This is a repost from Infinitely Teaching. Our district requires us to give a final. We didn't last year because we has so many absences due to quarantine and illness. Well, that hasn't changed for this year but they wanted finals anyway. We always give the reason for finals as preparation for college. Some students… Continue reading Student Choice Finals

# Blog

## Concurrency in Triangles InfoNotes & Activities

I usually teach points of concurrency before Winter break but since I'm doing the Building Thinking Classrooms (by Peter Liljedahl) I'm not moving quite as fast and I'm okay with that. My students are gaining a deeper understanding and on their semester 1 reflection, many of them said they like building their understanding at the… Continue reading Concurrency in Triangles InfoNotes & Activities

## Triangles & Triangle Congruence InfoNotes & Activities

As promised, here is another set of InfoNotes and activities I use. Congruent Triangles Isosceles & Equilateral Triangles Exterior Angles & Triangle Sum Theorems Triangle Congruence Theorems Triangle Congruence Proofs Triangle Coordinate Proofs Here are some additional activities I have used during this unit. link link link link link Google Sheet link I usually introduce… Continue reading Triangles & Triangle Congruence InfoNotes & Activities

## Transformation & Symmetry InfoNotes

I was perusing Twitter this morning and saw some choice boards people made from Stephanie Howell's (@mrshowell24) Make & Take Session on YouTube. The first block gives students the choice to watch a video or look at an infographic. I do the exact same thing in my classes and realized I have only shared one… Continue reading Transformation & Symmetry InfoNotes

## Factoring Resources

A request was made on Twitter this weekend for resources for a new teacher for factoring quadratics. When I went to look for a blog post, I realized I didn't have one just for factoring. So here you go. I've added some of the ideas shared by others too. Factor with Algebra Tiles My Algebra… Continue reading Factoring Resources

## Spooky Math Activities

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

## 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