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Keeping it REAL in math class

Hey there, middle and high school math teachers! Are you keeping math real in your classes? Read 4 tips for incorporating real world in math into your plans. Examples will include using relevant examples - not those old textbook problems, selecting realistic numbers, opening up an authentic discussion, and listening to the interests and needs of your unique students. Best of all, you can subscribe to receive 10 free newsletters for middle and high school students! Real world math for the win!

How to Improve Students' Math Skills in Just 5 Minutes Per Day

Improve students' math skills in just 5 minutes per day with these strategies. Teachers and students asking how to be good at math have found their answer! Read why 5 minutes a day is perfect, then dive into some teaching strategies for teaching middle or high school math. Skill Drills are amazing!

Using Bloom to Help Learning BOOM

Bloom's Taxonomy is an excellent resource for middle school and high school math teachers looking to differentiate instruction for the diverse learners in their classrooms. In this post, you will read concrete ideas for tasks at each of the six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy: remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create. Also included in this blog post is a link to a free set of two-step equation task cards aligned to the levels of Bloom.

3 Truths All Math Teachers Need to Hear Today

If you are a secondary math teacher feeling overwhelmed by all the shiny bells and whistles out there supposedly showing you how to teach best, then you need to read these three truths. In an honest, loving yet firm tone, Amanda shares 3 truths that all math teachers need to hear. Spoiler alert: you're doing enough. Love is enough. Your students are key. Click to read this inspirational post.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Math without the Stress of Creating New Resources

Math teachers, let's remove the stress from differentiating instruction. You do not need to create new resources in order to successfully meet the needs of all learners in the secondary math classroom. Learn about open-ended activities, give students choices, utilize software tools, and vary levels of support.

How to Convert Any PowerPoint into a Math BINGO Game for Remote Learning

Math BINGO is so fun to play in middle or high school math! My students love it, and I know they are getting excellent practice and review. In this post, I'll share how I have modified the traditional game to work in a remote learning environment. Also, scoop up the free virtual BINGO board download. By Free to Discover.

10 Websites for Teaching Math to Remote Students

Looking for some online math resources to facilitate remote learning? Whether you're looking for a discussion board or tool for converting printables to digital resources, we've got you covered! Your math students will appreciate how these tech tools improve distance learning. By Free to Discover.

3 Tips for Planning Digital Stations

Are your stations all in print format? Check out this blog post for 3 tips for turning your stations into digital stations! You'll read about websites and resources for gaging student understanding, facilitating collaboration, and keeping students on track. This article is perfect for middle school or high school teachers looking to level up their stations activities during remote learning. Post by Free to Discover.

Halloween Goes Digital

Learn about a brand new engaging and rigorous line of Halloween math activities for middle school and high school math classes. These activities have been created in Google Slides for Google Drive or Google Classroom. Topics include solving two step equations, solving multistep equations, and calculating slope from 2 points. This blog post also features a free practice worksheet available as a printable and Google resource.

5 Tips for Learning Math at Home

This post shares five top tips for middle school students who are learning math at home. Parents and teachers should read and share with their children or students. It is so important during these crazy times for students to create a workspace, stick to a schedule, remove distractions, ask questions, and engage in extra practice. Click to learn more! By Free to Discover.

5 Summarizer Strategies for Math Class

In this post you'll learn about 5 summarizer strategies to use in your middle or high school math classes. Closing your class - whether in-person or remote - can be tricky, but these 5 strategies will leave you feeling confident that you know how to meet the needs of your learners moving forward. Use the data you gather to drive instruction, differentiate, and provide math intervention. Blog post by Free to Discover.

5 Reasons to Implement a Strong & Consistent Opening Class Routine

Whether you're teaching math remotely or in-person, a strong and consistent opening class routine is a vital contributor to a positive classroom climate. It can help settle students into class, sends the correct message, allows teachers to check homework, is a content review opportunity, and sets consistent expectations. Read to learn the specifics, and download your free activator templates. By Free to Discover.