## Mathematician Research Project

On the third day of school, I assigned every class but one a mathematician research project.  They didn’t have to write a paper.  Instead, they would take the information they researched and use it to decorate the cover of their interactive notebooks. Sounds like a great project, right?  Well, it would have been a great …

## Teaching the Distributive Property using Combo Meals

After having to reteach my Algebra 2 students the distributive property, I wanted to make sure my Algebra 1 students had a strong understanding of the distributive property.  Looking online for ideas, I found the idea of teaching the distributive property using combo meals. I printed off pictures of various foods.  I cut them out …

## My Favorite Four Door Foldable

Today, I wanted to share what has been my favorite foldable of late.  It’s so versatile, and I’ve found myself using it left and right in my interactive notebooks. It’s a simple four door foldable.  I’ve sized mine to fit in a composition notebook.  If you aren’t gluing these in a notebook, I would suggest …

## Properties of Real Numbers Foldable

I created this properties of real numbers foldable for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their algebra interactive notebooks as we went through the beginning of year review material. Free Download of Properties of Real Numbers Foldable

## Properties of Real Numbers Graphic Organizer

I created this properties of real numbers graphic organizers for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their algebra interactive notebooks as we went through the beginning of year review material. Free Download of Properties of Real Numbers Graphic Organizer

## Algebra 1 Syllabus Brochure

Today I’m sharing the Algebra 1 syllabus I created for my students to glue in their interactive notebooks. So many of my students were unfamiliar with the word “syllabus.”  Throughout middle school, high school, and college, I was always presented with a syllabus at the beginning of the year.  Some were more detailed than others, …

## Mathematical Magic Trick

I’m not sure how I originally ran across this mathematical magic trick, but I think it’s pretty cool. Think of a number from 1 to 10. Multiply that number by 9. If the number is a 2-digit number, add the digits together. Subtract 5. Determine which letter in the alphabet corresponds to the number you …

## Digit Cells Puzzle

I want to share the Digit Cells Puzzle I had my students tackle on my first ever day of being a teacher. Day 1 went pretty much as I had planned. I explained the concept of bell work to my students.  I don’t think any of them have ever had a class before where they were …

## Integer Operations Work Mat with Sea of Zeros

Today I want to share an Integer Operations Work Mat with sea of zeros I created for my students to complete integer problems with both counters and a number line. I’m so excited about my Algebra 1 class next week.  We’re starting integer operations.  And, I just can’t wait to teach my students how to …

## Six Most Important Things

Six Most Important Things is a free daily to-do list printable that forces you to limit yourself to those tasks which will make the largest impact on your daily productivity. Free Download of Six Most Important Things Daily To Do List Printable