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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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Creating New Years Goals in the Classroom

Creating New Years Goals

Can you believe that we are coming close to the end of 2018? This means that when we go back to school we will have started a brand new year. I don’t know about your students but with mine there always seemed to be a HUGE maturity change over the

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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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Free Halloween Math

Treats Are Up For Grabs!

Halloween is just around the corner and we all know that our students get SO EXCITED when it arrives! Long gone are the days when we get to do much celebrating in the classroom but that doesn’t mean that we can’t do a fun activity to make the day a

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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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