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Finding Common Denominators of Rational Expressions Activity

Do your students struggle finding common denominators when adding and subtracting rational expressions? I created this finding common denominators activity a few years ago when I was teaching Algebra 2. I found that my students needed plenty of practice identifying what the least common denominator should be before we ever spent time practicing how to …

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Parent Graphs of Trig Functions Clothespin Matching Activity

This parent graphs of trig functions clothespin matching activity has been in the making for multiple years. Several years ago, I discovered a Parent Graphs of Trig Functions Worksheet from Robyn Wolfe of Carlisle Schools. Overview of Activity I used the worksheet with great success in my pre-calculus class, and I remember writing a note …

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Fraction War Card Game [Free Printable]

Years ago, I created this fraction war card game to give my math concepts students practice comparing fractions by finding common denominators. How to Play War War is a common card game that is typically played with a standard deck of 52 playing cards. The deck is shuffled and divided evenly between two players. Players …

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Mean Median Mode & Range Challenge Activity

I created this mean, median, mode, and range challenge activity back when I was teaching Algebra 1. The activity is an adaptation of a set of questions created by the late Don Steward. Students are placed in small groups which must work through as many of the different challenges as possible. Each time a group …

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Make Your Own Question Stack Template

I decided to create a special place on my blog to share my make your own question stack template. Previously, I have shared this template inside certain question stack posts, but it has never been particularly easy to find. Question Stacks are one of my favorite practice structures to use with students because they can …

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Quadrants Unlocked Activity

I created this fun quadrants unlocked activity to give my pre-calculus students some much needed practice determining the signs of trig functions in various quadrants. In my many years of teaching trigonometry and pre-calculus, one of the topics that my students have struggled the most with is using facts about one trig function to determine …

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Emergency Rooms Card Sort Activity for Categorical and Quantitative Variables

Looking for a fun way to assess student understanding on categorical and quantitative variables? Check out this card sort activity I created for my statistics classes involving data that could be collected in an emergency room. I was very intrigued when I ran across a categorical vs quantitative variables problem set in Rossman and Chance’s …

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Categorical vs Quantitative Variables Hold-Up Cards Activity

I created these categorical vs quantitative variables hold-up cards to help me understand how well my statistics students were grasping the concepts of categorical and quantitative variables. I based a lot of our lesson off of one of my favorite statistics books: Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data by Allan J. Rossman and Beth L. Chance. …

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