## Brain Dump SCOOT for the Upper Grades

If you are getting ready to kick off a new unit, and want a no-prep, no-planning idea to get kids in the zone, here’s something I tried last week that worked great.  It’s sort of a takeoff on a SCOOT activity

## 8 Great Secondary Math Pinterest Boards

Are you a middle or high school math teacher looking for great teaching ideas/blog posts/resources, but are afraid that a quick click on Pinterest may lead you down a never-ending rabbit hole?  We have scoured Pinterest for 8 great secondary

## Coordinate Grid Activity Part 2

This is a great activity to get ALL of your students learning about and using coordinate grids.  My students had a blast doing this activity.  It’s especially great for students who are tactile/kinesthetic learners.  Click here to read our previous

## Coordinate Grid Team Building Activity

To kick off the second semester, and to give my math students a team-building experience, I decided to do a hands-on activity with coordinate grids.  I did this with a mixed-ability group of 5th and 6th graders. Set up I

## Hundreds Chart Shake-Out

Hundreds Chart Shake-Out Here’s a quick and easy activity for your class, small groups, or individual math students. Use your pocket chart with individual hundreds cards (as you can see from the picture, I have had to re-create a few of

## Number Line Cooperative Group Activity

Number Line Cooperative Group Activity Here is a low-prep math activity that will get your students working together and talking about math.  It is a great way to set the tone for your math class.  While the math work itself

## Value of a Number Dice Activity

Dice Place Value Activity (Value of a Number) Here is an easy and low-prep group or solo activity for 2nd – 6th grade.  I used this with a 5/6 combo class as a quick place value review.  It is super

## Tens and Ones Bean Sticks Activities

Tens and Ones Bean Sticks Activities Small-group or whole-class activities with Base-10 materials are both meaningful and essential to understanding the place value system.  Here are some great activities you can do with your students in order from easiest to

## Tens and Ones With Bean Sticks

Tens and Ones With Bean Sticks Anyone who teaches place value to little ones knows that creating hands-on learning experiences is absolutely essential.  Base-10 materials are often expensive or hard to come by (or both), but here is an easy and

## Interactive Math Notebooks in the Secondary Classroom

Interactive Math Notebooks Beginning to use interactive math notebooks in a secondary math classroom is difficult. There are a lot of concepts that need to be taught and adding additional tasks sometimes seems impossible. But, if you incorporate interactive notebooks