Monday, February 25, 2013

Right Triangle Trig Worksheet

I am giving away my Right Triangle Trig Worksheet for a Limited Time (thru Thursday February 28th). It is a great worksheet for students to use to practice using sine, cosine, and tangent.

Complete with an answer key!

Right Triangle Trig Worksheet

Friday, February 22, 2013

Success in Secondary Linky Party!

Welcome to the first Success in Secondary Linky Party on my blog.  I'd like to give a shout out to Jennifer Smith-Sloane who had this original idea.  She was nice enough to let me take over.  I hope we can all find something useful in this set of links!

Feel free to link up to one free and two paid links during this linky party.  Sometimes we might link for a specific theme, but this time feel free to link anything!  I hope we will get a lot of variety :)  Even though my subject is math, I still enjoy seeing ideas from all subject areas and levels. Any activity, worksheet, puzzle, game, or idea for middle school or high school is welcome!


Let's get linking!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Success in Secondary

I am so thankful to Jennifer Smith-Sloane to get the opportunity to host the Success in Secondary Linky Party!



I am planning to host my first Success in Secondary Linky Party this weekend - so stay tuned!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

New Idea In My Teacher Pay Teacher Store

This is completely different than something a high school math teacher would use...it is more for elementary teachers or middle school teachers and it has nothing to do with math!

I used to scrapbook in my former life - I still do sometimes, but now that I have 3 children with two of them really little, I have almost no time to do it.

So I started thinking about something I could make for my TPT store that sort of involved scrapbooking.

Table Tents are what I came up with...

I don't think that is a great title, but here is a picture of what I mean.


These are cards that feature monsters dressed in Easter clothes.  There is a monster on the front of the card and a monster joke on the back.  I thought it would be cute for a teacher to print out enough for his or her class and then have a card sitting on each child's desk when they come in for class in the morning.

Easter Table Tents

These could also be used for a parent to write a Easter Basket Treasure Hunt.  In fact, that is how I intend to use some of the blank cards that can be printed.  My oldest son really enjoys solving a treasure hunt which gives him clues to the location of his Easter Basket.

I will follow this up with Happy Birthday Table Tents (the teacher puts one on the Birthday Child's desk in the morning) and General Classroom Table Tents (the teacher uses a card when a child has done something especially good or noteworthy).

Birthday Table Tents

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Pythagorean Theorem Activities from Teachers Pay Teachers

Here are 5 helpful activities and worksheets that I found useful on Teachers Pay Teachers.  We are currently working on this unit in my geometry class.

1) First up is a set of task cards to help students practice the Pythagorean Theorem.  In this type of activity, students may have to walk around the room or pass the cards with questions on them.  A great activity to get them out of their seats!  Also, their is a graphic organizer included so students can get their thoughts about the Pythagorean Theorem organized.  Pythagorean Theorem Task Cards

2) Next we have a set of notes that teach students about the Pythagorean Theorem.  Then, they can play a BINGO game to help them review what they have learned.  Who doesn't like BINGO?  Pythagorean BINGO game

3) I really like this idea - using the Pythagorean Theorem to find distances on a map.  I am definitely trying this next year!  Pythagorean Theorem Real World Map Example

4) Review the Pythagorean Theorem using the Who Wants to be a Millionaire Format - what could be better?  Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Pythagorean Theorem Game

5)  Finally, I'd like to show you my own Pythagorean Theorem Packet.  Pythagorean Theorem Packet  This packet contains the following:


• 1 page of 10 problems of basic Pythagorean theorem problems

• 1 page of 8 problems of using the Pythagorean Theorem with other geometric shapes. (For example, if you have an isosceles triangle, how long is the altitude of the triangle.)

• 2 pages of 12 problems each (Form A and Form B) that can be solved quickly if you know the Pythagorean triples – 3, 4, 5; 5, 12, 13; 7, 24, 25; 8, 15, 17

• 1 puzzle that has 14 problems which students must practice the Pythagorean Theorem to solve.

• 2 pages of answers to all of the problems in this packet.


I think there is a lot you can use here!


Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Need a Fun Math Valentine Activity?

I have picked out a few fun middle school and high school mathValentine Activities that I love from TPT...

1)  I like this activity that helps students practice graphing line segments - but it has a twist.  They also have to practice their symmetry skills to graph a complete heart.  Cool idea!  Graphing Heart Activity

2) Working on Prime and Composite Numbers?  This is a short coloring activity that students can use to  practice!  If students color the numbers correctly, they will reveal a fun hidden picture.  A great activity for the day of the Valentine party.  Prime and Composite Valentine Coloring Activity

3)  Although this might be more of a middle school activity, I like the concept.  Fun Valentine-themed word problems to keep things educational, but also fun.  Another great activity for the day of the party. Valentine Themed Word Problems

4) Love these word problems about percent.  Again, another fun valentine themed activity.  Valentine Themed Word Problems

5)  This is my own activity - a Find My Match Factoring Activity.  I found foam hearts in the Target dollar spot and wrote a trinomial to factor on one heart and the two binomials that you would have to multiply together to get that trinomial on another heart.  Students are each given one heart and told to find their match.  It would probably help motivate the students if a small candy prize is given to those who find their match!  Factoring Find My Match Activity

6) This is also my activity - Students practice solving quadratic equations by factoring.  They work the problems given and then match their answers to a letter.  They will reveal the answer to a funny Valentine - themed riddle.  Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Valentine Themed

Have a great day!

Friday, February 1, 2013

TPT Super Bowl Sunday Sale!

I'm excited to announce that there is a big sale on Teachers Pay Teachers on Sunday.  If you're not watching the Super Bowl, you should definitely be shopping!

I have my entire store on sale, so please go shop :)

Then, use the TPT code SUPER to get an additional 10% off!