by Cognitive Cardio with Middle School Math Moments
6th – 7th Grade
Are you looking for an easy way for your middle school math students to get online and use some digital math activities to help them practice a variety of concepts? The activities on my site can help you out:-)
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“Marc & Millie Travel the U.S.” is a comprehensive unit on the 6 regions of the U.S. Each region will be available individually as they are finished throughout the year. They will eventually be bundled into one unit. Each regional unit will have details of its particular states including state flag, state bird, state flower, state coin, & sites to see. I will be using real photos of sites. I will also be making a 5 region & 4 region option.
Having a hard time finding assessments for measuring the volume of a liquid? I always pair this assessment with real, hands-on practice in the classroom. I’ve also used it to introduce this topic with the assessment first so the students know how to read the graduated cylinders before you give them one with water in it. There are 6 questions on this one page assessment and an answer document that goes with it. You can use them as exit tickets, homework, class practice, final assessments or in any other way you see fit.
Included in this package: ✸ 1 Volume Assessment Page (with graduated cylinders all in increments of 10) ✸ 1 Answer Key
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✰TEKS Being Taught✰ 3.5(A), 4.5(A), 5.5(A), 6.4(A), 7.4(A), 8.4(A)
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This free pack is sure to help you through your writing dialogue unit! In this pack you will receive: -Posters outlining the rules to edit and punctuate dialogue correctly -A passage for students to correctly edit and punctuate dialogue, with answer keys -Links to my blog posts on teaching dialogue with additional ideas, lessons, and mentor texts -Student center/group activity and recording sheet to practice putting together a quote with the correct punctuation
Description Make fact fluency practice fun with this engaging game that incorporates all four operations! Great for small group instruction also. File includes colorful cards, a score sheet, and an example of how a hand is played.
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This is the “Welcome” to class goodie bag poem that many teachers use for Meet & Greet or Open House/Meet the Teacher Night. I just “Hollywooded” it up with Hollywood graphics and colors to fit with Hollywood themed classrooms or just for those who like think their kiddos are Movie Stars.
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The Rain Rain Go Away Mini Unit includes all materials to teach this short story. Students also get the opportunity to be creative and collaborate with others in the creative process. This unit is always a hit in my class.
The resource includes:
❒ An anticipation guide
❒ A copy of the short story
❒ Questions for comprehension
❒ Plot graph activity
❒ Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity
❒ A personal word wall to improve students’ vocabulary and understanding
❒ A comprehensive answer key for all activities
Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:
❒ An individual evaluation where the student must write an alternate ending to the story
❒ A group evaluation where students must work collaboratively to produce an alternate ending
24 pages total
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The first day of school is often filled with so much administrative detail and introductions to the class that teachers don’t get a chance to really introduce themselves to the students and vice versa. This product, What About Me?, offers teachers and students a chance to reveal their thoughts and feelings about school and themselves to each other. This is a great way for students to find out what their teachers expect from them, and for teachers to understand what impacts their students academically. Teachers should fill out their sheets ahead of time, but not hand them out to the students until they complete theirs.If there is time in class, students can start their sheets, but might feel more comfortable completing them at home. Teachers should require them to be finished within the first few days of school so they can get to know their learners as soon as possible.
The Spelling Flip Book is designed to help young learners become familiar with spelling rules and to incorporate them into their work.
Students can color and personalize their flip books to enhance the spelling learning experience.
I always like encouraging my students to use their flip books as reference sheets when they are working to promote good spelling habits. The goal is that eventually, by using the flipbook when working, the student will begin to remember common errors made in the past and correct them. I have had much success with this strategy in my classes.
I’ve also included a color copy and an answer key – a total of 18 pages.
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In this freebie, you’ll find five editable hipster animal door signs. Click on the text boxes to change the information, font, and text size. Print the posters in full color and laminate for extra durability.
