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Making Math Meaningful

I absolutely love teaching and making learning meaningful, fun, challenging, yet attainable to all students. My experience includes working with gifted students, ELL students, special education students, as well as regular education students. I have worked with students of poverty and students with many resources available. My students are always in the higher achievement and higher growth category. My classroom has differentiated activities going on regularly and cooperative learning daily.

I absolutely love teaching and making learning meaningful, fun, challenging, yet attainable to all students. My experience includes working with gifted students, ELL students, special education students, as well as regular education students. I have worked with students of poverty and students with many resources available. My students are always in the higher achievement and higher growth category. My classroom has differentiated activities going on regularly and cooperative learning daily.
Clue Words Chart
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Clue Words Chart

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This is a chart that will allow the students to know exactly which clue words are commonly used in algebra and which operation matches those clue words. It is very easy to understand this chart, and it is extremely helpful when teaching translating verbal phrases into algebraic expressions. This is also helpful in lower grades when teaching translating a word problem into a math sentence in order to solve the word problem.
Data and Inferences Task Cards - 7th Grade Common Core
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Data and Inferences Task Cards - 7th Grade Common Core

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This is a set of 36 task cards covering 7th grade common core math concepts involving inferences and data. In the set, there are computation problems, conceptual problems, and problem solving problems. My students love this alternative way of practicing and discussing math. It leads to some very rich discussions! MCC7.SP.1, MCC7.SP.2
Paycheck Percentages
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Paycheck Percentages

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This is a great lesson that incorporates percentage calculations into the real world at the same time as motivating students to study and do well in order to make a good life for themselves. This pdf can be used on your smartboard to guide students through the lesson or put on your website as a self guided lesson. Also included is a student handout. My students LOVE this lesson and really have a rich discussion about economics, government, college, budget, and their future. Our lesson was Where do my Tax Dollars Go? I pulled up the wasteful government spending report to go along with a power point I made for that lesson! It was very eye opening! MCC7.RP.A.3 MCC7.RP.A.3
Math Rap Project
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Math Rap Project

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My students LOVE this project. They get to show their creativity through song and dance. They also video their group performing their rap and share it with the class! Included: Task Page Tips and Example Links Integer Rules and Songs Rubric
Clue Words Posters
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Clue Words Posters

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This is a pdf that contains all four operations as well as equals and switch the order words. The words are inside the shape of the symbol that they go along with. Print these out and put them up in your classroom for the students to look at throughout the year to help them solve word problems and write algebraic expressions and equations.
Clue Words Flash Cards
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Clue Words Flash Cards

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This is a matching card game that will allow students to practice identifying which operation the given clue word represents. This is very helpful in writing algebraic expressions and equations. My kids love this!
Find the Error Activities for the Year!  - 7th Grade Common Core
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Find the Error Activities for the Year! - 7th Grade Common Core

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This is a pdf of all of my 7th grade Find the Error activities. In these activities, students are asked to analyze problems that have been answered incorrectly, find the mistake, and work the problem correctly. By analyzing work, students are acquiring a much deeper understanding of the concept. In my classroom, I have the students complete the activity individually and then discuss their solutions with their group. If there is an inconsistency in the group solutions, they look at the answer key that I have provided in a folder on their table. I go from group to group listening to the rich discussions and helping as needed. Included in this bundle: Integer Operations Operations with Rational Numbers Writing Algebraic Expressions Simplifying Expressions Solving Equations Solving Inequalities Proportional Reasoning Percent Applications Data and Graphs Geometry Probability
Warm Ups for the Year! - 7th Grade Common Core Power Point
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Warm Ups for the Year! - 7th Grade Common Core Power Point

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This is a power point of all of my 7th grade math common core aligned warm ups for the year. These warm ups could also be used as homework assignments, ticket out the door closing activity, math centers, or task cards. Each warm up has from two to ten questions. There are 171 different warm ups. Warm Ups are divided into domains as follows: 31 Operations with Rational Numbers 39 Expressions and Equations 25 Ratios and Proportional Relationships 20 Data 36 Geometry 20 Probability
Probability Task Cards - 7th Grade Common Core
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Probability Task Cards - 7th Grade Common Core

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This is a set of 36 task cards covering 7th grade common core math concepts involving probability. In the set, there are computation problems, conceptual problems, and problem solving problems. My students love this alternative way of practicing and discussing math. It leads to some very rich discussions! MCC7.SP.5, MCC7.SP.6, MCC7.SP.7, MCC7.SP.8
Rational Number Operations Task Cards - 7th Grade Common Core
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Rational Number Operations Task Cards - 7th Grade Common Core

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This is a set of 40 task cards covering 7th grade common core math concepts involving operations with rational numbers. In the set, there are computation problems, conceptual problems, and problem solving problems. My students love this alternative way of practicing and discussing math. It leads to some very rich discussions!
Geometry Task Cards - 7th Grade Common Core
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Geometry Task Cards - 7th Grade Common Core

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This is a set of 36 task cards covering 7th grade common core math concepts involving geometry. In the set, there are computation problems, conceptual problems, and problem solving problems. My students love this alternative way of practicing and discussing math. It leads to some very rich discussions! MCC7.G.2, MCC7.G.3, MCC7.G.4, MCC7.G.5, MCC7.G.6
Where do my Tax Dollars Go?  - An activity on government spending and the national debt
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Where do my Tax Dollars Go? - An activity on government spending and the national debt

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This is a follow up activity did after "Paycheck Percentages". In this activity, groups analyzed and discussed graphs and compared government spending in many areas. They then looked at wasteful government spending, included. Each group created an infographic on the most outrageous and wasteful spending by the government that was included in the booklet linked in this document. (The group members voted on what they felt was the most outrageous.) Infographics were shared and explained to the class by groups and then posted for everyone to see. MCC7.RP.A.3
Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities Task Cards - 7th Grade Common Core
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Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities Task Cards - 7th Grade Common Core

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This is a set of 36 task cards covering 7th grade common core math concepts involving expressions, equations, and inequalities. In the set, there are computation problems, conceptual problems, and problem solving problems. My students love this alternative way of practicing and discussing math. It leads to some very rich discussions! MCC7.EE.1, MCC7.EE.2, MCC7.EE.3, MCC7.EE.4
Warm Ups for the Year! - 7th Grade Common Core  PDF
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Warm Ups for the Year! - 7th Grade Common Core PDF

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This is a PDF of all of my 7th grade math common core aligned warm ups for the year. These warm ups could also be used as homework assignments, ticket out the door closing activities, math centers, or task cards. Each warm up has from two to ten questions. There are 171 different warm ups. Warm Ups are divided into domains as follows: 31 Operations with Rational Numbers 39 Expressions and Equations 25 Ratios and Proportional Relationships 20 Data 36 Geometry 20 Probability