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# Math Review Games for Middle School

One of the best tools a math teacher can have is a wide variety of fun review games to keep students engaged! Most middle school students are competitive by nature, so giving them the chance to compete against each other in math review games is almost guaranteeing that students will be interested, engaged, and activelyRead more about Math Review Games for Middle School[…]

# New Review Game: Try it Free and Win the Game of your Choice

I love playing games in my math classes! Here are just a few of the many benefits of good review games: they are a great way to practice any type of skill students love them students are engaged games encourage collaboration among students I have found, though, that the key to keeping students engaged andRead more about New Review Game: Try it Free and Win the Game of your Choice[…]

# Improving Number Sense with the Divisibility Rules

I decided to make divisibility my first lesson of the year for 7th grade next year for a couple of different reasons: it is a skill used in many different concepts throughout the year and it really helps promote overall number sense in students. The divisibility rules (hopefully) help students be less dependent on theirRead more about Improving Number Sense with the Divisibility Rules[…]

# Fun Algebra Easter Egg Hunt Activity

Just a quick post today to share a fun, quick Easter activity I’ve done in the past with Algebra/Pre-Algebra classes in case you want to try it… Fill up an odd number of Easter eggs with pennies (put the same number of pennies in each egg).  Hide the eggs in the classroom before class begins.Read more about Fun Algebra Easter Egg Hunt Activity[…]

# Linear Equations Walk Around Activity

I’m writing about another favorite activity of mine that I use for a few different topics throughout the year – walkarounds. They require minimal prep from the teacher and are a great, effective way to practice certain skills. This post is specifically about the linear equations walk-around activity I do with my Algebra kids afterRead more about Linear Equations Walk Around Activity[…]

# Fun (Free) Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Middle School Math Classroom

With my school going from pre-k – 8th grade, I have always felt kind of bad for the “big kids” on Valentine’s Day because it is business for them as usual while the lower grades are having parties.  That’s why I always try to do something a little different than a normal math class, butRead more about Fun (Free) Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Middle School Math Classroom[…]

# Turn Multi-Step Problems into Team Activities

Let me start by saying that relays are not an original idea..maybe you have been doing them for years…but they are new to me, (and i love them) so I figured I’d share in case anyone else has never tried relays with their class. How they work: Take a problem that requires multiple steps toRead more about Turn Multi-Step Problems into Team Activities[…]

# Having Fun with Distance and Midpoint

How do you take a topic that isn’t overly exciting and get the kids to have fun with it?  I have found that getting students out of their seats and working with friends usually does the trick! 🙂 If you follow my blog you know that I have been sharing activity ideas (and free downloads)Read more about Having Fun with Distance and Midpoint[…]