### Math Equals Love | Math Teaching Blog by Sarah Carter

Unit 3 was a weird one for Algebra 2. I wanted to cover exponential functions right after linear functions to see if teaching y=a+bx actually helped my students to graph y=a(b)^x. I also needed to review exponent rules with my students before we could move onto quadratic functions, radical functions, or logarithmic functions. And, I also needed to make sure that my students were solid on the distributive property, combining like terms, and factoring before we got any further into the…

### Math Equals Love | Math Teaching Blog by Sarah Carter

As a first year teacher, I am still working on my pacing. How long do I need to devote to this unit? How fast should I move? Next year, I feel like I will be much more prepared to map out my curriculum plan for the entire school year. I attempted to do that this year, but I never ended up using it because it turned out to be made up of entirely wrong guesses. Yeah, let's just say my Algebra 1 students didn't master factoring polynomials in 2-3 days... The last unit I will be covering before…

Factoring trinomials activity using labels - this would be a good review activity before a short quiz.

### Pairs and Self-Checking

Solving Inequalities Match Up - This is a self-checking activity. Students may choose to solve the inequalities independently or with a partner. They have to show their work, and create a grid of answers. They will check their grid against my answer key.

### Middle School Math Madness!

A blog about my experiences using foldables and interactive notebooks with my middle school math students.

### I Have, Who Has (with Integers) game

I have, who has game that includes adding and subtracting integers.

### Journal Wizard

I have found that even after defining these two properties, students do not really recall or understand them. I added these four practice problems and focus the guiding questions on which method would be easiest or most appealing for mental math. After we worked through the above problems, students were able to identify the properties when asked and even identified them when they were applied later on. Posted with Blogsy

### FREE MATH LESSON - “Simplifying Algebraic Expressions Task Card Activity (SCOOT!)”

by Math on the Move 7th - 8th Grade Get your students moving! Great activity for Scoot! Place the 30 task cards around the room....

### Conic Guided Notes

For conic sections, in particular, I have found that interactive notes have truly helped with explaining the basics for each section. The k...

### Linear Inequalities and Numberlines Matching Activity

This is an excellent activity to give students additional practice solving linear inequalities and graphing number lines. This activity consists of 24 equations, their solutions, and their corresponding number line. The equations are mostly 1 & 2 step equations to help students focus on knowin...

### Foldable Book of Exponent Rules | Math = Love

I want to share the foldable book of exponent rules we created in Algebra 1 to glue in our interactive notebooks. We made a "poof book" from a single sheet of

### Triangle Interactive Notes - Law of Sines/Cosines/Heron's

Trig kids and I just finished our Triangle Lesson. I'm really liking these interactive notebook mini handouts and so I think I have a project for myself this summer, create a whole course worth to put on TPT! Gotta keep myself entertained in the summer, right? Anyways, I used the blank(ish) space on the top of each handout to prove the theorems. I didn't leave room for Heron's because there is another activity that I can do to prove this (ran out of time - I'll be absent three days next week…

### Finding Slope Using Formula BINGO (Mrs Math)

Why get Mrs. Math's BINGO game? Well, it was created using a hyper-linked Power Point which allows for you to play a different game every time. Plus a fill in yourself Bingo card slide in the presentation which you can print out for each student allowing you to have as many BINGO cards as you need...

### The Coordinate Plane

Before winter break I introduced the Coordinate Plane to my Algebra class. Let's just say working with a number line was challenging enough for a few of my students but now we combined two number lines together to form a Coordinate Plane was pretty unheard of by some of them. Trying to explain this to a few of them resulted in me getting looks like I had grew horns and shot fire out of my mouth. We pushed through and in the end I became Ms. O again. Students were given a double sided page…

### Trig Study Cards

Trigonometry Study Flash Cards - This small set of 18 cards provides a quick reference of basic trigonometric information for the math student. Each card (but one) shows an angle with its degree and radian value, its location on the unit circle, the reference angle, and the sin, cos, and tan value of the angle. The mnemonic "All Students Take Calculus" is represented behind the unit circle with the letters A, S, T, and C to remind students which quadrant specific trig values are positive.

### Proportions Foldable | Math = Love

Some of our most recent interactive notebook pages in Algebra 1 have been over proportions. I especially like my proportions foldable.