I love Spooky season and I love to incorporate it into my math activities. Let me offer a disclaimer here. Know your students, and if Halloween activities go against their beliefs then make arrangements accordingly. Let the fun begin! Geometric Jack This first activity was created by me. When I was a fresh, baby teacher,… Continue reading Spooky Math Activities

# Author: Mandi

## Unit 1 Geometry Self-Checking Activities

I've created a few self-checking Google Sheets activities for my first unit in Geometry. I thought some of you might be able to use them too so I'm sharing them below. They are set to make a copy. The first one is Angle Addition Postulate and the second one is just a quick review of… Continue reading Unit 1 Geometry Self-Checking Activities

## Thinking Classroom Updates and Resources

We have finished week 2 using the Thinking Classroom strategies in my Geometry classroom. This was the first week of content and I think we all have some wonderful takeaways! If you aren't sure what thinking classroom is, check out my first post about it. The content we started with was technically review material but… Continue reading Thinking Classroom Updates and Resources

## Polypad Digital Manipulatives

I love to create my own digital manipulatives. I've created balance scales, algebra tiles, and rtd problem scenarios just to name a few. I know not everyone wants to take the time to create these, that's why I share mine. There are also some online resources where you don't have to create your own. Polypad… Continue reading Polypad Digital Manipulatives

## Thinking Classrooms

If you follow my Infinitely Teaching blog, you saw my post last week about my desire to stop feeding the point-gobbling monsters in my classroom and encourage thinking and learning. Well... I bought Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics by Peter Liljedahl when it was released earlier this year. It sat by my chair as the… Continue reading Thinking Classrooms

## Graspable Math

I attended Howie Hua's #VirtualMath21 (you can search the hashtag on Twitter but Howie seems to have disabled his Twitter account). I really enjoy a good free conference and this one didn't disappoint. I have a few things churning in my mind, but one I wanted to share immediately was Graspable Math shared by Tim… Continue reading Graspable Math

## Get a Clue Escape Room

We are not giving finals this year. An idea I think I support (it has been hard keeping motivation without a final). I wanted a way to review everything we have learned this year but in a fun way. I originally planned to do a murder-mystery activity like I saw on Twitter shared by @MrsHiltnerReads.… Continue reading Get a Clue Escape Room

## Commercials for Class

As the year winds down, keeping the excitement going is sometimes difficult. I have two classes with seniors, whose last day was Friday, and now I have Juniors for 2 more weeks and I need to find activities to do that do not rely on new content. I decided to make commercials for students in… Continue reading Commercials for Class

## Go Fly A Kite

My colleague and friend, Danyelle, has done this kite construction project for a number of years during summer school. She first saw it at a conference many years ago. We decided to try it last year during the school year and then the pandemic closed school and we didn't get to do it. When the… Continue reading Go Fly A Kite

## Circle Theorem Explorations

The circle theorems unit is one where I question when we will use it but see the value in helping students explore and think. One way I like to do this is by having them explore the theorems and record what they notice. I use Geogebra for the explorations. Some of these are ones I… Continue reading Circle Theorem Explorations