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I am a 6th grade Math teacher in Texas. Our school population is 95% at risk and my students need step-by-step scaffolding when mastering math concepts. Many of my products are designed to scaffold learning and break out specific steps to target student needs.

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I am a 6th grade Math teacher in Texas. Our school population is 95% at risk and my students need step-by-step scaffolding when mastering math concepts. Many of my products are designed to scaffold learning and break out specific steps to target student needs.
Credit Card versus Debit Card ISN Notes
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Credit Card versus Debit Card ISN Notes

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ISN notes that emphasis the characteristics of credit cards and debit cards. Notes are in the form of cloze phrases with an "answer key" included. Bundle to Save! Get all of my credit card versus debit card products and save 20%!! Check out the Go really big and bundle ALL of my financial literacy products Save more than 25%!!
Credit Card versus Debit Card Exit Tickets
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Credit Card versus Debit Card Exit Tickets

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Set of 20 true or false Credit Card versus Debit Card exit tickets. There are 4 questions per page and the questions are numbered 1-20. You may choose from groups of questions for exit tickets or copy on cardstock to laminate for a math center. An answer document with an answer key is included. These exit tickets can be used in conjunction with the ISN notes and the card sort activity.
Independent and Dependent Variable Coloring Page and Task Cards
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Independent and Dependent Variable Coloring Page and Task Cards

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This product includes a coloring page for students to practice differentiating between independent and dependent variables and three sets of task cards with six situations each. The task cards can be printed on card stock and laminated for durability. They are designed to be easily used with Google Forms or Seesaw. You may choose from cards printed with color backgrounds or simple black and white sets to print on bright card stock.
Decimals to Percents Zap Cards
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Decimals to Percents Zap Cards

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Students love the zap cards and this set is a great way to practice converting a decimal to a percent. My students have struggled with this conversion even though it appears simple. This set of cards can be used in two ways. I recommend printing them on card stock and laminating them for durability prior to use. If you use this as a card game, the cards are placed face down. A student draws the card and solves the question on the card. Another student looks at the printed answer key to determine if the answer is correct. Students who answer correctly keep the card. If a student draws the Zap! card, the cards are returned to the bottom of the pile. If you’d like to have students answer the questions on paper, an accountability sheet is included for your use. I’ve also included an activity sheet to practice the skill included in this set of cards.
Two Truths and a Lie Math Vocabulary Set 7
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Two Truths and a Lie Math Vocabulary Set 7

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Each of these vocabulary sets consists of eight task cards with a vocabulary word in a contextual situation. Three statements follow that relate to the situation. Two of the statements are true and the third is false. Students are expected to identify the “lie” of the three statements on the accountability sheet then write a sentence or two supporting their choice. Each set also includes two versions of a crossword puzzle. One version has a word bank and the other version has no word bank. An answer key for the puzzle is also included. Set number 7 pertains to vocabulary used for two-variable relationships. The words included are independent variable, dependent variable, additive relationship, multiplicative relationship, control, constant, coefficient, and variable. A different monster or smiley marks each set. If students mix them up, you will be able to sort them by matching the monster or smiley to the set. You can also print the sets on different color card stock for ease in sorting. I recommend that you laminate them for durability. You may also want to print the accountability sheet on card stock then laminate it. Students can write on it with dry erase markers and self-check their answers. Just seal a paper copy of the answer key in a small envelope for them to open after completing the activity. My products are developed to serve the needs ELLs and struggling students. Be sure to click the green preview button to see the entire product.
Equivalent Benchmark Fraction-Decimal-Percent Tables
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Equivalent Benchmark Fraction-Decimal-Percent Tables

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Two pages that break equivalent fraction, decimals, and percents into smaller portions. Once fractions are simplified, such as 2/10, the tables encourage student to access the information from the simplified fractions. My students are not making the connections between the equivalents as quickly as I would like so I've developed this product to speed the process.
Inequalities Verbal Statements Foldable
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Inequalities Verbal Statements Foldable

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ISN pages - notes for students to develop understanding of the differences in inequality statements along with a guide to help students translate verbal statements into symbolic expressions. The document can be used as a foldable or glued directly into an ISN. The pictures shown used the document printed two per page.
Interpreting Algebra Tiles ISN Pages Bundle
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Interpreting Algebra Tiles ISN Pages Bundle

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Six pages of Algebra Tiles Equations models and six pages of Algebra Tiles Inequality Models that can be used as an ISN booklet or a review assignment. Students must write the equation or inequality prior to solving for the value of x to bridge the concept between the model and the algorithm. When used as an ISN booklet, print the document as two per page, glue on 9 X 12 construction paper, staple and fasten in the ISN. When used as a Math Center, place Algebra Tiles with the center to help students physically model the printed example.
Interpreting Algebra Tiles - Inequalities
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Interpreting Algebra Tiles - Inequalities

