## Wednesday, November 30, 2016

### December NO PREP Math Packet {Grade 3}

Do you have fun and engaging NO PREP Math activities planned for your third grade students? Here is a packet of EASY, Print & GO, Fun & Engaging puzzles for students to be challenged with, review math skills, and have fun coloring too!

This December Math NO PREP packet that will keep your third graders engaged! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with third-grade common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Use this packet for bellwork, classwork, extra credit, fast finishers, or homework! OR Use this packet for the long Winter Holiday break for students to stay engaged in Math!

THIS DECEMBER NO PREP MATH PACKET FEATURES:
*25 different math puzzle worksheets
*Reindeer Theme

*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.

*Packed with 3rd grade common core math problems for review and practice.

*A “tracking” page - as they complete days in the packet, students will color a part of a winter picture until they complete the packet.

*An ANSWER KEY for each worksheet.

*Lots of coloring fun. I’ve intentionally designed this packet with lots of pictures and borders to color. A MUST: Using a set of crayons or markers.

Topics Covered:
-Subtraction
-Multiplication
-Division
-Creating Pictographs
-Telling Time
-Measurement with Line Plots
-Comparing Fractions

I hope this packet helps your students have fun with Math while celebrating the holidays this time of year. Happy Holidays!

## Wednesday, November 23, 2016

### Math Center Activity Holiday Lights with Numbers {Pre-K & K}

I love creating resources for my son to complete and share with other teachers. This activity is Holiday {Christmas} themed with practice for number sense. This Math Center Activity is for Pre-K and K Math students to practice their number sense with a Holiday Lighting theme. There are three different scaffolded lighting activities for students to create using numbers.

Included in this packet:

-1 set of three different Holiday Number Lights #1-10

-1 set of three different Holiday Number Lights #1-20

-1 set of Holiday Number Lights Cards #1-20

-Student created

-HIGH QUALITY clipart

{Finished Product of Holiday Lights #1-10}

Included also are Holiday Lights #1-20 with scaffolded activities.

Also included are Holiday Light cards numbered 1 to 10 and 1 to 20. This card set helps students practice ordering numbers. {As shown here}.

I hope these Number Sense activities are enlightening and help bring holiday cheer to your students. Happy Holidays!

## Sunday, November 20, 2016

### 5 Black Friday Teacher Deals for Any Budget

Every teacher loves a great Black Friday deal. I've compiled a list of some of my favorite classroom resources and tools that are on sale this Black Friday 2016.

1. iPad mini 2 at Walmart for \$199: Great for the teacher to be mobile around the classroom with email, apps, and other interactive tools that make teaching easier. Or excellent for the students to be a center activity for them to interact with.

2. Black series entertainment project at Kohl's for \$39.99: Terrific for teachers to use in the classroom to showcase interactive resources on the board for the entire class. An awesome tool for visual learners to view video and other resources to enhance instruction.

3. Swingline Thermal Laminator at Amazon for \$9.98: Wonderful for teachers to print and laminate any teaching material to make it last longer. Seriously my favorite teacher deal for Black Friday!

4. HP ENVY All-in-One Printer at Target for \$69.99: Fantastic for at home printing or color printing for teachers in the classroom at your fingertips. It's a 3 in 1 wireless printer so you could also print from your phone!

5. iCoffee Express Coffeemaker at Sears for \$24.99: The perfect accessory for any classroom to help keep the teacher caffeinated and happy teaching! It's a single cup fast brew that will awaken the learning process in any classroom.

Here are the links for the deals:

Happy Black Friday shopping!

## Friday, November 18, 2016

### December NO PREP Math Packets {Grades 3 to 8}

It's that wonderful time of year! Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years!! Lots of holidays and celebrations are going on this time of year. I love to celebrate and let my students have fun with math. I created these NO PREP Math Packets to help students review Math skills, keep them engaged, and have fun all at the same time.

Here is the newest packet for December:

This December Math NO PREP packet that will keep your fourth graders engaged! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with fourth-grade common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Use this packet for bellwork, classwork, extra credit, fast finishers, or homework! OR Use this packet for the long Winter Holiday break for students to stay engaged in Math!

THIS DECEMBER NO PREP MATH PACKET FEATURES:
*25 different math puzzle worksheets

*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.

*Packed with 4th grade common core math problems for review and practice.

*A “tracking” page - as they complete days in the packet, students will color a part of a winter picture until they complete the packet.

*An ANSWER KEY for each worksheet.

*Lots of coloring fun. I’ve intentionally designed this packet with lots of pictures and borders to color. A MUST: Using a set of crayons or markers.

