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I like an active classroom where everyone is busy. If you stop in one day it will look like chaos, but it is a carefully orchestrated chaos that cleverly disguises all the learning that we are doing. I use a lot of activities -- and keep the kids moving. Research says that if anyone sits for more than 15 minutes, their brain disengages and learning is not happening. So I design a lot of activities to get kids moving, talking, thinking and participating.

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I like an active classroom where everyone is busy. If you stop in one day it will look like chaos, but it is a carefully orchestrated chaos that cleverly disguises all the learning that we are doing. I use a lot of activities -- and keep the kids moving. Research says that if anyone sits for more than 15 minutes, their brain disengages and learning is not happening. So I design a lot of activities to get kids moving, talking, thinking and participating.
Integer and Decimal Number Pyramid
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Integer and Decimal Number Pyramid

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Students practice adding and subtracting integers and decimals in these pyramids. There are 6 different pyramids in total--3 with integers and 3 with decimals, with different levels of skill and/or logic needed to solve. In level 1 students have the entire bottom level of the pyramid filled in and need to add the 2 adjacent blocks to get the sum which is placed on the block on top of it. In level 2, students have the block on the left side completed and need to scale up and down to complete the entire pyramid. In the most challenging level, students have scattered blocks and use their logic skills to fill in the missing blocks.
Area of Sectors Matching Card Set
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Area of Sectors Matching Card Set

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Students practice finding the area of sectors of circles in this matching activity to use in a variety of ways. Cut apart and use for a single student or pair of students. The set includes 18 pairs of cards, one side with the diagram of a circle with radius and sector angle indicated and the other side with the calculated area. You can also use these cards as a ticket in the door or ticket out the door. Additional uses for these cards are explained in the directions or download my free resource.
Surface Area of Cylinders Matching Card Set
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Surface Area of Cylinders Matching Card Set

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Students practice finding the surface area of cylinders in this matching activity. Half of the 18 cards have a picture of a cylinderwith either the radius or diameter and height indicated. The other half have the surface area. Cut apart and use for a single student or pair of students. You can use to pair up students for other activities. You can also use these cards as a ticket in the door or ticket out the door. Additional uses for these cards are explained in the directions or download my free resource.
Area of Parallelograms Matching Card Set
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Area of Parallelograms Matching Card Set

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Students practice finding the area of parallelograms in this matching activity to use in a variety of ways. Cut apart and use for a single student or pair of students. The set includes 18 pairs of cards, one side with the diagram of the parallelogram and the other side with the calculated area. You can also use these cards as a ticket in the door or ticket out the door. Additional uses for these cards are explained in the directions or download my free resource.
Arc Length Matching Card Set
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Arc Length Matching Card Set

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Students practice finding the arc length of circles in this matching activity to use in a variety of ways. Cut apart and use for a single student or pair of students. The set includes 1 decks of 18 pairs of matching cards. Half of the cards has a picture of a circle with the arc defined and the other half has the length of that arc. You can use to pair up students for other activities. You can also use these cards as a ticket in the door or ticket out the door. Additional uses for these cards are explained in the directions or download my free resource.
Multiplying and Dividing Decimals Puzzle Set
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Multiplying and Dividing Decimals Puzzle Set

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Students practice multiplying decimals in two of these puzzles and dividing decimals in the other two puzzles. Set includes 4 different puzzles with 2 different levels of difficulty for students to practice multiplying and dividing decimals. Answer Keys are included for all. In the simpler level, the outside edges are blank, so if students are having difficulty, have them arrange the pieces so the blank sides are on the outside. In the more challenging level, the edges have additional problems/answers in the border to make solving a little more difficult. Puzzles finish at about 9 inches square and can be taped/glued to card stock or poster paper and make a lovely bulletin board display. You can use the puzzles on different days, at stations or give the struggling students the simpler variation while more advanced students get level 2 puzzles.
Similar Triangles Partner Practice
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Similar Triangles Partner Practice

