different strokes for different folks

I am a visual learner.
Hands down. No contest.
My 7th grade math students this year...overall...not so much.
They tend to need kinesthetic links to their learning.

Meanwhile I try to strengthen their visual side.
Some of my attempts are major.
Other attempts seem quite minor in the grand scheme of things.

Here's a sample activty from my MATHercise this week. We were working on angle relationships. I created this Build a Snowman Game to review complements and supplements. My students said the placemat was very helpful...love the visual tool this adds!

(click on the picture to visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store to purchase this game)
We also worked on this writing prompt in our Journal Entry tub.
And this Stopwatch Skills was adapted from here.
And a Sudoku from here for our Mind Workout.

Next week we will start our assessment cycle. We should be ready to tie things together and show what we know! We will play the Roll an Angle Pair Game to review special angles formed by parallel lines cut by a transversal. I need to grade my competency quiz from today so I know who to place in small group on Tuesday.
(click on the picture to visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store to purchase this game)

They spied the angle dice on my desk today. Everyone wanted to know if that was the next game! :)

Tomorrow I will be traveling to the local university with 8 math teacher friends. We will be working on Common Core standards for 7th and 8th grade math. I'm excited to work with the engineering college as we partner for a successful implementation of our new curriculum next year! We are gathering early to carpool.
Better straighten the living room and head to bed.
Have a great weekend...make it count! 



  1. ANGLE GAMES?! You have got to be kidding me. These made my MORNING!!!! I will definitely be purchasing these when I teach angles next month. Thanks for sharing!

    To The Square Inch

    1. Yay!! I'm so glad the angle goodies will be useful to you. :-) Let me know how it goes with your students.

  2. WOW! I love these! I wish I had been in your math class when I was in middle school! My own kids are in seventh grade and these would be great practice for them. I will be heading to your store to check these out!

    1. Thanks for your sweet comments!! I absolutely love teaching math and wholeheartedly believe it can be tons of fun. :-)