Topics Covered:
-Subtraction
-Sequences
-Factors & Multiples
-Multiplication
-Division
-Creating Pictographs
-Telling Time
-Finding Area
-Measurement with Line Plots
-Comparing Fractions

Also I have updated the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade packets with new cover pages {if you choose to send this home over the winter break} and a new tracking page for students to color as they complete the packet.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your students. This is a very busy time of year and I hope these packets help you to stress less and enjoy the holiday more!

## Tuesday, November 15, 2016

### Thanksgiving Math Center Activity: Turkeys with Numbers & Shapes {Pre-K & K}

I love creating math activities for my son. He loves to count and name shapes right now. Yesterday we made Thanksgiving Turkeys with shapes and numbers. I took pictures of the shape turkey since that is the one he chose to make. Here are the 3 easy steps to creating the NO PREP Math Center Activity of Thanksgiving Turkeys with Shapes.

STEP 1: Cut & Color each of the shape feathers.

STEP 2: Glue the shape feathers to the turkey.

STEP 3: Write the numbers of each shapes the Turkey has on its feathers.
{He was very proud of his Turkey he colored and glued by himself.}

This Math Center Activity is for Pre-K and K Math for students to practice their numbers and shapes with a Thanksgiving Turkey theme. There are six different scaffolded turkeys for students to create using numbers and shapes.

Included in this packet:

-1 set of three different Thanksgiving Number Turkeys

-1 set of three different Thanksgiving Shape Turkeys

-Scaffolded writing in Math with trace the number, write the number, or write the number and word versions

-Student created with different turkey possibilites

-HIGH QUALITY clipart

## Saturday, November 12, 2016

### Black Friday & Thanksgiving Middle School Math Activities NO PREP Packet

Are you looking for Black Friday activities to engage your students in the advertisements and preparing for the holiday season?

Get your students excited about the Holiday Math with these NO PREP Thanksgiving Math Activities. Students will make connections between sales, bargains, prices, and purchases.

### Upper Elementary:

THIS BLACK FRIDAY & THANKSGIVING ELEMENTARY MATH ACTIVITIES PACKET FEATURES:
*5 different Engaging Math Activities
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Packed with 3rd, 4th, 5th grade common core math problems for review and practice.
*HIGH QUALITY CLIPART is included
*Topics covered: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Subtraction of Discounts, Subtracting Decimals, and Word Problems

Activities Included:
-Mark that Price! {with answer key}
-Big Toy Purchases {with answer key} 2 Versions
-Correct The Prices {with answer key}
-Number Operations Puzzle {with answer key}

THIS BLACK FRIDAY & THANKSGIVING MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH ACTIVITIES PACKET FEATURES:

*5 different Engaging Math Activities

*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.

*Packed with 6th, 7th, 8th grade common core math problems for review and practice.

*HIGH QUALITY CLIPART is included

*Topics covered: percents, operations with decimals, operations with integers

Activities Included:
-Mark that Price! {with answer key}
-Big Toy Purchases {with answer key}
-Find Sale Price {with answer key}
-Integers Number Puzzle {with answer key}

My students always loved the Black Friday Advertisement project {with rubric included for easy grading}. It kept the last couple days before the Thanksgiving break fun and full of math content. I hope these activities are helpful in your classroom too! Click HERE to view the packet.

Happy Teaching!

## Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A fun Pre-Algebra topic to teach in eighth grade math is functions. Students have prior knowledge of numbers, expressions, and variables which helps them to be able to write and find functions.

I have listed here five activities to review and practice Functions. I hope these help jump start your lesson planning into Functions. The key to getting your students involved in the learning process is to include interactive, visual, engaging activities for them to actively participate in.

These interactive notebook activities are intended to help students understand how to graph proportional relationships, understand that a function is a rule that assigns one input to one output exactly, compare properties of two functions, interpret the equation y = mx + b, construct a function, determine the rate of change of a function, and describe the functional relationship between two quantities.

Included are:
-4 different Functions activities to engage students
-Teacher facilitated activity for 60-90 minutes of classroom time
-Activities include: Vocabulary, Completing a function table and graph from a linear function rule, Writing a rule from two points using slope-intercept form, and Writing a rule, completing a function table, and drawing a graph from a function word problem.
-Examples of Completed Interactive Math Notebook Activities are included

This math station activity is intended to help students understand how to graph proportional relationships, understand that a function is a rule that assigns one input to one output exactly, compare properties of two functions, interpret the equation y = mx + b, construct a function, determine the rate of change of a function, and describe the functional relationship between two quantities.

