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Taking Geometry to the Next Level with Exploragons

Throughout the past decade and a half I have always been on the lookout for quality math manipulatives for my classroom. Not only did I want effective math manipulatives for learning but also math manipulatives that served a purpose to meet the needs of my students. In comes meeting some

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7 Ideas for Test Prep in Middle School

Test Prep… two of the most DREADED words for teachers and students alike. We all know it is coming, we all know it is (somewhat) necessary, and we all know that if we don’t try to make it fun it will be the death of both of us. Test prep

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Rotations Reflections and Translations

Transformations Can Be Tricky!

Each year, I secretly love when I get to teach transformations because I not only enjoy teaching them but I love seeing the LIGHT in student’s eyes when they finally grasp on to what they are or they are able to teach a classmate. Seriously the best part of teaching.

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8 Engaging Activities for Scientific Notation

Scientific Notation proves to be a TRICKY standard for most of my students as it is so abstract to them and they can’t connect it to what they are doing in life. Do you hear the moans and groans before you even teach scientific notation like I do? I hear

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Which One Doesn’t Belong: A Quick and Fun Math Activity

Which One Doesn’t Belong is not only a fun activity to use in your classroom but it definitely gets students engaged in their learning as they are trying to explain their thinking. What is Which One Doesn’t Belong? In Which One Doesn’t Belong (also called WODB), each puzzle provides pictures,

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Jennifer’s Favorite Things… and a GIVEAWAY!

“I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don’t feel so bad…” Yes, that is me right about now singing along with the Sound of Music song as I’m writing this blog post. But enough about that, lets get onto what you are here for! My Favorite Holiday Activity

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Save Paper, Save a Tree!

Today I’m here to share with you a quick Teacher Tip so that you can save paper in your classroom! When you are prepping activities for Math Workshop that you need for multiple students to win, simply copy them on colored card stock (just a few for your station group)

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Are you struggling with implementing Math Workshop at the Middle School level? After many years of using Math Workshop in my classroom I am sharing some of the basics on planning, setting up and implementing math workshop right away!

Math Workshop: Working it Out in Middle School

For many people, implementing Math Workshop in Middle School is a foreign concept. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. You can make it work. I did and I honestly think that my students learned more because of it. Setting Up the Week Many of you

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Using Geometiles in the classroom to deepen your student's understanding of geometry, fractions and more can be fun and engaging!

Making Geometry Click with Geometiles

Thinking back to my days in Geometry (and even before) it was always a struggle for me. There were so many concepts to connect together in such a short amount of time and it truly overwhelmed me. I never had a chance to investigate things with manipulatives longer than maybe

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