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**Lock-Down**

I started this blog post on Friday, but exhaustion won over finishing this post. Friday started out as a normal school day. First hour, my Algebra 1 students took a quiz over dividing radicals. Then, we started one of my favorite units of the year: polyn...

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**Egg Drop Gallery Walk**

Teaching a science class this year has me doing more projects than I've probably ever done in all my previous years as a math teacher. Setting up projects in an effective way has been a definite learning curve. This week, my students have been working on...

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**Blank Graphic Organizers for Solving Systems of Equations Algebrically**

For our quiz on solving systems of equations algebraically, I let my students choose between solving by substitution and solving by elimination. I made some graphic organizers for my students to follow that walked them step-by-step through the process of e...

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**Create Your Own Momentum Problem**

After my physical science students finished with their momentum quiz, I gave them the task of creating their own momentum problem. They had to pick a subject for their problem and determine an appropriate mass and velocity. Some students converted pounds ...

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**How Far Can YOU Climb? - An Activity by Frank Tapson**

Last week, I ran across an activity by Frank Tapson called " How Far Can YOU Climb? " (page 34). The premise of the puzzle is quite simple. Form the longest chain possible by moving horizontally or vertically from one number to an increasing number. He...

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**Volume 44: Things Teenagers Say**

It doesn't seem like it's been that long since I posted Volume 43 of Things Teenagers Say ! I guess that just means my students have been on a roll lately... Check out previous issues of Things Teenagers Say: Volume 01 | Volume 02 | Volume 03 | Volum...

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**Reviewing Prime Factorization at the High School Level**

My Algebra 1 students are currently working through our unit on radicals. I already blogged about the dry erase work mat I made for my students to use to organize their work for simplifying radicals. Before we could actually begin to simplify radicals, we...

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**Dry Erase Work Mat for Simplifying Radicals**

Yesterday, I got a chance to try out the work mat I created for my students to use while simplifying radicals. I printed the work mat on 11 x 17 card stock (affiliate link) that I use for practically everything in my classroom. Okay, maybe that's an exagg...

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**Linear Inequality Interactive Notebook Pages**

Towards the end of December, I posted about my interactive notebook pages for our Algebra 1 unit on Linear Graphs and Inequalities . However, we didn't start linear inequalities until AFTER Christmas. Here are our notebook pages for linear inequalities. ...

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**Systems of Equations and Inequalities INB Pages**

My Algebra 1 students just finished our unit on systems of equations and inequalities. This unit wasn't perfect. I'd like to include a real-world applications when we solve by graphing. But, compared to previous years, I feel really good about this unit!...

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