Less than a week until school starts. I still have so much to do. I did complete one of my bulletin boards today. This is my new Problem Solving Strategies Posters and Bulletin Board. I got to use my new toy: a Laminator! The school has a giant laminator in the teacher’s lounge, but you have …

While looking for inspiration, I found a lot of creative illustrations of the real number system. But, I was looking for something a little different. I wanted my students to add the information. And, for my older students, I wanted them to even discover some of the information themselves before we added it to the …

Today I’m sharing a PEMDAS foldable I created to review the order of operations with my Algebra 1 students. We glued our foldable in our algebra interactive notebooks. The outside of our order of operations foldables lists the steps involved in PEMDAS. On the inside of our foldable, we worked through an example order of …

Today I’m sharing an Order of Operations PEMDAS Graphic Organizer I created to review the order of operations with my Algebra 1 students. We glued these graphic organizers in our interactive notebooks. I have to say I can’t take credit for setting up the order of operations as a hopscotch game. I originally saw it …

This exponent foldable was inspired by To The Square Inch. I had my Algebra 1 students create an exponent problem of their choice. They had to illustrate it on their exponent foldable. We labeled the exponent, the base, and the power as our vocabulary words. Exponent Foldable We glued our exponent foldable in our Algebra …

I created this Algebra 1 interactive notebook page over absolute value. My students completed a frayer model for absolute value.Then, we illustrated absolute value on a number line. I was inspired by Dan Meyer’s Algebra 1 curriculum to include the dartboard example. I shared an example of the inside of our Frayer Models in this …

Today I want to share a translating expressions foldable I designed for my Algebra 1 students to complete in their interactive notebooks. I will be teaching 3 sections of Algebra 2, 2 sections of Algebra 1, and 1 section of Math Analysis (College Algebra) this year. It’s a good thing I love algebra since I …

I’m planning on implementing interactive notebooks this year in my high school math classroom. As I’ve been trying to decide exactly how they should be laid out, I’ve found myself sketching pages on a piece of notebook paper. This inspired me to create an interactive notebook planning page that I could print out that would …

This post should actually be titled “Teaching Probability with Deal or No Deal and Teaching Myself a Whole Lot More in the Process.” After my 8th graders were finished with state testing, my cooperating teacher suggested that I have the students play Deal or No Deal one day to practice probability. He told me that …

There are several organizations which will provide free math posters for your classroom. We Use Math (Sponsored by Brigham Young University Math Department) I requested and received several math posters from WeUseMath.org. According to their posters page, you can request posters by calling (801) 422-7894 or emailing marketing@math.byu.edu. American Mathematical Society The American Mathematical Society …