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Geometry in the Real World!

One of the things I love so much about teaching geometry is that there are so many real world applications.  Every year, we make a circle map showing how we …

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10 Tips for Smooth Sailing Parent Teacher Conferences

It's conference week for us, so things are busy around here!  Report cards are being printed, schedules are being finalized, and the PTA is organizing treats to help us get …

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Elapsed Time Strategies

I don't know about you all, but teaching elapsed time is one of those things that tricks almost every single student in my class!  It's almost one of those things …

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Consonant + le Intervention

As I mention in my sidebar, I wear many hats each day.  While I teach middle school math to some of my students, others are still working on 1st, 2nd, …

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Geometry Focus: Line Study

I am always looking for ways to engage my students in math.  I truly believe that the days of solely practicing skills by worksheets are gone.  One of my favorite …

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ABC Novel Project

My 4th graders just finished up a fantastic novel project.  When we began the novel Eager (which I highly recommend), I had big plans for students to complete a cumulative project …

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