I teach 6th grade math at a Title One School. I think instruction should be student led and inquiry based. I have a Master's in Math and Science Curriculum and Instruction. Visit my blog at www.teachingwithstowe.blogspot.com

I teach 6th grade math at a Title One School. I think instruction should be student led and inquiry based. I have a Master's in Math and Science Curriculum and Instruction. Visit my blog at www.teachingwithstowe.blogspot.com

Six different Christmas math activities for middle school math. Make before Christmas prep easy with these print and go activities!
Includes 6 different review topics:
Fraction Decimal Percent--Equivalent Numbers
Ratio and Proportions
Integer Operations
Area of polygons--rectangles, squares, trapezoids, parallelogram
Balance a Checkbook
Graphing in 4 Quadrants

There are 6 different stations for students to practice solving one step equations. These can be used in math centers, formative assessments, extra practice or homework. The one step equations include integers, decimals, and fractions.
The stations include a matching station, a dice game, color by number, identifying correctly solved equations, a puzzle, and a maze. There is a variety of practice that will keep students engaged and interested.

Help students see the difference between revolution and rotation with these interactive notebook pages that actually have Earth revolve and rotate!
Students will need brads so that the pieces of the page will revolve and rotate.
There are two versions for each page--one with CLOZE style notes where students fill in key words, they other has all words included for students.

Help students practice the difference between weather and climate. There are 11 statements each about either weather or climate that students need to differentiate between.
Have it as a group activity or set it up as a science center. After students sort, you can have students write or say their own statements describing weather or climate.

Solving One Step Inequalities Puzzle
For students learning how to solve and graph inequality word problems, they can practice with this puzzle and can self check.
There are 16 puzzles. Some of the puzzles contain similar numbers so student's can't just match numbers together; they will need to interpret equations and word problems in order to find a match. Each one contains a word problem, inequality problem, inequality solution, and a number line. Students will need to match all four together. Includes an answer document for students to record their matches.
You can use these as a math station or for small group instruction. These are similar to task cards and you could give students part of the puzzle and have them complete the missing steps.
Print on cardstock and laminate for long-term use. To save paper, print 4 puzzles to a page and students will still be able to read everything clearly.

A new way for students to practice finding the area of parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids and the volume of rectangular prisms. Each cards gives the students 3 clues and then presents a task for students to complete. Some task cards have students solve for area or volume. Others ask students to solve for a missing dimension (like height) given the area.

Students will practice adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing positive and negative integers. These stations help students practice computation.
There are 6 different stations for you to use in your classroom. Each station is a different way for students to practice integer operations so they will not be bored doing the same activity.
You can use them as stations, homework, assessments, etc.

A unique way to get students writing in math. There are 28 pages of graphics--box plots, histograms, dot plots, stem and leaf plots, and percents bar graphs, and data sets.
An EDITABLE VERSION is included. You will need to have Microsoft Powerpoint in order to edit it.
Having students write in mathematics can be difficult. Get students up and moving around the room while they are engaged in writing in math with this activity.
Students will write two truths and one lie (adapted from the get to know you game) about the graphics. Teacher Instructions included. There are two versions.
In the first versions, each group of students will get a graphic or word problems and write two truths and one lie about it. Afterwards, students will get sticky notes to identify the lies on other groups papers.
In a second version of this, the truths and the lies are already written and students need to identify which of the three statements is the lie.
This can be used as a review at the end of the lesson.

Inequality Sort--Real World Situations
Introduce inequalities to your students using this inequality sort. Students will take real world situations like-- "You must be at least 36 inches to ride the roller coaster"-- and assign it to an inequality sign.
There are 6 situations per sign and 1 blank card for students to write their own.
There is also a page for the equal sign so students see the difference.
This product contains one file where the cards are sorted by sign and one file contains cards that are shuffled so students can be given original copies and sort themselves.
Use this as a interactive notebook page or as a station in your classroom.

Start your science year off right with these activities to discuss science safety with your classes. These activities can help you introduce group work, writing, exit tickets, and homework to your students while covering classroom expectations and procedures the first weeks of school.
Science Safety Contract: Send home as a homework assignment. Students should sign agreeing to the rules and their parents should sign so they know what is expected. This can be glued into an Interactive Student Notebook to refer to later. As you introduce the rules, assign each group a rule to create a poster of what it looks like and what it doesn’t look like.
Science Safety Sort: Students will match the situation with the “safe” or “unsafe” beaker. This page could fit into an interactive science notebook.
Science Safety Scenario Cards: 9 unsafe situations in science class. You can use this in a variety of ways.
Science Safety Quiz: Give the students a great start to the year with a quiz on science safety.

Students will practice ordering and comparing rational numbers with 6 stations. They will practice ordering and comparing fractions, decimals, percents, and integers in 6 different ways. You can use this as math stations in your classroom or as a way to differentiate as you go through your unit. The pages can be used as homework and formative assessment as well.
Answer Keys are included.

