grade it for students to actually take action or you need to grade it to make sure that they are understanding what is going on.

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