Today I want to share an Integer Operations Work Mat with sea of zeros I created for my students to complete integer problems with both counters and a number line. I’m so excited about my Algebra 1 class next week. We’re starting integer operations. And, I just can’t wait to teach my students how to …

# Practice Structures

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 …

Last week in Algebra 1, we completed a scatter plots activity with m&m’s. Goals for this scatter plots activity: Be able to define what a scatter plot is Be able to find a line of best fit Be able to recognize positive correlation, negative correlation, and no correlation Review positive and negative slope First the …