Thanks for visiting! I've been a public high school Math teacher in Massachusetts since 2004 and can't possibly believe it's been THAT long! I love what I do. Every day is different and exciting and keeps me wanting to be better. My husband is also a teacher and together we have a little girl who is the center of our lives.

What I teach After teaching mainstream Math and Biology for about 7 years, I got a job teaching Special Education Algebra 2 and Consumer Math to high school juniors and seniors. Soon after, I got certified to teach Special Education and realized how much I love my job. I absolutely love teaching Math to kids who are afraid of it. Is that crazy?! Maybe a little:) School My undergraduate degree is in Environmental Science. After 4 years of using my degree to help remediate leaky gas stations, I had enough and became a substitute teacher in Boston. At the end of that year I became Biology certified and landed my first full-time teaching job in South Boston. A year later I was also Math certified and starting my Mathematics for Teaching graduate degree at Harvard Extension School. In 2014 I became licensed to teach Special Education and felt I finally found where I needed to be.

Writing As much as I love Math, I also love to write, which now comes in handy with all the IEPs I need to write:) One of the stories that I wrote in a graduate class was included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School. This was a proud moment for me.

Something random I love growing things from seeds. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my avocado tree. I also have a couple citrus trees that I've grown from seeds. Basically, anytime I see a seed I am compelled to stick it in soil! And free stuff! Oh yes, free stuff. There are a bunch of free resources in the "Freebies!" box on the sidebar --> You can also check out my blog posts and my storefor other fun activities that will engage even your most challenging students.

Let's collaborate!

And if you'd like more secondary Math ideas, I am a Pinterest junkie! I pin everything from ideas to keep busy toddlers engaged to paper plate unit circles:)

I have read your "what I do" and "school" sections and I am so happy to hear that you are a secondary math teacher for moderately disabled students. I currently have two students who suffer from adhd and struggle to remember the processes used to solve multi step problems. For instance, one of them is in the 11th grade and since the 2nd grade still cannot memorize his times tables. In algebra 1 it took him the entire 2 hour class period to finish 3 algebra problems and they were incorrectly done. After having him last year I opted not to teach algebra 2 because I wasn't sure I could really help him understand. Really, I felt like a true failure. I will have him again next year. He will be required to take 2 math classes if he hopes to graduate next year. I need some advice on how to help students like him who cannot retain this level of information. Please I will take anything.

Let's please chat. I love teaching Special Ed kids, but most days are challenging and I often when the final bell rings I don't feel like I taught much of anything. Please email me scaffoldedmath @gmail. com

I couldn't get the warm up question powerpoint to download. Could you possibly send it to me? I got the PDF/printable version but not the powerpoint. Blazemc23@gmail.com. Thanks

Thank you so much for letting me know. I can't seem to download any of the ppt files from the sidebar when I try. I have to see what is going on, but in the meantime I uploaded it to my Google Drive here: http://bit.ly/2apW5bV

Just wanted to say hi. We have a lot in common. I teach secondary math and my husband teaches biology. I love your products and your blog. We should team up in the future. My TpT store is Time Flies and my husband's store is DrH Biology. Let's visit!

Where is the Slope 4 ways, i see no sidebar thanks

ReplyDeleteHi Heidi, I can only see the sidebar from a desktop computer (not my phone). Are you on a computer?

DeleteI have read your "what I do" and "school" sections and I am so happy to hear that you are a secondary math teacher for moderately disabled students. I currently have two students who suffer from adhd and struggle to remember the processes used to solve multi step problems. For instance, one of them is in the 11th grade and since the 2nd grade still cannot memorize his times tables. In algebra 1 it took him the entire 2 hour class period to finish 3 algebra problems and they were incorrectly done. After having him last year I opted not to teach algebra 2 because I wasn't sure I could really help him understand. Really, I felt like a true failure. I will have him again next year. He will be required to take 2 math classes if he hopes to graduate next year. I need some advice on how to help students like him who cannot retain this level of information. Please I will take anything.

ReplyDeleteLet's please chat. I love teaching Special Ed kids, but most days are challenging and I often when the final bell rings I don't feel like I taught much of anything. Please email me scaffoldedmath @gmail. com

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ReplyDeleteI couldn't get the warm up question powerpoint to download. Could you possibly send it to me? I got the PDF/printable version but not the powerpoint. Blazemc23@gmail.com. Thanks

ReplyDeleteThank you so much for letting me know. I can't seem to download any of the ppt files from the sidebar when I try. I have to see what is going on, but in the meantime I uploaded it to my Google Drive here: http://bit.ly/2apW5bV

DeleteJust wanted to say hi. We have a lot in common. I teach secondary math and my husband teaches biology. I love your products and your blog. We should team up in the future. My TpT store is Time Flies and my husband's store is DrH Biology. Let's visit!

ReplyDeleteIt would be great to get in touch! My email is scaffoldedmath@gmail.com

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