Pi Day 2016 ?>

Pi Day 2016

Happy Pi Day! I love doing things for my students and today, Pi Day, is the perfect day to do something fun!  Here is a copy of my Pi Day door sign. Pizza Pi Contest Like all middle school students, my students love to eat!  So, I offered the students a FREE pizza for the person who could recite the most digits in the number Pi.  (You will have to excuse my weird sounding voice, I have a cold. Little…

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One Step Equations Packet ?>

One Step Equations Packet

My 7th grade students are continuing their Algebra unit.  Last week, we conquered algebraic expression and reviewed what they learned in 6th grade about expressions. This week we are moving on to one step equations.  This is a review from their 6th grade year but I know my students will need this to succeed with two-step equations and multi-step equations. I always start one step equations by connecting them to the algebraic expressions my students just learned.  To do this,…

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Algebraic Expressions Packet ?>

Algebraic Expressions Packet

I am SO excited about sharing this Algebraic Expressions Packet!!  It has everything you need to teach algebraic expressions to your students!  It includes ISN pages (foldables). matching cards, graphic organizers to help students identify parts of an expression, find my mistake problems, finding perimeter expression worksheet, QR Code expressions worksheet, 17 practice worksheets, two “finish fable” scavenger hunts, expression relays, and claim it. Day 1: Algebraic Expressions Packet Last week, I started teaching expressions.  My 7th grade students started…

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ISN 2015-2016 – Fractions ?>

ISN 2015-2016 – Fractions

One of the hardest things for my students to understand is fractions.  This year they will be learning about converting fractions to decimals, and they will convert terminating and repeating decimals to fractions.  Complex fractions are also in our pacing guide so I really want the students to have a full understanding of fractions. This section of the ISN has pages to review adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions. (There is a review of place value as well.  Runde’s Room…

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ISN 2015-2016 – Triangles ?>

ISN 2015-2016 – Triangles

The ISN pages 15-20 are all about triangles.  Some of this will be a review for the students and some of it will be new.  Page 15 is a graphic organizer – What I Know, What I Learned, Proof of Learning, and What I Think.  Page 16 is a review of side lengths and angles – Isosceles, Equilateral, Scalene, Right, Obtuse, and Acute.  Page 17 reviews vocabulary the students need to know with a matching worksheet.  Page 18 is also…

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ISN 2015-2016 – Setup Pages 1-14 ?>

ISN 2015-2016 – Setup Pages 1-14

I am SO excited about this school year and my new ISN!  I am back in 7th grade!  I will only have one prep which means I can really focus on my 7th graders.  Knowing this, I didn’t want to waste a lot of time this year making the setup pages I’ve used in the past. (personality tests, personality color, etc.) Instead, I decided to teach my rules with review lessons.  I’m planning on having one day to go over…

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Problem Solving Task Cards ?>

Problem Solving Task Cards

Problem Solving Task Cards! I’ve been cleaning out my classroom and reorganizing.  When I emptied my filing cabinet, I found a TON of stuff from my 1999-2000 school year including some old task cards!  I can’t believe I still had all of these things nor could I believe that I hadn’t been using some of the resources. I used problem solving task cards back in the day – although I didn’t call them task cards.  I remember having the students…

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Scatter Plots & Correlation Activities & Notes ?>

Scatter Plots & Correlation Activities & Notes

We are in the middle of state testing but we’re doing it a little different this year.  Students are called out of classes by grade level to take their test on a computer.  That leaves most or all the students in your classroom.  Testing will be going on for three weeks! I first thought, I’m going to need review and filler activities for the students so I’m not teaching the same thing over and over because students weren’t in the…

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Statistics Task Cards ?>

Statistics Task Cards

How it started Statistics Task Cards are a fun way to review!  I have been using problems around the room for years.  I just never called these task cards because I only used them for problems around the room.  I read an eBook about task cards from Minds in Bloom Blog by Rachel Lynette. WOW! I can use my problems around the room for SO much more! The problems around the room where simply numbered multiple choice problems.  Sometimes, they were short…

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Missing Angles in Triangles – Geometry Tangled Triangles ?>

Missing Angles in Triangles – Geometry Tangled Triangles

My students have been working on classifying triangles by sides and angles and solving for missing angles in triangles.  The students had so much fun with Tangled Angles that I wanted to make another similar activity for them.  Tangled Triangles has several different activities for the students.  The first activity in the packet allows the students to work in groups.  I put my student into groups of four or five.  The students work together to identify angles in art pieces and in…

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