Jumble math Puzzles

Jumble Math Puzzles: Fun Worksheet Alternatives

Know that your students need practice with the math concept you just taught, but dreading passing out another worksheet? Try using a fun worksheet alternative: Jumble Math Puzzles! Does an audible groan ripple across your room when you tell your students they will be doing practice problems? I know my

Read More »

Self-Checking Math Games: Shade It and Grade It

So you want to give your students more practice with a math concept, but you can’t fathom grading another assignment? No worries! Self-checking math games to the rescue! I used to struggle with the balance between providing my students enough practice with the concepts I was teaching them and not

Read More »
Using Jamboard in the Classroom. Female student standing in front of whiteboard with math problems

Using Jamboard in the Classroom

With all of the stress that teachers are under at the moment, I wanted to share a program that has been a lifesaver and time-saver for me in my classroom over this past year: Google Jamboard. What is Google Jamboard? It’s a digital whiteboard that students can write on or

Read More »
Linear Equations and Inequalities Mistakes, female student using calculator and writing down answer at her desk

Linear Equations and Inequalities Mistakes

Do your students struggle with common linear equations and inequalities mistakes? I know mine did before I started using these strategies in my classroom. Here are my strategies for combating the top four linear equations and inequalities mistakes that I see students make! Linear Equations and Inequalities Mistake #1 With

Read More »
English Language Learners in Math, teacher at front of room

English Language Learners in Math

When it comes to supporting English Language Learners, there is a lot of general advice on best teaching practices. But as a math teacher, you are probably stuck wanting to know more about English Language Learners in the math classroom. Here is some of my best advice for helping ELLs

Read More »
Focused Note Taking, student taking notes

Focused Note Taking in Math

Picture this: teacher at the front of the room, lecturing, writing notes on the board and a classroom full of students frantically writing away just for the sake of writing down the information. I’m sure you know this scene all too well. You go over a topic, give students notes

Read More »
Metacognition in the classroom, student taking notes on black board

Using Metacognition in the Classroom

Students struggling with using metacognition in the classroom? You are not alone!  I’ve been a math teacher for over 15 years and lately I’ve noticed that students are lacking an intuitive sense when it comes to solving math problems. They do not seem to understand when the answer they have

Read More »