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An educator since 1979, Tammy L. Jones has worked with students from first grade through college. Currently, Tammy is consulting with individual school districts in training teachers on strategies for making content accessible to all learners. Writing integrations as well as literacy connections are foundational in everything Tammy does. A variety of resources are offered for mathematics Pre-K through 12 as well as several that are interdisciplinary. Electronic trainings are also offered.

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An educator since 1979, Tammy L. Jones has worked with students from first grade through college. Currently, Tammy is consulting with individual school districts in training teachers on strategies for making content accessible to all learners. Writing integrations as well as literacy connections are foundational in everything Tammy does. A variety of resources are offered for mathematics Pre-K through 12 as well as several that are interdisciplinary. Electronic trainings are also offered.
Intermediate Center/Learning Station Games

Intermediate Center/Learning Station Games

The boards are 11x17 size. Pawns not included. These boards can be used: • With game cards as a review game to build procedural fluency • In a flash card type activity • In a center or learning station activity for review or practice • For differentiation and intervention as needed by your students All game cards available: Addition & Subtraction 1-digit (120 cards) Decimal Multiplication (40 cards) Multiplication 1-digit (60 cards) Decimal Subtraction (40 cards) Addition & Subtraction 2-digit (110 cards) Multiplying with 10 (40 cards) Multiplication 2-digit (72 cards) Write Number Words (50 cards) Ten More, Ten Less (40 cards) Time (50 cards) Decimal Addition (40 cards) Factors & Multiples (40 cards) Decimal Division (40 cards)
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Secondary Learning Station Game Packet

Secondary Learning Station Game Packet

Four game boards: Math Maneuvers x=What? Tropical Math Practice to Proficiency Game boards are 11x17 size. Pawns not included. These boards can be used: • With game cards as a review game to build procedural fluency • In a flash card type activity • In a center or learning station activity for review or practice • For differentiation and intervention as needed by your students All game cards available: Exponents I & II (80 cards) Integers I & II (80 cards) Order of Operations (40 cards) Rational Exponents (40 cards) Literal Equations (40 cards) Evaluate Expressions (40 cards) Perimeter & Area (40 cards)380-secondary-learning-station-games
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Place value mat to hundreds

Place value mat to hundreds

Place value is the corner stone for building numeracy. Having a base ten mat that shows the verbal – both the place value and the name for the manipulative, the numerical, as well as the pictorial helps students build stronger connections and deepen their understanding as they work with place value. This is a mat for units, rods, and flats. There is also a version sized for legal paper.
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Multiple Representation Match Linear Functions

Multiple Representation Match Linear Functions

One of the primary works of the secondary mathematician is building functional fluency. NCTM describes “representation” as referring to both a process and a product. So mathematical representations include all the different ways that students depict their thinking as well as the processes they use to put their thinking into those forms. Representations have often been taught as an end in and of themselves, most as essential elements in supporting students’ understanding. When students gain access to mathematical representations and the ideas they express they acquire a set of tools that significantly expand their capacity to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena. This activity takes linear functions, with the same domain set, and represents them through verbal, tabular, graphical, symbolic, and set representations. There is also a contextual problem for each for the students to work through. There are six sets of cards, each with 6 representations with facilitation notes. This resource is good for students with Dyslexia and language-based learning deficiencies. We'd like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that!
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 Math Literacy-MS-Sir Cumference and the Off the Charts Dessert

Math Literacy-MS-Sir Cumference and the Off the Charts Dessert

Do trade books have a place in today’s mathematics classroom? Yes! Incorporating literature into the mathematics classroom at any level can increase student engagement, make mathematics come alive and have meaning, and can help to differentiate instruction as well as support ELL/ESL students. Present mathematics in a way that will make mathematics more accessible and understandable for students at all levels. This resource contains seven suggested activities to engage students AS YOU READ, for students to experience BEING A MATHEMATICIAN, and provide authentic OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITING. The suggested activities can be adapted for a large or small group, centers, learning stations and for intervention. This resource is good for students with language-based learning deficiencies. We'd like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that! Book not included.
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Writing About the Red Pyramid

