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I have been a math teacher for almost 20 years at all age levels, homeschool through college, private schools and public schools. I've taught gifted students, challenged students, and students who thought math was BORING. My favorite students to teach, though, are the ones who think they can't do it. 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/

I have been a math teacher for almost 20 years at all age levels, homeschool through college, private schools and public schools. I've taught gifted students, challenged students, and students who thought math was BORING. My favorite students to teach, though, are the ones who think they can't do it. 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
Order of Operations Challenge--Math Mandala (1)
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Order of Operations Challenge--Math Mandala (1)

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This is a fun and challenging activity for either practice or review of order of operations. Instructions: Each box in the square must have a number (1-9) Each number (1-9) can only be used once. Each row and column is a math equation, with the answer floating beside or below it. Be sure to remember the order of operations! Use the answer in the colored squares to color the mandala.
Adding and Subtracting Fractions CHALLENGE --Math Mandala (2)
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Adding and Subtracting Fractions CHALLENGE --Math Mandala (2)

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Nailing fractions is all about practice, practice, practice! So why not add a bit of coloring to make it more fun and perhaps a bit relaxing. This worksheet is the ULTIMATE review. It has adding, subtracting, simplifying, mixed numerals, and whole numbers! A ton of practice built into one exercise. Instructions: Use the answers to the problems above to color the mandala below. The answers in the colored boxes are your clues. *All fractions should be simplified. Some answers will be improper fractions. (Do not give answers in mixed numerals)
Kaffenate Brain Buster--CHRISTmas Edition
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Kaffenate Brain Buster--CHRISTmas Edition

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Welcome to BRAIN BUSTERS! And MERRY CHRISTMAS! My students often ask, “Can we do Brain Busters today!?!?” Brain Busters are puzzle packets designed to keep the kids thinking and working those critical thinking muscles…but in a FUN way! Brain Busters are great to keep in the classroom as productive time fillers. If students finish their classwork early, this gives them a fun project to go to instead of talking or becoming disruptive. (I do not allow my students to take their packets home. They just keep them in school and work on them as they can.) CHRISTMAS EDITION INCLUDES: Wisemen Word Search Manger Magic Squares Stable Sudoku Carols Crossword Advent Add-A-Word DISCLAIMER: I actually call them “Brain Busters Candy Crushers” in my class. Each time a student finishes a packet, he/she gets a small piece of candy. You could also have a prize box of some kind. Who doesn’t love prizes!? *ALL Kaffenate Brain Busters have been student-tested (no children were hurt in the testing of these products) to insure clarity and accuracy. **We are all humans, and despite several levels of quality control, mistakes STILL get though sometimes! Please contact me ASAP if you find a mistake. I’ll fix it immediately and send you a free product of your choice!
Adding Fractions --Math Mandala (1)
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Adding Fractions --Math Mandala (1)

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Nailing fractions is all about practice, practice, practice! So why not add a bit of coloring to make it more fun and perhaps a bit relaxing. This worksheet has adding, subtracting, and simplifying…a lot of practice built into one exercise. Instructions: Use the answers to the problems above to color the mandala below. The answers in the colored boxes are your clues. *All fractions should be simplified. Some answers will be improper fractions.
Fractions and Decimals --Full Worksheet Set
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Fractions and Decimals --Full Worksheet Set

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It’s all well and good until you are thrown and set of numbers that are both fractions AND decimals. How do you make sense out of that mess? We’ll make sense of it by cuddling puppies and taking on a long jump competition! This set has 3 worksheets of various levels. Great to use as in class activities or homework. Learning Objectives: –To be able to navigate between decimals and fractions –To be able to order and compare rational numbers 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
Introduction to Fractions--Video Comprehension  Worksheet/Activity
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Introduction to Fractions--Video Comprehension Worksheet/Activity

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An introduction to Rational Numbers… AKA Fractions! What does an ancient Egyptian god’s eye have to do with fractions? Watch and find out! While I’d like to believe that students LIVE to watch MATH videos… I know that’s not always the case. Sigh. This worksheet will help keep the students on track, either at home or in class. Or perhaps you could use this as a pop quiz! 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
Decimal Place Value  (Mini Module)
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Decimal Place Value (Mini Module)

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A Kaffenate Mini Module is a one page (front and back) sheet that covers a single topic. Each KMM has: –An instructional section: The instructional sections at the top of each page are either very thorough examples, step-by-step instructions, or both. –Practice problems: Problems start out easy and get progressively more difficult throughout the module. Each problem has enough space for the student to work it out right there. –Challenge or puzzle: The kids love the challenges or puzzles that are part of each module. These acts as both incentives and, sometimes, self-checking tools. –Answer Keys! Busy teachers don’t have time to make their own answer keys. I’ve done that for you. Kaffenate Mini Modules can be used in SO MANY WAYS! –Topic Introduction –Daily Warm Up –Homework –Pop Quiz –Substitute Plans –Extension Work –Catch-up Work –Topic Review –OR whatever else YOU can think of! (In fact, tell me how you use them!)
Math Games to Play AS A CLASS
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Math Games to Play AS A CLASS

