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I have taught middle school mathematics for six years. My classroom curriculum is set up so students use higher-order thinking skills on a daily basis. I use very little lecture in my classroom. I want students to discover, connect, and apply. My classroom curriculum is set up so students use higher-order thinking skills on a daily basis. I use very little lecture in my classroom. I want students to discover, connect, and apply

I have taught middle school mathematics for six years. My classroom curriculum is set up so students use higher-order thinking skills on a daily basis. I use very little lecture in my classroom. I want students to discover, connect, and apply. My classroom curriculum is set up so students use higher-order thinking skills on a daily basis. I use very little lecture in my classroom. I want students to discover, connect, and apply
8th Grade Math Rational and Irrational Numbers Guided Notes

8th Grade Math Rational and Irrational Numbers Guided Notes

These rational and irrational numbers guided notes are aligned to the 8th grade common core state standards. Focus is placed on understanding rational and irrational numbers, converting fractions to decimals, converting decimals to fractions and approximating irrational numbers. Students will calculate, explain, analyze and delve into the real number system. Aligned to the common core, these guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material. Formatted for back-to-back printing with page numbers. Teacher can create a packet for student organization. These in-depth guided notes contain: • 1 title page • 7 pages of guided notes • 2 pages of additional practice (10 problems) • 1 lined page for extra notes • Complete answer key
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8th Grade Math Exponent Properties Guided Notes

8th Grade Math Exponent Properties Guided Notes

These exponent properties guided notes are aligned to the 8th grade common core state standards. Focus is placed on the properties of integers exponents to create equivalent expressions. Students will discover the “why” behind the rule and practice their skills on various problems. Students will simplify, explain, analyze and delve into exponent properties and rules. Aligned to the common core, these guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material. Formatted for back-to-back printing with page numbers. Teacher can create a packet for student organization. These in-depth guided notes contain: • 1 title page • 8 pages of guided notes • 2 pages of additional practice (18 problems) • 1 lined page for extra notes • Teaching Suggestions
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8th Grade Math Rational and Irrational Numbers

8th Grade Math Rational and Irrational Numbers

These rational and irrational numbers guided notes are aligned to the 8th grade common core state standards. Focus is placed on understanding rational and irrational numbers, converting fractions to decimals, converting decimals to fractions and approximating irrational numbers. Students will calculate, explain, analyze and delve into the real number system. Aligned to the common core, these guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material. Formatted for back-to-back printing with page numbers. Teacher can create a packet for student organization. These in-depth guided notes contain: • 1 title page • 7 pages of guided notes • 2 pages of additional practice (10 problems) • 1 lined page for extra notes • Complete answer key
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7th Grade Math Review Activity End of Year

7th Grade Math Review Activity End of Year

Engage your students with this 7th grade math review activity. Students will review concepts from all five domains in the common core: number systems, expressions and equations, ratios and proportional relationships, geometry and statistics and probability. There are two separate coloring activities, each activity contains 20 questions of a mixture of topics from the common core standards. Students will color the coloring sheet according to their answer. Makes for quick correction. Included in this engaging activity • Two review coloring activities (20 questions each) • Two separate coloring sheets • Complete answer key
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7th Grade Math Guided Notes Bundle

7th Grade Math Guided Notes Bundle

This is the complete 7th grade math guided notes bundle. Aligned to the common core, covering all the domains: number systems, expressions and equations, ratios and proportional relationships, geometry, and statistics and probability. These guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material. These notes are very thorough and require no prep. Save your money, time and sanity. Formatted for back-to-back printing with page numbers. They work great in a 3-ring binder or spiral-bound. Product Contains • Notes separated into packets by topic • Notes also in book form with cover page and table of contents • Student book • Teacher book with complete answers and teaching suggestions • Lined paper for extra notes Each Section Contains: • 1 title page • In-depth guided notes.(4 -12 pages) • Additional practice problems • Lined pages for extra notes • Complete answer key
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Area of Composite Figures Activity

Area of Composite Figures Activity

Engage your students as they problem-solve through the area of composite figures. Students will calculate the area of composite figure and color according to the key, makes for quick correction. This is a no prep, print and go, fun geometry activity for your middle school math classroom. Included in this engaging activity • Area of composite figures color key • Area of composite figures coloring sheet (Form A and Form B) • Complete answer key Form A (listed in lower left-hand corner) has some measurements missing, but students can problem-solve to figure out any measurements they need. I recommend form A so students use more critical-thinking skills. Form B has all measurements listed.
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Pythagorean Theorem Math Stations

