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Algebra taboo template

Math Taboo to practice vocabulary - example for middle school, but .doc template provided to create your own - FREE! Cute idea that could be adapted for any subject/unit as a review game

MATH Vocabulary/Teaching Strategy: Math games are hard to come by but this one is great because both students are working on their vocabulary recognition! (Grades 4 - 12) Found on Pinterest.

Make-your-own Taboo game using vocabulary words from any subject! Free template provided to use as a guide.

Math Taboo to practice vocabulary.... Can do this with any vocabulary words though not just math

Love this game idea - would have to change the vocabulary to 4th grade math vocabulary though.

Algebra Taboo--could modify this for 4/5th grade math topics

Math taboo - fun idea to use with math vocabulary words

Algebra/Middle School Math Taboo - LOVE THIS IDEA!!

FREE! Algebra Taboo card game

Middle School Math Rules!: Creating a Learning Station

Middle School Math Rules!: Math Learning Stations Find more free #math ideas here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mathfilefoldergames/Price-Range/Free

Easy math stations via Middle School Math Rules -"Middle schoolers love it when they get to get up and move around, even when they are doing problems from a worksheet"

Middle School Math Rules!: Creating a Learning Station - great way to review topics after an assessment

Middle School Math Rules!: Creating a Learning Station Middle School Made Easy: www.TutorFrog.com

Revise (obviously) but use format. Middle School Math Rules!: Creating a Learning Station

Middle School Math Rules!: Creating a Learning Station simple math stations

Middle School Math Rules!: Math Learning Stations several ideas on website

I'm linking up today with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics to share some past projects I have made for my classroom.  Last week was very busy and my weekend was even busier so I did not have a chance to finish begin any new projects.  My goal is to blog every day in July so I thought it would be fun to highlight some past projects of mine and link to previous blog posts.   I think a classroom door is equivalent to the first impression you give everyone of yourself as a teacher.  I want my door to not only look exciting and inviting, but also to be a mix of fun and educational.  My classroom door has evolved through the years, but I really love what you see below.  I was thrilled to not have to take down my door decoration at the end of the school year.  I'm praying nothing fell off over the summer.  We shall see. Welcome to Room 407 Calvin and Hobbes have been my favorite since before I started teaching A few years ago I decided to make a math focus wall for my classroom.  It has evolved a bit through the years and this coming year I am thinking of changing it up a bit.  You can click to see all posts on my Math Focus Wall.  This year I mainly focused on having the CCSS posters up so I could refer to them as we worked through different units in math.  I promise to do a post in Aug or Sept about how I change it this year. Math Focus Wall This blog post explains my Daily and Class Files.  These are two or my best organizational tips I have for any new teacher starting out.  The class files are great to have if you teach middle school and have multiple classes you teach throughout the day.   Daily Files Class Files This is the corner of my room where I have my Learning Stations/Games bookcase.  The bottom two shelves are filled with math games, puzzles, cards, etc.  Students are allowed to use them during Homebase or if they have time in math class.  The top shelf has math manipulatives and the middle two shelves hold buckets I use for learning stations throughout the year.  I love the way this little corner turned out. I decorated my teacher desk like you see below, but now I do not use my desk (it sits against the wall), but I loved the decor so I changed it to my file cabinet.  So much cuter than a plain black cabinet.  You can see this photo was taken in October.  I change out the decor on this for different holidays/seasons. The side of my 4 drawer file cabinet Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my past projects that I use on a daily basis in my classroom.

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Algebra Top-It (War)

Algebra Top-it math game for upper elementary or middle school math class! Students practice substitution in a fun and creative math game. Great for use in small groups, partners, or as a math center.

Algebra Top-it math game for upper elementary or middle school math class! Students practice substitution in a fun and creative math game. Great for use in small groups, partners, or as a math center. http://espanishlessons.com/learn-spanish-online/

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Math Taboo Game

Math Taboo Game. Make cards or have kids make the cards. Game could be used for vocab in other subjects too.

Pretty sure I lied to my algebra students when I announced abruptly, "Let's play this game. It's a lot of fun!" I had never played the game before as I just thought of it when I spoke the words. (T...

Finding Ways to win Students Over: Math Taboo Game - Use Playing cards and address labels

Using mailing labels to create custom cards from Fawn Nguyen

Finding Ways to Nguyen Students Over voc. game

Stations. For middle school math, like pre algebra/algebra.

Math station idea for upper level - love this blog of great ideas for lesson plans of group work! # Pin++ for Pinterest #

This is for you Jesseca! Math station idea for upper level - love this blog of great ideas for lesson plans of group work!

