Wednesday, January 31, 2018

VARIABLES & SUBSTITUTION

To get my kiddos more familiar with substitution we took a time out for a quick laugh and filled out some mad libs. They really had a good time listening to the silly stories. Afterwards they had a good understanding of substitution.

In their notebooks they took a few notes





Tuesday, January 23, 2018

WE ARE FINALLY BACK TO SCHOOL & PRACTICING THE ORDER OF OPERATIONS

Today we had a lo-tech day, more like a no tech day. Students were assigned a number and that number corresponded with a problem on the wall. They got up traveled to their problem, wrote it down and then returned to their seat to calculate their answer. This was graded as a skill check and upon their correct answer they received a Batman worksheet to continue practicing the Order of Operations.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Order-of-Operations-Coloring-Sheet-1604781

Thursday, January 18, 2018

SNOW DAY CHALLENGE

In an effort to keep brains engaged even on a snow day students have opportunities to earn bonus points, house points, and other rewards from home. 



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

ORDER OF OPERATIONS - QR CODE ACTIVITY - “WHAT’S NEXT?”

This activity was inspired by the main misconception about the order of operations. My students, past and present have all struggled to understand that the rules are not to be completed (100% of the time) in the order of PEMDAS. I always stress the actual rule of left to right but it is a continual battle. So to provide and great big opportunity for my current kiddos I created a QR code activity. 

In this activity they scan a start code that gives them a starting place. Instead of working the problem they are only saying “what’s next?” So their job is to go around the room looking for the next step. The message would then show them what the work should look like after that step is complete. 

Great engaging activity and it caused some great questions and discussion. 


This activity will soon be posted on TPT. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

ALGEBRA VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS

Study online with Quizlet 

TEST WILL BE FRIDAY DECEMBER 15

(CLICK THIS LINK) BCMS 6th Grade Algebra Unit Vocabulary


NEW UNIT NEW VOCABULARY

Today students began learning their new vocabulary words for the algebra unit. To get them up and movie they did a combination of a wandering worksheet and crossword puzzle. We called it the Search & Find Vocab Crossword. The terms and definitions were posted throughout the room. Students had a set of clues and the puzzle. They walked around searching for the definitions that matched their clues, this is how they get the word for the puzzle. Afterwards students were given the complete word list with definitions.