Category Archives: Teachers Pay Teachers

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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Teachers Pay Teachers: Coming soon!!

I’ll post once I do it with my kids!  Waiting to do it with my kids! I’d love a snow day… but I also want to know how this goes. Excited? Not loving one of my options for similar & … Continue reading

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You are good, you are smart, you are important

This is what I am doing instead of prepping for the week. Get the larger version at my Teachers Pay Teachers site! It should print nicely on paper as large as 11in x 14in. Got any great, inspiring quotes for … 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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Thoughts: Stations are Super Fun

Stations are a staple in my classroom.  I try to do a full class period (1.5 hrs) of stations once a week.  I think of them as a way for students to get a lot of practice in a concept … Continue reading

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Silent Football

Silent Football is the best game known to man. Ok… maybe that is an exaggeration. In my classroom, Silent Football is loved. It is cherished, and it has spawned many inside jokes within my class as well as many “Ms. … 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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