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If your Geometry class feels like a Zoo, then maybe you ought to join them! In this integrated geometry project, students will put their area and...

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Utilize tobacco use in an investigation of number sense, linear functions, and scatterplot. Students will find out the startling truth behind the...

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It's inevitable. One day Zombies will take over Earth. If you are not preparing your students, you are being irresponsible. If you want to turn y...

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After a couple years of teaching systems and linear equations, I knew I needed to add some kick. Students will make choices that will affect the ...

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This is an awesome opportunity to integrate subjects in an Geometry classroom. Hands-on STEM based learning for hands-on student. Along using bas...

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Nothing like a good criminal investigation to liven up geometry!
CSI: Algebra 2 / Pre-Calculus is a collection of nine different geometrically i...

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This is a tremendous opportunity to integrate subjects in an Algebra 1 classroom. Hands-on STEM based learning for hands-on student. Along using ...

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Count the calories, make a fitness plan, watch weight, and practice linear inequalities in this 21st century math project. Students will use real...

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am entering my eighth year as a teacher in Columbus, Ohio. My experience is primarily working in high-need schools where student engagement and literacy are a great need. To compensate, I have worked to create math projects and activities that are both mathematically rigorous and engaging the students. In my experience I often felt the concepts were lost when I taught other activities that were meant to engage. At the forefront of my work is math rigor that prepares students for standardized tests. In addition to teaching, I also have served as an assistant high school administration and an elementary school principal.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student engagement by any means necessary. I have taught at an innovative STEM school (where I also served as 9th Grade Curriculum Coordinator) and an International High School (where I serve as Seminar Coordinator), both of which promote cross-curricular collaboration, project-based, inquiry learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2011 Award for Professional Leadership (awarded by teaching staff). Nominated for State of Ohio's International Educator of the Year (2013)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Wright State University and a Master's from Ohio State in Educational Policy and Leadership and I just started the Ph.D in STEM Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Most importantly I am a husband of 6 years and a father of 2 little ones, Logan (4) and Leah (2). Yes, this pays for the diapers... and the wipes if it's a good month. Check out my blog at www.21stcenturymathprojects.com

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3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Homeschool

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English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Science, Physics, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Career and Technical Education, Health, Math Test Prep, Business, Statistics, Word Problems, Physical Science, Algebra 2, Decimals, Place Value