algebra1 wrote a new post, Translating Algebraic Expressions 3 months ago

Rather than using a boring old Translating Algebraic Expressions Worksheet to teach this lesson we made a Variables and Expressions Game that requires students get a grasp of Translating Algebraic Expressions […]

algebra1 wrote a new post, Cinco De Mayo – Theoretical and Experimental Probability 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Here is an AMAZING lesson you can do with any math class!

Get a PiñataMake sure you pick the candy that goes inside.

It is best if you get a piñata that you actually have to fill yourself. This way you […]algebra1 wrote a new post, How to Teach Dividing Polynomials 1 year ago

There are 3 different types of problems involving Dividing Polynomials. This lesson along with the lessons on Solving Systems of Equations are the two MOST difficult lessons for Algebra 1 students.

(Here are […]algebra1 wrote a new post, How to Teach Simplifying Radicals 1 year ago

This lesson on Simplifying Radicals should be extremely simple and always winds up not being because this happens…

Why Do Students Do This?

This happens because the students stop one step too e […]algebra1 wrote a new post, Factoring to Solve Quadratic Equations – Know Your Roots 1 year, 1 month ago

One fun way to start this lesson (which we all know is one of the toughest concepts for our students to grasp) is to start with a story.

Factoring is about understanding and then calculating where a […]

algebra1 wrote a new post, Multiplying and Factoring – Teachers Give and Teachers Take Away! 1 year, 1 month ago

When it comes to preparing your students for Algebra 2 this might be the most important lesson. We all know Factoring is one of the toughest lessons that an Algebra 2 teacher must face.

One of the reasons for […]

algebra1 wrote a new post, How to Teach Zero and Negative Exponents 1 year, 2 months ago

Sometimes in Math we have things come up that need to be proved but our students do not yet have the skill set mathematically to prove the new concept. This is one of those times. However, we can show them t […]

algebra1 wrote a new post, Solving Systems by Graphing – X Marks the Spot! 1 year, 2 months ago

This activity is extremely fun and my students love it every year because they get to compete!

How to Set Up the Solving Systems by Graphing Treasure Map Activity

Here’s what you will need: A picture (I draw […]algebra1 wrote a new post, Rate of Change and Slope – Ski Through Algebra! 1 year, 2 months ago

Slope is such and easy thing to teach and I see so many math teachers make it so difficult!

Here is the bottom line. Instead of getting the students to memorize the rise and run rules of “up and to the […]

algebra1 wrote a new post, How to Teach Patterns and Linear Functions 1 year, 2 months ago

Recognizing Patterns and Linear Functions

Recognizing patterns is an everyday skill. We see them everywhere. Patterns and Linear Functions are the most common and easiest to recognize.

Visual […]algebra1 wrote a new post, Teaching Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities 1 year, 2 months ago

Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities are most easily related to Distance. We have an Algebra 2 Lesson that does a good job of explaining this. It can be found […]

algebra1 wrote a new post, Solving Proportions – Bad Teacher! 1 year, 2 months ago

NOTHING BOTHERS ME MORE than when I start to teach solving proportions and my students yell out “Cross Multiply and Divide!”

They yell it so proudly like they already know what I’m going to teach them. […]

algebra1 wrote a new post, The Distributive Property – Cupcakes and Algebra 1 year, 2 months ago

Okay, this lesson doesn’t really require cupcakes but they can help! Before you ever teach the students the mathematical definition and how to use the Distributive Property you need to make sure they […]

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