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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.
Decimals: Word Problems Multiplication and Division Task Cards
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Decimals: Word Problems Multiplication and Division Task Cards

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ask cards are fantastic for scavenger hunts, races and differentiation. This ready-to-set use set of task cards focuses on word problems that involve multiplication and division of decimals. Skip the worksheet…but still get the practice. One set of cards has word problems. The other set of cards 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 common core concept: 7.NS.A.3. A great addition to your middle school math curriculum and for differentiation. Great to use after - Decimals: Multiplication and Division of Decimals Notes and Practice and with - Decimals: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Practice and Review (6.NS.B.3) scavenger hunt task cards , - Decimals: addition and subtraction practice, and - Decimals: Monster Ice Cream Parlor Project-Based Learning Save with the All about Decimals bundle of notes, practice and projects. 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.
Functions: Introduction to Functions notes and card sort
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Functions: Introduction to Functions notes and card sort

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Functions: Introduction to Functions Notes and Card Sort is a set of guided notes on functions for interactive notebooks. Students use the guided notes to learn about functions. Students apply their understanding of functions in a card sort activity on what is and what is not a function. These notebook pages focus on part of common core standard: 8.F.B.5. & HSF- IF.A.1. Great to use after the first activity in: - Functions: Introduction, Inverse and Transformations Inquiry Activities SAVE by purchasing as part of a All About Functions bundle: Introduction to functions, inverse functions, transformations and operations 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.
Exponential Function:Notes/Practice Problems for compound interest
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Exponential Function:Notes/Practice Problems for compound interest

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Compound Interest: Exponential Function Notes and Practice Problems for Notebooks is a set of notes and practice for calculating compound interest using exponential functions. This product is intended for students familiar with the concept of compound interest. This product provides notes and practice for compound interest using exponential equations. Great for application of natural logarithms. These notebook pages focus on part of common core standard: HSF.LEA.1.C. NOTE:An introduction to the concept of compound interest, inquiry activity and notes are available here After these notes, students can practice their skills with the Compound Interest: College Loans Mini-Project A great addition to your Algebra 2 review and practice and for differentiation. Intermix with other exponential equation activities such as exponential growth and decay for a deeper understanding. 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.
Solving Quadratic Inequalities Quest Activity
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Solving Quadratic Inequalities Quest Activity

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Engage students in solving Quadratic Inequalities with this mixed review activity. Students embark on a quest to find the missing dragon's egg. Students must solve quadratic inequality problems in order to fulfill the quest. Great for practice, review, and informal assessment. If your students like the math detectives, they will love the quest! Factorising and Quadratics resources include: - Factorising Quadratic Expressions: Notes and Practice for Interactive Notebooks - Factorising Quadratics - task cards for scavenger hunt - The Quadratic Formula: Notes and Practice for Interactive Notebooks - Factorising Quadratic Expressions: Practice and Review Puzzle Activity - Quadratic Equations: Using the Quadratic Formula Interactive Notebook - Quadratic Equations: Mixed Practice and Review Quadratic Quest - Area, Scale, Quadratic Equation: Algebra Garden Design Project - Quadratic Equation: Word Problems Interactive Notebooks - Completing the Square: Notes and Practice for Interactive Notebooks - Completing the Square: Practice and Review 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Write an equation from a word problem Interactive Notebook Pages
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Write an equation from a word problem Interactive Notebook Pages

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Write an equation from a word problem: Notes & Practice is a set of step-by-step directions to writing an equation from a word problem for interactive notebooks. Students cut out and glue the pages into the notebook and then copy the notes on approaching word problems. Students then practice these steps with word problems provided in this guide. These notebook pages address part of common core standard: 8.EE.C.7.b. and HSA.CED.A.1. This activity works well with Linear Equations: Introduction to Linear Equations Notes and Card Sort for INBs and Write a Linear Equation from a Table Notes and Practice (8.F.A.2.) 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.
American Revolution: People of the American Revolution Station Activities
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American Revolution: People of the American Revolution Station Activities

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American Revolution: Figures of the American Revolution Station Activity is an inquiry-based lesson into figures of the American Revolution. Students use informational text to be introduced to 12 figures who lived during revolutionary times. Students create Who’s Who cards and arrange according to sides of the revolution. An extension for a game to practice the information is included. Save $$ by purchasing as part of the American Revolution Teacher Resource Bundle Other American Revolution Resources include: -American Revolution: Interactive Notebook Timeline Activity -American Revolution: Stamp Act, Sugar Act, and More Station Activities -American Revolution: Student-Centered Unit Project - American Revolution: Figures of the American Revolution Station Activities - American Revolution: Illustrated Timeline - American Revolution: Road to Revolution Group Project - American Revolution: Gallery Walk of the Battles of the Revolution - American Revolution: What's the Question Bell Ringers - The Articles of the Confederation: Notes and Activities - Bill of Rights: Student Created Gallery Walk - American Revolution Interactive Notebook Pages (coming no later than August 31, 2016). 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.
Solve Logarithmic Equations Digital Math Detective Activity for Google Drive
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Solve Logarithmic Equations Digital Math Detective Activity for Google Drive

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Are your students ready to solve the case? To solve the mystery, students will need to be able to solve logarithmic equations. Students follow clues that take them around Europe, written and visual, to solve a mystery. This digital mystery is great for differentiation. This resource includes: - Detective Scenario - European map of locations - Clickable clues with location information and logarithmic 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. If you like the math detectives, find more math detective, quests and adventures here. 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.
Logarithms: Mixed Review of Logarithms Puzzle Activity
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Logarithms: Mixed Review of Logarithms Puzzle Activity

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ogarithms: Mixed Review of Logarithms Puzzle Activity is a good way for students new to logarithms to practice converting between condensing and expanding logarithms and 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. 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.
Elementary Art: Color and Circles with  Kandinsky
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Elementary Art: Color and Circles with Kandinsky

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Explore color with your art students through these engaging activities. Circles with Kandinsky is a student-centered project in which students are first introduced to the exploration of Kandinsky’s shape and color studies and then generate their own designs. Students are introduced to the artwork of Wassily Kandinsky and reflect on the artwork and the artist’s life. Students are given three ways to explore Kandinsky’s work and an optional 4th open-ended art project. Students create and share their designs in a gallery artwork. So much more than the kindergarten style designs, these Kandinsky-inspired projects connect art history, color theory, and student innovation. Use in an art classroom or in a cross-curricular connection with Language Arts. This student-tested and approved activity is a great project all year long or for a fun end of year project! This detailed guide includes: - Complete teacher’s guide for 2-3 45-minute lessons - 9 pages of ready-to-use Student Handouts - A complete list of materials - A presentation on the color study and geometric work of Wassily Kandinsky and accompanying informational text Objectives: - Students will learn about Kandinsky’s exploration of shape and color. - Students will create their own circle designs inspired by Kandinsky. - Students will explore the effect of different colors with each other. 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: September Logic Puzzles (Great for Fall or Autumn)
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Logic Puzzles: September Logic Puzzles (Great for Fall or Autumn)

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Logic Puzzles: September Logic Puzzles (Great for Fall or Autumn) is a set of 4 September-themed logic problems great for bell-ringers, time-fillers, and challenge. Great for your middle school math and secondary math students. Keep even your brightest students challenged. Included in this guide - 4 September-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. Additional logic puzzles of interest include: - May Logic Puzzles - Fall Logic Puzzles - Winter Logic Puzzles - Spring 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.