Little Room Under the Stairs

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My name is Misty Miller. I taught for 19 years as a Special Ed Resource teacher. During my years of teaching, I taught remediation math and language arts to students in grades K-8 in the elementary and middle school setting. A blog from a former middle school/jr high special education resource teacher teaching remediation math.

Little Room Under the Stairs

10M ago

In this post, we’ll learn 3 easy and fun activities to use for math review in your grades 5-7 math class.
Are you ready to make math review an absolute blast? Well, you're in luck because today I've got three amazing activities that will keep your students engaged, entertained, and excited about reviewing those important math concepts. So, let's dive right in!
Math Card Games: Fun and Friendly Competition!
Who said math couldn't be entertaining? Grab a deck of cards and transform your classroom into a math game arena. From "War" to "Go Fish" and "Multiplication Rummy", there are cou ..read more

Little Room Under the Stairs

1y ago

In this post, we’ll learn how to play Trashketball and why it’s such a great game for your math class.
One of the best games I ever played with my students was Trashketball! I wish I had found it earlier in my teaching career. I could use it with just about any math skill I needed. The BEST part though - the students were always engaged and doing math problems so they could throw wads of paper at a trash can.
Let’s take a look at how to play this engaging math game!
How to Play Trashketball
The idea behind this game is that players alternate between solving math problems and shooting ..read more

Little Room Under the Stairs

1y ago

In this post, we’ll learn how to play Trashketball and why it’s such a great game for your math class.
One of the best games I ever played with my students was Trashketball! I wish I had found it earlier in my teaching career. I could use it with just about any math skill I needed. The BEST part though - the students were always engaged and doing math problems so they could throw wads of paper at a trash can.
Let’s take a look at how to play this engaging math game!
How to Play Trashketball
The idea behind this game is that players alternate between solving math problems and shooting ..read more

Little Room Under the Stairs

3y ago

Task cards are great to use with your students. They have many uses.
Task cards can be used for
✎ warm ups
✎ math centers
✎ early finishers
✎ exit tickets
✎ games
Yep, you read that right. GAMES!
I loved pairing my students up for a relay game involving task cards that I called Havoc Relays. The kids were able to work together to solve math problems, move around every once in awhile, do a bit of talking, and enjoy math.
Warning: If you don't like a bit of chaos in your room, this will not be the game for you.
Materials for Havoc Relays:
☑ set or 2 of task cards - If you don ..read more

Little Room Under the Stairs

3y ago

I just love Pi Day!! There aren't too many math holidays to celebrate so we have to make them count. My students always loved celebrating Pi Day and yours will also.
I have a blog post about some different Pi Day activities you can try in your class. The post includes a free activity. ☞ Click here to read it.
I also have some Pi Day resources in my store that are fun and engaging. I've listed them by type of resource to help you if you need digital or print.
Digital Pi Day Resource
❖ Pi Day Digital Math Centers
Powerpoint
❖ Area and Circumference of Circles Trashketball ..read more

Little Room Under the Stairs

3y ago

Sometimes your students just aren't interested in math. Maybe they've never been successful in math. Maybe someone in their life isn't good at math and has down played math. When you can combine math with some fun, they are more interested in the activity and don't think about all of the math they are doing.
I love coloring and so did a lot of my middle school students - the girls and the guys. So I created math coloring activities that would get them excited to do math.
I wanted to take that a step further from the coloring and create a line that would be self-checking and provide a po ..read more

Little Room Under the Stairs

3y ago

Are your students using Google Slides™ or Powerpoints? Did you know that if you have a resource in a Powerpoint format you might be able to use in Google Slides™and vice versa? Read on to find out how.
What Powerpoints and Google Slides™ are able to be used in both?
The following types of Powerpoint (.pptx) resources will likely work in Google Slides™ and vice versa:
➼ a Powerpoint/Google Slides™ with all pages in the background
➼ a Powerpoint/Google Slides™ without animations
➼ a Powerpoint/Google Slides™ with text boxes or tables to fill out
➼ a Powerpoint/G ..read more

Little Room Under the Stairs

4y ago

Help for Math Remediation What are Math Intervention Labs?
Math Intervention Labs are printable math packets or digital slides that focus on one skill at a time. These packets are NO PREP and are used to focus on math skills that students need additional help with review or learning the math skill.
One Step Equations Multiply and Divide Math Intervention Lab
What is included in each Math Intervention Lab?
Each packet includes both the printable and the Google Slides™ Version (some Labs do not have the Google Slides™ Version yet but will soon) of the following:
✢ Teache ..read more