Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Teach Like Mrs. White

To get us started with equations we started with solutions. I treated it like an assignment that had to be graded. So each student got a student’ish paper and had to determine if their answers were correct or incorrect. 

To step it up a little more, everyone had their own glasses and a clipboard (so they all looked like me)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


To begin our review for our test we played the escape game. 4 teams and 3 problems over Order of Operations and substitution.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018


The purpose of this Nearpod activity is to help fix the misconceptions students have with writing expressions from a phrase.

Afterwards students will complete a skill check to assess their abilities then they will continue working on their IXL assignment Y.1

Monday, March 5, 2018


In a scattergories fashion we took turns spinning the wheel and sharing words we had that began with the letter that was selected. Fun way to share with everyone. Below is a detailed list of keywords, many of which will not be necessarily useful to translating words into algebraic expressions. They however will be helpful with word problems.


For students who did not complete Wednesdays activity they were given a day 2 version. This version is a cut-n-paste (glue for you young'ens) Instead of the paper wads the expressions were cut out and glued in the grid they started yesterday.

After they finished they were given this sheet 

Nothing extravagant but it allowed them to get their brain juices flowing and change their thought process for a bit. Students were directed to google up the phrase "mathematical keywords" and click images and copy down a list of 10 for each category. Tomorrow we will share our results. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Equivalent Expressions Hunt

Today I cleared away all the seats and we worked from the floor. Students were given an expression and a grid with 20 squares to fill in. Kiddos tested their understanding of simplifying expressions and equivalent expressions today. They would pick a paper wad and then simplify it, and then decide if it was equivalent to what they had or not inorder to put it in the correct spot on their sheets. They were engaged the entire hour. 

For those that did not finish, I have a day 2 version of this activity for them to complete.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Today was spent trying to make sure everyone understands that equivalent expressions do not have to look like each other. (Sometimes they will, but not always). However, they do have to get the same value when we substitute in the same value for a variable. (This is a great lifesaver if a student is unsure if they are equivalent). Also, when they are both simplified they will look the same.