Skip to main content

Math Card Sort Activities

Warm Up (Bell Work) Template

How do you start your classes? 
Warm up template
Most teachers struggle with staying with a consistent type of "bell work".  Last year, I had students write their daily warm-ups on a piece of paper.  I noticed that it was difficult to grade the warm-ups due to students handwriting all over the place and/or missing a class day.  I decided to create a warm-up template so that I could have an organized format for students to solve the problems.  And what do you know...it has been SO successful!  I absolutely love my warm-up template because it is extremely easy to grade and it keeps students on task.

How I Hold Students Accountable for the Warm Up
I have the same routine with my students every day.  Students always know that as soon as they walk into my classroom that they need to take out their warm-up and perform the problem on the board.  Students will have about one minute or two to complete the problem (depending on the difficulty of the problem).  I will choose a row and start walking down the aisle.  If a student does not have the warm up completed, I will skip them and they do not receive credit for day.  The next day, I may start walking down a different row.  This ensures that my students are on task because they don't know which row I will start walking down.  Students that have the warm-up completed will receive a stamp in the box that says "Completed Stamp".  (If you are busy with roll call then you can have your student aid or call on a student to walk around and stamp).


Warm up template

My Stamp
I purchased my stamp through Zulily.  Zulily does not sell the same items every day.  Hence, I just happened to be browsing online one day and saw personalized stamps on Zulily.  They were fairly well priced and had really cute images.  You can probably find some personalized stamps on amazon.

Warm up template

Warm up template

Collecting and Grading the Warm Up
Since my school has block schedule, I collect the warm-up every 2 weeks.  Students know that they must hold onto the warm-up and not lose it since I collect it biweekly.  Hence, I make sure to hole punch the warm ups for my students.  Grading the warm ups is not only easy but very fast.  It is easy to count the number of stamps that each student has on their warm up and write the score on the top left of the warm up.

Students that are Absent
Students that were absent and want to make up the credit for the warm up must come to me and get a new problem.  I will stamp the warm up once they complete the problem.

Again, this warm up has worked amazing in my classroom.  However, this warm up is not only used for math classrooms.  I have had feedback on this warm up from teachers in other subject areas such as English and History that love the warm up.

If you are interested in my warm up template or learning more information, you can CLICK HERE.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Mitosis Puzzle Activity

I decided to complete my Mitosis puzzle activity with help from my husband :)














Conclusion: This was a great activity!  My husband even enjoyed the activity.  You can have students work individually or in pairs.  It is a great hands on activity.  After students finish gluing down the puzzle pieces, they will reflect upon their learning.

You can purchase this activity at my Teachers Pay Teachers account by CLICKING HERE.  In addition, if you do not have a Teachers Pay Teachers account, then you can purchase the activity from my store by CLICKING HERE.  Thanks for stopping by!

Mitosis and Meiosis Foldable

I am so excited to show you a mitosis and meiosis wheel foldable that I created for interactive notebooks!  The nice thing is that you don't necessary have to use them in interactive notebooks.  They can be used as handheld studying tools or placed in the notebooks.  The mitosis wheel has three different versions: (1) prometaphase is included, (2) prometaphase is not included, and (3) blank template.  The blank template allows you to have students write in information.  This is great for differentiation!  You can purchase the mitosis or meiosis separately or as a bundle.  I have included the link of the bundle but you can find the others in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.












CLICK HERE to purchase the foldables.


GIVEAWAY - 7th Grade Math Interactive Notebook

My 7th grade math interactive notebook is completed UPDATED!!!  The notebook works great for ANY 7th grade math class because there are 2 versions: (1) Old version is aligned to Common Core State Standards, and (2) New version is aligned to concepts.
The new version has the same template as my popular Pre-Algebra and Algebra notebook.  I got so many requests to create a 7th grade notebook with the same template, and it is amazing!!!  I am so in love with it!!!  Check out for yourself by looking at some pics below:













The second version includes 5 units: Unit 0 - Notebook Starter Unit 1 - Number Sense Unit 2 - Ratios & Proportional Relationships Unit 3 - Expressions & Equations Unit 4 - Geometry Unit 5 - Statistics & Probability
A breakdown of each unit is below:
Unit 0 - Notebook Starter -Notebook Cover for Students -Classroom Rules -Notebook Expectations -Grading Rubric -Math Reference Sheet -Table of Contents -Reflection Page -My Goals: Setting Goals -My Goals: A Look Back
Unit 1 - Number Sens…