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Free to Discover is a blog dedicated to strategies for teaching math in the secondary classroom with a focus on differentiation, discovery-based learning, and hands-on activities. #middleschoolmath #freetodiscover

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This post is ideal for secondary math teachers looking to gain 3 new strategies for helping their students become more reflective and take more ownership of their work.  By reading this blog post, you will walk away with THREE actionable steps that you can try today in order for your middle school or high school math students to become more reflective in their work. Perfect for a teacher looking for new strategies as we head back to school.

3 Ways to Develop Reflective Learners

When I first started teaching eighth grade math, I would see students get back their quiz, look at their score, MAYBE flip it ...

This blog post is ideal for secondary math teachers.  Put these THREE new tools in your teacher toolbox to develop your math students into reflective learners.  This post will leave you with 3 proven, effective strategies that you can begin to implement right away in your middle school or high school math classroom.  Get ready for back to school with these new ideas!

3 Ways to Develop Reflective Learners

When I first started teaching eighth grade math, I would see students get back their quiz, look at their score, MAYBE flip it ...

This post is a roundup of great ideas to inspire and prepare secondary math teachers for back to school. My favorite posts include Developing Strong Classroom Routines, Tips for Staying Organized When Students Have Been Absent, Developing Reflective Students in Your Math Classroom, Homework in Middle School Math. Posts by Free to Discover.

Back to School in Secondary Math Roundup

It's that time of year again! I've compiled four of my favorite back to school posts in one place so it's easy to browse and explore. ...

If you teach 8th grade math, you're going to want to get your hands on this 8th Grade Math Teacher Starter Kit by Free to Discover. Free when you subscribe, this extensive resource includes a pacing guide, exit tickets, standards alignment and more! Whether you're a first year teacher, changing grade levels or a veteran teacher, you will find this most definitely find this useful. You'll have your hands full with your eighth grade students this year so start the year off right with this…

8th Grade Math Teacher Starter Kit

If you teach 8th grade math, you're going to want to get your hands on this 8th Grade Math Teacher Starter Kit by Free to Discover. Free when you subscribe, this extensive resource includes a pacing guide, exit tickets, standards alignment and more! Whether you're a first year teacher, changing grade levels or a veteran teacher, you will find this most definitely find this useful. You'll have your hands full with your eighth grade students this year so start the year off right with this…

Old Math Guy is a super fun card game for secondary math students!  Whether you have one set or ALL the sets, you may be looking for some others ways to use this valuable resource.  Many teachers have reached out and shared that they simply use the cards as an awesome matching activity instead of a cooperative learning game similar to Old Maid.  I've shared this great idea as well as 8 more fun ways to use OMG cards in your math classroom! Cooperative Learning, Learning Games, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Math, Math Card Games, 7th Grade Math, Secondary Math, Matching Cards, Math Skills

9 Alternative Ways to Use OMG Cards

Old Math Guy is a super fun math card game. Students love to play this engaging game in small groups. You can learn more about the origina...

Learn about five benefits of utilizing partners and small groups in middle school and high school math.  Cooperative learning is great for confidence, engagement, participation, peer teaching, and more!  Once you've got the basics down, click the image at the bottom of the post to learn how this applies to remote learning and social distancing.  Blog post by Free to Discover. Grammar Lessons, Grammar Worksheets, Middle School Classroom, School Teacher, English Classroom, Teacher Hacks, Math Teacher, College Student Gifts, College Students

Benefits of Partners in Math Class

It is so important to provide students with a variety of learning experiences in order to meet the ne...

Learn about 5 benefits of utilizing partners and small groups in middle school and high school math.  Cooperative learning is great for confidence, engagement, participation, and more!  Once you've got the basics down, click the image at the bottom of the post to learn how this applies to remote learning and social distancing.  Blog post by Free to Discover. Grammar Lessons, Grammar Worksheets, Middle School Classroom, School Teacher, English Classroom, Teacher Hacks, Math Teacher, College Student Gifts, College Students

Benefits of Partners in Secondary Math

It is so important to provide students with a variety of learning experiences in order to meet the ne...

Read about the benefits of partners in secondary math - especially during remote learning.  Learn about various discussion forums available to teachers for free.  Use Google Docs as a learning tool, and get some advice for when using Zoom.  Distance learning is expected to continue so now is the time to prepare to meet the needs of your middle school and high school math students.  Blog post by Free to Discover. Online Classroom, High School Classroom, Math Classroom, Middle School, Back To School, Secondary Math, 8th Grade Math, Cooperative Learning, Math Education

Benefits of Partners in Secondary Math: Remote Learning Edition

There are many benefits to pairing students up to practice math. Previously I’ve written about positives such as peer teaching, increased c...

Ready or not, it's time to go digital in the math classroom!  Now with remote learning more prevalent than ever, we must embrace technology as a tool for our students.  Read about how one non-techy teacher incorporated digital scavenger hunts into her curriculum during distance learning.  Demonstrates activities perfect for middle school or high school math classrooms.  Blog post by Free to Discover. Math Teacher, Math Classroom, Teaching Math, Teacher Resources, Middle School, Back To School, High School, Brain Based Learning, 7th Grade Math

Raise Your Hand if You're Ready to Go Digital!

“Math requires pencil and paper.” “I am the least techy math teacher there has ever been.” “I am not hopping on this digital trend.” ...

Whether you have large class sizes or small groups that require lots of individual attention, self-checking math activities . Leadership Activities, Group Activities, Hands On Activities, Elementary School Counseling, Elementary Schools, Scavenger Hunts, Secondary Math, Cooperative Learning, Math Classroom

Self-Checking Math Activities

Whether you have large class sizes or small groups that require lots of individual attention, self-checking math activities ...

Whether you have large class sizes or small groups that require lots of individual attention, self-checking math activities are a win! Check out these suggestions to add to your math classroom today! Math Teacher, Math Classroom, Teaching Math, Math Math, Math Fractions, Math Answers, Math Activities, Math Resources, Math Games

Self-Checking Math Activities

Whether you have large class sizes or small groups that require lots of individual attention, self-checking math activities ...

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Why You Should Use Math Skill Drills This Year

My philosophy of education is all about balance. I love giving students the opportunity to discover math and understan...

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20+ Ideas for Teaching with Math Task Cards

Task cards are everywhere you look because teachers are falling in love with this method of practice! Check out this post f...

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20+ Ideas for Teaching with Math Task Cards

Task cards are everywhere you look because teachers are falling in love with this method of practice! Check out this post f...

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20+ Ideas for Teaching with Math Task Cards

Task cards are everywhere you look because teachers are falling in love with this method of practice! Check out this post f...

Scavenger hunts are a favorite among teachers and students! Here are 5 reasons to start using scavenger hunts in your math . Math Teacher, Math Classroom, Teaching Math, Teaching Strategies, Classroom Organization, Teaching Ideas, Algebra Activities, Math Resources, Math Games

5 Reasons to Start Using Scavenger Hunts in Your Math Class Today

Scavenger hunts are a favorite among teachers and students! Here are 5 reasons to start using scavenger hunts in your math ...

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