Category Archives: Pre-Algebra

Investigating Square Roots & Squaring

Here are my materials that I used to teach VA SOL 7.1d Square Roots Notes I made:   Available on my Teachers Pay Teachers site! What we needed: notes, highlighters/colored pencils, grid paper When I did it: in Course 2 Math during Rational Numbers Unit How … Continue reading

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Verbal Expressions Mobile

What we needed: colored paper, white paper, string, single hole punch, string/yarn/fishing wire, wire hanger, paperclip (to connect to ceiling) Another option for hanging is to use straws, connect them to form a circle, and hang items from them. Not … Continue reading

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Geometry TicTacToe

What we needed: just paper for the kids to do the work When I did it: I do this activity after studying and practicing with angles, quadrilateral relationships, and similar vs congruent figures How it went: This activity has a variety of levels … Continue reading

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Integer Station Activity

Updated!! Stations are a great way to get kids to practice a skill in a fun way.  A middle schooler won’t work for an hour straight on math, but break it up into 5-10 minute chunks of different activities and … Continue reading

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Squaring a Negative Foldable

How annoying is it that kids do not see the difference between “(-3) squared” and “-3 squared” when it seems so obvious to me?!?! When I first started going over this with my kids back in August, they looked at … Continue reading

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Proportions in Real Life RAFT

My kids get so excited when I say we are doing one.  They are generally so engaged in their work that it extends to a second day.  I use them as an activity within a unit as well as as … Continue reading

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