Translating Algebraic Expressions Math = Love: A Peek at My Algebra 1 Interactive Notebook-- i did notebooks last year but definitely want to incorporate more colors and foldables glued in next year. :) --use with chapter 11

I absolutely love this post from great maths teaching ideas for a trigonometry-pile-up. However, I don& teach trigonometry in my grade math classes but I do teach Pythagorean Theorem. I decided

In this lesson, students develop the area formula for a triangle. Students find the area of rectangles and squares, and compare them to the areas of triangles derived from the original shape.

This lesson teaches how to deconstruct a composite solid figure, and calculate the surface area that each component contributes to the total surface area of .