### Slope Doodle Notes

Slope "Doodle Notes" for Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1 - integrating the right and left brain hemispheres

### Function Machines

It's been awhile and I'm so far behind in my blogging. So here we go... Before winter break we talked about functions. For many of my students this year is the first time they have seen anything Algebra so we keep it pretty simple. I started off talking about a Function Machine, I like to use a pop machine as my class example. We talk about how if we push the Pepsi button we should get a Pepsi out, but if we push the Pepsi button and a Mt. Dew pops out then our machine doesn't function…

### Two-Step Equations Interactive Notebook Page (Mrs. E Teaches Math)

I’ve seen elementary school teachers use paint samples in interactive notebooks, and I knew I could think of a place to use them for older…

### “When are we ever going to use this?”

“You’re not. You will never solve a three-variable system or graph a linear inequality after graduation.” “Then why do we have to learn it?” “Because… Alge…

### Exponents INB Pages

I just finished my exponents unit in Algebra 1. It was interesting to me that some students that struggle seemed to really excel in this unit. This is really the first unit that didn’t depend heavily on their ability to solve equations - maybe that was part of it. To begin, I made this page to remind students of the information they learned in pre-algebra. This page reviewed the expanding process. Also, it reminded them of the zero exponent rule and the negative exponent rule. Then, we…

### High School Math Word Wall Ideas

Scaffolded Math and Science: High School Math Word Wall Ideas

### Algebra 1 Summer Prep Packet

This versatile resource can be used in a variety of different ways. Algebra teachers can use it as a summer assignment for students who will be entering their class in the fall. 8th grade or Pre Algebra teachers can use it as an end of the year skills review. Included are 34 different pages of questions on 20 different topics.

### Algebra 1 Guided Notes, Presentation, and Interactive Notebook Bundle

Full-Year - INB & Scaffolded Notes w/Answer Keys. Topics: Integers; Variables, Terms, & Expressions; Introduction to Algebraic Equations; Introduction to Polynomials; Equations, Inequalities, & Functions; Adding & Subtracting Rational Expressions; Multiplying & Dividing Rational Expressions; Graphing Lines & Linear Inequalities; Systems of Equations; Square Roots & Quadratic Functions.

### Growth Mindset Lesson Resources

Growth Mindset Lesson Resources A collection of images, videos, and links to spark learning.

### Making Scientific Notation Fun in the Secondary Classroom

A collection of resources for teaching Scientific Notation. Scientific Notation is one of those things I don't at all remember learning. I mean, it must have happened somewhere along the line, but where that was is a complete mystery. Maybe it was during those foggy junior high years when I was much more concerned about the height of my hair and keeping my skirts from clinking to my pantyhoes. Anyway, when a teacher asked me last year to make her some some Scientific Notation pennants, I…

### Distance and Midpoint Formulas

This year, I'm jumping on the bandwagon for Interactive Notebooks. It's a process for me, but since my students don't have textbooks it works works great (so far). Below are some pictures of my Distance and Midpoint Formula Foldable. I got this idea for the foldable from similar one I saw in a classroom last year. However, in the one I saw it was all handwritten by the student and it was only the formula, definition and one example for each on the inside. I added a visual representation as…

### The Coordinate Plane

Before winter break I introduced the Coordinate Plane to my Algebra class. Let's just say working with a number line was challenging enough for a few of my students but now we combined two number lines together to form a Coordinate Plane was pretty unheard of by some of them. Trying to explain this to a few of them resulted in me getting looks like I had grew horns and shot fire out of my mouth. We pushed through and in the end I became Ms. O again. Students were given a double sided page…

### Conversations in Literacy | Bloglovin’

Guided reading groups are up and going! Students are using strategies and making so much progress which makes me so happy. And it makes parents happy too! Seesaw Plus for Sharing Student Portfolios

### How to Practice Sight Words on Seesaw

This video shows teachers how they can add sight words to the Seesaw App. It also shows how students can practice their sight words using the App. It is also a great communication tool for parents. You can check out my Seesaw Sight Word Packet by clicking the link below. Seesaw Kindergarten Sigh...

### KEEPING TRACK OF PROGRESS in the Special Education Classroom

A Special Sparkle: KEEPING TRACK OF PROGRESS in the Special Education Classroom

Idea from Delaware STOY, Wendy Turner! Perfect for any classroom but I look forward to using this idea with non verbal students And special education!