### Relief Teaching Ideas

This is an activity that is usually used in maths but I think it also works really well as a revision tool! Simply write an answer on the board, students then write questions to match the answer on…

### Test Prep Coloring Pages | Motivational Quotes for Testing

Testing time can be very stressful for students. Use these motivational quotes for testing coloring pages to relax your students and motivate them before the big tests.

### Test Prep Ideas With Sticky Notes

Ugh... I know as a study I dreaded hearing the word "test"... especially if it was a math test! I don't know how many nights I sat up with my dear old dad going over math equations... he was so patient with me (unfortunately I was never as patient with him!) I know that many of my students face the same anxiety and stress that I did when it comes to testing. Sooo... I'm so excited that Adrienne from The Tutor House blog has come up with a linky for Test Prep Tips! I think it's a topic that…

### How to make a stations activity in a hurry

Hi! So we've had quite the busy semester so far, but my focus this semester has been to develop interactive/cooperative learning fun stuff for my Math 1 kids. I moved schools last year, and my old school had a department-wide bin of games. There weren't many in it, but it was nice to know at the beginning of the unit that I could take the folder for that topic and instantly have a couple of really good resources to use. I've made it my mission as math department chair at my new school to…

### Test Review Day

I spend the class before a test reviewing. This can be a very useful day for students or a complete waste of time where nothing is accomplished. I have found that providing a VERY structured class...

### Scavenger Hunts - and a free template!

I've truly had a very productive week this week. I am ahead in planning, and spent some time yesterday creating a template that I'd like to share. I don't know who came up with the idea of this type of scavenger hunt, but I use them ALL.THE.TIME. At least once per unit. Usually more. Because a 10 question scavenger hunt takes me 5-10 minutes to create, and lets them practice with or without partners, usually filling up 15-30 minutes of class time. I have so many of these that I've…

### Trick or Treat! - My version of BuCkEt of LiEs (Solving Quadratics)

So you know how you spend all summer looking up all these amazing ideas to use in your classroom the following year? Okay, you caught me, I didn't do that all summer.... But I certainly pinned like crazy and made sure I was using those ideas! Well one of those awesome ideas was Bucket of Lies by Simplifying Radicals. Basically, the idea rocked but I tweaked the name and gave some firm instructions on what all the kiddos were to do. I basically broke the kids up into groups of 4 (I had my…

### Can you study math?

Yes. The answer is yes you can study mathematics. There is apparently a rumor going around telling students that math cannot be studied. This is a lie. Run from the darkness. The issue is...

### Algebra 1 *Solving Equations* Unit Review Stations/Task Cards Activity

My students are finishing up their 3rd unit which is all about solving equations. The unit includes: Solving 1-step through multi-step equations. Writing equations from applications and then solvi…

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### Game Closet - High School

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### Solving Literal Equations “Connect 4” Activity {Student Approved} FREE DOWNLOAD

Recently, I reached out to the MTBoS looking for fun ideas for practicing solving literal equations. I had searched pretty thoroughly to find any pre-existing activities on the internet, but there…

### Link Student-Created Videos to Study Guide w/ QR Codes

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### Maths Game – 1 to 100 grid

I recently shared on Twitter about a maths game I had played with my Higher class. We were practicing differentiating using the chain rule. This is a game I read about on Twitter previously but cannot remember where from. Here is how the game works: On the whiteboard I put up a 1 to 100…