When you think back to your middle school or high school math classroom, what do you see? Rows of separated desks where you worked independently to solve every math problem on a worksheet? I know that was my experience! And, if you are like me, you are looking for ways
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Run 3-2-1 is a classroom game of accountablility and differentiation. Use with your math class as a fun practice or test prep.
Using Google Forms with escape rooms, quizzes, and practice is a great way to provide instant feedback for students and to collect valuable data!
From vocabulary, games, strategies and more, these ideas will help your students conquer the Algebra STAAR and any EOC or unit exam.