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Common Core Algebra I Lessons and Videos

Hello Michigan Math Friends,

I'm a math teacher in upstate New York. We started implementing Common Core Algebra I two years ago. Last year I was so fed up with the way it was playing out that I decided to write my own set of 100 Common Core Algebra I lessons and home work sets as well. I then decided to make screencast videos of the lessons and upload them to YouTube. The lessons, homework sets, and links to the videos can be directly accessed from:…


Added by Kirk Weiler on March 17, 2015 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Project Prime Summer Session 7th Grade (7.NS.1)

The Number System: Adding and Subtracting Integers


Added by Dave McCausey on August 15, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Algebra for All-in the summer

A few of us have taken the A4A course this summer. I know the course has been offered in a few different versions. Having gotten some technology with it would have been nice ;) but it has been nice to work through the class when I have more time-summer, not during the school year. I, personally, could have used some more training with graphing calculators, but I certainly know more than before I took the class.

Although we have not had a chance to try any of the activities in class,…


Added by Carrie Weber on August 7, 2012 at 4:51pm — 2 Comments

An Invitation to an Online Common Core Discussion

Wow the Common Core has so much to it! Lesson plans, formative assessments, performance based tasks, online evaluations, response to intervention, universal design for learning, etc.

Anyone else trying to stomp through the muddy water of starting this up to get the reward of higher standards and deeper student understanding?

All of us of course, while we try not to lose our minds.

As I sit here on this rainy afternoon…


Added by Jeanette Lynn Stein on June 21, 2012 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Great Review Activity

When it comes time to reviewing for a test, I have found that doing a walk-a-round activity is very helpful.  I take their review and create a PowerPoint with each question on a slide.  On the bottom right corner of the slide, I put the answer to one of the other questions.  Students can work in pairs or on their own to work out the problems.  I put the different slides around my room or we use the end hallway that has no classes in it.  Students start at different slides and work out the…


Added by Deann Markva on May 28, 2012 at 5:44pm — 1 Comment

SALE Texas Instruments - TI-Nspire Graphing $46 not sure how long sale is running posted 5/7/12


SALE  Texas Instruments - TI-Nspire Graphing   not sure how long sale is running posted 5/7/12

See these two links:…


Added by Joe Ciaravino on May 7, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments

Flipping the Geometry Classroom

  If anyone is looking for a Geometry resource to aid in flipping their classroom, iTunes is providing 20 free video clips.  These can be viewed on your PC as well as any Apple product. 

  This is the link:

  Good luck!…


Added by Keith Barnes on March 22, 2012 at 9:09am — 3 Comments

Puzzles and Brainteasers, Set 8

Puzzles and Brainteasers, Set 8

Added by Fawn Nguyen on February 9, 2012 at 12:02am — No Comments

Learning Styles

Here is a link to an article called Let Me Learn My Own Way

This is taken from the ASCD Smart Brief

ASCD Smart Brief

"Education consultant Jane Kise's recent study showed that learners with different cognitive styles have significantly different approaches to math. But what does this mean for teachers? Kise answers…


Added by Claudia Heinrich on June 22, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Math Anxiety

Here is a link to an article on Math Anxiety.


I have noticed in my classroom that students with higher levels of anxiety are the also very focused on their grades.

I think the ideas that…


Added by Claudia Heinrich on May 23, 2011 at 6:11pm — 3 Comments

Photographic Functions

Here is the worksheet and rubric for my activity.  It took my class of ninth graders two days to complete. 


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Added by Kelly Kroft on May 12, 2011 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

No Child Left Behind as a football version

I cannot take credit for this but thought it would be an interesting read.  A colleague of mine sent this to me.
No Child Left Behind _ Football Version

Added by Jamie Tuch on May 2, 2011 at 10:16pm — 2 Comments

Notebooks and vocabulary

How do you manage notebooks in your math classroom. Are they graded? And if yes, then how do you grade them? What items are kept in student's notebooks? Are they worth the time and effort to keep up with them? How much class time to you spend on notebook upkeep? I am interested in hearing your view points. Please include the grade level and type of math class you teach in your response.

Added by Pamela Dougherty on May 2, 2011 at 8:53pm — 5 Comments

How many people...?

Last week, my morning classes from our Knabusch Mathematics and Science Center were supposed to go to Sterling State Park to plant some trees and do some beach clean-up (a yearly activity). Due to the weather, we were unable to go and I was left scrambling for an activity that I could do with both my geometry class and algebra class the day before spring break. The week prior, one of my afternoon students had wondered how many students you could fit in the classroom.


So, I…


Added by Barbara Assenmacher on April 26, 2011 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

Retention of learning.

Does anyone feel that students ability to retain material is not what is used to be?  I have been teaching for 16 years now and it seems that when a student is exposed to a new lesson, it goes in one ear and out the other.  They are really good with it during class, but when they walk out of the building it all goes away.  I have heard so many kids come in the next day and ask me what we did the day before.  Also, if I tell them we are having a test the next day, they show up without a…


Added by Jamie Tuch on April 26, 2011 at 9:28pm — 1 Comment

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