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Tori Kelsoe
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Moving My Blog
I am in the process of moving my blog to MathbyTori.blogspot.com. Hopefully, I can transfer all my past posts to the new address soon. Thank you, Tori Cotton (formerly Kelsoe)

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Interactive Notebook Survey
I didn't want to wait until the end of the year to give out a survey for our interactive notebooks.  After their quiz today, I gave them this to fill out.  Here's a screen shot... Of the 33 surveys, here are a few things I found out... - Question #1 - only ...

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Equilateral and Isosceles Triangles
Let me start by saying that I will be changing this lesson before I use it again!  I thought I could teach it off the cuff as I have in years past, but I found that I was teaching it differently and better the second time I taught it.**  My INB shows what I...

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Triangles: Writing Congruence Statements
To explain the basics of triangle congruence, I created an activity  (2-up) for the INB.  I continue to push my kids into reading and following directions without me explaining them or them asking a million questions.  I do remind them to "read and follow e...

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Triangle Congruences Lesson
I have been struggling to find a lesson plan for teaching SSS, SAS, ASA & AAS for about a week.  I have been teaching geometry about 12 of my 14 years and have yet to find a lesson that I truly love, that my students buy into easily.  Early in my career, I ...

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Classifying Triangles Vocab Foldable & INB Activity
One of the first lessons in our Triangle Unit is Classifying Triangles.  I handed out this vocabulary foldable and gave my students a chance to think about the definitions before we discussed them formally.  Their vocabulary foldables are glued/taped into t...

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Triangles Unit: Interior Angle Sum and Exterior Angle (Remote Interior Angles)
Last week, we returned to school after Christmas break.  Monday was a teacher workday, so I worked all day on grades and lesson plans for the week.  In googling ideas for activities, I came across this site .  There I found an inquiry style worksheet to hel...

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Miscellaneous Posters
While I am pondering my next blog post, I decide to show/offer some of the posters I have created over the years for my classroom.  As I come across/make more, I will post them too! All About Relationships  Angle (Anatomy) Reduce Test Anxiety Classroom Expe...

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