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Scientific Notation MatchingMania is a fun activity involving math and cooperative learning. Students pair up and match a given concept to its a...

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This is an easy, fun activity involving the quadratic formula. Students are given a quadratic equation. They match it to the appropriate set up...

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Factoring Polynomials MatchingMania contains 3 different factoring activities - GCF and trinomial factoring. Cooperative Learning is involved in...

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Linear Function MatchingMania is a fun math activity in which students match the graph of a function to its equation in standard form and slope-i...

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This fun activity involves trigonometry ratios and a right triangle. The student is given a right triangle with 2 side measures. They find the ...

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Matrices MatchingMania is a fun activity involving matrices and basic operations. Students are given 2 matrices and find the sum, difference and...

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Integer Remediation MatchingMania is a fun activity involving math and cooperative learning. Students pair up and match a given concept to its a...

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Graphing Calculator MatchingMania consists of 12 functions. Students work together using a graphing calculator to find the zeroes, minimums and/...

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Similar to Asymptotes MatchingMania, Mania2 offers the students rational functions. They also find the vertical and horizontal asymptotes and th...

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This is a fun activity involving higher level math. Students are given a rational function and are to find both the vertical and horizontal asym...

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Calculus Derivatives and Integrals MatchingMania consists of 2 activities - Natural Log & Exponentials and Trig Functions. Students are given at...

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This activity involves solving a right triangle side or angle measure. Students are given the triangle. They select the appropriate set up and ...

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Geometry MatchingMania is an assortment of at least 30+ fun activities at varying levels of difficult. These activities cover different geometri...

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Algebra I GridGames is an assortment of 33 fun math activities that engage the students in a review of Algebra I concepts in a game format. The ...

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This is a fun activity involving student cooperative learning and transformations. Students pair in groups of two. A packet with 20 logarithm p...

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Algebra I MatchingMania is a fun activity involving math and cooperative learning. Students pair up and match a given concept to its appropriate...

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Percents MatchingMania is a fun activity involving math and cooperative learning. Students pair up and match a given concept to its appropriate ...

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This is a fun geometry activity involving surface area and volume of spheres. The students will work cooperatively together to take the given sp...

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Two Digit Multiplication MatchingMania is a fun activity involving math and cooperative learning. Students pair up and match a given concept to ...

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Algebra I GridGames is an assortment of at least 33 fun math activities that engage the students in a review of Algebra II concepts - factoring, ...

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 31 years of teaching experience - 23 of those teaching in a small school setting where I was the ONLY math teacher. I currently teach in a large urban school, teaching Algebra I, Pre-AP Calculus and AP Calculus. I helped co-create our Algebra I curriculum to aid in success on the state tests. Scores went from 21% to over 80% since we rewrote the curriculum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe math is a class attached to a student's self-esteem. If they believe in themselves and believe they can do it, they will succeed. Sometimes, I have to build the self esteem before I can begin to teach the math.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year at Shawnee HS, Macomb PS and Coyle PS. I was also an Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalist. I won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching in 1995 and I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Math. However, being selected by a student to attend the Academic All State Banquet was one of the greatest honors I have ever received.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Attended Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes) for most of my undergraduate work. Then I transfered to the Unversity of Central Oklahoma where I graduated with my Bachelors of Science degree. After a LONG wait, I graduated from East Central University with my Masters Degree in high school counseling.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My husband Chris and I are blessed with 2 wonderful adult children and their spouses. Ashley and her husband, Marcus, live in Yukon. Christopher and his wife, Jody, live in Cushing. They have 4 beautiful babies - Landon, Lauren, Blake and our newest arrival - Lance.

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PreK, Kindergarten, 1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff

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English Language Arts, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Calculus, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Mathematics, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Algebra 2, Basic Math, Mental Math, Decimals