Simple math test corrections template for students to reflect on their mistakes


Simple math test corrections template for students to reflect on their mistakes - Scaffolded Math and ScienceWe all want to support a growth mindset in our students and give them space to learn from their mistakes, but what does this look like when teachers are in charge of teaching 100+ kids? 

Is it possible to allow students to correct their mistakes while also maintaining teacher sanity?

Exponential Functions Quick Check and Warm-Up Template

Exponential Functions Quick Check and Warm-Up Template

I love math templates because of their versatility. They are great for warm-ups, quick checks for understanding, exit tickets and even as a way to keep students in their seats those last 5 minutes of class

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Integer Rules Visual References for Addition and Subtraction


We learn how to add and subtract in kindergarten. And this is about the last time addition and subtraction are easier!

When we get to the integers, there are some pretty concrete rules to follow for multiplication and division. But this isn’t so true for addition and subtraction. 

This trips kids when working on integer operation problems, solving equations, finding inverses and any other time numbers on either side of zero need to be combined. Kids get to thinking they “can’t do Algebra/Algebra 2/Geometry, etc” when really it’s all integers.

7 Ways I Improved My Classroom Management

7 Ways I Improved My Classroom Management

Classroom management, ie: behavior management in my case, was always my biggest struggle. The kids seemed to like me, I seemed to be getting through to them and encouraging them to like math, but man oh man my classroom sounded more like a cafeteria than it did a math classroom.

But I got better! A lot better! And if you struggle with classroom management, you will too.

Here are the 7 ways I was able to improve my classroom management:

Math Word Wall Frequently Asked Questions

math word wall frequently asked questions

In this post I'll answer some of the questions I have been asked about math word walls. If you have any questions I haven't covered, I'd love to hear from you!