Whiteboard Equation Solving

You can use water-based markers on a whiteboard It was a happy accident last year. A student (or maybe it was me I don't actually remember) wrote on our classroom whiteboard in marker. Not dry erase marker. Oh dear!! We'll have marker on our board forever, I thought. Before panicking though I grabbed some paper …

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Integer Mind Maps

Our Mind Map Project This fall I took an independent study class. The class was full of things, but one portion was an app that required you to create a mind map. I really haven't done that before, and part of the course required that you create one that could be used in your classroom. …

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Thank you Middle School PTO for our calculators!

Calculators are a must have in seventh grade math class. Mrs. Dawson has math classes all throughout the day, and has found a system for making sure that calculators are always available when you need them. The students were asked to buy calculators, as well as the PTO kindly buying enough for everyone to use …

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Rational Numbers (Card Activity) (2017)

In Math 7 we've been working with adding and subtracting integers. Before we can move into multiplying and dividing, we had to tackle the topic of adding and subtracting rational numbers. Having just worked through a unit that required a familiarity with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing positive fractions and mixed numbers, I knew we …

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