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Mixing up Your Math Warmups and Homework

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I have recorded many of my lesson tutorials for years now but this year I have really added a lot for my students and I can see the positive difference it is making. I record explanations for each problem on their daily warm up and their daily homework.

In the past I've noticed students just writing random answers down to appear finished with their work. They either were embarrassed they didn't know what to do or too lazy to try, either way it's not an effective practice tool if they aren't able to practice the skill accurately. This gives me a couple of scenarios. Some students still might choose to only write down the answers provided to them. I don't give them credit if they don't show their work. Some students write down all the the work shown with the answers but don't try it themselves before watching the video. This is a step in the right direction in my opinion and better than random numbers written on the page. My hope is that they'll slowly st…

100 TpT Gift Card Giveaway!

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I am so excited to share this giveaway with you! This giveaway was organized by Ms. K as a celebration for gaining 1,000 followers in her TPT store and to say thank you to all of her followers for their support.
Ms. K and her collaborators  are giving away a $100 TPT gift card.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Prize: $100 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card Giveaway Organized by:Ms. K (teacherblogspot.com)
Co-collaborators:The Beezy TeacherMrs. Wenning’s Classroom, , Minute MommyGrowing Grade by GradeYou’ve Got ThisBailey’s CornerSweeties ClassroomElementary IslandRight Down the Middle with AndreaSpanish Resource Shop,Emily Ray For the Teacher,

January Giveaway!

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January is almost over and thanks to several snow days I've had time to create a lot of new resources and update some new ones. Here are a few of my new resources that are currently free. Grab them now as they won't stay free forever! (Please be kind and leave feedback if you do. :) )









I am also happy to announce I will begin a monthly $10 TpT gift card giveaway for my followers. This is my way to say thank you for supporting my store and leaving feedback on purchases and free downloads. :) Follow this link to enter to win this month's giveaway or complete directly below. Good luck!




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New Products for Math Centers and Upcoming Giveaway!

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Thanks to snow we only had school 1 day last week! It was wonderful to get some rest, but boy am I dreading those make up days. :( I've used the time to get organized in my house, my TpT store and my lesson plans and ideas. We will be taking our district mandated benchmark tests this week so I have been looking for a lot of ideas for reviewing equivalent expressions. Here is my latest creation, free for a few days! Click on the image or here to get yours from TpT. 


I made two versions, one already matched into triangles and one scrambled. I prefer scrambled puzzles so that I can get help from my students cutting them out the first time we use them. It took me a while to get to the point where I trust them to cut them out straight. :) I have had very few mishaps and it's worth taking the pressure off myself to get one more thing completed outside of school hours. My kids really do want to help and feel valued when you allow them to. :) 
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Bundles, Bundles, Bundles and a chance to win a giftcard!

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I finally uploaded the rest of my individual unit bundles. I can't believe I have put this off since August! I will continue to update them and add additional practice. I also plan to add the math centers I have started creating.  Check out my bundles: 6th Grade Math Warmups and Homework 6th Grade Math Complete Interactive Math Notebook Unit 1: Fraction and Decimal Operations Unit 2: Ratios and Proportional Relationships Unit 3: Properties and Expressions Unit 4: Equations and Inequalities Unit 5: Rational Numbers Unit 6: Geometry Unit 7: Statistics

One-Step Equations with Decimals and Fractions free download

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My kids really enjoy using puzzles to practice their math and are much more willing to work on these than they are willing to complete worksheets. Win, win! Thanks to the extra day in the weekend I was able to put together a new one to introduce to my students tomorrow. They're going to be so excited! Now that I have them laminated and cut out I can reuse them next year. I love adding games like these to my classroom, every year I have less to do when I add reusable materials!


You can snag a free download this week only by clicking the link below. Please remember to leave feedback for me!




Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percents Cut and Go Puzzle, Giveaway

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I made these a few months ago and forgot about them, woops! My kids enjoyed using these puzzles to review finding equivalent fractions, decimals and percents and were much more willing to work on these than they are willing to complete worksheets. Win, win! Now that I have them laminated and cut out I can reuse them next year. I love adding games like these to my classroom, every year I have less to do when I add reusable materials!


You can snag a free download this week only by clicking the link below. Please remember to leave feedback for me!