Writing About the Red Pyramid

Writing is one of the parts of language that students are developing. For some students, ESL/ELL for example, what they know about a topic may exceed their ability to communicate it through the written word. Students learn to write by writing. Writing needs to be original thought, not just copying something that someone else wrote. Therefore, it is imperative that opportunities are provided often for students to engage in writing about a variety of content. Students’ writing should make sense and be complete. Writing About offers a collaborative opportunity for small groups of students to work individually first to write about a concept and then to come together and putting their individual work into a paragraph about the topic. A word cloud of The Red Pyramid - The Kane Chronicles- associated words is given as a prompt for words and ideas. Facilitation notes are provided as well as student activity sheet. This is a good activity for struggling students and ESL/ELL who may need some support in writing. This resource is good for children with Dyslexia and language-based learning deficiencies. We'd like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that!
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Using Trade Books in the Secondary CR: Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi

Using Trade Books in the Secondary CR: Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi

Perfect resource for RtI/Intervention, small group instruction, or learning stations. Incorporating literature into the mathematics classroom at any level can increase student engagement, as well as support ELL/ESL students. Contains 15 pages with over 15 assorted activities, A MUST HAVE book for all secondary teachers. Several activity sheets and blackline masters are included as well as tables identifying keywords, topics, and suggested manipulatives. Book not included.
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A Study of the Real Number System

A Study of the Real Number System

The activities in this 20 page packet on A Study of the Real Number system include two application probes, 2 investigations, 7 tasks to probe students deeper into their study of this topic, and several pre-assessment and writing activities that support the development of the language of mathematics. Student activity and investigation sheets are provided as well as teacher facilitation notes. Many of these activities can be extended into the Complex Number System as well.
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Secondary Domino Mathematics Packet

Secondary Domino Mathematics Packet

Dominoes are one of the older and more versatile of manipulatives. Dominoes serve as a concrete representation for many mathematical concepts. The use of dominoes can serve as a bridge for many students to the more abstract understandings that need to be developed. Using dominoes to generate fractions, equations, and expressions engages students in a way that just working on a typical worksheet does not. Also, dominoes can be used to differentiate for diverse student levels as well as diverse problem sets. Having students select dominoes to generate a set of problems provides opportunities for students to thoughtfully think about the components of the problem as they are creating it. This collection of activities for secondary mathematicians offers a variety of experiences using dominoes. Activity pages including unknowns and comparisons, domino equations, and domino ratios are provided. Multiple charts per page are provided as well as blank charts for extensions. The two per page and four per page will fit nicely into the Mathematician’s Notebook. This resource is great for students with dyslexia and language-based learning deficiencies.
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Math Literacy-Intermediate-Grandfather Tangs Story

Math Literacy-Intermediate-Grandfather Tangs Story

Do trade books have a place in today’s mathematics classroom? Yes! Incorporating literature into the mathematics classroom at any level can increase student engagement, make mathematics come alive and have meaning, and can help to differentiate instruction as well as support ELL/ESL students. Present mathematics in a way that will make mathematics more accessible and understandable for students at all levels. This resource contains 17 suggested activities and a "Tangram Bulletin Board" activity to engage students AS YOU READ, for students to experience BEING A MATHEMATICIAN, and provide authentic OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITING. The suggested activities can be adapted for a large or small group, centers, learning stations and for intervention. This resource is good for students with language-based learning deficiencies. We'd like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that! Book not included.
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Math Literacy-HS-Why Pi

Math Literacy-HS-Why Pi

Do trade books have a place in today’s mathematics classroom? Yes! Incorporating literature into the mathematics classroom at any level can increase student engagement, make mathematics come alive and have meaning, and can help to differentiate instruction as well as support ELL/ESL students. Present mathematics in a way that will make mathematics more accessible and understandable for students at all levels. This resource contains seven suggested activities to engage students AS YOU READ, for students to experience BEING A MATHEMATICIAN, and provide authentic OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITING. The suggested activities can be adapted for a large or small group, centers, learning stations and for intervention. This resource is good for students with language-based learning deficiencies. We'd like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that! Book not included.
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Puzzling Patterns

