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...

## {FREE} Add & Subtract Integers: Real Life Lesson

There are so many ways we see and use integers in the real world. We even add and subtract integers all the time, though we might not realize it. So even though teaching how to add & subtract integers might sound scary to both teacher and student, there are actually ways to introduce this in real and meaningful ways. This post includes a real life lesson you can use to add & subtract integers and help kids see the "rules" before you Keep Reading...

## Real World Pythagorean Theorem Practice {FREE}

When I was a classroom teacher, my philosophy for my students was "memorize as little as possible." That may sound shocking if you are of the opinion that kids need to memorize all sorts of math facts and formulas to be successful, but it's what my high school calculus teacher taught us, and it's how I successfully earned a college degree in mathematics. Now, that is not to say that nothing needs to be memorized. There are a handful of things Keep Reading...

## Teaching Integer Multiplication {FREE Graphing Calculator Activity}

Helping kids make sense of integer operations can be such a challenge. As a classroom teacher, I struggled to find ways to help my students remember. I didn't want them to simply memorize rules, formulas or tricks. I wanted to them to really understand. So I looked for ways to do just that. This integer multiplication activity will help your students discover important properties, and observe patterns with the help of their graphing Keep Reading...

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