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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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