## Saturday, June 16, 2018

### Pattern Blocks Elementary Task Cards (Set 2)

Do your students like to make and create with blocks?

Do you want to challenge them to think critically?

These Pattern Block Activities are NO PREP Math Centers that will keep your students engaged! Using Pattern Blocks in Math class is just plain fun. Not only is it does it help your students with their critical thinking and problem solving skills, but it also gives students time to experiment and develop conceptual knowledge of Geometry. Use this Pattern Blocks packet for classwork, fast finishers, or Math Centers!

Included are 3 differentiated sets of task cards:
Set A aides students in seeing at least three shapes in the composite figure

Set B aides the students in seeing at least one shape in the composite figure

Set C does not have any shapes outlined. Students must use geometry knowledge and critical thinking skills to find out what shapes are in the composite figure.

THIS PATTERN BLOCKS MATH PACKET (SET 2) FEATURES:

*3 Different Levels of 10 Pattern Block Math Task Cards

*Total of 30 Math Puzzle Task Cards

*FUN puzzles centered on developing conceptual knowledge of Geometry

*Helps students develop critical thinking

*Guides students through making problem solving decisions

*An ANSWER KEY for each task card is included.

*Manipulatives are included (Color and Black & White Pattern Blocks) just PRINT, CUT & GO!

Another option for students is writing about how they used their knowledge of geometry to find the correct number of shapes in each composite figure.

These task cards are so easy to implement and you don't have to own a classroom set of pattern blocks. Included in the packet are a printable set of pattern blocks which are easy to reproduce for students in your classroom.

Other teachers have used set 1 and said, "These are great and worked perfectly in the math stations I was doing. Thanks!" -Nicole. "These are so much fun! I love having resources to give students hands on practice!" -Anne "These are awesome as an early-finisher activity or math station during our geometry unit.  My fourth graders love them!  I love the cards that require kids to explain their rationale for the shapes they chose.  Great product!" -Megan

Happy Teaching!

## Tuesday, June 12, 2018

### Back to School NO PREP Freebie 2018

Do you need a back to school math hook for your students?

Do you want to engage your students on the first week or month of school?

These free activities are great resources to use the first month of school. Easy to read directions, and fun to complete math activities. Students enjoy these math puzzles and activities as they practice important math skills.

This is a sample of my Back To School Math NO PREP packet that will keep your 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders engaged on day 1 in your classroom! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Also included is a beginning of the year diagnostic test with 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade benchmarks addressed, back to school activities, and a Math portfolio starter pack. Use this packet at the beginning of the year review activities during August & September!!

This Sample Version FEATURES:
*2 days of Back To School Math Activities
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Packed with common core math problems for review and practice. Tied to Common Core benchmarks requirements.
*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.

I hope that these activities are a great starting point in your classroom too. This packet is a great sampling of Back to School Math activities that quickly and actively engage students into math for the school year.

Happy Teaching!

## Tuesday, June 5, 2018

### Summer Math Review FREEBIE

Are you looking for Summer Math review?

Do you want to engage your students in practicing Math this Summer?

If you said YES, there are many resources available for your students. This FREEBIE is a sampling of my Summer Math packet that your students will want to do every day of the summer! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with grade level common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving.

How to use it:
1. A fun review at the end of year or after testing!
2. A summer packet for students to complete at during June, July, & August!!
3. A beginning of the year review activities for August & September!!!

This FREEBIE Sample FEATURES:

✔This includes 1 day of my 30 DAY Summer Math Activities Packet
✔1 Cover for the Summer Math Packet
✔FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum
✔1 Letter to Parents & Rubric for Grading the Summer Packet
✔Packed with common core math problems for review and practice
✔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.

I hope this Summer Packet is a great addition to your students' summer plans. Summer Math can be fun and engaging if you plan for it! Many teachers have written reviews of how they have used these packets for summer tutoring, send home packets, or even parents that have used this Summer Math packet for review with great success! However you use this packet I'm positive your students will enjoy the coloring and Math activities that will help them review their grade level content.

Have a Mathematical Summer!

## Friday, June 1, 2018

### 7th Grade Summer Math Review

Do you want to assign your 7th graders a fun summer review?

Do you want to challenge students in reviewing Math Skills for 8th grade?

If you said YES, this is the perfect Summer Math packet that your 7th grade students will want to complete! This packet is FUN and FULL of seventh-grade math problems. Students love the fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving activities.

How to use it:
1. A fun review at the end of 7th grade during May & June or after testing!
2. A summer packet for students to complete at home during June, July, & August!
3. A beginning of 8th grade year review activities during August & September!!

FEATURES:

• This is a 30 day Summer Math Activities Packet. It is the perfect math review to help students avoid the Summer Slide!
• FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
• Designed for students who have completed 7th grade and are going into 8th grade. Great end of year review for 7th Grade or Beginning of the Year for 8th Grade!
• Packed with 7th grade math problems for review and practice. Tied to benchmarks required for 8th grade.
• Keep your students on target with the tracking page. As they complete pages in the packet, students will color a part of a beach picture until they complete the packet.
• ALL ANSWER KEYS are included.
• A Sample Letter to parents & students from Math Department. (I use this every year when I send home the summer packet!)
• Certificate of completion for finishing this FUN Summer Packet.
• Lots of coloring fun! Students are encouraged to color every page of the Summer math packet.

Table of Contents:
Days 1-4: Compute unit rates
Days 5-6: Analyze proportional relationships
Days 7-10: Operations with fractions
Days 11-16: Rational Numbers
Days 17-19: Write & evaluate equivalent expressions
Day 20-22: Solve expressions & equations
Day 23-24: Construct geometric figures
Day 25-26: Solving area, surface area, & volume
Day 27-28: Draw inferences about populations
Day 29-30: Evaluate probability models

I hope this is an engaging and fun Summer packet for your seventh grade students to complete. I also have Summer packets available for grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Happy Teaching!