Math Teachers Making Life Easier!

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This summer, ten teachers from Teachers Pay Teachers joined together to compile an EXCLUSIVE bundle of math resources for 3rd through 9th Grade Math. The value of all these resources is over $125, and you can grab it for only $25 – 80% off! There is a very limited quantity – once we’re sold out, they’re gone forever! Grab your copy here at 4mulaFun.com

I have a total of FOUR things in this bundle that will definitely help you in your classroom.

The first of these is my Mean, Median, Mode and Range Flippable. This is great for many different levels and also allows you to have a data set created by your class in the center.

Mean Median Mode Range Flippable

My Building Blocks of Geometry Flippable is great for reviewing vocabulary to identify and describe geometric figures. I used this in my 7th grade class to review prior vocabulary but also provide a resource for my students to review.

Building Blocks of Geometry Flippable

Problem Solving with the Halflings has been one of my favorite creations to date! These task cards review skills for all operations involving decimals and fractions! Perfect for a review and assessment in your classroom!

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And my last creation on the CD is one that I created for a teacher friend who told me what her daughter was struggling with. This Metric Conversions Flippable allows students to create a number using the number cards and then convert the number to another version by simply moving the number cards. Being very tactile allows for students to manipulate and learn at the same time.

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The sheer value of my materials is $12.50 which is already half the price of the CD and you still have 9 other teachers to grab some great materials from!

Find out more about the participating teachers and their products at MathTeachersofTpT.com and hop along this link party.

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What I’m Working On: September 22-26

As I sit here in a cute cafe in Arizona I’m al ready thinking of the many things that I need to get done this week. I’m going to focus on attainable goals and with that there are only 3!

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These are totally attainable this week even though I don’t get back to town until midday tomorrow. I hope you are having a fabulous weekend and will have a grand week as we slide into fall!

P.S. Don’t forget to to enter the giveaway for the FIVE $5 Starbucks gift cards. Giveaway ends on Thursday.

P.P.S. You might want to make sure you are following me on Facebook, Instagram, etc. because some friends of mine and I have something super special coming this Thursday that you WON’T want to miss!

What I’m Working On: Week of September 15-19th

Last week I started my Sunday blog posts about What I’m Working On and it really did help keep me accountable this week to what I was doing. Out of the four things on my list, I was able to get two of the LARGE items done and I’ve pulled the other two to work on this week as well.

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Spanish Solve And Snips You Say?

Spanish Math Resources

Why yes, yes I do! Many teachers have reached out to me wishing that my resources also came in Spanish. I have acquired an amazing translator to work with me to get all of my resources translated just for you!

First up is the Solve and Snips! These interactive word problems, that are also self-checking, are perfect to use in an ESL or Bilingual classroom.

All teacher pages will remain in English while student pages will be in Spanish. Check out my Spanish Resources Category on Teachers Pay Teachers for all of the great resources as they come out!

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What I’m Working On: Week of September 8-12th

Every week I receive numerous emails, blog comments and questions about what I’m working on and when things are coming out. I have decided that as a new weekly installment here on my blog I am going to do a post called “What I’m Working On” (WIWO for short). Check in each week on Sunday to see what I’m up to this week so you can see what to expect. Posts won’t be too much detail but rather a simple to-do list, without all the components of each, for the week.
So are you ready for week one?
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Check back throughout the week for progress here as well as on Facebook! :)

How Interactive Notebooks Benefit ALL Learning Types {Blog Hop}

Last week I talked about what REALLY were Interactive Notebooks. I wanted to follow up today with how Interactive Notebooks can benefit multiple learning types. Join me today but also check out the other blogs who are linked up below joining me as well.

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Every year we as teachers are given the task of making sure that our lessons align with the learning types of each of our students in our given classrooms. We walk in at the beginning of the year hoping for the best and knowing that we will do our best as teachers. What we don’t know is the various learning styles of our students and how they will affect our classroom make-up.

For the longest time (and for sure when I grew up), the traditional method of teaching was what we saw. There was direct instruction followed by practice and then assessment. Most of the practice for students was in the form of a worksheet to make for easy right or wrong answers with little room for creativity.

Using worksheets in the classroom if not implemented effectively and monitored can be counterproductive to student learning. Worksheets do have their place to help build on retaining of skills that students already have prior knowledge. When students are left to work on a worksheet independently, or even in a group, if done incorrectly then it requires extra time to be taken to unteach, reteach and then reassess.

When we as teachers allow students to be a part of their learning and interact with the skills that we are teaching they truly take initiative to go deeper. I know that time and time again I am asked about how Interactive Notebooks can help each student in a given classroom.

7 Reasons to Use Interactive Notebooks

This past Spring I wrote a guest post over at Minds In Bloom about the benefits of using Interactive Notebooks and how they reach each learner in our classrooms. The way that we set up lessons, make them interactive and develop their learning through output activities that they answer on their own most of the time with no definitive answer.

Take time to read the blog post on reasons to use Interactive Notebooks but also take some time to check out the bloggers below and their posts on Understanding Interactive Notebooks. I would love to hear what you have learned from the posts so please feel free to leave a comment (or two) on the blog posts you read.

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Elementary Workshop Wrap-Up for Judson ISD

Talk about having a blast with a great group of teachers! Tuesday I was once again blessed to be in Judson ISD where I was working with 3rd-5th grade teachers on Integrating Interactive Notebooks in their classrooms. I’m just saying.. we had a blast despite some obstacles.

Obstacles you say? Yes, when I got to the building where the workshop was being held my copies were no where to be found. I didn’t freak despite the fact that my workshop is 100% Hands On. I was going to make it work! Next, I get into the classroom and I didn’t have a document camera to use to project what I was doing. Okay, small enough room I can show and tell. The room was FULL already about 30 minutes before I was even supposed to start… GREAT! No… even after I let another 15-20 people come in I still had to turn some away.

Good news came from it all… copies were made and delivered about 45 minutes into my 3 hour session. THANK YOU FOR THAT! The librarian brought a projector so I could show some pictures that I had synced up to my Dropbox account. The Show and Tell as well as anchor charts that we created kept teachers on task. And a full classroom just means that teachers are already asking administration to bring me back! WOOT!

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After we went over all the basics of Interactive Notebooks and talked about who should use them, when to use them, how to use them and just what are they, we got busy! You can see the teachers are working hard at cutting and interacting with some BRAND NEW samples so they could create exactly what they could use in their classroom. I love how so many of the teachers had brought their own notebooks to use so they could have their notes and samples all together in an actual notebook.

I shared a lot of resources with the teachers that were there with me and I wanted to make sure I had a place for them to refer to later. If I am missing any link that you are looking for please leave a comment and I will get the link added.

Fonts used: Kimberly Geswein Fonts

Graphics used: Melonheadz

Flippable Template Pack (to create your own)

Interactive Notebook Starter Pack (FREEBIE)

Absent Student Editable Assignment for INBs

All About Interactive Notebooks (lots of links including 2 hour webinar)

Setting Up Your Interactive Notebook (video and FREEBIE Unit Tabs)

Checklists for 2014 Math TEKS (FREEBIE)

Interactive Notebook Contract (FREEBIE)

And of course we had some awesome giveaways! Thank you SO much to EduCents for supplying me with some gift cards to give some LUCKY winners below! I know they can’t wait to use their money to buy some awesome resources for their classrooms!

EduCents Gift Certificate Winners

I also gave away a few of my Flippable Template Packs to 2 teachers so that they could create their own Flippables for their classrooms. Can’t wait to see what they create!

 

Flippable Template Pack Winners