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I create student-centered curriculum, primarily in maths. I have taught in high poverty public schools, private schools and most recently in gifted programs. I believe in student-centered learning. Students are the inspiration and often designers of their own learning. My curriculum supports students being empowered to think and question.

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I create student-centered curriculum, primarily in maths. I have taught in high poverty public schools, private schools and most recently in gifted programs. I believe in student-centered learning. Students are the inspiration and often designers of their own learning. My curriculum supports students being empowered to think and question.
Solve Absolute Value Equations Math Detective Activity for Google Drive
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Solve Absolute Value Equations Math Detective Activity for Google Drive

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It's time for your students to take on the case of the missing Blarney Stone. Students "travel" around Ireland to solve clues that use absolute value equations Great for practice, review or informal assessment. Excellent for test prep, review or homework! This product includes: - Detective Scenario - Map of locations - Clickable clues with absolute value equation problems - Complete teacher's guide and answer key Digital resources are great for differentiating. These provide a great way for students to work in a 1:1 environment. Easy to assess or for homework. Absolute Value Equations resources include: - Absolute Value Equations Interactive Notebook Foldable - Solve Absolute Value Equations Math Detective Activity - Absolute Value Equations Task Card Activity This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Trigonometry Project Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, Area of Non-Right Triangles
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Trigonometry Project Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, Area of Non-Right Triangles

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Challenge your students to become the surveyors of a new national park in this trigonometry project. Students apply the law of sines, law of cosines, and more to complete the survey. Two options for finishing the project: one includes finding the area of non-right triangles and the other does not require students have learned the concept yet. An engaging addition to your Pre-Calculus curriculum. Student-tested and approved! This resource includes: - Two levels of the project - Color maps for the project - Answer key - Teacher's guide Trigonometry Resources Include: - Trigonometric Functions: Notes, Practice and Card Sort for Trigonometry - Sine, Cosine and Tangent: Practice and Review Activity (Not available elsewhere in the store) - Trigonometric Functions: Architecture Mini-Project for Real-World Trigonometry - Trigonometric Function:Word Problems Practice/Review Activity for Trig Functions - Trigonometric Functions:Practice and Review Activity on Trig - Math Detective - Trigonometric Functions: Cosecant, Secant and Cotangent Practice and Review - Law of Sines: Notes and Practice for Law of Sines (Trigonometry) - Law of Sines: Task Cards for Practice and Review Activity - Law of Cosines: Notes and Practice on the Law of Cosines - Trigonometry: Law of Cosines Coded Message activity for law of cosine - Trigonometry:Angles of Depression and Elevation- Notes and Practice - Trigonometric Functions:Mixed Practice and Review of Trigonometric Functions This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Marco Polo and the Silk Road Mapping a journey
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Marco Polo and the Silk Road Mapping a journey

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Students travel on the Silk Road to explore the known and unknown world of the 13th century. This lesson, the second in a full unit on the Silk Road, includes geography skills and writing. It appeals to visual and kinesthetic learners with its variety of activities. Students practice map skills, make medallions that represent those that Kublai Khan had travelers carry for safe passage, and develop their own maps and creatures that might exist in the unknown world similar to the beliefs of the 13th century Italians. This teacher's guide includes: -Complete teacher’s guide for 1 90 minute lesson or 2 45 minute lessons -All student handouts -A complete list of materials SAVE as part of the World History Middle School Resource Bundle Medieval Europe Resources Include: - The Middle Ages Heraldry Station Activity - Silk Road: Student-centered unit project for Middle Ages or China Study - The Middle Ages Interactive Notebook Pages - The Middle Ages On the Silk Road Shadow Puppets from Indonesia Collaborative Activity - On the Silk Road - a simulation in barter and Trade - The Middle Ages Mapping Marco Polo's Journey on the Silk Road This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Greatest Common Factor: GCF/LCM Word Problems Task Card Activities (6.NS.B.4)
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Greatest Common Factor: GCF/LCM Word Problems Task Card Activities (6.NS.B.4)

