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# Bee My Valentine: Craft Idea for Kids

This is definitely not a “normal” post for me…but since this week has not really been a “normal” week at school with all our Catholic Schools Week activities, I figured I’d mix things up on my blog, too! Yesterday was our “Buddy Day” at school, where all the older kids were buddied up with theRead more about Bee My Valentine: Craft Idea for Kids[…]

# Personal Percent Problems

Next week is Catholic Schools Week.  I love Catholic Schools Week and all the fun and events that go along with it!  What I don’t love, though, is putting together bulletin boards to display student work for our Open House on Sunday. I know many teachers really get into decorating their classrooms and putting upRead more about Personal Percent Problems[…]

# My Spin on Symmetry

Today’s 6th grade lesson was on rotational symmetry.  I have found that students tend to be less familiar and less comfortable with rotational symmetry than they are with line symmetry (and sometimes mix the two up), so I try to find ways to make it more clear and understandable to them. I had several differentRead more about My Spin on Symmetry[…]

# A Little Sum-thing about Triangles

I started my unit on Geometry with my 6th graders before Christmas break.  We got as far as the basic vocabulary and different types of angles.  I decided to begin with polygons after break, so my first post-Christmas lesson was on triangles. We started off by discussing the different ways to classify triangles – byRead more about A Little Sum-thing about Triangles[…]

# New Year: New Blog

With the start of 2014 and (sadly) the end of Christmas break, I decided that it is the perfect time to start my blog!  I am excited to share my middle school math teaching ideas and activities here with all of you and hope to get ideas from you, my readers, as well. Let meRead more about New Year: New Blog[…]