$200 Back to School Giveaway

What teacher couldn't use a little help with Back to School shopping?  Twlucky teachers will each win a $200 Amazon Gift Card! 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Prize: $200 Amazon Gift Card (2 Prizes!) Giveaway Organized by:Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher) Co-hosts:An Apple for the TeacherCarla HoffThe Craft of TeachingCarrie LutzThink Grow GigglePlanet Happy SmilesStar Kids by NaomiSliding into 1stIt Happened in 3rdMM Bilingual,

Back to School Sale and Gift Card Giveaway

Math Friends! It's here, it's finally here! TpT has released details on their next big sale! The TpTBACK TO SCHOOL SALEis set for Wednesday, August 1st and Thursday, August 2nd! Everything in my store will be 20% off, including bundles. Use promo code BTSFRESH to get an extra 5% off! You can visit my store here! 
Want a chance to win a $10 TpT gift card? Help me focus on areas for new product creation by completing this survey for your chance to win!  Thank you!


Bailey's Corner Loading...

Fun with Parabolic Curves

Yesterday I saw a picture of an art project using parabolic curves so I pulled out some graph paper and tried it myself. So much fun! My 15 year old daughter saw what I was doing and thought it was cool (say what?!!) and asked me how to do it. I started to explain but she got lost pretty quick. Then it hit me, why not list out some ordered pairs on the coordinate plane to explain how to do it? An hour later it was complete. :)

I've started several others as well, they are so much fun to create and I know my students will LOVE working on these!

 I will post each one free for 24 hours, you can find them here in my new graphing fun category. Version One. Version Two Please download, enjoy and help me by leaving feedback. Something wrong or have a request? You can email me at Thanks!

Freebies and Sale

Entire Store is 20% off 7/2-7/5! All unrated single products Free through July 5th. Please rate it if you download it! J

Area of Shaded Regions in 6th Grade Math

I attended a workshop last week for Open Up Resources for math.  What a wonderful reminder it was of how students should be thinking and problem solving when learning new skills and concepts. :) 
One of the lessons we worked through involved finding area of triangles by deriving that a triangle is half a rectangle. This reminded me of some task cards I started a few months ago but never published. I did some digging and voila, here they are!  You can download the forever free sample pack for or the full version (free for 24 hours only!) Enjoy and please don't forget to go back and leave a rating if you download it. :) 

Check out all my free products on 
Subscribe to my email list in the upper left corner to be the first to know about my freebies and giveaways!

Using Exit Tickets as a Formative Assessment

This year I started trying exit tickets as a daily formative assessment in my classroom. To encourage my reluctant students to participate I also used them as a drawing for a daily incentive. They had to write their name on the back, fold it at least twice and drop it in my drawing bucket when they left class. I would draw a winner, post it the board and the winner would receive a prize the next day. I then had a helper at the beginning of the next class sort the exit tickets into piles based on answers. This was a great task to give a student who needed to have a job and I used different, but similar problems in each class to prevent cheating. :)

This really helped me with forming small groups to address common errors for the next day or to reteach if many demonstrated a common misunderstanding. I also kept a class checklist to keep track of mastery.  This small thing made a big difference for my students this year!  I have posted a free sample pack of some of my area exit tickets to…