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GCF and LCM: Greatest Common Factor and Least common multiple Word Problems Practice and Review is a great way to practice and assess students’ ability to find the greatest common factor and least common multiples in word problems. Skip the worksheet...but still get the practice. One set of cards has word problems with GCF and LCM. The other set of cards has solutions. Students match the greatest common factor and least common multiple problem to the solution. These questions review common core concept: 6.NS.B.4 Multiple ways to use: - Set up at a math-center with other GCF and LCM activities - Host a GCF and LCM scavenger hunt - Play a whole class game of GCF and LCM matching - Play the classic game of concentration using GCF and LCM cards. A great addition to your 6th grade math review and practice and for differentiation. Intermix with other GCF and LCM activities for a deeper understanding. Included in this ready to use set of cards: - Teacher directions for multiple ways to use - 12 problem cards and 12 matching solution cards - A student answer sheet - A complete answer key This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives. Other 6th grade math practice and review topics available: - GCF and LCM Word Problems - Unit Rates: Ratios and Expressions Unit Rate Practice And Review (6.RP.2.A.) - Division: Division Word Problems Practice and Review (6.NS.B.2.) - Decimals: Word problems with addition and subtraction of Decimals (6.NS.B.3) - Ratios: Equivalent Ratios Practice and review using tables (6.RP.A.3A) - Ratios: Ratio Word Problem Challengers - INTEGERS: Positive/Negative Integer Word Problems Practice and Review (6.NS.C.5) - Ratios: Equivalent Ratios Practice and review (6.RP.A.3A.AA.4) - INTEGERS: +/- Integers on a Number line Practice and Review (6.NS.C.6) - Decimals: Addition and subtraction of Decimals Practice and Review (6.NS.B.3) - Cartesian Coordinates Practice and Review (CCSS.6.NS.C) - Fractions: Fraction Multiplying and Dividing Word Problems (6.NS.A.1)) - Fractions: Fraction Multiplying and Dividing (6.NS.A.1) - Division: 2- and 3- digit divisors Practice and Review (6.NS.B.2.) - Inequalities: Write an inequality from a number line (6.NS.C.7) - Variables: Write variable expressions word problems practice/review(6.EE.A.2)
Fractions and Mixed Numbers: Fraction Division Practice and Review Puzzle Activity
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Fractions and Mixed Numbers: Fraction Division Practice and Review Puzzle Activity

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Fractions and Mixed Numbers: Division Practice and Review Puzzle Activity is a good way for students new to practice dividing fractions and mixed numbers. Students find the matching solutions to create a puzzle. There are 30+ practice problems included. Great for partners, small groups and at activity centers. Dividing Mixed Numbers and Fractions are part of common core standard: 6.NS.1.A. This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Back to School (FREE): Get to Know Each Other Activity for Back To School
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Back to School (FREE): Get to Know Each Other Activity for Back To School

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This is a deceptively simple and insightful game to play with your students at the beginning of the school year. I have played with students from middle schoolers all the way through doctoral students. Every time the game is: • Interesting • Insightful • Community building • Fun All you need is 3 post-it notes per player and a positive attitude.
Logic Puzzles: FREE logic puzzle
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Logic Puzzles: FREE logic puzzle

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Logic Puzzles: FREE logic puzzle sampler is a ready to use logic problem for your class. Great for math centers, time fillers or bell ringers. For more logic puzzles check out: - May Logic Puzzles - Fall Logic Puzzles - Winter Logic Puzzles - Spring Logic Puzzles - April Logic Puzzles This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Middle School Math Puzzles (FREE) - SAMPLE
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Middle School Math Puzzles (FREE) - SAMPLE

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Secondary Math Puzzlers is a set of 8 math problems great for bell-ringers, time-fillers, and challenge. The problems do not require a given set of prior knowledge and multiple problem solving techniques can be used to solve them. These problems can be posted at the beginning of class, placed in math centers, posted as a puzzler of the week, or given to students who finish early. Excellent for differentiation and engaging student interest in problem solving. For more brain teasers, check out the Fall Puzzlers for Secondary Math. or grab a full year of puzzlers. If you like these, you may like the large set of practice and review sets or math projects available from Education with DocRunning.
Unit Circle Inquiry and Project
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Unit Circle Inquiry and Project

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Make study of the Unit Circle meaningful with this inquiry project. . Students do not just memorize the unit circle, they deduce how it is created. Students derive the points on the unit circle as well as discover the true Students complete a table of the relationships within a unit circle, an essential reference tool for Pre-Calculus. There are 2 complete options for this project: - Option A for interactive notebooks. - Option B (p. 10-12) for posterboard or other presentation format. This resource includes: - Student handouts for project - Two level of options for differentiation - Two sets of circle templates - Teacher directions - Example Student benefits of learning the unit circle through inquiry: - visualize why trig functions are what they are - find ratios - stop memorizing - help for finding Pythagorean identities Trigonometry Resources Include: - Trigonometric Functions: Notes, Practice and Card Sort for Trigonometry - Sine, Cosine and Tangent: Practice and Review Activity (Not available elsewhere in the store) - Trigonometric Functions: Architecture Mini-Project for Real-World Trigonometry - Trigonometric Function:Word Problems Practice/Review Activity for Trig Functions - Trigonometric Functions:Practice and Review Activity on Trig - Math Detective - Trigonometric Functions: Cosecant, Secant and Cotangent Practice and Review - Law of Sines: Notes and Practice for Law of Sines (Trigonometry) - Law of Sines: Task Cards for Practice and Review Activity - Law of Cosines: Notes and Practice on the Law of Cosines - Trigonometry: Law of Cosines Coded Message activity for law of cosine - Trigonometry:Angles of Depression and Elevation- Notes and Practice - Trigonometric Functions:Mixed Practice and Review of Trigonometric Functions This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Carnival Game Project for Theoretical Experimental and Geometric Probability
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Carnival Game Project for Theoretical Experimental and Geometric Probability

