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...

## {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...

## 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...

## Algebra Essentials Resource Bundle

Before I began homeschooling my children, I was a classroom teacher. I taught in a variety of contexts and grade levels, but I always taught Algebra. Sometimes it was remedial Algebra sometimes College Algebra, and everything in between. And I loved it! But it seemed no matter what level of Algebra I was teaching, there were certain concepts that challenged kids. And these concepts were ones that I had to review or reteach, even when I was Keep Reading...

## 8 Engaging Early Algebra Lessons (FREE)

I love Algebra. It's true, I do! I don't even mind long, tedious calculations. I love the challenge of correctly "undoing" an equation to find the solution. I love knowing I can check my answer. I love the feeling of satisfaction when I correctly solve it. This is why I spent most of my time in the classroom as an Algebra teacher. In the beginning, however, students often get hung up on some of those early foundations, making the rest of their Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up

Welcome to the weekly collection of math teaching freebies from around the web! I love creating resources to make teaching math easier and more fun, but there are a lot of other great resources out there as well! Check back each week for more math goodness! Do you have a freebie to share with math educators? Send me a link so I can share it here! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: This post at Smiling and Shining in Second Grade has some great ideas Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up!

Welcome to the weekly round up of FREE math teaching resources here at Math Geek Mama! I love finding the best math resources from around the web to try and make it easier for you to find good quality lessons and ideas. Check back each week for more fun and free math! Have a great freebie to share? Send me a link! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: I love this fun marshmallow addition set from The Measured Mom! My kids saw this open on the computer Keep Reading...