Want to know something exciting? I taught ratios and proportions in Algebra 1 without once mentioning cross multiplying. Two kids brought it up as an option, but I quickly told them that there was a way to do these problems without cross multiplication. Now, I learned to cross multiply in middle school and did just …

# Ratios/Proportions

Nine weeks into the school year, I am still in love with foldables. I feel like they have made such a difference in the attitudes of my students toward math. Some of our most recent interactive notebook pages in Algebra 1 have been over proportions. I especially like my proportions foldable. We did some unit …

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 …

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 …