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## How to use four 4s to build math fluency

I love seeing students problem solve and brainstorm. There is something about seeing the concepts connect and the light in their eyes as they say, "don't tell me!" When reviewing the order of operations (or as a holiday filler,...

## How to introduce negative exponents to improve understanding

Students often misinterpret negative exponent notation and if this is cleared up, in the beginning, a lot of frustration and time can be saved. Common Mistakes with Negative Exponents There are often a lot of misconceptions about understanding and teaching negative...

## 6 Things You Must Avoid to Enjoy Motivated Students

Motivation - The One Thing Students Must Have! How often do we hear teachers say that the kids are not motivated? We teach, but they don't want to learn. Many teachers believe that motivation is intrinsic and that there is nothing we can do about that. But, I believe...

## 5 Tips for Getting the Most from your Holiday Break

We all need a break. The kids need a break. We look forward to it, a countdown to it, it is a needed refreshing time. But how do you make sure you get the most from this needed time away from the classroom? Here are five suggestions. Let me know if you have any...

## 5 Ways To Engage Students In Math Class Using Socrative

Socrative is a fabulous way to check for understanding without having to grade any papers. Right there, it's a winner. So what is Socrative exactly?

Socrative is your classroom app for fun, effective classroom engagement. No matter where or how you teach, Socrative allows you to instantly connect with students as learning happens. - Socrative.com

Quickly assess students with prepared activities or on-the-fly questions to get immediate insight into student understanding. Then use auto-populated results to determine the best instructional approach to most effectively drive learning.

## Inverse Functions Lesson

A free inverse function lesson plan with bellringer, activity, practice pages, and an exit slip to help you teach inverse functions

## Correlation vs. Causation Activity (FREE)

### The Causation vs Correlation Activity

Students absolutely love this lesson. They begin to see this phenomenon around them everywhere. The first time I taught this lesson was eight years ago. It was an election year and the political commercials were everywhere. After this lesson the history teacher was able to pull up those commercials and have great discussions about the difference between causation and correlation and how advertisers assume we don't know the difference. (Yes this is a history standard too in most states.)

## Summer School Success

Welcome to Summer School! So you are teaching summer school this year. Are you excited? A bit apprehensive? Or are you just simply dreading the whole thing? Depending on this past school year and how everything played out probably determines a lot of your attitude...

## A Day in My Classroom: Lesson Plan

I'm often asked what a normal day looks like in my classroom. So I thought I would take a minute and just run you through a few key things that happened in my classroom every day.

## You don't help me! (Part 2)

This is the one strategy that I love to use when students are stuck; when it feels like all they want is the answer to write down. I give them the answersâ€¦ Yes, line by line, step by stepâ€¦ Before you shut me down, hear me out. So often, students are overwhelmed by the...