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This probability game project has students apply their understanding of theoretical, experimental and geometric probability through the design and testing of carnival games. This resource includes - Teacher's Guide for 4-part project - Student guide - Project Rubric Related bundles include: - Algebra 2 Mega Teacher Resource Bundle which includes my entire library of Algebra 2 resources/units - Algebra 2 Probability Unit Bundle This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Probability of independent and dependent events Paper Chain Activity
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Probability of independent and dependent events Paper Chain Activity

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Engage students at centers or in partners with this Probability Paper Chain Activity. Students solve probability questions involving independent and dependent events to find solutions. One link which leads to the answer on the next link. My students LOVE this activity. A great addition to your middle school math curriculum and for differentiation. Also available in money-saving bundle of Paper Chain Activities for 7th grade math concepts. This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not permitted to be shared with colleagues or by an entire subject or grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Cartesian Coordinates: Map Distances and Coordinates Mini-Project
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Cartesian Coordinates: Map Distances and Coordinates Mini-Project

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Cartesian Coordinates: Map Distances and Coordinates Mini-Project is a mini-adventure that applies Cartesian map distances. Students first “travel” with their pirate companion. Students determine the path they will take, record distances and “sights” as they travel building a travel log. Students then create their own adventure and map. A big hit with students! Multiple ways to use: - Set up at a math-center with other cartesian coordinate and map distance activities - Differentiate by providing to individual students - Use as an assessment. How well do students understand how to identify coordinates on a Cartesian system and use these coordinates to determine distances? For extra practice and assessment, you can have students use task cards for a scavenger hunt such as: - Cartesian Coordinates: Practice and Review and - Cartesian Coordinates: Find the Distance A great addition to your middle school math curriculum and for differentiation. This guide includes: - Teacher guide - Student handouts for engaging in activity - Student handouts for creating their own adventure Also available in a $$ saving Cartesian Coordinate Bundle of Notes, Practice and Project This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Quadratic Function Real World Project to Design a Roller Coaster
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Quadratic Function Real World Project to Design a Roller Coaster

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The Roller Coaster Design Project applies quadratic functions to the real-world. Students explore the time and distance required for an actual roller coaster to fall from hits tallest hill. Students use this first activity as a guide for designing their own rollercoaster. Use this project as part of a quadratic function unit. This resource includes:. - Teacher guidelines - Student pages for two-part project - Answer key - Samples of student work This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Expanding and Condensing Logarithms Puzzle Activity Mixed Review
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Expanding and Condensing Logarithms Puzzle Activity Mixed Review

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"Great activity to reinforce the forms of logs!!" - says a buyer. In this ready-to-use logarithms puzzle activity, students practice condensing and expanding logarithms and converting between logarithmic and exponential forms. Students find the matching forms to create a puzzle. There are 30+ practice problems included. Logarithms are part of common core standard: HSF.LE.A.4. Great to use after Logarithms: Notes and Practice to Introduce Logarithms and Logarithms: Expand and condense logarithmic expressions notes and practice NOTE: This product was updated 3/17/16. Logarithm Resources Include: - Logarithm Paper Chain Activity - Expand and Condense Logarithmic Expressions Interactive Notebook - Expand and Condense Logarithmic Expressions Task Card Activity - Introduction to Logarithms Interactive Notebook - Logarithm Puzzle Activity - Exponential Functions in the Real World - Compound Interest - Compound Interest Real World Applications - College Loans Project This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Venn Diagram Word Problems Task Card Activity
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Venn Diagram Word Problems Task Card Activity

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Task cards are fantastic for scavenger hunts, races and differentiation. This ready-to-set use set of task cards focuses on word problems that use venn diagrams as a problem-solving technique. Skip the worksheet…but still get the practice. One set of cards has word problems. The other set has solutions to match. This set includes: - regular-sized task cards - notebook-sized task cards for interactive notebooks - a student response sheet and - an answer key. These questions review part of common core concept: 7.EE.B.3. Good to use along with Elapsed Time Word Problems to practice different types of world problems. A great addition to your middle school math curriculum. This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level or subject, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Word Problem - Elapsed Time Word Problems Task Card Activity
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Word Problem - Elapsed Time Word Problems Task Card Activity