Pythagorean Theorem Math Stations

These Pythagorean Theorem math stations are not your average Pythagorean Theorem worksheets. Take your students to a new level of understanding with these stations. Students will learn two proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. Students will problem solve their way through two Pythagorean Theorem puzzles. One puzzle also combines their knowledge of area of triangles. Students will apply the Pythagorean Theorem to real-life applications. Students will find distances on the coordinate plane as well as practice their use of radicals on Pythagorean Theorem problems. Students will develop a deep understanding of this content after completing these math stations. This product includes the following math stations. • Pythagorean Theorem Proof #1 • Pythagorean Theorem Proof #2 • Pythagorean Puzzle #1 • Pythagorean Puzzle #2 • Pythagorean Theorem Application • Distances with Pythagorean Theorem • Pythagorean Theorem with Radicals Each station will take about 15 – 20 minutes to complete. Stations can easily be combined, or used to differentiate your teaching. Pythagorean Theorem Proof #1 guides them through a proof, and Pythagorean Theorem Proof #2 is more open-ended, this is a great way to differentiate your teaching. A recording sheet and answer sheet are included. These would also be great to use as homework, group work or assessments
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Equations with Variables on Both Sides Math Stations

Equations with Variables on Both Sides Math Stations

These math stations delve into equations with variables on both sides. Students will justify, solve, create, analyze, and justify the reasoning. The; the use of the distributive property is included as well as collecting like terms. Students will develop a deep understanding of this content after completing these math stations. The following stations are included: • Number of Solutions: Given an equation with variables on both sides, students will identify how many solutions the equation has. They will justify their reasoning. • Writing Equations: Given a story problem, students will write and solve an equation to solve the problem. • Creating Equations: Students will create equations with variables on both sides with one, infinite and no solutions. They will justify their reasoning. • Solving Equations: Students will solve equations with variables on both sides. Each station will take about 15 – 20 minutes to complete. These would also be great to use as homework, group work or assessments. A recording sheet and answer sheet are included.
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7th Grade Math Integer Operations Guided Notes

7th Grade Math Integer Operations Guided Notes

These integer operations guided notes are aligned to the common core. Students will delve into adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers. Students will learn concepts through modeling on a number line. Focus is placed on conceptual understanding and fluency. Formatted for back-to-back printing with page numbers. Teacher can create a packet for student organization. Included in these in-depth notes • 11 pages of guided notes • Additional practice (15 questions) • Title page • Lines page for extra notes • Complete answer key
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7th Grade Math Circle Circumference and Area Guided Notes

7th Grade Math Circle Circumference and Area Guided Notes

These circle circumference and area guided notes focus on calculating and making sense of circumference and area of circles. Students will calculate in both exact and approximate form. They will informally derive the area formula from the circumference. Students writing sloppy notes? Improve their engagement and understanding of circle circumference and area with these guided notes. No prep, just print and go. These guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material. Formatted for back-to-back printing with page numbers. Teacher can create a packet for student organization. Contents • 1 title page • 5 pages of guided notes • 1 page of practice (9 problems) • 1 lined page for extra notes • Complete answer key
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7th Grade Math Simplifying Expressions with Rational Numbers Guided Notes

7th Grade Math Simplifying Expressions with Rational Numbers Guided Notes

These simplifying expressions with rational numbers guided notes focus on simplifying using the properties of operations. These are aligned to the common core. Students should already be comfortable with simplifying using natural numbers. Students will define, simplify expressions while identifying properties of operations used, analyze errors, explain and practice. Formatted for back-to-back printing with page numbers. Teacher can create a packet for student organization. Included in these in-depth notes • 4 pages of guided notes • Additional practice (15 questions) • Title page • Lines page for extra notes • Complete answer key These guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material
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7th Grade Math Solving Equations with Rational Numbers Guided Notes

7th Grade Math Solving Equations with Rational Numbers Guided Notes

These solving equations with rational numbers guided notes focus on solving using the properties of operations. These are aligned to the common core. Students should already be comfortable with solving using natural numbers. Students will define, solve equations while identifying properties of operations used, analyze errors, critically think, explain and practice. Formatted for back-to-back printing with page numbers. Teacher can create a packet for student organization. Included in these in-depth notes • 5 pages of guided notes • Additional practice (15 questions) • Title page • Lines page for extra notes • Complete answer key These guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material.
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7th Grade Math Scale Drawings Guided Notes

7th Grade Math Scale Drawings Guided Notes

These scale drawings guided notes are aligned to the 7th grade common core state standards CCSS. Focus is placed on understanding scale, finding lengths and area of geometric figures and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale. Students will calculate, explain, analyze and delve into geometry. Aligned to the common core, these guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material. Formatted for back-to-back printing with page numbers. Teacher can create a packet for student organization. A ruler is needed to complete these guided notes These in-depth guided notes contain: • 1 title page • 6 pages of guided notes • 2 pages of additional practice (12 problems) • 1 lined page for extra notes • Complete answer key
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7th Grade Math Probability Guided Notes