Math stations idea- I like a lot about this- but the best is the levels of the stations. Will do with their math notebooks to travel with them. Index card will be taped to the work page after I've worked with them.

Math station idea for upper level *give each student a note card when/if the student needs help on a particular problem that I have to help them with (change the direction of the inequality when multiplying by a negative #) then the student keeps a note card with tips that he/she needed

Math Stations Ideas -- link to website w/ other math ideas

Math Station review game with individual attention

Table stations for middle school math classrooms.

good math teacher blog

Math center/stations

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Algebra Tic-Tac-Toe Activity

Tic-Tac-Toe Equations & Inequalities Algebra is an important part of every middle school student's math work. Try a new approach to working with variables and equations as you play these Tic-Tac-Toe games. Practice is essential in order to master any skill, and this activity is a fun way to go about it! Scroll down to the "Terms to Know" information and "Math Review" at the bottom of the page for help.

Tic-Tac-Toe Equations & Inequalities- Algebra is an important part of every middle school student's math work. Try a new approach to working with variables and equations as you play these Tic-Tac-Toe games. Practice is essential in order to master any skill, and this activity is a fun way to go about it! TEK 6.10A

Tic-Tac-Toe - Can be done w/any concept. Pair students up for partner work OR use as a choice board for individual student use/homework

Tic-Tac-Toe Equations Inequalities Algebra is an important part of every middle school student's math work. Try a new approach to working with variables and equations as you play these Tic-Tac-Toe games. Practice is essential in order to master any skill, and this activity is a fun way to go about it! Scroll down to the "Terms to Know" information and "Math Review" at the bottom of the page for help.

Tic-Tac-Toe Equations & Inequalities -- Could be altered for practice for many math expressions

Middle School Algebra & Functions Activities: Tic-Tac-Toe Equations & Inequalities

Middle School Activities: Tic-Tac-Toe Equations & Inequalities

Activities: Tic-Tac-Toe Equations Inequalities

Tic-Tac-Toe Equations & Inequalities Algebra

Inequalities Game

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123 Switch! (Game to Practice Adding/Subtraction Integers) (A Sea of Math)

123 Switch! (Game to Practice Adding/Subtraction Integers)

123 Switch! (Game to Practice Adding/Subtraction Integers) switch it up to figure missing integers to introduce equation/variable for those who may not have exposure to it or be comfortable. Use as warm up activity when working with other groups

123 Switch! (Game to Practice Adding/Subtraction Integers) - Could be used for other operations also

123 Switch! (Game to Practice Adding/Subtraction Integers)...I could use this in my RTI class!

123 Switch! (Game to Practice Adding/Subtraction Integers) could do multiplication too

123 Switch! (Game to Practice Adding/Subtraction Integers) and fact families

A Sea of Math: 123 Switch! (Game to Practice Adding/Subtraction Integers)

Great Math Center, or activity for early finishers!

 I found another great game to practice adding and subtracting integers.  The game really forces students to be flexible in how they think of number combinations.  I know that is an area that my kiddos struggle at times and they need to be much more flexible than they are.  So, when I found 123 Switch! on Tom DeRosa's blog, I Want to Teach Forever, I was thrilled! Tom has a hand made template that students drew in their notebooks.  I see the value in that and would prefer that, but I know my kiddos and they need a game board.  So I made a template for addition and subtraction.  I am going to print them out on some fun colored paper and then glue them back to back.  With some quick lamination, they should be ready for the next school year!  The first thing you do is pass out 7 cards to each player.  The black cards are positive and the red are negative.  The first player puts down a true equation based on the cards in their hand.  If they can't, they need to select cards from the draw pile until they can. The next player can change 1, 2 or 3 cards by placing a card on top of one already on the board with one from their hand.  In the picture below, I could replace the 6 of diamonds with the six of hearts.  I could replace the 9 of spades with a 7 of clubs.  Then replace the 6 of diamonds with a 4 of diamonds and still have a true statement without changing the 3.  I could also just replace all three cards.  The goal is to be the first person to get rid of all of his/her cards. The game becomes more challenging when you have to make subtraction equations.  I like that the game is challenging and competitive enough to keep the students interest.  Not to mention, it's  a great way to practice! Here are my templates for the game boards.  I also made a direction sheet for the students.