Included are:
-6 different stations to engage students
-Teacher facilitated activity for 60-90 minutes of classroom time
-Stations include:
1. Vocabulary
3. Practice of Functions
5. Real World applications of Functions
6. Word problems of Functions
-Student Station Guide helps students record their answers

This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to assess and graph functions in tables, graphs, and equations.Included in this lesson are:
-card sort activity with concept development of functions
-one extension activity for students to deepen their conception of functions
-answer keys for all the assessments and activities
-how the lesson is tied to common core and mathematical practices

This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph (e.g., where the function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a function that has been described verbally.Included in this lesson are:
-card sort activity with concept development of analyzing functions
-one extension activity for students to deepen their conception of analyzing functions
-answer keys for all the assessments and activities
-how the lesson is tied to common core and mathematical practices

This November Math NO PREP packet that will keep your eighth graders engaged! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with eighth-grade common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Use this packet for bellwork, classwork, extra credit, fast finishers, or homework!
Topics Covered:
-Operations with Exponents
-Proportional Relationships
-Scientific Notation
-Graphing
-Equations
CLICK HERE to watch the video tutorial of the NO PREP Math Packets for November

Have fun with Functions! Find a creative approach and teach it. November is a short and hard time to engage your students. YET IT IS the perfect time to engage your students in Math and the rewards will be higher in the end of year!

## Monday, November 7, 2016

### TPT-iversary Gift Card Giveaway WINNERS are...

Last week I celebrated my TPT-iversary in a BIG way! Thank you to my supporters and TPT followers. Here are the lucky 3 TPT followers that just won a gift card!

1. Mary
2. Dodi
3. Sam

To get a heads up on the next giveaway just follow my TPT Store.

## Friday, November 4, 2016

### Middle School Interactive Math Notebook {Grade 7}

Do you use Interactive Math Notebooks? This is an engaging Interactive Math Notebook Bundle for Grade 7. Every Common Core State Standard is addressed in this Bundle. It is very versatile and easy to use for any student.

This Middle School Interactive Math Notebook Bundle is a COMPLETE BUNDLE covering ALL 7th grade Common Core Standards! This Bundle is 20% OFF the original price of all total interactive math notebook activities.

Each Interactive Math Notebook Activity includes 4 different activities {vocabulary, notes, practice, and applications} for that skill set addressed. These activities are easily teacher facilitated {as the teacher you give the instruction and the students then cut, glue, paste, and engage in the activities on their own with limited guiding}. You can use 1 or all 4 of the activities included to meet the needs of your students. Also included is the Middle School Interactive Math Notebooks 101 Guide. {Click HERE to PREVIEW}.

There are over 300 PAGES of Interactive Math Notebook Activities for students to be actively participating in Mathematics with. All of the activities have students engaging in the learning process and making learning gains for themselves. These activities are rigorous and add depth to any Grade 7 Mathematics Classroom. As always, these are activities that I have used in the classroom and only share them with you because they WORK, are EFFECTIVE, and INCREASE student learning gains! Check out the Bundle HERE to see what Interactive Math Notebooks could do for your students.

## Thursday, November 3, 2016

### TPT-iversary SALE + Gift Card Giveaway!

Today is my TpT-iversary!  I’ve been a member of the TPT community for three years as of today. So to celebrate today, my ENTIRE store will be 20% OFF!  Yay!  Clickto visit my shop!

Also I will be giving away three \$10 TPT Gift Cards {that’s \$30 of TPT cash}. To enter the contest, just follow the rules below. Good Luck!

THANK YOU to ALL my loyal TPT customers that I have. I love hearing from teachers about how my resources are helping students in your classrooms and I am blessed to be able to share with so many of you! Thank you for ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

## Wednesday, November 2, 2016

### Growing a Mathematical Mindset: Teacher Tip #1

Do you seek to grow your students' mathematical mindsets? I've created a Video Series on how to cultivate and grow a Mathematical Mindset with quick easy "PRINT & GO" tips. The first video in the series is about the basics of a Mathematical Mindset and how to help students take risks to earn better scores.

This Professional Development Video is about how your students can achieve higher success in Mathematics with one simple strategy. The video explains the "test retake" strategy, how to implement it, and the reasoning behind the process. Dive into this strategy and learn how to effectively administer test retakes for your students.

Included are:

-1 Presentation on how to grow your students mathematical mindset with the strategy of test retakes

-Editable test retake form {in Word Document} for your personal use

Click HERE to view the video and get started on growing Mathematical Mindsets in your classroom today!