Sometime last week I decided to buckle down and make a Geometry Word Wall after the 3rd teacher request. Making word walls for Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 were a lot less intimidating than Geometry because there is so much to know in Geometry! But I did it, and it's huge, and this is a giveaway for the whole thing- LAMINATED and sent TO YOUR DOORSTEP!

Yes! I will send this all to you

__VIA SNAIL MAIL__! Laminated and everything! (I subscribe to the "cut-laminate-cut again" method, so there's no worries of it falling apart:)

**To win, just leave a comment on this blog post about your favorite class to teach and why**. Oh, and enter the contest! I hope you win!

Oh heck,

**will get the digital file sent to them via email!**~~2~~ 3 more winners

Congratulations to Kayla Z for winning the laminated version!

Congratulations to Sandra W, Sherry Y and Dawn M for winning digital versions! I hope you all have a wonderful school year!!

Thank you all for entering!

If you are looking more Math word wall ideas, you may be interested in this post to see the word walls in my high school Math classroom.

This would look great in my new classroom for the year- awesome job with it! I have to say my fav class to ever teach has been Algebra2 without trig! Even though I do love trig!

ReplyDeleteI love Algebra 2 as well! I do miss teaching Algebra 1 a little, but freshmen are so....young :) Thank you for commenting. I was having some issues with my blog tonight so I am happy you found where to comment! Best of luck to you!

DeleteGeometry because it is so easy to teach because of all of the visual and hands on opportunities that the content presents itself with.

ReplyDeleteTons of respect for you right now! I had that experience of "I know this but my words aren't explaining it right" when I taught Geometry. Thank you so much for entering and best of luck to you!

DeleteReading is my favorite because I can help instill that love of reading again. I am beginning to love math more as I find new ways for the students to be engaged.

ReplyDeleteI think about how the heck anyone can actually teach someone to read and I might as well be thinking about the size of the universe. You are amazing! Best of luck to you!

DeleteHonestly, it doesn't matter what I am teaching...as long as the kids are learning and I see them truly trying it is well worth it. I have taught almost all high school math classes, remedial college maths, and sciences. I love to see kids truly enjoying and I love to have fun with them.

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DeleteHi Wendi! Thanks for sticking with my blog tonight. I have been having some issues with it (user error issues) that of course I realize tonight. I agree with you so much. When kids enjoy learning they want to go on to learn more. To me, this is the most important part of my job. Best of luck in the contest! Thank you for entering!

DeleteI like teaching number sense. I teach 5th grade Math but having students actually make sense of mathematical concepts is the best! Number talks are so vital! My favorite thing to teach is proportions and it relates to the "real" world.

ReplyDeleteI would love to know more about how you teach number sense and do number talks. I would love to learn some skills to teach to my 11th and 12th graders to get them feeling more confident in the basic way numbers work. We touch on it during our lessons, but not explicitly. I feel like it would be a great thing to sneak into warm ups or exit slips. Thanks so much for entering! And if you do have any resources or references for number talks, I'd love to chat more.

DeleteThis is a tough choice to select a favorite class. I really love teaching Geometry and Algebra 2. However, I would probably select Algebra 2, since geometry is heavily used in the transformations of the parent functions. It's wonderful to see kids apply what they learned the previous year and make those connections.

ReplyDeleteI like that you made the connection between transforming parent functions in Algebra 2 and Geometric transformations! I actually have never thought about that! Have you blogged about this? I'd LOVE to read it! I love Algebra 2 as well. For whatever reason shifting parent functions seems easier to me than shifting shapes. Thank you for your comment and for entering the contest. Best of luck to you!

DeleteMy favorite class to teach is 8th grade math! This is my second year teaching that particular grade, but it is a class that covers many standards and you have the opportunity to have many exploratory lessons with students. My favorite lessons deal with functions, slope and geometry concepts (reflections, dilations, rotations).

ReplyDeleteI love teaching functions as well! I also like teaching slope, though it's not a topic I'm "supposed" to teach in Algebra 2 (though of course I do!). Thank you so much for entering. DO you blog? I'd love to read about your adventures in 8th grade!

DeleteMy favorite class to teach is science (5th grade) because it is great to see kids learn how the world works. In math, I like geometry because kids can relate it to things in their life.

ReplyDeleteMy first certification was in Biology and I was pretty devastated when my principal moved me to Math. But everything happens for a reason and I love Math now! However, there is a wonder that comes along with Science that I only sometimes see in Math. I miss the flow of science and the necessity to go off on tangents (though I definitely go off on a lot of tangents in Math, they're just not always about Math!). Thank you so much for entering. Best of luck to you!

DeleteMy favorite class to teach was a project based learning class that was math and agriculture together. Loved seeing kids learn about themselves as leaders and how to work in groups even if they didn't really get the content we were trying to get across!

ReplyDeleteThat sounds like an amazing class that got kids thinking on a larger scale! Thanks so much for entering! Best of luck to you!

DeleteMath because kids get to explore and figure out ways math skills are connected.

ReplyDeleteYes! My kids who tell me they want to be detectives look at me funny when I tell them they'll use the same parts of their brain figuring out mysteries! I mean, it's true! :) Thanks so much for entering! Best of luck to you!

DeleteI've only taught algebra 1 and pre algebra, but I've enjoyed algebra 1 because when the kids understand it they get this look on their face like its amazing!

