Back in August, a sixth grade girl who attends my church presented me with a brain teaser that her teacher had shared with her class. Since Thursdays in my classroom start off with a brain teaser, I decided to share this brain teaser with my students. It’s the type of brain teaser that is EXTREMELY …

# End of Year Activities

When I was student teaching, my cooperating teacher had a copy of the game 24. When a class period unexpectedly finished 5 minutes early, we would pull out the game and put a 24 card on the board to solve. If you’re not familiar with the game, use the four given digits plus any mathematical …

One of the most memorable problems I got to work through at the OGAP (Oklahoma Geometry and Algebra Project) workshop I attended was the Camel Crossing the Desert Puzzle. A week before attending the workshop, I had saw the problem in a copy of Discovering Advanced Algebra. I read the problem, and I thought it …

After state testing was over, I had students write a one page letter of advice to students taking our class (Algebra 1 or Algebra 2) next year. I did this last year, but I did not specify how long the letters needed to be. I didn’t make my students write near enough this year. Writing …

I was first introduced to the Witzzle Pro Math Game at a meeting of the Tulsa Math Teachers’ Circle in 2014. I knew instantly that I had to use this game in my classroom. If you’ve spent anytime on my blog at all, you know that I adore puzzles. Witzzle is a combination of the …

I was super impressed by the tombstone projects I found in a science classroom while attending my very first EdCamp. I would love to implement this project in my classroom to help students study famous mathematicians. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with #edcampTULSA, but I’m definitely glad I went! I still need to …

This past school year, I was on a mission. I had a goal. The majority of the students I taught hated math. Many had failed their eighth grade math test. Others had taken Algebra 1 last year and failed it. I told myself that I was going to take these students who hated math and turn …

Hexaflexagons are one of my favorite fun math projects to do with my students. I want to share my hexaflexagon love with you with some free printable hexaflexagon templates for trihexaflexagons and hexahexaflexagons. Hexaflexagons – Video Tutorial I usually introduce students to hexaflexagons by showing Vi Hart’s Hexaflexagons video. If you’ve never seen a hexaflexagon …