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Task cards are fantastic for scavenger hunts, races and differentiation. This ready-to-set use set of task cards focuses on elapsed time word problems as a problem-solving technique. Skip the worksheet…but still get the practice. One set of cards has word problems. The other set has solutions to match. This set includes: - regular-sized task cards - notebook-sized task cards for interactive notebooks - a student response sheet and - an answer key. These questions review part of common core concept: 7.EE.B.3. A great addition to your middle school math curriculum and for differentiation. This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level or subject, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives. Included in this ready to use set of cards: - Teacher directions for multiple ways to use - 12 problem cards and 12 matching solution cards (large and notebook size) - A student answer sheet - A complete answer key
Protractor and circles: Using protractors inquiry w/art! Great for enrichment!
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Protractor and circles: Using protractors inquiry w/art! Great for enrichment!

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Protractor and circles: Art and Mathematics with Frank Stella is cross-curricular, hands-on exploration of the geometric work of Frank Stella. Students not only learn the life and work of a Frank Stella but see how protractors can be used to cross over into creative expression. Art and Mathematics: Frank Stella is a complete lesson plan for introducing students to Frank Stella and minimalist art and for playing with geometric concepts. This is hands-on learning at its best! This lesson is a welcome addition to both art and mathematics classrooms. Use it with other math and art lessons to build your art/math gallery and even host your own art show! Use independently or SAVE as part of one of the math bundles: - 5th/6th Grade Math Project Bundle: 5 projects, common core aligned projects to practice area, ratio, circles, and more. - Ultimate Math Art Bundle: Tessellations, Fibonacci, Linear Equations and more This detailed workbook includes: ● Complete teacher’s guide for a 50 – 60 minute lesson ● Student handouts on Frank Stella’s art and activity directions ● A ready-to-use presentation on Frank Stella’s art ● A complete materials list ● Sample of student work Skills Developed in this lesson: ● Students will identify key themes in Frank Stella’s artwork. ● Students will apply the knowledge of key themes to their own art creation. ● Students will become familiar with geometric tools including protractors, rulers and triangles. This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Linear Equations System of Equations: Cost of College Project
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Linear Equations System of Equations: Cost of College Project

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Linear Equations and System of Equations: Cost of College Mini-Project uses linear equations and systems of equations to examine the cost of college and to compare different colleges. This is real-world application of math. Students examine how college costs vary and the role of grants in cutting these costs. Great to get students thinking about and researching colleges now! Included in this ready to use project: - Teacher directions - Student handouts Also available as part of Systems of Equations: Teacher Resource Bundle of Notes Practice, and Projects For more college related math projects, you might like Compound Interest: College Loans Mini Project This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Elizabethan Era: Illustrated Timeline (Shakespeare in context)
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Elizabethan Era: Illustrated Timeline (Shakespeare in context)

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Engage students visually with an illustrated timeline project. Students are given an event or individual related to the Elizabethan Era. Students work individually or in groups to research the event. The students write a short paragraph about the event and provide an illustration related to the event. Perfect for social studies classes or providing context when teaching Shakespeare. As you go through the year, students will make connections as they see how events overlap. For example while the Scientific Revolution. Renaissance, and Age of Discovery are often taught separately, they overlap significantly. Students can see clearly how while schools of thought were changing on land, new discoveries were being made in science and around the world. Illustrated timeline cards are versatile. Students can work on cards in class, as an extension, or at an activity center. The timeline cards are just one more way to provide easy differentiation within your classroom. This detailed guide includes:  Complete teacher’s guide for a 90 minute lesson  Student handouts including directions and blank timeline cards + directions for engaging timeline game with their own cards as the pieces.  35+ topics for inclusion in the timeline  A complete list of materials This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Logic Puzzles - March themed logic puzzles
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Logic Puzzles - March themed logic puzzles

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Logic puzzles are great for bell-ringers, time fillers and challenge. This set of 4 March-themed logic problems is great for your middle school math and secondary math students. Keep even your brightest students challenged. Included in this guide - 4 March-themed logic problems of medium level - Answer Key - Great for math centers, time fillers, or bell-ringers. - Note: the logic puzzles may require more than one review of the clues. Love Logic Puzzles? Grab more logic puzzles below or choose from 2 logic puzzle bundles: - September Logic Puzzles - May Logic Puzzles - Summer Logic Puzzles - Fall Logic Puzzles - Winter Logic Puzzles - Spring Logic Puzzles - Logic for the Seasons Bundle - A Year of Logic Bundle (10 months of logic puzzles) This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.