Effective + Engaging Collaborative Groups

We all want this- but how do we achieve this!? I love to complete this anchor chart activity at the beginning of the school year. I also did it with my summer school studnets- and look at their amazing responses! I am always surprised with how each class brings a new perspective to the topic….

Book Recommendations for Math Teachers

I partnered with 4 other teachers on Instagram to share a week’s worth of book recommendations specifically for math teachers! We have saved these on our highlights, so be sure to find each of us on Instagram for more details. My reccomended number talks book for fractions, decimals, and percentages provides video examples for various…

Combining Like Terms

I was inspired by Math with Meaning, who was inspired by Middle School Macchiatos, for this amazing lesson! I started with the video below. Once students watch the video, we discussed what we noticed. A student was quick to point out how he could have made the order easier by combining things that were the…

Estimation Slides

I used these Estimation Slides during quarantine virtually as well as this past school year in person! It was a perfect warm-up at the end of the year, but would also be a great activity to incorporate on a regular basis! I was inspired by @mathtothe6thpower on Instagram. In person this past year, I used…

Spin to Win

Who else likes to spice up their review every now and then!? It’s always important to keep my middle schoolers enagaged.. or else! This is a super simple and low prep way to add in some extra fun + focus. I like to take a paper study guide and cut up the questions, or simply…

How I Use Task Cards for Math

I have always loved task cards because they are such great practice, low prep, and easy to implement. But, my middle school students were not as engaged-or focused- with them as my elementary student were. (In elementary, we would do write the room- tape them around the room and it was magic!) So, here are…

BTS Activities for Middles + Math!

As you are headed back to school, virtually or traditionally, I wanted to offer some great resources from my math friends. Hopefully you will find these inspiring and useful for your classroom! Digital Would You Rather shown above by myself, Brooklyn’s Brightest Geometry Scavenger Hunt by Lindsay Bowden (PS This one is free!) Digital Math…

Teacher Instagram Post Ideas

So you made a teacher Instagram page.. now what!? The first year that I had my teacher page, I struggled with what content to post. So, if you are new to this & feel you aren’t sure where to start- here is a little inspiration! Classroom Pictures I love seeing pictures of other classrooms! It…

Top 10 Amazon Classroom Finds

In no particular order, here are my top 10 Amazon finds that I use in my classroom! Brick Bulletin Board Paper This is likely the most beloved part of my classroom. (On Instagram I am asked if it is real!) There are actually multiple patterns available, but this city brick style is my favorite. I…

Positive Management Ticket System

I really wish that I had used this strategy since year one.. but I didn’t until year five!! It is so simple and positive. I got both my tickets and fishbowls from Amazon. I have five different class periods, so I use five different fishbowls. I let students write their names on tickets for positive…