# teaching ideas

Common Core Mathematical Practices. Free posters!

It's called the Backwards Zoro. Starting at the bottom, draw a line from the 4 to the 24 (4 goes into 24 six times). Draw the line to the 3 (six times three is 18). Draw the top line and write the answer. Presto! # Pin++ for Pinterest #

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#### The Backwards Zorro Strategy! 4/24=6. 6x3=18. 18 is three fourths of 24! Where the heck was this in grade school??

#### "The Backwards Zorro" trick for teaching math!

#### The Backwards Zorro for teaching fraction word problems

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#### Fraction - cool math trick!!! Starting at the bottom, draw a line from the 4 to the 24 (4 goes into 24 six times). Draw the line to the 3 (six times three is 18). Draw the top line and write the answer. Presto - Named the backwards Zorro

#### A fraction of a whole - starting at the bottom, draw a line from the 4 to the 24 (4 goes into 24 six times). Draw the line to the 3 (six times three is 18). Draw the top line and write the answer. Awesome idea especially for younger children

#### what an easy trick - The Backwards Zorro! Starting at the bottom, draw a line from the 4 to the 24 (4 goes into 24 six times). Draw the line to the 3 (six times three is 18). Draw the top line and write the answer

### Think * Share * Teach: The Backwards Zorro

Icosahedron

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#### Geometric shapes with small paper plates.

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#### Learning Ideas - Grades K-8: Geometry - Making a Paper Plate Icosahedron

#### Making a Paper Plate Icosahedron An Icosahedron is a 3D Shape with 20 Sides!

cool idea for geometry

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#### Angles for 4th grade math

StainedGlassWindow Project

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#### StainedGlassWindow Project . Graphing Linear Equations Assignment

#### Algebra project. It adds more rigor if students create their own equations and develop their own design. I usually have them create a certain number of each type of line, have them identify slope, y-intercept, etc. to cover more of what I am teaching on the concept.

#### Stained Glass Math Activity | Linear Equations Project - could use for angles... Just in case I ever teach middle school math:)

#### Stained Glass Window activity - graphing linear equations

#### Stained Glass Window Project 1: Middle School Math

Digital weekly teacher planner. Keep all of your weekly plans in one file. Type in your basics once then add your weekly details on a sheet for each week. Lesson plan book can be printed and/or saved on your computer. 9 different color schemes to choose from - or create your own. Use the font of your choice. K-12 versions. #Teacher planner

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#### I've used a similar format for high school for years. Anyone who is slightly familiar with excel can easily make one this (including fonts and colors, if one wants them!). VERY EASY. I changed the sheet names to reflect the week and I have mine uploaded to google docs. In docs I share it and embed the link in my school's homework page on the school website. Doing this Automatically uploads my homework -and any revisions I make- I don't even have to click save. I can also link to homework PDFs on this page. It's easy!! Just play around with excel !

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30 "Just Dance" videos to get your class moving. All in once place and ready to use!

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#### 30+ Just Dance Videos for kids. Amazing for indoor recess, DPA, or brain breaks. Bookmark the link and get your class moving! Yes it is FREE

Cute youtube video about the power of working together.

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#### Teaching kids the power of teamwork. Cute video clips. The Power of Union is Strength - Crabs VS Ants VS Penguins Advertisement.

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#### MATH/SCIENCE Teaching Strategy - Grades K-12 My students are freshmen to juniors and I showed them this as a transition in class and they loved it! They laughed so hard at the crabs! This is a great way to get the students engaged again before moving to another step or learning goal. Found on Pinterest.

#### Cute youtube video about the power of working together. Can't wait to show this b/4 our first team building activity this year.

#### http://youtu.be/jop2I5u2F3U Another illustration of group work - a group is stronger working together than alone

#### It's smarter to travel in groups! (very funny cartoon!)

"Make 10". This is a version that uses more difficult math skills!

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#### Awesome game for practicing making equations.

#### More math card games - One pinner said, We played this today -- played to "make 10". LOVE it! Love that this is a version that uses more difficult math skills!

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#### http://www.tipsforplanningaparty.com/gamenightpartyideas.php has some information on various game night party ideas - from board games to video games.

8 Awesome Math Videos

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#### Mobius Transform of a regular circle packing by fdecomite, via Flickr <3

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#### Check out these 8 videos that explore the beauty of math, both in its simplicity and its complexity.