This freebie is part of my new classroom decor range, Hipster Animals. Please take a look at the other products in this range:
Do you struggle with keeping your students organized throughout the school day or during a lesson? Do they have difficulty figuring out what materials they’ll need? Start using Google Slides™ to help them stay organized!
These FREEAssignment Slides/Morning Meeting Slides are a SIMPLE and effective way to keep them on track without you having to repeat yourself 100 times!
I love to use technology to make my life a little easier. That’s why I like to display our class agenda or schedule on our interactive white board. Students can quickly see what we have planned for the day and any important materials they’ll need. You can even use student instruction slides for each subject or lesson. It’s a great way for students to stay on task and look back at any directions or instructions you gave at the beginning of the assignment or lesson!
What’s Included: Cover Page What’s Included Vocabulary & Questions for Chapters 1-8 & Answer Keys Writing Prompts for Chapters 1-8, Character Trait Graphic Organizers for James Acknowledgements Thank You
Classroom Procedure Checklist for the Start of the Year – FREE
Make sure you have all your procedural ducks in a row with this handy classroom procedures checklist. A must for any first year teacher and a great reminder for those who have been around for awhile too!
Assess your students’ knowledge of literature with this fun and creative evaluation. Not only will your students learn by creating a game, but other will learn as well by playing it.
This is a self-evaluation (and teacher assessment) rubric to guide students and teachers in the evaluation process.)
This rubric was created to help students understand exactly what is expected of them for this evaluation. It is also an excellent tool to assess students’ progress and final product.
This self-assessment rubric is part of the bundle as well.
Self-evaluation grids are a great way to guide students in their evaluations. Students will know exactly what is expected of them and will be made responsible for their own success. This package can also easily be changed to be used as peer-evaluations.
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Do you want to be a teacher? What qualities do you need? What are students looking for in teachers? Complete training PPT for first year teachers/teacher certification programs. It has 22 slides and includes:
Interactive/brain-based activities (individual/small/whole group) Research/theory Student Examples Overviews of Teacher qualities Practical application of teacher skills Extra resources
Excellent for professional development team building and review of “why” behind teaching.
This is a song I wrote to help my students remember how many sides each polygon has! They really enjoyed singing it and it really helped them remember. I always love when they take the test and I can hear them humming the tune to help them remember!
Group work is always tricky to evaluate because there is so much going on. In addition, as educators, we are required to give detailed feedback on students’ performances.
I created this FREE document to make the teacher’s job easier, and to allow students to be responsible for their success as well.
Self-evaluation grids are a great way to guide students in their evaluations. Students will know exactly what is expected of them and will be made responsible for their success. This package can also easily be changed to be used as peer evaluations.
This self-evaluation grid will help students as well as teachers to assess students’ group work. When students use this grid to assess their work, there are no surprises when they receive their final mark. This grid, in particular, allows the students to become organized and responsible for their individual parts.
These self-evaluation grids are also very helpful to teachers:
❒ Helps the teacher justify the final mark;
❒ Helps to identify students’ weaknesses and strengths;
❒ Helps parents and students better understand the task required;
❒ Helps teachers create rubrics for the final evaluation.
Because of formatting issues, this package was created in a PDF document, but I can easily email you a Word file to be easily modified and changed according to the individual teacher’s needs.
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FREE VOCABULARY GRAPHIC ORGANIZER: Have your students break down the meaning of difficult words with this free vocabulary graphic organizer. Rather than simply memorizing a definition, students determine the part of speech, antonyms, synonyms, their own definition, and sentences using the word!
This resource includes two sizes for your convenience. I use this for a word of the day/week bulletin board in my classroom.
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♥ Great resource. Loved everything included and met all my students needs! I didn’t need to do much for the unit besides print and use! Thanks!
♥ I use this for “Word of the Week” with my grade 8 students. They love writing out a sentence that includes a teacher from the school. We post it on our bulletin board outside the classroom, and weekly, the teachers come by to see if any students have written about them!
