Friday, August 26, 2011

Week 1 Math Lessons

Here are all the worksheets I used this week or plan on using earlyish next week. They're organized by class and roughly labeled by topic. If you use something and have feedback for me to improve, please let me know! More sharing is merrier. There are some Mimi-made homework worksheets within the file "Week 1 activities" because I'm lame and didn't separate it out. They're outlined in the format I talked about before... broken down into student-assessment, optional practice, extension problems, and teacher assessment.

Happy Friday! :)


  1. Mimi--Your link to your worksheets doesn't work. I just end up back on this blog post when i click it. I'd love to see them.

  2. Allison: Can you try again? I just tried it from a different computer (not mine) and it works fine. There should be a separate pop-up download box if you're using Firefox. Not sure what it looks like in other browsers....

    It's also possible that what you saw was a transient issue with Dropbox and that now it's been fixed. :)

  3. ooh la la. yes! actually, maybe it did open before as i recently started using google chrome and often forget that when i click to download something, i have to direct my attention to the little box in the lower left corner. i'm excited to see what you're doing. are you really teaching grades 7,8,9,11,12?

  4. Have you already done the pool/border problem? I have often started my first week of algebra with the border problem similar to this one. i start by showing the graphic (like what you have) on the document reader for around 3 seconds. Long enough for them to get a sense of what it looks like, but not count. before showing it, i tell them that their task is to tell me how many squares are in the boarder. i use 2 contrasting colors. students discuss in pairs and then make predictions of how many squares were in the border. then, they share their strategies for figuring it out (since it wasn't up there long enough to count). then i show it, they count to verify, and we discuss which strategies worked and which ones need to be modified. it's a nice intro which seems to be a hook for students at all levels.

    also, i really like your fraction stations for grade 7 to be used as a pre-assessment. i had never thought to do stations as a day 1 pre-assessment. i'm going to mull this idea over for integers which is my first unit in my 8th grade pre-algebra course.