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Practice finding side lengths of similar triangles with 2 different pairs of collaborative worksheets for students. Pairs of students complete different worksheets of 8 problems each that have the same answers. Great activity for students to check their work, and promote problem solving skills. ⭐Use on one day for different levels of learners in the classroom or different days. You can also use as homework checks using one of the versions and follow up with the matching version the next day to have students check their homework answers. Also included are 6 different exit tickets to assess student understanding. Use different versions on the same day, on subsequent days or as warm ups. ⭐Answer keys for all are also included.
Equations of Circles Matching Card Set
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Equations of Circles Matching Card Set

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Students write equations of circles given the center and radius in this matching card activity. One half of the 18 pairs of matching cards has a center of a circle and the radius and the other half has the equations of circles. Students work individually, in pairs or small groups to match the cards. You can also use the activity as a warm up, competition, ticket in the door or out the door or in one of the other activities described in my free resource.
Equations of Circles Matching Card Set
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Equations of Circles Matching Card Set

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Set includes 20 pairs of matching cards, half with the graph of a circle and the other half has the equation of the graphed circle. Students practice identifying graphs of equations. Cut out cards and laminate for reuse if desired, or have students use individual cards to create posters/displays. Great for individual practice, pairs, small groups. Can use as an exit ticket, warm ups or stations activity. Additional uses for matching cards are included in my free resource.
Exponent Rules Puzzle Set
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Exponent Rules Puzzle Set

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Students practice rules of exponents in these 5 puzzles of 3 different levels of difficulty. Each puzzle has 16 pieces, finishes at nearly 9 inches square and highlights one of the different rules of exponents. Answer keys are included for each. In the 2 basic level puzzle, the outside edges are blank, so if students are having difficulty, have them arrange the pieces so the blank sides are on the outside and turn the center letters toward the student. In the more challenging level, 2 of the puzzles have edges with additional problems/answers in the border to make solving a little more difficult. I always have the students start by pairing up matching squares instead of attempting to put the entire puzzle together at once. The fifth puzzle is very challenging. It has the distractor problems/answers on the borders as well as very challenging exponent problems. This finishes to a larger size to accommodate those larger problems. Puzzles can be taped or glued to card stock or scrap paper. Makes a wonderful display on your bulletin board.
Exponent Rules Bongo
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Exponent Rules Bongo

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Students practice applying the rules of exponents with these 2 decks of cards. There are 2 complete decks each containing 96 cards. In each deck 48 cards have algebraic expressions using different rules of exponents and 48 cards with simplified answers. Deck 2 is a little more challenging, allowing teachers to differentiate in the classroom between struggling and more advanced students. Answer keys are included for both decks. Bongo is a bingo type game played with decks of cards. It is a great activity for groups of 2-6 students. Cards are with problems or answers (but not both) are shuffled and each student is dealt 6 cards. Players turn their cards face up in front of them. Then the other deck is used to turn up one card at a time. If the student has a match, they turn it face down. When all cards are turned face down, yell BONGO. This purchase is for one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. You may not upload this resource to the internet in any form. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote at bluemountainmath@gmail.com
Quadratic Standard Form vs Vertex Form Domino Set
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Quadratic Standard Form vs Vertex Form Domino Set

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Students practice converting between Quadratic standard form and vertex form by playing a lively game of dominoes. 4 complete sets included: sets of 8, 12, 16, and 24, with answer keys. Smaller sets are perfect for partner play while larger sets can be used for small groups. Students shuffle the pieces face down and divide the pieces evenly (in a set of 12, 2 players would each have 6 dominoes). The player with "Start" goes first and then each player works the problems in their hand to see which player would match the played domino. Play continues until one player is out of dominoes--and they receive 5 points for each domino left in opponents hand.
One Step Inequality Puzzle Set
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One Step Inequality Puzzle Set

