# Math blog posts

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You are a Math Person: Promoting a Positive Math Identity with Students — Rise over Run
You are a Math Person: Promoting a Positive Math Identity with Students — Rise over Run
Math Without Tricks: Making Sense of the Division of Fractions — Rise over Run
Math Without Tricks: Making Sense of the Division of Fractions — Rise over Run
Productive Struggle: Fostering Deep Math Learning in Your Classroom with Discovery — Rise over Run
Productive Struggle: Fostering Deep Math Learning in Your Classroom with Discovery — Rise over Run
Math Tasks Tips for you Classroom
A math task is an in-depth problem we present to students centered around one (usually real world) scenario. It requires a deep level of thinking as students make connections and problem solve. In this blog post, I give my 5 best tips for math teachers to help make tasks successful in middle and high school math classrooms.
Valentine Math Activities & Classroom Decoration
Fun ideas for Valentine's Day in math classrooms, including bulletin boards, door decoration, & engaging math resources for middle school students this February. Check out the blog post for inspiration!
Valentine’s Resources for Secondary Math
Halloween Math Activities
Math Word Problems Teaching Tips
This math teacher blog post explains why real world application is needed to help students make sense of math. When students have context for simplifying expressions and solving equations, they can see the meaning behind the rules and steps.
Math Group Work Ideas
These activities encourage cooperative learning while social distancing! Read about how middle school and high school students can complete these coloring challenges in class. These are standards-based and so much more engaging than a worksheet!
Math Word Problems Can Help Students Make Sense of Math
We know real world application and context is an important part of math class, but do your students see word problems as a challenge or as a tool? The truth is they can be both! In this blog post, we take a look at examples of expressions & equations topics and how to help students think deeper by using word problems.
First Day Activities for Middle and High School Math
Ideas for distance learning and F2F classes at the beginning of the year for math class. These resources help the teacher get to know students in an engaging way during back to school, whether online or in person. See what your students remember of previous skills. Digital activities can be assigned through Google Classroom, and printable PDFs can be completed in class or sent home in work packets. Read more and start the year in a fun way!
10 Things Teachers MUST DO on the 1st Day of School!
Rules, procedures, and expectations must always be taught on the 1st day of school - but you should be doing other things on that first day, too! Read this list of 10 things every teacher must do on the 1st day of school to make that day more engaging and calming for your students.
Math Project Ideas
I LOVE these math projects for middle school and high school that connect real world applications and engage students. These are great for the end of the year. Students apply the concepts they have learned in a fun way!
9 Student-Approved Ways to Use Task Cards in the Secondary Classroom - Lindsay Bowden
These middle school classroom games and high school classroom games are a great way to review for a test! Task cards an interactive way for students to practice a skill. Some task card games use technology in the classroom while others require cooperative learning! The possibilities are endless. Click to find out more! #highschoolgameideas #middleschoolclassroomgames #teachertips #reviewgames #taskcardideas