Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Holiday Math Activities

Good Evening,

With St. Patrick's Day and Easter coming up in March, I thought I would share a resource that has a ton of worksheets, and has separate sections for holidays.  The website is math-drills.com.  They have worksheets covering a wide variety of topics from arithmetic to geometry and statistics.  For each activity they usually have multiple forms (mostly versions A-J on each activity),providing for plenty of remediation if necessary.

On the right hand side of the page you will see the various categories they have worksheets for, and near the bottom on the right hand side you will see your holiday activities. Many of the worksheets they have available here for St. Patrick's Day are geared more towards elementary and middle school levels. 

In our store on TPT, we have been continuing to upload our seasonal activities.  You can find a link to the bundle of our activities here: Algebra Holiday Activities.  In the description you will see the activities we have uploaded to this point.  As we upload more we will continue to update the file, allowing people that purchase it to continually receive all the updates. 

Are there any resources you have used for holiday math activities?  If so, feel free to share in the comments below.

The Gurgals

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Great Resource for High School and Middle School Math - Kutasoftware.com

Happy Sunday Afternoon,

In our first 'real' blog post, I wanted to highlight one of the resources that has become invaluable over the past three years, and the best part about it is that it is FREE!  The resource I am talking about is Kutasoftware.com.  A fellow teacher referred me to this website a few years ago, and it is always one of my first stops for additional resources.  When you get to the website, click on the free worksheets for each subject.  You can also join to make your own if you would like.

The website contains resources for the following subjects:
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Calculus. 
Here is a screenshot from the Algebra 1 Free Worksheets.  Each worksheet usually contains about 20 questions, with answer sheets included, and the screenshot only shows about half of the sheets available.  I've really enjoyed the graphing worksheets, because each questions contains a small graph for the students to put their answer on. 

Are there any other similar resources out there that you have used?  If so feel free to share them in a reply. 
Also, another great resource that has increased exponentially in popularity over the last six months is Teacherspayteachers.com.  Here you will found almost every resource or activity imaginable.    Enjoy, and have a great week.

-A.J. Gurgal

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Beginning..

My wife and I are excited to join the world of blogging.  We are both teachers in Southwest Florida and are looking forward to sharing our classroom experiences, ideas, and activities with our fellow colleagues!