Anxiety Busters Test Taking Strategies Tools You Can Use Anxious? You"re not the only one.   Understand test anxiety and learn some strategies to breathe through it to success! There are over 20 strategies you can use to gain a better understanding of your work.   Plus, sound Habits of Mind for success in the world as a young adolescent through adulthood. All the math tools you"ll ever need to understand your work better. INDEX: 6. Ruler

 Graph Paper: (Coordinate Grid)                                                              Back to Top Cartesian-Renee` Descartes would be proud!!!  Two sets of perpendicular lines form a square grid.  Use when:graphing two dimensional geometric shapes on a coordinate grid,graphing equations on a coordinate grid,  adding, subtracting, & dividing to help keep you "lined-up"calculating area and perimeter of two dimensional figuresdoodling  Coordinate Grid Paper Isometric-Three sets of parallel lines represent length, width, and height form a grid of equilateral triangles.  Use when:understanding fractions with pattern blocks,building figurate shapes and understanding figurate numbers,applying tessalations using pattern block shapesvisualizing probability using pattern blocks and "triangles" as your "equal parts"doodling

Flash Cards for Basic Fact Families:

 Why Triangular Flash Cards?Unlike traditional rectangular flash cards, these triangular shapes really let you learn your fact families so they STICK to your memory banks.  These cards take kids through the three stages of learning--concrete, iconic and symbolic--to allow them to develop instant recall of their facts. Most importantly, they have lots-of- fun!Copyright Information:  All materials on the donnayoung.org site, such as files, animations, movies, text, logos, images, and downloads are the property of donnayoung.org and are protected by United States and international copyright laws. Ms. Young has given Mrs. Gordon written permission for students of Mrs. Gordon to use Ms. Young's flash cards so they may improve their basic skills. Follow the INSTRUCTIONS exactly to benefit from the triangular shape. Keep a Flash Card Log to track your progress! Addition and Subtraction  HINT:  Print on cardstock for durability.

 Habits of Mind (<--click link for printable version)Mathematical habits of mind are the most fundamental concepts and applications that you will take away from your mathematical courses.  These habits are the bedrock for serious questioning, good problem solving, and critical analysis.  You will use each of the following behaviors beyond the world of mathematics.  Sound habits of mind encourage and support your success in the world.

• Includes:
• Protractor
• Ruler
• Triangle Pattern Blocks.

• Includes:
• Metric and Customary Units of Measurement Equivalents
• Pi
• Triangle Sum Theorem
• Simple Interest
• Distance
• Area, Perimeter/Circumference Formulas and Visual Examples of:
• Polygons
• Volume, Surface Area Formulas and Visual Examples of:
• 3D Shapes

Square Breathing

Test Taking Tips (<--click link for printable version)

Test Taking Toolkit (click for printable version)