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# 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[…]

# Teaching Slope – Fun Activity Idea

Slope is an important topic for pre-algebra, 8th grade math, and algebra.  I was trying to come up with a new idea for practicing slope and I came up with the following: I made 32 cards with ordered pairs on them.  All of the coordinates of the ordered pairs are between -3 and 3.  IRead more about Teaching Slope – Fun Activity Idea[…]

# A Review Game That Students Love – ATTACK!

Today I am writing about my absolute favorite (and my students’ favorite) review game: Attack!  Let me start by listing the reasons I love this game: It requires NO PREP It requires NO MATERIALS (other than a chalkboard/whiteboard) It can be used in ANY SUBJECT It is easy to change up for different HOLIDAYS/SEASONS orRead more about A Review Game That Students Love – ATTACK![…]