How I use Color by Numbers in my Classroom

-Turn Some Questions into a Google Form! I love to take a color by number sheet and screenshot 5 questions to pop into a Google Form. I like to leave these activites for a sub, and then the next day have them pull out their paper to pop answers into a Google Form. That leads me…

[Better Than] Spiral Bellwork

I presented at Summer Math Summit last year about my spiral bellwork- and it quickly became a bestseller on TpT. There is a reason why- I prefected this for 2 years in my own classroom before I shared anything about it. I always wanted to do a spiral review in my math classroom, but it…

Vocabulary in the Math Classroom

Math vocabulary is something I have really started to focus more on this year. (I actually hosted a webinar and if you want to catch the replay click here and I will send it to you!) I have made two activites for my students to incorproate more math vocabulary into the classroom. Error Analysis I…

3 Ways to Use Bingo in Your Classroom

Everyone loves bingo- but I like to mix up how we play it. Simple Prize Ideas for Bingo *Sticker packs from Amazon *Mini eraser packs from Amazon *Pencils *Give out tickets to winners! I have a blog post for tickets here.

Pi Day

All math teachers love Pi Day, right? But I like to keep it simple! It’s always right around spring break for me and my kids are full of energy. I want to have fun but not stress myself out. Here are some simple ways to do just that! How do you celebrate Pi Day? Be…

Math in the Real World

I teach middle school math- so you know I am constantly asked ‘when will I use this’ but to be honest- I don’t blame them for asking! I have created some graphics that can be displayed at the start, middle, or end of a math unit that explain why a topics is important and five…

Top 5 Desmos Lessons

I am teaching Summer School & we are using Desmos to keep our lessons fun + engaging. Here are my top 5! Land The Plane: Linear Functions Marbleslides: Linear Functions Transformations: Translations Turtle Crossing: Time Distance Graphs Equation Balancing Be sure to check out my Instagram Reel for each lesson in action!

Learning Targets Goal Setting

I use this learning targets goal setting for mid-unit assessments as well as summative assessments to group student learning needs based off specific targets. This is wonderful not only for my instruction, but also for student ownership. Students are able to reflect why they missed a particular learning target, and celebrate learning targets that were…

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…