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Middle School Math Madness!: Vocabulary in the Interactive Notebook

cool way to create an inactive vocabulary notebook! {Middle School Math Madness!: Vocabulary in the Interactive Notebook}

Frayer Model! - Middle School Math Madness!: Vocabulary in the Interactive Notebook

Middle School Math Madness!: vocabulary Golson loves frayer models

Middle School Math Madness!: interactive notebook

Middle School Math-interactive notebook

Middle School Math notebooks!

Math journal

Vocabulary is a key part to math.  In the past, I always had my students designate one section of their notebook as their "Math Dictionary".  For each unit, they would write the vocabulary words, their definitions, and give examples and non-examples of each.  Some kids would "forget" to include the examples or non-examples though. Since I'm switching to interactive notebooks, I decided to update my Math Dictionary section.  I found a great template of the Frayer Model for vocabulary.  It's great because it goes along with foldable theme. The template has an oval in the center to write the vocabulary word.  In the top left box, students write the definition.  In the top left  box, they write any key facts of characteristics about the word (which I love).  The bottom left box is for examples and the bottom right one is for non-examples.  Now, there's a spot for all the components, making it virtually impossible for students to "forget" to include anything. In order to keep my students organized (and to make the vocab section like a "real" dictionary), I made an alphabetized list of all the vocab words we will be going over during the year.  It took some time, but it was well worth it.  I am going to have the students paste the list onto the first page of their vocabulary sections on the first day of school. You can get the list from my TeachersPayTeachers store. As for the individual words, I am going to have the students cut out each rectangle.  If they fold the rectangle in half, they can easily glue four words per page.  They will write the word on the folded side of the paper for quick reference.  They words will be color-coded by unit (just like the Table of Contents). During the first few days of school, when I am busy handing out books and collecting a ton of forms, I will have my classes start cutting, folding, and gluing the blank templates into their Math Dictionaries.  I will also have them assign a color of choice to each unit and have them write just the words on the folded side.  They will fill in each template as we get to each unit.  Filling out the models for each word will also be a great assignment to leave with a sub when I'm absent.  I think this system is going to work well!

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The middle school mathematician

This newly-revised collection of puzzles, games, and cooperative learning activities now includes a full-color printable CD of game boards, cards, and resources! Just print the ones you choose. All ac

This newly-revised collection of puzzles, games, and cooperative learning activities now includes a full-color printable CD of game boards, cards, and resources

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Permanent Center: Math

Ideas for a math journal center.#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Ideas for a math journal center--could do this for minders...they could draw equations, practice writing numbers, etc.

Ideas for a math journal center. What a great way to have the kids practice writing their explanations for solving math word problems.

Ideas for a math journal center...this center will be a MUST for next school year! Sooo much time will be saved!

Ideas for a math journal center- have the kids practice writing their explanations for solving math word problems- shows how to differentiate too

Ideas for a math journal center. Adapt for kinder but love permanent math center concept!!!! Reinforce what has been taught. Drawing and labeling etc

Great for blending Literacy and Math! Math journals as permanent centers. This center can reinforce skills you've already taught, takes just a few minutes to set up, and also teaches writing skills as well as math skills. There are many different math journal books on the market that you can choose from, but this blogger's favorite math journal prompt books are by Yvonne Crawford. (http://www.teachersnotebook.com/shop/Yvonne+Crawford/products/tag/Mathbooking#)

Ideas for a math journal center.... reinforce math and writing at the same time! :)

Ideas for a math journal center. Need to investigate this

Very cool math center idea!

Blog post about explicitly teaching math behaviors...Common Core math practice standards

CC Mathematical practices I am a huge believer that students cannot and will not be able to achieve what we ask of them unless we EXPLICITLY teach/show them what we expect! This blog post addresses the idea that "learning behaviors" need to be taught right along with academic content!