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Students practice solving one step inequalities with addition and subtraction in two of these puzzles and and practice solving with multiplication and division in the other two puzzles. Puzzles have 2 levels for differentiation in the classroom and answer keys are included for all. In the simpler level, the outside edges are blank, so if students are having difficulty, have them arrange the pieces so the blank sides are on the outside. In the more challenging level, the edges have additional problems/answers in the border to make solving a little more difficult. Set includes 4 different puzzles with 2 different levels of difficulty for students to practice solving one step inequalities. You can use the puzzles on different days, at stations or give the struggling students the simpler variation. Note: two of the puzzles are rectangular with 12 pieces and two of the puzzles are square with 16 pieces--they will not fix on included worksheet, but need to be tapes/glued to scrap paper or card stock. Makes a wonderful display on your bulletin board. This purchase is for one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. You may not upload this resource to the internet in any form. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote at www.bluemountainmath.com
Two step Equation Domino Set
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Two step Equation Domino Set

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Great for review and practice solving two step equations. Package include sets of 8, 12, 16 and 24 dominoes. Smaller set is ideal for partner practice while the larger sets are great for groups of 3 or 4. Students cut apart and shuffle dominoes and then draw an equal number for their hand. The student with the start places that domino first and then students solve the equations in their hands to see who can place the next domino. Student who uses all their dominoes wins. My classroom always features Fun Friday where we play review games and activities to develop skills in a collaborative atmosphere.
Prisms Treasure Hunt
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Prisms Treasure Hunt

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Students practice find surface area and volume of prisms: rectangular, triangular and cubes. The 8 problem pages are posted either around the room or in stations. Students work in groups and can start at any place, once they solve the problem, they are directed to the next page to go. Students with an error find they they have been misdirected to the wrong place and work together to find their mistake and get back on track. This is an active classroom activity that gets students moving and talking. Teacher can check individual answer sheets or play a stand up/sit down game once students are finished. Teacher calls out one of the answers and students find it on their answer sheet and then teacher calls out the next answer. Students who have this answer remain standing, if not they sit down. This gives teacher feedback on which problems gave the most difficulty. Answer key is included as well as student worksheet to show their work.
Angle Measures Using Trig Matching Card Set
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Angle Measures Using Trig Matching Card Set

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Students practice finding angle measures using trig formulas. Includes 18 pairs of matching cards. One half the cards has a picture of a right triangle with angle indicated and the other half of the cards has the angle measure rounded to the nearest degree. You can use to pair up students for other activities. You can also use these cards as a ticket in the door or ticket out the door. Additional uses for these cards are explained in the directions or download my free resource.
Volume of Pyramids Matching Card Set
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Volume of Pyramids Matching Card Set

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Students practice finding the volume of pyramids in this matching activity. Half of the 18 cards have a picture of a pyramid with the base dimensions and height and the other half have the volume. Cut apart and use for a single student or pair of students. You can use to pair up students for other activities. You can also use these cards as a ticket in the door or ticket out the door. Additional uses for these cards are explained in the directions or download my free resource.
Free System of Equations Domino Set of 8
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Free System of Equations Domino Set of 8

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Playing games in the classroom is always so much fun, especially when it forces students to practice important solving skills. This set has systems of linear equations which the students will need to solve to match with the solution given. This domino set contains 8 rectangular dominoes. Students work in pairs to cut them apart, turn face down and mix up and then each draw 4 dominoes. The students with "start" goes first and puts down his domino, then whoever has the solution for that domino places the next, until one student is out of dominoes and is declared the winner. Answer Key is included showing the correct order of the dominoes.
November Sampler Freebie
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November Sampler Freebie

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Need some fun ideas for the holidays or just some activities for early finishers? Included is a word search with a November theme with a hidden message, 18 I have/Who has cards calculating slope from two points, a November calendar for planning and give boxes to make to show thanks. Enjoy...