Puzzling Patterns

Mathematics is an art form. It is full of patterns and through the study of these patterns students at all ages discover and develop understandings of the many structures of mathematics. The following brief collection of patterns can be studied by students of all ages. The primary mathematician counts to finish the patterns or builds the nest pattern in the sequence. The secondary mathematician who creates a model to represent the pattern in order to predict any term of the sequence. Students need opportunities to engage with and experience a variety of patterns. One of the Habits of Mind roles is that of a pattern sniffer. (See Habits of Minds Roles Poster.) Patterns are presented in four ways. There are number patterns, dot patterns, toothpick patterns, and even letter patterns. Students can be given the patterns all at once and initially just determine the next element or the next three elements. They can then move to developing models later in the year as the related topics are addressed. For primary students, use them as they fit in with the topics being studied or use them for investigations in learning stations or centers. Students can use number charts and manipulatives as needed.
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Math Maneuvers Game Board for the Secondary Classroom

Math Maneuvers Game Board for the Secondary Classroom

Available secondary game boards: x=What? Math Maneuvers Tropical Math Maneuvers Practice to Proficiency Game boards are 11x17 in size. Pawns not included. Game boards Can be used: • With game cards as a review game to build procedural fluency • In a flash card type activity • In a center or learning station activity for review or practice • For differentiation and intervention as needed by your students Can be used: • With game boards as a review game to build procedural fluency • In a flash card type activity • In a center or learning station activity for review or practice • For differentiation and intervention as needed by your students Secondary game cards available (40 card sets): Exponents I Exponents II Integers I Integers II Order of Operations Rational Exponents Literal Equations Evaluate Expressions Perimeter & Area
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Geometry A Study of Pythagoras

Geometry A Study of Pythagoras

The Pythagorean Theorem is one of the foundational studies in the secondary years. It is one of the mathematical formulas that many people remember from their mathematical journey in school. Even the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz took a stab at the Pythagorean Theorem when he got his diploma. The Pythagorean Theorem, once introduced in middle school, serves as the foundation for the distance formula, the special right triangle ratios, as well as the unit circle in Trigonometry. Typically students are simply given the formula and told to use it. In this study, students investigate and discover the relationships for themselves. A different approach to a proof is offered. It is a dissection proof. Other famous historical proofs are referenced as well, even one from a Unites States President! In this 30+ page packet (plus powerpoint) there are two different literacy connections, opportunities for writing, two different investigations for discovery of the Pythagorean Theorem, a dissection proof, activities for vocabulary, a graphic organizer for students to organize their findings in, several tasks that allow students to think deeper about ideas, and three application probes. Directions for performing the dissection proof on Geometer’s Sketchpad® is included but can be easily adapted for the TI-Nspire®. Centimeter paper, engineering graph paper, and color masters for the dissection proof are also included. A powerpoint for classroom use during the study of this topic is also included. This collection of activities and investigations can be used from middle school through review for Advanced Algebra and Trig.
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Math Literacy-Primary-A Place for Zero

Math Literacy-Primary-A Place for Zero

Do trade books have a place in today’s mathematics classroom? Yes! Incorporating literature into the mathematics classroom at any level can increase student engagement, make mathematics come alive and have meaning, and can help to differentiate instruction as well as support ELL/ESL students. Present mathematics in a way that will make mathematics more accessible and understandable for students at all levels. This resource contains 13 suggested activities to engage students AS YOU READ, for students to experience BEING A MATHEMATICIAN, and provide authentic OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITING. The suggested activities can be adapted for a large or small group, centers, learning stations and for intervention. This resource is good for students with language-based learning deficiencies. We'd like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that! Book not included.
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Teaching Mathematics with Trade Books beginning book list