CCSS math anchor chart

I know I have written about quite a range of topics since the beginning of this little blog, but recently I have seen a number of blog posts (here included!) about goals/resolutions for the new year.  Returning to school in January can be a great time for goal setting--and a great time to revisit some of those "back to school" things we do automatically in the fall. I have been doing this teaching thing for 20 years now, and one thing I know to be true is that there are just some things that some students don't do naturally.  You would think they could walk in a line...read a book without getting distracted...know to not peel off the nametags on their desks.  But they don't--at least some of them don't.  We need to explicitly teach them what we expect! The push for better reading behaviors has dramatically changed reading performance (and enjoyment!) in my class.  For the last 5 years or so I have explicitly taught my readers what effective readers do...and it makes a difference.  If this is new to you, let me know--I could blog about it later.  It is a big deal--a REALLY big deal! But today I want to talk about how I am going to go back and revisit MATH behaviors when we return to class next week.  The Common Core has thankfully included a set of 8 mathematical practice standards geared toward raising the level of rigor in the classroom--and require us to explicitly teach students how to be mathematicians.  The image above is an anchor chart I have hanging in my room.  We are going to work ourselves back through the list with a series of activities in January.  I am not so naive as to think that my initial instruction on this 4 months ago was enough for all my students.  We continue to talk about them throughout our lessons, but it's time to tighten the focus again. So...if the idea of "Math Behaviors" is new to you, I encourage you to spend some time snooping around the Common Core.  The math practice standards are explained in somewhat technical language.  I have made this "math behaviors" anchor chart to be a little more student-friendly, and I have also posted mini-posters that state all 8 practice standards in kid-friendly language.  I have a few versions in my TpT store if you think they would help you.  So--another challenge for all of you...how much "explicit instruction" have you given your students on what you expect from them in math class?  It's time for me to dig back in--would love to hear any ideas you all have for teaching math behaviors over the next weeks. 

Middle School Math Madness!: Managing Missing Homework- Create a similar form to fit my class.

Middle School Managing Missing Homework- it's frustrating that teachers would even need this...

After three missed homework slips are collected, send a note home.

Middle School Math Madness!: classroom management

Middle School Math: Managing Missing Homework

Middle School Math Madness!: homework

Missing Homework slip

Middle School Math Madness!: Managing Missing Homework 5th,6th,Classroom ideas,Education,Mathematics Classroom,School,Teaching,

Middle School Math Madness!: August 2013

Vocabulary Cards

Math Definition Posters for Free! Just click on the letters of the alphabet when you get to the original website

Wow! . . . oh, Wow! Math Vocabulary Cards - so many to download (FREE) . These are full-size 8-1/2x11, but you could make smaller if you want . . . there are so many that you won't use them all - download all and then print only the ones you need. http://www.ladybugsteacherfiles.com/2010/12/math-vocabulary-cards.html

Ladybug's Teacher Files: Math Vocabulary Cards for Everyday Math (grades 3-5)

Math vocab cards to go with Everyday Math #Recipe #hair Please Repin

Ladybug's Teacher Files: Math Everyday Math Cards for grades 3-5

Free math vocabulary cards- Great for a math word wall.

Math vocab cards to go with Everyday Math

Math Posters

Math ideas

Math in Literature

Children's books by math concept, I LOVE this!!! I am printing this list out for my file.

Math books for kids. Understanding math vocab helps with understanding math concepts!

Huge list of books math related children's books some with lessons

Picture books for math (organized by math topic).

Children's books by math concept, thanks MIchele!

Huge list of books math related children's books

List of picture books that teach math concepts.

A great book list for math concepts

Children's books by math concept

Cool Algebra games/templates

Cool Algebra games/templates for the SMARTboard For all my math teacher friends.#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Cool Algebra games/templates, also wanted to show you a new amazing weight loss product sponsored by Pinterest! It worked for me and I didnt even change my diet! I lost like 16 pounds. Check out image

WOW! An amazing new weight loss product sponsored by Pinterest! It worked for me and I didnt even change my diet! Here is where I got it from cutsix.com - Cool Algebra games/templates

Cool Algebra games/templates for the SMARTboard For all my math teacher friends.

Cool Algebra games/templates for the SMARTboard#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Cool Algebra games/templates for the SMART Board (Download at school 6/28)

http://fashion3344.blogspot.com - Cool Algebra games/templates

Math Templates for SMARTboard lessons

Algebra SmartBoard Templates

Common core best math practices for elementary, middle, and high school levels

How to Help Students Meet the Common Core Standards for Math [8 mathematical practices] The Eye On Education Blog Infographic

This chart connects with the common core standards for mathematics. It shows how to go about teaching math in order for all students to meet those standards.

This pin is directed towards math teachers and how to help students meet the common core standards for math. I believe that these tips can be useful for all subject areas.

This infographic outlines what students should be doing in elementary, middle, and high school for each Strategy for Mathematical Practice in order to meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Infographic: What students should be doing in elementary, middle, and high school via the 8 mathematical practices.

The How to Help Students Meet the CCSS for Math Infographic outlines what students should be doing to meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

How to Help Students Meet the Common Core Standards for #Math The Eye On Education Blog Infographic Great Common Core help graphic

How-to-Help-Students-Meet-the-CCSS-for-Math-Infographic

Frayer Models using Algebra vocabulary words (excellent examples)

Diary of a Fifth Grade Teacher....Frayer Models using Algebra vocabulary words (excellent examples)...