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Sometimes there are those 15 minutes you need to fill, but the kids STILL need to be engaging their brains! These two games are easy to have at the ready…and always a winner with the kids. Games: Board Slam 5x5 All you need is the printable, a deck of cards, pencils, and 3 dice. Ready, Set, GO!
The History of Algebra (in just 5 minutes!)  Crossword Puzzle
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The History of Algebra (in just 5 minutes!) Crossword Puzzle

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Was Algebra created just to torture students in math class? No way! It developed BECAUSE of real life… just watch the video to see… While I’d like to believe that students LIVE to watch MATH videos… I know that’s not always the case. Sigh. This worksheet will help keep the students on track, either at home or in class. Or perhaps you could use this as a pop quiz!
Hypothesis Testing (Part 1)
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Hypothesis Testing (Part 1)

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Do you remember when you were a kid in science class, and you just wanted to blow something up already! But, your teacher wanted you write down all of your steps in accordance with the SCIENTIFIC METHOD? Yep, this is the statistics version of that…
The Number Line:  Ordering and Comparing Integers MINI MODULE
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The Number Line: Ordering and Comparing Integers MINI MODULE

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A Kaffenate Mini Module is a one page (front and back) sheet that covers a single topic. Each KMM has: –An instructional section: The instructional sections at the top of each page are either very thorough examples, step-by-step instructions, or both. –Practice problems: Problems start out easy and get progressively more difficult throughout the module. Each problem has enough space for the student to work it out right there. –Challenge or puzzle: The kids love the challenges or puzzles that are part of each module. These acts as both incentives and, sometimes, self-checking tools. –Answer Keys! Busy teachers don’t have time to make their own answer keys. I’ve done that for you. Kaffenate Mini Modules can be used in SO MANY WAYS! –Topic Introduction –Daily Warm Up –Homework –Pop Quiz –Substitute Plans –Extension Work –Catch-up Work –Topic Review –OR whatever else YOU can think of! (In fact, tell me how you use them!) 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
The Number Line (Part 3):  ABSOLUTE VALUE!    (Video Comprehension Worksheet)
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The Number Line (Part 3): ABSOLUTE VALUE! (Video Comprehension Worksheet)

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The third of three videos on the number line… a very POSITIVE video explaining absolute value. ;-) While I’d like to believe that students LIVE to watch MATH videos… I know that’s not always the case. Sigh. This worksheet will help keep the students on track, either at home or in class. Or perhaps you could use this as a pop quiz! This worksheet accompanies the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/_nl1Nt8Csqk 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
The Number Line (Part 3):  ABSOLUTE VALUE  --Full worksheet set
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The Number Line (Part 3): ABSOLUTE VALUE --Full worksheet set

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There are 4 worksheets of various levels of difficulty. The last two are about how absolute value can be seen in the stock market! Learning Objectives: –The definition of absolute value –Where we see absolute value in real life –How comparing absolute value differs from comparing and ordering integers 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
ABSOLUTE VALUE--Mini Module
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ABSOLUTE VALUE--Mini Module

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A Kaffenate Mini Module is a one page (front and back) sheet that covers a single topic. Each KMM has: –An instructional section: The instructional sections at the top of each page are either very thorough examples, step-by-step instructions, or both. –Practice problems: Problems start out easy and get progressively more difficult throughout the module. Each problem has enough space for the student to work it out right there. –Challenge or puzzle: The kids love the challenges or puzzles that are part of each module. These acts as both incentives and, sometimes, self-checking tools. –Answer Keys! Busy teachers don’t have time to make their own answer keys. I’ve done that for you. Kaffenate Mini Modules can be used in SO MANY WAYS! –Topic Introduction –Daily Warm Up –Homework –Pop Quiz –Substitute Plans –Extension Work –Catch-up Work –Topic Review –OR whatever else YOU can think of! (In fact, tell me how you use them!) 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
The Number Line (Part 3):  ABSOLUTE VALUE  --Full Worksheet Set
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The Number Line (Part 3): ABSOLUTE VALUE --Full Worksheet Set

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There are 4 worksheets of various levels of difficulty. The last two are about how absolute value can be seen in the stock market! Learning Objectives: –The definition of absolute value –Where we see absolute value in real life –How comparing absolute value differs from comparing and ordering integers 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
Fractions and Decimals:  Video Comprehension Activity
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Fractions and Decimals: Video Comprehension Activity

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It’s all well and good until you are thrown and set of numbers that are both fractions AND decimals. How do you make sense out of that mess? While I’d like to believe that students LIVE to watch MATH videos… I know that’s not always the case. Sigh. This worksheet will help keep the students on track, either at home or in class. Or perhaps you could use this as a pop quiz! 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
Algebra Vocabulary!!! Episode 3 (Equations)
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Algebra Vocabulary!!! Episode 3 (Equations)

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In order to start learning Algebra, you have to know the vocabulary! Let’s dive in and see what we can learn. Episode 1: Expressions Terms Variables Constants Coefficients Operators Episode 2: Evaluating Episode 3: Equations
The Number Line (Part 2):  Ordering and Comparing Integers --- FULL worksheet set
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The Number Line (Part 2): Ordering and Comparing Integers --- FULL worksheet set

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It has 4 worksheets of various levels, including one that requires a bit of research! Great to use as in class activities or homework. Learning Objectives: –How we use the number line to compare and order Integers –Symbols used for comparing integers Inequalities –Where we can use inequalities and ordering in real life 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/