Geometry + math projects + end of the year is the perfect trifecta! This post shares my favorite end of the year math project that has students applying what they know about geometric elements to design an extreme playground makeover! A link to grab the printable and digital directions is also included. About the Math Project: Extreme Playground Makeover … [Read more...] about End of the Year Math Project : Extreme Playground Makeover
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Testing is starting Monday! My students have been working so hard to prepare and practice their skills. I still have a few hands on test prep ideas to share with you for keeping your students engaged during test prep and making it fun! This activity is similar to the sentence surgery idea that has been spotted floating around Pinterest. Click on the image to see the … [Read more...] about Hands On Test Prep for Upper Grades
As promised I am back with another test prep activity that we have been doing lately to get ready for our state tests. This specific test prep activity may be my favorite and I can definitely see myself doing this all year long. It is a spin off a traditional gallery walk and gets the kids moving, reviewing, and critiquing each other's work. I prepared the activity by … [Read more...] about Test Prep Activity | Gallery Walk: Get Them Moving!
Test prep doesn't have to be the same old monotonous review and work. In fact, I prefer to spice up my test prep activities to keep my students engaged and to keep the work relevant and interesting. On this post I will share a test prep activity that works well with any subject and any type of question. If you have never seen this before, students respond to a text or … [Read more...] about Test Prep: Graffiti Style
My first year or two teaching I was very guilty of thinking that engaging science needed to involve some sort of complex science experiment. Thank goodness I learned a few years in that that was not true. I learned that drawing, designing, and even reflective discussions were a great way to engage my students in science topics we were studying. Last week this was put … [Read more...] about Roller Coaster Fun: Potential and Kinetic Energy Review