The Algebra Toolbox

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. – Abraham Maslow


I am starting my 20th year of teaching in Maryland. I’ve taught 5th grade,  math for 7th and 8th grade, and now algebra at the high school level, as well as developmental algebra at a community college. I am an NBCT, I love my job, and am always looking for new ideas to try in my classroom.


6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello! I was wondering if you would mind if I shared a blog post of yours on Pinterest. It is how I keep track of the teaching ideas I like best! Thanks!

  2. I recently found your post while googling multi-step activities. I fell in love with all the fun activities that you have done. You inspired me so much that I decided to make my own word press and see if there are others like you. I am a first year teacher and in need of many fun activities to get my high school algebra students engaged.

    Thank you for everything.

  3. I would like to share your blog and some of your activities with our Algebra 1 teachers through our Common Core online sessions. We collaborate through our district by having online sessions where we share resources. Would that be ok? Love your stuff! I like your Rule of 4 – I call it TAGS – Table, Algebraic, Graphing and Story – it’s the same thing!

  4. Your site has really help me to look at math in a more fun way and to help my students understand it without getting bored. I am a special education teacher in a high school resource room and I am able to use some of your lessons as a way of re-teaching the content that my students have done in class. THANKS!

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