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This file contains two lesson plans: one lesson for elementary and middle school, and a second lesson for high school.
The elementary/middle sch...

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This is a lesson plan that can be used on the first day of math class (algebra, geometry, algebra II & middle school pre-algebra classes).
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2 hours

This is a continuation to the Pythagorean Theorem Lesson Plan.
This lesson uses the theorem for three different applications:
finding the dista...

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2 hours

This lesson plan applies the Pythagorean Theorem to solve real-world problems.
Students will use the information in the word problem to draw a ...

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1 hour

This is a lesson plan on simplifying radical expressions: simplifying radicals, multiplying radical terms and simplifying fractions with square r...

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1 hour

This is a lesson plan on writing numbers in scientific notation and using the rules of exponents to multiply and divide numbers in scientific not...

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2 hours

This is an introduction to determining whether a relation is a function. The lesson plan defines both relations and functions and explains that a...

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90 Minutes

This is a complete lesson plan guiding students to find the prime factorization of a number by using factor trees.
This lesson plan includes an...

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1 hour

This unit plan includes the following lessons:
Graphing a Parabola from a Quadratic Function
Quadratic Functions, Pt. II
Quadratic Functions and ...

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1 Week

This is a full lesson plan on solving two-step inequalities and graphing the solution on a number line.
This lesson plan includes an opening ac...

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90 Minutes

This is a complete lesson plan on the Distributive Property for middle school math classes. It can also be used as a review for the early high sc...

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1 hour

This is a complete lesson plan on graphing exponential functions in the coordinate plane.
This lesson includes an opening activity, minilesson ...

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1 hour

This is a problem solving lesson on graphing a quadratic function from a real-world situation (basketball free-throw). It includes an opening act...

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This is a complete lesson plan for a double-period class (or it can be split up for two classes) on the different types of functions and what the...

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2 hours

In this complete lesson plan students write algebraic expressions from word phrases and from real-world situations.
This lesson includes a warm...

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90 Minutes

This is an introduction to finding the square root of a number. Examples include perfect squares and numbers that are not perfect squares.
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Included are two lesson plans on simplifying expressions by combining like terms, and multiplying and dividing terms.
The first lesson is an in...

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an educator for 7+ years in the New York City Public School system. I teach middle and high school math and science. I have also taught journalism. I am currently teaching to at-risk students who are behind several grade levels in their math and science skills. Before I was a teacher, I was a writer and editor for two national textbook companies.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Not only do students differ in their math and science skill levels, but they also have different learning styles, so I try to incorporate different activities into my lessons so that no student feels neglected. I try to incorporate reading activities, hands-on learning, group activities and other strategies where appropriate.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In November 2013 I earned my National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification in Early Adolescent Mathematics. Also in 2013, I was accepted as a Math for America (MfA) Master Teacher. I am a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS), and the Society of American Baseball Researchers (SABR).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Lehman College, Bronx, NY (Mathematics Transformation Teacher Institute): Post-Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Leadership - July 2011*** University of San Diego, San Diego, CA: Specialist Certificate in Character Education/Development - June 2008*** Pace University, New York, NY: Master of Science Degree in Education (Adolescent Mathematics concentration) - May 2006.*** State University of New York at Stony Brook: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies (Journalism concentration) - May 1996. Minors in Journalism and Media Arts.

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