Triangle Inequality Theorem Notes, Journaling, Exit Tickets
Covers 6th Grade Math TEKS 6.8A
Engage students with this foldable which covers the Triangle Inequality Theorem. Students will make this foldable using an accordion fold.
Two formats are available, one where the notes are filled out for the students and one where students add notes.
Perfect for students who need hard copies of notes.
This also includes an exit ticket, which can be printed two to a page, to assess students understanding of the Triangle Inequality Theorem.
Answer keys are included. Pictures of a notebook page suggestion are also included.

Student will match verbal descriptions, tables, equations, and graphs that show the same relationship in a puzzle format.
The graphs do not include any labels so students have to read the graph instead of looking at the labels. There are 10 different situations included which have similar numbers so students can't just match the numbers.
There are two versions--one has one relationship per page, the other has two per page to save paper.
You can use this as a math station, guided math, or a whole group activity. As a whole group, you can give students one part of the puzzle and have them find the other three people in their group.
6.6C--represent a given situation using verbal descriptions, tables, graphs, and equations in the form y=kx or y=x+b

6 different stations to help students practice converting measurements.
Customary and Metric Units are included.
You can use this as 6 different stations in your classroom, or split up the activities for stations, guided math, homework, or in-class practice.
Aligned to Texas Math TEKS 6.4H and TEKS 5.7A.
Answer keys are included.

Area of Rectangles, Parallelogram, Triangles, and Trapezoids by decomposing
Aligned to Math TEKS 6.8D and TEKS 6.8B
Have students visualize area of these shapes as they are decomposed and formed into other shapes.
There are two versions of each shape--one with all words filled in and one that is CLOZE notes where students fill in key words.
Each foldable has practice problems for students and some include journaling prompts. The practice problems include all rational numbers, including fractions or decimals. The product uses the terms base and height so students can connect the formulas together.
These notes are best used with lessons where students decompose the shapes themselves so they can connect.
This product includes
Area of Rectangles (a quick review, students should already be familiar with area)
Area of Parallelograms
Area of Triangles
Area of Trapezoids
This product includes two versions of notes. One with all notes filled in (except the interactive parts) and one with key words left blank so students can actively participate.
I To print the notes to make a booklet, print the two pages you want two sided and select “flip on the short side.” You could also print and copy 1 to 2 sided on a copier.
There is no cutting for students, only a simple fold. Students could also color as they take notes.

Rational Number Math Notebook Bundle includes:
Absolute Value and Opposites
Coordinate Graphing
Classifying Numbers
Whole, Integers, Rational Numbers
Reciprocals
Multiply by a Fraction
Fraction, Decimal Percent
Ordering and Comparing Numbers
8 different files for interactive notebook pages. All (except Fraction, Decimal, Percent) include exit tickets. The can be doodle notes--with spots for students to color and be creative while learning math.
To print the notes to make a booklet, print the two pages you want two sided and select “flip on the short side.” You could also print and copy 1 to 2 sided on a copier.
There is no cutting for students, only a simple fold. Students could also color as they take notes. find that students are more engaged when they have something to color.

Students can practice writing equations from real-world situations and solving them.
There are 16 different puzzles with similar numbers so students can’t just match numbers.
Each puzzle has a word problem, equation, and solution. An answer document is included for students to match their answers.
You can use these as a math station or for small group instruction. These are similar to task cards and you could give students part of the puzzle and have them complete the missing steps.
Print on cardstock and laminate for long-term use. To save paper, print 4 puzzles to a page and students will still be able to read everything clearly.

These activities help students understand equivalent fraction decimals and percents and practice converting between the forms of equivalent numbers. There are 4 different activities that can be used for small group for teaching or interventions. The activities can also be used for students in stations.
Instructions are included for each activity and where applicable, student instructions are also included so they can complete the activity with little teacher assistance. Student accountability sheets are also included.
Activities included:
Bingo
Modeling with Money
Tic Tac Toe
Spin to Make a Number

Students will learn about rational numbers in 3 interactive notebook pages. One page for natural numbers and whole numbers, another for integers, and another for rational numbers.
This product includes two versions of notes. One with all notes filled in (except the interactive parts) and one with key words left blank so students can actively participate.
To print the notes to make a booklet, print the two pages you want two sided and select “flip on the short side.” You could also print and copy 1 to 2 sided on a printer.
There is no cutting for students, The integer page requires only a simple fold. Printing instructions are included. Students could also color as they take notes. I find that students are more engaged when they have something to color.

This bundle includes:
Additive and Multiplicative Relationships Tables, Graphs, and Equations 6.6C
Additive and Multiplicative Relationships Interactive Notebooks 6.6C
Independent and Dependent Variables Interactive Notebook Page
Writing Equations from Tables Math Notebook Page
Two Variables Relationships Task Cards