Corkboard Connections: 20 Terrific Presentation Tech Tools for Teens - Free ebook compilation of teacher recommendations for using online tools or mobile apps for classroom presentations. Also includes an editable student list that can be used as a handout when assigning projects.

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#### Corkboard Connections: 20 Terrific Presentation Tech Tools - Free ebook compilation of teacher recommendations for using online tools or mobile apps for classroom presentations. Also includes an editable student list that can be used as a handout when assigning projects.

Ratios Worksheets Real World Math Activities

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#### Ratios: This is an easy to use 10 page Common Core Ratios math lesson plan. It is wonderful because it uses real-world life examples of ratios. Students learn better when they can see real life applications! It is printable and ready to use today!

#### Ratios Worksheets Real World Math Activities -- This is an easy to use 10 page Common Core Ratios lesson plan. It is wonderful because it uses real-world life examples. Students learn better when they can see real life applications! It is printable and ready to use today!

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math cartoons. :)

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Students would totally love this! (And it cracks me up!)

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#### Essential for grading middle school papers. Pretty neat.

#### For grading school papers. Pretty neat.

High five notes. Good idea!

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#### High five notes: Super cute idea!!

#### High five notes. Good idea! We do star student rewards but I like this one too!

QR Code Checkers! If you love QR codes, then you'll love this freebie! Included are two sets of labels to adhere to checker boards for practicing 1) the greatest common factor and the least common multiple) and 2) mental math using all four operations.

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#### FlapJack Educational Resources: QR Code Checkers Math Fun Freebie - If you love QR codes, then you'll love this freebie! Included are two sets of labels to adhere to checker boards for practicing 1) the greatest common factor and the least common multiple) and 2) mental math using all four operations.

Math videos broken down by topic. Certain videos are also available in Spanish.Goes from elementary math to calculus.

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AWESOME Math PROJECT! area of irregular shapes project. Create your own floor plan. Costs of Flooring: tile, vinyl, etc

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#### Awesome Geometry project!

#### Everybody is a Genius: Apartment Remodel Project -- This makes me want to teach math again.

Teachers: Making Difficult Phone Calls to Parents (How to Call Parents, with a Script!) My least favorite thing to do as a teacher. Great tips.

Making difficult parent phone calls - Supports INTASC Standard #10: The teacher seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.

Teachers: Making Difficult Phone Calls to Parents (How to Call Parents, with a Script!) it may seem like common sense but I could sure use the help!

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How to make a scratch off card like a lottery ticket. Maybe a big/little reveal idea?

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#### DIY: Scratch Off Party Invitation idea... This fun tutorial will show you how to make scratch off cards for invitations, party games, etc.

#### DIY scratch tickets. Great idea for rewarding good behavior and letting them scratch their ticket to find out their prize! Or a party game :)

#### DIY scratch it tickets- fun things for kids to do- rewards

#### DIY scratch off cards. Thinking of a reward system with these, but will parents be OK with it?

#### How to make a scratch off card like a lottery ticket. Behavior reward idea!

#### How to make a scratch off card like a lottery ticket. Cute idea for party games.

"Can I Chew Gum in Class?" First Day Class Rules Activity

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#### "Can I Chew Gum in Class?" and other annoying questions kids ask...Instead of simply reading your rules to the students on the first day, let them find the answers to their most common questions in this back-to-school activity. Made for middle school and high school.

#### "Can I Chew Gum in Class?" and other annoying questions kids ask...Instead of simply reading your rules to the students on the first day, let them find the answers to their most common questions in this back-to-school activity. I might make up index cards with questions... pass them out, have kids read them and then answer them to explain class rules.

#### Cool idea for teachers "Can I Chew Gum in Class?" ...Instead of simply reading your rules to the students on the first day, let them find the answers to their most common questions in this back-to-school activity.

Math & Science Raps to help the kiddos...LOVE THIS!

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#### Fractions math rap

SKUNK is a classroom classic – it involves risk, reward, and math that teaches concepts like probability and chance. SKUNK is an incredibly low-prep game that requires no more than paper and dice! RULES: www.mathfilefolde...

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#### August- Classroom Organization Teacher Planning: This is why I love elementary teachers! They are the most organized people in the world! ...I WANT to be this organized!!!

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Great for first intro working in groups---Setting Expectations for Group Work