In addition to running this blog, my RVing with the Rakis blog and homeschooling full time, I also create and sell resources that teachers can use in their classrooms and home schooling parents can use to help out their children. To be fair, I am not creating nearly as many resources this year as I did in the past 9 years, for 2 reasons. Reason #1 – I already have over 500 resources available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store, so much of what I need for my kiddos I have created already. Reason #2 – I only have 3 students this year, so I have need of less resources. However, I am going through resources that I made while I was teaching in a classroom full time and “cleaning them up” with clearer teacher directions, better fonts, etc. I am also finishing out groupings or “series” that I have started and putting them into bundles so that teachers who are interested in buying multiple items from the same category have the opportunity to save some money. For the next few weeks, I am going to spotlight some of these bundles here on my blog.
Math is best learned and practiced in relation to real life situations. For this reason, my students have always worked on at least two different math projects during the course of a school year – often more if time allowed for it. For the past two years, I kept the same students in a multiage classroom, so I wanted to make sure that they were doing new math projects that helped them work on different skill sets. A few of my math projects – like the Balanced Checkbook project and the Holiday Shopping Project – can be done by the same student multiple times, but most should only be done once. Because of this, I created new and different projects, and have now bundled them together into a set of 7 math projects, which is available for less than purchasing each project individually. The seven math projects available in the set are:
I hope one of these projects, or the entire bundle will help your students to practice their math skills with a real life application. Happy teaching!