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Elephant Pentominoes Puzzle

The animal-shaped pentominoes puzzles I have been putting out on a weekly basis have been a huge hit with my students. This elephant pentominoes puzzle was no exception! Can you arrange a set of twelve pentominoes to form the shape of an elephant? Previously, my students have tackled the Terrier Pentominoes Puzzle, the Penguin Pentominoes …

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Parent Graphs of Trig Functions Clothespin Matching Activity

This parent graphs of trig functions clothespin matching activity has been in the making for multiple years. Several years ago, I discovered a Parent Graphs of Trig Functions Worksheet from Robyn Wolfe of Carlisle Schools. Overview of Activity I used the worksheet with great success in my pre-calculus class, and I remember writing a note …

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Classifying Triangles by Angles and Sides Notes

I use these classifying triangles by angles and sides notes with my pre-calculus students as part of our first unit of the year which covers mainly geometry review. Especially with the pandemic, I have to spend quite a bit of time reviewing geometry before we can jump properly into trigonometry. I have my students fill …

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Fraction War Card Game [Free Printable]

Years ago, I created this fraction war card game to give my math concepts students practice comparing fractions by finding common denominators. How to Play War War is a common card game that is typically played with a standard deck of 52 playing cards. The deck is shuffled and divided evenly between two players. Players …

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