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Six pages of Algebra Tiles Inequalities models that can be used as an ISN booklet or a review assignment. Students must write the equation prior to solving for the value of x to bridge the concept between the model and the algorithm. When used as an ISN booklet, print the document as two per page, glue on 9 X 12 construction paper, staple and fasten in the ISN. When used as a Math Center, place Algebra Tiles with the center to help students physically model the printed example. Bundle to Save! Get all of my inequalities products and save 25% Check out the If you're searching for Algebra Tiles ISN Notes, check out this bundle and save 25%!!
Classify Rational Numbers
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Classify Rational Numbers

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A set of 16 task cards that are easily used with Google Forms. Students must determine the appropriate set for types of numbers on eight task cards. On the other eight task cards, students must correctly classify the rational numbers given on the card. I've also included a second set of task cards with QR codes. TEKS 6.2A The student is expected to classify whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers using a visual representation such as a Venn diagram to describe relationships between sets of numbers.
Financial Literacy - Checking Account ISN Notes
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Financial Literacy - Checking Account ISN Notes

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An intro to financial literacy with an ISN notes vocabulary matching for checking accounts and a cloze passage requiring students to unscramble the vocabulary words. The cloze passage is a short story about two young elves who decide to open a checking account. Unscrambled vocabulary words are written on the the line following the scrambled word. ISN pages can be printed two per page and then glued into folded construction paper to make a booklet. The pages can also be used as a worksheet activity. Bundle to Save! Get all of my financial literacy checking account products and save 20%!! Check out the Go really big and bundle ALL of my financial literacy products Save more than 25%!!
Two Elves and a Credit Report
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Two Elves and a Credit Report

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ISN Notes to introduce key vocabulary for credit reports and associated words in the form of a short cloze passage. Pages can be printed two per page for composition books or printed as a worksheet. Go really big and bundle ALL of my financial literacy products Save 25%!!
Perimeter and Area of Triangles, Trapezoids, and Parallelograms
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Perimeter and Area of Triangles, Trapezoids, and Parallelograms

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A set of puzzles that requires students to match the triangle, trapezoid, or parallelogram with the perimeter, area, and word problem that match given dimensions. There are 5 problems for each shape for a total of 15 puzzles. Dimensions are in decimals, fractions with unlike denominators, and a mix of decimal and fractions. You can print these on cardstock and laminate them for durability.
Interpreting Algebra Tiles - Equations ISN Booklet
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Interpreting Algebra Tiles - Equations ISN Booklet

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Six pages of Algebra Tiles Equations models that can be used as an ISN booklet or a review assignment. Students must write the equation prior to solving for the value of x to bridge the concept between the model and the algorithm. When used as an ISN booklet, print the document as two per page, glue on 9 X 12 construction paper, staple and fasten in the ISN. When used as a Math Center, place Algebra Tiles with the center to help students physically model the printed example. If you're searching for Algebra Tiles ISN Notes, check out this bundle and save 20%!!
Qualitative and Quantitative Comparison ISN Notes
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Qualitative and Quantitative Comparison ISN Notes

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An interactive foldable to guide students to an understanding of qualitative and quantitative comparisons. Clear, blackline clipart enhances the descriptions and cloze passages also allow you to meet the needs of students who need note taking assistance. Teacher's instructions and an "answer key" are included.
Ratio Matchup
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Ratio Matchup

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A set of 15 ratio matching cards to provide practice in setting up ratios and solving for the unknown value. Each one includes a word problem, the ratio, and the solution for the missing value. All ratios can be solved by multiplying by the scale factor. The word problems are a variety of part-part ratios and part-whole ratios. All cards are black and white so it would be a great idea to print them on neon cardstock to add color. A short teacher guide, answer document and answer key are included.
Interpreting Equations from Algebra Tiles Models
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Interpreting Equations from Algebra Tiles Models

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This product is designed to be a follow-up activity to the Interpreting Algebra Tiles – Equations ISN Notes. There are two sets of 20 questions each – one set in color and the other set with less clipart to easily print in grayscale. Since I used the same algebra tiles models as the notes, the activity is intended as a review activity. Each model card has a matching equation card and a solution card. As always, they are easily used with the Seesaw app (one of my favorites). An accountability sheet is also included if you prefer to have a paper copy. You can also pass out the separated cards to your students and ask them to find the people with matching cards as an additional activity. I recommend printing the task cards on cardstock and laminating them for durability. TEKS 6.10A The student is expected to model and solve one-variable, one-step equations and inequalities that represent problems, including geometric concepts.
Multiply or Divide Whole Numbers by Fractions
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Multiply or Divide Whole Numbers by Fractions

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Twenty-four task cards of word problems that either multiply or divide a whole number and fractions. Students will simplify the answer to be a whole number or a mixed number. There are 12 problems of each operation. It's a good practice set for students who have difficulty determining which operation to choose when solving a word problem that includes unit fractions. It's also a great activity to use to start your centers at the beginning of the 6th grade school year. You can print the task cards on card stock and laminate them for durability. I've also included a set of the task cards that include QR codes.