Students will revel in the creative, detailed writing prompts. Bone chilling to laugh out loud humorous, the starters are springboards for success. Students will be carried to the future, transported to the past and improve their writing skills in the present. The provided 10 story starters are an excerpt from 101 Sensational Story Starters for 5th and 6th Grade Students by Tracy Wasem
These two visuals are perfect for introducing the concept of metaphors to your English and ESL students. The examples are designed to cater towards an Asian audience and contain themes of both Cambodia and Thailand. The first infograph uses the visual of an iceberg. The second infograph uses the visuals of both an iceberg and a market. This is the perfect visual reference for supporting any lesson on figurative language.
A free sample of three different puzzle worksheets from my sets of Next Genertion Science Standards review puzzles for middle school physical science that have students practice critical thinking skills and apply concepts from DOK level 1 and 2 needed to grapple with the performance expectations for NGSS MS-PS-2-2, NGSS MS-PS-3-1 and NGSS MS-PS-1-1
Great for stations, homework, early finishers or emergency sub plans.
FREE Sample Includes these three Puzzles
1) What would you get if you crossed Christmas with St. Patrick’s Day? NGSS PS-1-1
This puzzle requires students to use data about the mass and volume of 8 different coins and a data table to determine the letter code for solving the riddle.
Students can be expected to know the formula for density and fill it in the provided space or you can give students the formula in advance.
Coin 4 requires students to use deduction skills to determine the correct volume of the coin.
Density is a physical property of matter and is a commonly used as evidence to identify specific types of matter as described in NGSS PS-1-1
2) What movie do teenage ghosts love to watch? NGSS PS3-1-1
Halloween Themed (Ghost) puzzle.
Questions require students to calculate work, and potential energy using the provided formulas.
Also to work with kinetic energy quantitatively (have to determine the new amount of Kinetic Energy if the Mass is halved or doubled while the speed stays the same or if the speed doubles, while the mass stays the same)
3) What do you get when you cross a lizard and a bee? NGSS 2-2
Students solve net force diagrams to determine the missing force to put the object into equilibrium (net force = 0N)
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Here is a free sample from a giant pack of summer fun!
If you enjoy it you can make summer therapy exciting and low prep with the full pack of language and vocabulary games and home practice pages. Geared for 2nd through 6th grade students. The themes include :
~Snow Cone Categories ~Barbeque Associations ~Camping Multiple Meanings ~Seashore Synonyms ~Amusement Park Antonyms ~Ocean Past Tense ~Zoo Functions ~Ice Cream Definitions ~Patriotic Past Tense Summer Speech Therapy Pack
The cards are designed to print and laminate. They can be easily cut and used to play numerous games such as memory, go fish, I have who has. Another option is to keep one sheet whole and match the coordinating cards as you would for bingo or a cover up game. The possibilities are endless.
I have printed this pack on a high speed black ink printer and the pages come out nicely in grayscale. So if you don’t choose to use color ink they are still functional 🙂
Carryover assignments are provided and can be sent home for practice or completed as a pre or post test to show progress in therapy.
The video analysis questions is a tri-fold brochure template that contains ten common core questions design to help your secondary students generate and focus their thoughts when watching movies or videos clips. This reusable template contains ten higher thinking level questions that going to keep your students actively engage and working independently of the content of the video . Useful for ALL content areas. Common Core standards. W.2.8, W.3.8, W.4.8, W.5.8 By Maggie’s Files!
What to do Make two sided multiple copies for your students Read the questions together before the video Have the students fold the paper and make the tri-fold brochure Have the students think and answer the questions during the video Provide few minutes after the video to complete activities.
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There is just something about spinners, dice and cards that make kids think it’s a game, even if they are getting all the practice they need to develop fluency in math! My students even refer to Spin a Problem as a game and don’t seem to notice that they’re doing computation practice.
Included are Spin a Problem sheets for:
Addition – 2 different sheets Subtraction – 3 different sheets Multiplication – 2 different sheets Division – 3 different sheets Fraction addition Fraction subtraction Fraction multiplication Fraction division A spinner with ten digits