Looking for a unique middle school back to school math activity to engage your students? This challenge can be easily adapted for kids in grades 6-8 or even high school and makes a great 'math about me' activity. When it comes to the first days of school, I don't like to waste time on non-math things. But those first few days are so important for establishing community, setting expectations and helping your students to envision what math class Keep Reading...

## Linear Equations Puzzles: Free Practice Set

Do your students need some extra practice with solving linear equations? This free set of printable linear equations puzzles is a fun challenge that you can use year after year. Confidently solving linear equations is one of biggest goals of the early Algebra years. And because of that, it is something that often requires a lot of practice and review. This simple set of linear equations puzzles provides a unique way for middle or high school Keep Reading...

## Order of Operations Games

Find simple ideas for kids to practice using order of operations with this set of free order of operations games! Includes puzzles & a 'fix the mistakes' page. Do your students feel confident evaluating expressions using and following order of operations? Or do they just evaluate left to right? As teachers, we know how important it is for kids to remember and correctly follow this order, to ensure we all get the same solution. But kids Keep Reading...

## How to Teach Dividing Fractions With Models | FREE Practice

Looking for a meaningful way to teach dividing fractions by fractions? This FREE digital activity for google slides uses area models to make sense of dividing fractions so your students understand the standard algorithm. Dividing fractions is probably one of the trickiest standards to teach in sixth grade. Then add using models on top of that and it is easy to feel overwhelmed! We so often skim or skip over using and teaching models with our Keep Reading...

## Leprechaun Tricks: Integer Challenges {FREE}

Looking for a fun St. Patrick's Day challenge for your middle schoolers? Take a break from your normal routine and help kids make sense of integer operations with this set of integer challenges. If you teach middle school or high school, you probably don't have a lot of wiggle room in your schedule for fun, interesting challenges or holiday celebrations. But older kids like a break from the normal math routine too! So I created this simple set Keep Reading...

## DIGITAL Solving Linear Equations Error Analysis {FREE}

Want to deepen your students understanding of linear equations? Grab this free digital sample of solving linear equations error analysis tasks to highlight common mistakes and learn from them. One of my favorite strategies for engaging students and really pushing them to think about a concept is with an error analysis task. Sometimes this might mean analyzing and correcting their own errors so they can learn from them and look for ways to Keep Reading...

## DIGITAL Pythagorean Theorem Practice Problems {FREE}

One of my favorite math topics to teach is the Pythagorean Theorem. I love how practical it is and how (usually) straightforward it is once you understand what the formula means. This is key though--students must begin by understanding what a, b, and c represent and how they relate to each other. Otherwise, the formula is just meaningless letters and solving problems becomes mere guesswork. I love to introduce it with something concrete such as Keep Reading...

## Understanding Data: FREE Mean Median & Mode Lesson

Looking for fun, unique, hands on way to introduce and explore measures of center? This FREE mean median & mode lesson uses pennies to analyze and compare measures of center. Gathering data and then knowing how best to analyze and summarize that data is an important mathematical skill. In this lesson, students use a handful of pennies to explore different measures of center (mean, median and mode) and discuss what might be the best for Keep Reading...

## Easter Peeps: Add & Subtract Integers Game {FREE}

Give your kids some fun, Easter themed math with this set of Easter Peeps Integers Game! This is a fun and easy way to practice adding & subtracting integers. Looking for a simple and fun way to practice integer operations? These adorable Easter Peeps Matching Cards can be used for a variety of games to help kids practice adding and subtracting integers. And this can be a fun and easy way to take a break from your normal math Keep Reading...

## Writing Algebraic Expressions: FREE Practice Pages

Grab this print and go set of worksheets for some quick and easy writing algebraic expressions practice! Includes 3 pages plus answer keys! My teaching career has been focused in elementary school. But with the decision to homeschool my children, I'm now getting to teach some middle school subjects. My oldest started a sixth-grade math book this year. I'll be honest: there have been a few problems I've really had to think through and use Keep Reading...

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