7th Grade Math Probability Guided Notes

These probability guided notes are aligned to the 7th grade common core standards. Focus is on probability vocabulary, calculating probability, theoretical vs. experimental, frequencies and compound events. Students writing sloppy notes? Improve their engagement and understanding of probability with these guided notes. No prep, just print and go. These guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material. Formatted for back-to-back printing with page numbers. Teacher can create a packet for student organization. These in-depth guided notes contain: • 1 title page • 5 pages of guided notes • 2 pages of practice • 1 lined page for extra notes • Teaching Suggestions • Complete answer key
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7th Grade Math Triangles Guided Notes

7th Grade Math Triangles Guided Notes

These triangles guided Focus on drawing geometric shapes with given conditions, constructions of triangles and unique triangles. Students will calculate, explain, analyze and delve into geometry. Students writing sloppy notes? Improve their engagement and understanding of triangles with these common core aligned guided notes. Aligned to the common core, these guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material. Formatted for back-to-back printing with page numbers. Teacher can create a packet for student organization. These in-depth guided notes contain: • 1 title page • 10 pages of guided notes • 2 pages of additional practice (12 problems) • 1 lined page for extra notes • Teaching Suggestions • Complete answer key
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Composite Area, Surface Area, and Volume Guided Notes

Composite Area, Surface Area, and Volume Guided Notes

These composite area, surface area and volume guided notes focus on calculations as well as problem-solving through word problems. Also includes analyzing 2d cross-section from slicing 3d shapes. Students will calculate, explain, analyze and delve into geometry. Students writing sloppy notes? Improve their engagement and understanding of geometry with these common core aligned guided notes. Aligned to the common core, these guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material. Formatted for back-to-back printing with page numbers. Teacher can create a packet for student organization. These in-depth guided notes contain: • 1 title page • 7 pages of guided notes • 2 pages of practice • 1 lined page for extra notes • Complete answer key
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7th Grade Math Angles and Equations Guided Notes

7th Grade Math Angles and Equations Guided Notes

These angles and equations guided notes focus on vocabulary of supplementary, complementary and vertical angles. Students will calculate the measure of angles given angle pair information and will solve for the measure of angles using equations. Students writing sloppy notes? Improve their engagement and understanding of angles and equations with these guided notes. No prep, just print and go. These guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material. Formatted for back-to-back printing with page numbers. Teacher can create a packet for student organization. These in-depth guided notes contain: • 1 title page • 4 pages of guided notes • 2 pages of practice (12 problems) • 1 lined page for extra notes • Complete answer key
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7th Grade Math Proportional Relationships Guided Notes

7th Grade Math Proportional Relationships Guided Notes

These proportional relationships guided notes focus on discovering proportional relationships through equivalent fractions, tables, graphs, equations and verbal descriptions. Special emphasis is placed on finding multiplicative relationships as this connects to the unit rate and eventually slope. These guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material.Formatted for back-to-back printing with page numbers. Teacher can create a packet for student organization. Includes the Following • 1 page of teaching suggestions • 1 title page • 11 pages of guided notes • 2 pages of practice (18 problems) • 1 lined page for extra notes • Complete answer key
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Proportional Relationships Guided Notes 7th Grade Math

Proportional Relationships Guided Notes 7th Grade Math

These proportional relationships guided notes focus on discovering proportional relationships through equivalent fractions, tables, graphs, equations and verbal descriptions. Special emphasis is placed on finding multiplicative relationships as this connects to the unit rate and eventually slope. These guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material. Includes the Following • 1 page of teaching suggestions • 1 title page • 11 pages of guided notes • 2 pages of practice (18 problems) • 1 lined page for extra notes • Complete answer key
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Unit Rates with Complex Fractions Guided Notes

Unit Rates with Complex Fractions Guided Notes

These unit rates with complex fractions guided notes focus on solving using the properties of operations. Students should already be comfortable with the basics of unit rates. Students will define, calculate, explain, and practice finding unit rates with complex fractions. These guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material. Includes the Following • 1 page of teaching suggestions • 4 pages of guided notes • 1 page of practice (9 problems) • 1 lined page for extra notes • Complete answer key
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Inequalities with Rational Numbers Guided Notes

Inequalities with Rational Numbers Guided Notes

These inequalities with rational numbers guided notes focus on solving, graphing, and making sense of inequalities with rational numbers. Students will define, calculate, explain, and practice finding solving and graphing inequalities. These guided notes work great as an introduction, reinforcement or review of the material. Includes the Following • 1 title page • 5 pages of guided notes • 1 pages of practice (9 problems) • 1 lined page for extra notes • Complete answer key
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