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 …

This year, I have a lot of ideas I want to implement in my high school math classroom. I definitely want to begin each class with bellwork. My plan, as of now, is to use practice ACT math questions as a warm-up. Though, some days the bellwork will be problems they have seen previously or questions such as Stella’s Stunners that …

Well, since I’m preparing to start my first year of teaching, I decided that I really needed to finish posting the last few projects I did during my student teaching. During my last week of student teaching, my cooperating teacher asked me to come up with a creative way to review some of the 8th …

I learned how to play the greedy pig dice game from my cooperating teacher at the middle school level who learned it at a workshop. Since becoming aware of this game, I’ve seen various versions floating around the internet. As part of my probability unit with my 8th graders after the OCCT, my cooperating teacher …

After my 8th graders finished their state testing, my cooperating teacher and I decided to plan a mini-unit on probability. Probability is an 8th grade math standard in Oklahoma, but it is not tested by the state. To be clear, I did not make up this game. I discovered this probability game a few weeks …

After spending three days working with my 8th graders on a road trip project, I needed a one-day activity that was fun, interactive, and tied to the 8th grade Oklahoma math standards. Looking for inspiration, I turned to the Internet where I soon found a link to Dan Meyer’s Three-Act Math Tasks via Pinterest. While …

During student teaching, my first cooperating teacher at the high school level shared with me the slope tree method of teaching slope. After introducing what slope was, we asked the students to draw a tree in their notes. However, they couldn’t draw just any tree. Instead, they would learn how to draw a special kind …

Last week in Algebra 1, we completed a scatter plots activity with m&m’s. Goals for this scatter plots activity: First the students were given a sheet of graph paper and a handful of M&M’s. After drawing an x- and y-axis, I had the students scatter their candy over the graph. Jumping straight into vocabulary, we …

I started writing this blog Math = Love in 2011 while I was still in college. I have collected my early blog posts and combined them into one single post that captures my journey through student teaching and the search for my first teaching job. It is my hope that future math teachers will find …