Teaching Mathematics with Trade Books beginning book list

Do trade books have a place in today’s mathematics classroom? Yes! Incorporating literature into the mathematics classroom at any level can increase student engagement, can make the mathematics being studied come alive for the student as well as have meaning, and can help to differentiate instruction as well as support ELL/ESL students. This is a beginning list of trade books from elementary to high school .Perfect for giving the school librarian or sharing with parents. Check out the Mathematical Literacy Using Trade Books Classroom for your particular grade band. Each eBook contains over 80 assorted activities to engage students AS YOU READ, for students to experience BEING A MATHEMATICIAN, and activities to provide students authentic OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITING. Activities can be adapted for large group, small group, centers, learning stations and for intervention. A MUST HAVE book for all teachers. Several activity sheets and blackline masters are included as well as tables identifying key words, topics, and suggested manipulatives.
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Modular Math Function Level 1 Introduction

Modular Math Function Level 1 Introduction

Working toward functional fluency is a major goal of secondary mathematicians. As students progress through the six levels of Modular Math: Functions they will have opportunities to develop the definition for a function as well as to work with and understand the notation and symbolic representations for various functions. Technology will be incorporated as they investigate both linear functions and quadratic functions. Verbal, one-to-one, onto, and diagrammatic representations of functions will be studied as well as composition. Modular Mathematics is an alternative for students and teachers who would like something different or something additional to support the building of function fluency in secondary mathematicians. This is not your usual collection of notes, thoughts, writing assignments or activities. A student journal template is provided as well as a concept exploration graphic organizer. This resource is good for students with Dyslexia and language-based learning deficiencies. We'd like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that!
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Math Literacy-MS-The King's Chessboard

Math Literacy-MS-The King's Chessboard

Do trade books have a place in today’s mathematics classroom? Yes! Incorporating literature into the mathematics classroom at any level can increase student engagement, make mathematics come alive and have meaning, and can help to differentiate instruction as well as support ELL/ESL students. Present mathematics in a way that will make mathematics more accessible and understandable for students at all levels. This resource contains seven suggested activities and "The King's Chessboard" activity to engage students AS YOU READ, for students to experience BEING A MATHEMATICIAN, and provide authentic OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITING. The suggested activities can be adapted for a large or small group, centers, learning stations and for intervention. This resource is good for students with language-based learning deficiencies. We'd like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that! Book not included.
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Writing, Vocabulary & Literacy in Mathematics: Quadratic Functions

Writing, Vocabulary & Literacy in Mathematics: Quadratic Functions

Students learn mathematics more effectively and more deeply when reading and writing is directed at learning mathematics. (Bossé and Faulconer 2008) This packet includes four activities that target foundational components for developing understandings and building fluency with key mathematical topics: Quadratic Functions. Vocabulary and writing are targeted and facilitation notes are provided to support making mathematics content accessible to all learners. Templates and additional resources are provided. This resource is good for children with Dyslexia and language-based learning deficiencies. We'd like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that!
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Assorted Venn Sets

Assorted Venn Sets

Venn diagrams offer a way to look at relationships between logical sets or mathematical sets. The circles are the sets, the elements are listed in their respective circles, and if there is an overlap, that region signifies the intersection of the sets. Venns can also be nested, when sets are subsets of each other. A variety of Venns have been provided. There are basic, two circle that are configured to be folded and used in The Mathematicians’ Notebook or Journey’s Notebook. There are also three circle Venns and sorting ovals for nested Venns. A Venn mat on legal paper for work with manipulatives is also provided. This resource is useful for students with Dyslexia and language-based learning deficiencies. We'd like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that!
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Math Literacy-Primary-Patterns in Peru

Math Literacy-Primary-Patterns in Peru

Do trade books have a place in today’s mathematics classroom? Yes! Incorporating literature into the mathematics classroom at any level can increase student engagement, make mathematics come alive and have meaning, and can help to differentiate instruction as well as support ELL/ESL students. Present mathematics in a way that will make mathematics more accessible and understandable for students at all levels. This resource contains six suggested activities to engage students AS YOU READ, for students to experience BEING A MATHEMATICIAN, and provide authentic OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITING. The suggested activities can be adapted for a large or small group, centers, learning stations and for intervention. This resource is good for students with language-based learning deficiencies. We'd like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that! Book not included.
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