Frayer Models using Algebra vocabulary words (excellent examples) - I'm going to be doing my vocabulary this year.

Frayer Models using Algebra vocabulary words (excellent examples) - I am going to incorporate this idea next year. We did one this year.

Frayer Models using Algebra vocabulary words (excellent examples) # Pinterest++ for iPad #

Diary of a Fifth Grade Teacher: A Peek in My Planbook: Frayer Model Vocabulary

Frayer Models using Algebra vocabulary words (for review at end of year)

ACTIVITY: Frayer Models using Algebra vocabulary words

Frayer Model Algebra Vocabulary Examples

Frayer Model Vocabulary

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Teaching Middle School Math

Teaching Middle School Math http://milkandcookiesblog.com/teaching-middle-school-math/

Teaching Middle School Math - How to Be a Math Genius from DK Publishing

Teaching Middle School Math...if they are interested.

Books for Middle School Math

Teaching Middle School Math - Milk and Cookies

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Writing Linear Equations Centers

Middle School Math Stations

Perfect for a math game day Graphing Go Fish - Goal is to get as many pairs as possible (a graph and a matching equation).

Writing Linear Equations Centers « Middle School Math Mania - can be adapted for different grades

Linear equations go fish. Writing Linear Equations Centers « Middle School Math Mania

Writing Linear Equations Centers « Middle School Math Mania support class

Middle School Math Stations. Many good ideas on this blog.

Middle School Math Stations - Linear Equations and Graphs

Middle School Math Stations - Go Fish - adapt for content

Linear Equations math centers

Graphing Linear Functions

Middle School Math Madness!: Beginning Your Interactive Notebook

Middle School Math Madness!: Grading Interactive Notebooks More free #math ideas here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mathfilefoldergames/Price-Range/Free

Middle School Math Madness!: Beginning Your Interactive Notebook (this might work for 5th grade or parts of it)

This would be great to do as a grade each 9 weeks! Middle School Math Madness!: Beginning Your Interactive Notebook

Middle School Math Madness!: Grading Interactive Notebooks...I am going to greater utilize math notebooks this year!!!

Middle School Math Madness!: Beginning Your Interactive Notebook-adaptable?

Middle School Math Madness!: Grading Interactive Notebooks/ Rubric

Middle School Math Notebook...could be adapted for 5th grade

Beginning Your Interactive Math Notebook

Middle school math journal

my project for the year-math notebooking

Interactive Math Journal from Rundes Room on TeachersNotebook.com - (165 pages) - Interactive Math Journal - upper grades - aligned to the common core.

Are you using interactive math journals or interactive notebooks in your classroom? You really should be! This 165-page resource contains everything you need to start interactive math journals or interactive math notebooks in your classroom. This resource contains 38 different math journal activities - with each one containing an interactive hands-on aspect for the student.

Runde's Room: Math Journal Sundays This has many great ideas for interactive math notebooks!

"Are you using interactive math journals or interactive notebooks in your classroom? You really should be! This 165-page resource contains everything you need to start interactive math journals or interactive math notebooks in your classroom. This resource contains 38 different math journal activities - with each one containing an interactive hands-on aspect for the student." I bought this and have already used a couple of the topics with my fifth graders. They LOVE it! $14.99 on TpT

Runde's Room: Math Journal Sundays - Blog explaining Interactive Notebooks

Awesome ideas for Interactive Math Journals #math #mathnotebook #sample

Runde's Room: Math Journal Sundays--GREAT INTERACTIVE MATH NOTEBOOKS!

Are you using interactive math journals or interactive notebooks in your classroom? You really should be! This 165-page resource contains everything you need to start interactive math journals or interactive math notebooks in your classroom. This resource contains 38 different math journal activities - with each one containing an interactive hands-on aspect for the student. Each journal activity contains organization ideas, left-side and right-side of the page ideas, pictures, detailed instructions, and student templates to build the interactive tools. Assessment ideas, checklists, and reflection pieces are also included. All major math concepts are covered - numeration, fractions, measurement, algebra, geometry, statistics, geometry, etc. This resource is best suited to grades 4 - 8, and is aligned with the Common Core Standards and Ontario Curriculum Strands. Please download the preview to see what is included in this resource. The preview also contains two full journal activities so you can see the format of the activities. My Math Reflection Fans make a great companion resource for this interactive math notebook. This resource is included in my Math Journal Bundle - The Ultimate Math Journal Bundle for Upper Elementary Math. These journal activities have been based on my popular "Math Journal Sundays" posts on my blog: Runde's Room

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