Order of operations is one of those math concepts that causes confusion for so many. So even though you may need to provide lots and lots of review and practice, it doesn't mean it has to be boring worksheets. This set of missing number puzzles will force students to think about order of operations in order to solve the puzzle correctly. And if you're teaching virtually, or just prefer to go paperless, you'll love this digital, interactive set of 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} Factoring Polynomials Practice: Cut & Paste Pages

Factoring polynomials is such an essential, foundational skill in Algebra. As students move on to more advanced concepts and even into higher levels of math study, they will still need to factor to solve all sorts of problems. So building a strong foundation and providing lots and lots of practice is the key. So today I'm sharing a really easy and low-prep way to provide extra factoring polynomials practice using some simple cut & paste 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...

## Equivalent Expressions Activity {FREE}

Understanding how to work with expressions involving variables can be such a huge leap for kids. On more than one occasion, I've had students tell me, "I was great at math until it started to involve letters. What's up with that??" What I constantly tried to convey to my students was that a variable is still just a number. When you're feeling stuck, replace it with a number to try and figure out what's going on. So if your students are feeling Keep Reading...

## Adding and Subtracting Integers {FREE Lesson!}

One of the most important concepts introduced in pre-algebra (or algebra) is integer operations. I can distinctly remember learning "the rules" and fun little tricks to remember them. But I also remember wondering why in the world subtracting a negative means you add! So when I saw this method to introduce adding and subtracting integers, I knew I had to try it. *Please Note: This post contains affiliate links which help support the work of Keep Reading...

## Online High School Math Curriculum Review

I am often asked my opinion about various math curricula, and I love to try out different options to help parents make informed decisions about their child's education. One thing that can be especially difficult is finding the right option for upper level math, particularly if you don't feel equipped to handle higher levels of mathematics. I recently had the opportunity to try out an online high school math curriculum called Mr. D Math. If you Keep Reading...

## Spring Themed Logic Puzzles {FREE!}

We've had a few days with beautiful weather recently (although at the moment the ground is covered with snow...) and it has made me completely ready for Spring! As I've been thinking about what kinds of resources to create and share in the coming months, I realized that I have not made any logic puzzles recently. These Spring themed logic puzzles are great for upper elementary kids on up, and provide a fun challenge as they begin to use algebraic Keep Reading...