Order of Operations… OH MY! | TEKS 5.4e | TEKS 6.7a

Teaching Order of Operations

Every year it seems as if working on Order of Operations is a brand new concept for my students, as if it has all of a sudden become a foreign language. I will admit that if you are just looking at a mnemonic device it might as well be a foreign language.. PEMDAS, BEDMAS, GEMS, … Read more

Setting Up Interactive Notebooks from the Beginning

Setting Up Interactive Notebooks with Video

Time and time again I am asked numerous questions about Interactive Notebooks because people know that I not only LOVE INBs but I have been using them, creating them and training other teachers on them for the better part of the past decade. Recently one of my Facebook Group members asked, “How do you go … Read more

Proportions are my FAVORITE thing!

Recently I asked on my Facebook page what teachers favorite thing to teach were and while the answers were as varied as those who responded, I got a lot of questions about why proportions were my FAVORITE thing to teach. When I began teaching middle school I was reminded of the fun of proportions. I … Read more

All About Ratios and Intro to Proportions

Ratios and Proportions

This past week we have been working hard and heavy on understanding ratios to build a strong basis for proportions. We ended the week with an intro to proportions and starting solving them from word problems. My students continue to amaze me with what they are capable of that I would never have imagined after … Read more

Converting Fractions, Decimals and Percents for Interactive Notebooks

If you are searching for a fun way to teach, decimals, and percents, this foldable is a must for your classroom! Last week in my class, my regular students worked on creating a flippable for the different types of rational number conversions (Fractions, Decimals, and Percents). I knew that I was going to be doing the … Read more