books for teaching about graphs and data collection!

Tally O'Malley (MathStart by Stuart J. Murphy - TALLYING - Tally marks are a useful tool for children to keep track as they count, and for data collection. Grouping tally marks also reinforces counting by fives.


Good templates on this page, too. School of Fisher: Interactive Notebook Planning! Interactive notebooks have saved my math and science teaching! Love them!

math talk

Teacher: Accountable Math Talk Stems for Students Great questions for students to use when discussing their math tasks

Measurement Mania Freebies! Do you need engaging activities to teach measurement? You'll find 9 terrific freebies linked to this blog post!

Measurement Mania Freebies

Math prompts

Most classrooms I've taught in have at least one or two early finishers that grasp the lesson quickly, speed through the independent wo.

Lots of Math Templates on this site!

Lots of Math Templates on this site! They are divided into categories by strand: numbers/operations, algebra, geometry, and probability/statistics.

Square Roots Graphic Organizer page for their notebooks.  Includes a number line.

Square Roots Graphic Organizer page for their notebooks. (make two columns instead of four; reorg the layout)

Middle School Math Madness!: Tarsia Puzzle Maker

: Tarsia Puzzle Maker for you, you rock bdenton! Love these types of puzzles!

fun game for combining like terms

Finding JOY in Grade: Algebra Pieces, Differentiation, and Fixing a Mistake. Son was placed in ALL pre-AP classes. This will come in handy. Just because I'm a math nerd, doesn't mean I can explain it well :)