ReplyDeleteI know EXACTLY what you mean! It's what I miss about teaching Algebra 1! I do love the older kids, but to me there is absolutely nothing as cool as Algebra 1. Thanks so much for entering! Best of luck to you!

DeleteWho who doesn't love a giveaway? My favorite thing to teach is math. It's comforting to know that the rules haven't changed in forever. While the methods may vary, the content always stays the same. And I believe that's comforting to students. It's unlike language or spelling (which I also love to teach) where there's an exception to every rule. In math class, I can say ALWAYS and know that it's ALWAYS. Thanks!

ReplyDeleteI completely agree! I know that some kids really like the objectiveness of Math. Thanks so much for entering! Best of luck to you!

DeleteI am teaching geometry for only the second time in 23 years. I have three preps and find word walls hard to keep up with for three classes. I would love to win this word wal for geometry. Algebra 2 is my most comfortable subject since I have taught it for over 17 years. Thanks for all your ideas I have used them a lot.

ReplyDeleteYou are so sweet Sandra! Wow, 23 years is amazing! I am at either 10, 11 or 12, depending on who you ask! LOL! Time off to complete my thesis and then again when I had my daughter has me a little confused :) Thanks so much for entering! Best of luck to you!

DeleteMy favorite class to teach is Calculus because I get to incorporate all of the fantastic topics students have learned in previous years!

ReplyDeleteCan I be a student in your class? I re-took Calculus A and B in graduate school and it was as if it were my first time taking them. I learned so much but I have lost it all from not using it. It feels like such a waste of the EXTREME effort I put into the classes. Is there any room in your classes? :) Thanks so much for entering! Best of luck to you!

DeleteI teach six different classes, pre-algebra, algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus, and a duel credit college algebra and it's only my second year as a teacher! My favorite class to teach last year was algebra 2, I love teaching parent function transformations. I would love to have this geometry word wall because like you said there is so much to teach in geometry and I think my students would really benefit from it.

ReplyDeleteO...M...G Kayla! You are Wonder Woman! The most preps I ever had was 5 but I was the inclusion teacher in 2 of those that year, so minimal planning. You are amazing. Thanks so much for entering! Best of luck to you!

DeleteI've only taught Geometry, and have grown to enjoy it more now that I teach it than when I was a student. However, I loved when I subbed for Algebra I.

ReplyDeleteI agree with you - Algebra is awesome! I bet your students appreciate that you have grown to love it because you have found the parts that make it cool. Thanks so much for entering! Best of luck to you!

DeleteMy favorite class to teach was integrated algebra because I was able to use graphing calculators to facilitate learning. I loved how students reacted to seeing functions being graphed. They loved to manipulate functions on my color TI.

ReplyDeleteI saw a really thin, color TI at Target yesterday. It almost looked like a regular scientific calculator but it was a graphing calculator. And it was on sale. I was totally confused but am wondering if they're going to start showing up in school! Thanks so much for entering! Best of luck to you!

DeleteLike teaching Algebra 1. Love the reaction of the kids when the light bulb goes off when they get it.

ReplyDeleteI totally agree. This is what I miss about Algebra 1 the most. I like working with older kids but there is something very special about Algebra 1. Thanks so much for entering. Best of luck to you!

DeleteGeometry- it's so visual and hands on! Who doesn't love to color,cut, and paste. We are being asked to add vocabulary word walls in our high school classrooms this year, this would be awesome!

ReplyDeleteOh neat, this would work great! I love that your school is adding word walls (even if it probably feels a little forced) When I taught in Boston the teacher next to me taught Geometry and went on to become Teacher of the Year. His walls were completely covered. The kids loved him. Thanks so much for entering! Best of luck to you!

DeleteI love to teach anything that gets the kids excited. I especially love seeing their faces when true understanding dawns or when they have been surprised and amazed by a new revelation.

ReplyDeleteI totally agree. This is why I teach too. There is nothing like knowing that we changed a kid's mind and added knowledge that will forever be in their little brains. It's truly amazing. Thanks so much for entering. Best of luck to you!

DeleteI love teaching geometry. It's so visual, and my students have disabilities in reading. So when I can take the words away and give them shapes, I get to see the students who typically struggle flourish! It also gives me the most opportunities to assigns fun creative projects. I get to reward students that aren't necessarily great math students because of their other abilities!!

ReplyDeleteI teach students with disabilities too! And I know exactly what you mean. Lots of my students have reading disabilities so I really see their struggles when our work involves words. Thanks so much for entering. best of luck to you!

DeleteWow! So awesome that you are doing this! Geometry is my favorite to teach because I love the mix of logic, algebra and visual/hands on topics! It probably helps that I teach geometry to accelerated students! Love your blog and products btw!

ReplyDeleteWow, accelerated students! That is so intimidating for me to read! Your classes must move super fast! I'd love to come see how that works for a day:) Thanks so much for entering! Best of luck to you!

DeleteThank you so much for the word wall. I am so excited to put it up in my room!

ReplyDeleteI'm so happy you won! I think we can all agree that you deserve to win something having all those different classes to teach! :) :) I hope you have a fantastic year!

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ReplyDeleteI just love and appreciate all the ideas you have!! Thank you so much for being an inspiration to teachers everywhere!