Activities

QR Code Task Cards: Fractions 

Released September 2017

This activity was one of my first products that I had uploaded to TpT but since 2012 it definitely needed a face lift hahaha I recently just modified this product to bring it up to speed with better fonts. I had also never promoted it BUT... I absolutely love this activity since it allows the teacher to take her/himself out of assessing the students responses. Students can simply download a QR code reader app from their windows or iPhone stores and scan to find the correct solution.  In the product, I have given users two versions to use that are totally FREE!  

QR Code Task Cards - 24 Problems Total!
The trick to this activity is to make sure students complete the work prior to checking their answers. In that fashion it will hold them accountable for their errors and allow them to self-correct. Of course, the educator is standing there to assist when needed but I LOVEEE peer tutoring and making a classroom open for positive communication from the students.  What a beautiful thing to witness a student learning from their classmates.  It brings such a warm and inviting feeling to a classroom where students are not only engaged with technology but also with each other.  

QR Codes are super fun to use and takes little effort in implementing them in your classroom. Most students bring their devices from home but if you lack a device for each student, pairs work wonders! I'm not sure of your situation, but my library allows teachers to reserve I-pod touches that already have the QR Code app downloaded making this activity a go-to when covering Fractions.  Stay tuned for extra practice using QR Codes! 




Fly Swatter: Game of Proportions

Released August 2017


Fly Swatter: Game of Proportions
I don't know about your students but I know when I set-up games in my room, students are energized! This PowerPoint Game always delivers in the FUN department! Who doesn't love to see their students leave with a smile on their face!

This Animated PPT Game is all about Ratios and Proportions! Students solve 15 problems either whole group or individually and trust me when I say you won't be disappointed!  Just as the name implies, students SMACK the correct solution.

Have students complete the Worksheet to ensure they attempted all the problems and check for understanding.  Then, use the detailed Answer Key to review their work. This is a NO PREP activity for you! Makes a perfect review game or Fun Friday activity! 

Students will receive practice solving for Unit Rate, Ratios, and Proportions. In this set of problems students will visually see data tables, pictorial images, word problems, varying methods to display ratios and simple proportions to solve for an unknown variable. 

Savvy Shoppers Searching for Sales (Percent Activity)

Released July 2017


This activity was a labor of love! I wanted to recreate a previous top selling activity in my personal store with the same concept but different feel. The original was a restaurant setting and the new product is all about shopping!  Our daily lives revolve around middle school math - I tell my students ALL the time that the mathematics they are learning in middle school is the regular math we use throughout our lives.  So, to relate the real world with my seventh graders I developed this activity!

It uses a simple "Savvy Sales Ad" with realistic clothing at a discounted price. Students use a "Customer Receipt" which resembles an actual sales slip. This activity takes it a step further though by applying a "Daily Discount" that varies from day to day. So, if you are like me and conduct one center rotation per day you will LOVE this activity because each day, students will calculate different discounts!  

Is that all you ask? NO! Of course not - NOT when you are Tiarra Arthur, MATH center guru hahaha my intensive students are all on different levels so I have to incorporate differentiate in my instruction to best meet their needs.  I continue the learning by having the students use their pre-selected clothing items and calculate the percentage of discount.  

I am a BIG fan of Positive Behavior Systems (PBS) and so most of my activities have "winners" - In this activity the winner is the person with the highest savings to spending ratio (hello spiral review! Boo-Ah) You see... with this activity we are all WINNERS!


Volume & Surface Area Mini-Bundle Set (5 Activities)

Released July 2017

Are you a prepper! Grab this mini-bundle set and let the planning commence!  Ha Ha Ha, seriously though... I love these activities.  It is seriously all you need to complete your lesson on Volume and Surface Area.  It completely covers all six polyhedrons including rectangular/triangular prisms, square/triangular pyramids, cylinders and cones.

Comes with 5 activities with varying usage from openers, center/station activities, follow-up questions, self-reflections, task cards and a word search!  I can't tell you enough how valuable this is for every teacher to have on hand.
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Works perfectly for substitute lessons as all activities are easy to follow and assess with the detailed answer keys that I provide.  Excellent for your fast finishing students and advanced kiddos by challenging them to solve the composite figures questions.