Monday, February 27, 2012


Just a HUGE
for all of you faithful readers. The blog has hit 20,000 hits and has surpassed my dreams with this. I am SO thankful for everyone of of you who share this blog with friends!

Now to start finding ways to make a little $ with it.... any ideas?????

Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Get it in order" -{Math Lab}

Teaching 7th grade level math is a lot of fun because there's a bunch of different concepts to teach and so much fun you can have teaching them! One of the hard things though that I've had in the past is getting my students to understand the difference between a permutation and a combination...and apply it..... So I made this math lab.... and it was awesome (in my own opinion!)

Students will explore the difference between permutations and combinations by completing a hands-on math lab involving real-life senarios of permutations and combinations.

 * Construction paper (for the pizza toppings and flowers)
* scissors
 * Glue
 * Math Lab on "Get It Order: Permutations & Combinations" ($1 USD)

It was awesome to see the kids actually grasp the difference between the permutations and combinations and be able to complete problems involving both permutations AND combinations on the same paper.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Percent of Change

What better way to teach percent of change than through real-life experiences? The very core of me wants to make math relational to students and to show them that even with technology and modern conviences, we still need to know how things work... So even though this math lab uses calculators, we talked at how to the stock market works.

Below is a little snapshot of the math lab. You can download the full version for $1 by clicking here:  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have as much fun as I did with this little math lab!