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Joe Fraioli
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Visit my blog, The Square Root of Normal at http://thesquarerootofnormal.com

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This is an introduction to finding a rule for a pattern and sequence and using the rule to extend the pattern. This lesson plan uses both numeric...
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This is an introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem and using the theorem to find the missing side of a right triangle. The lesson plan includes...
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This is a complete lesson plan guiding students to find the surface area of rectangular prisms using the surface area formula. There is also an...
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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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This is a lesson plan that can be used on the first day of math class (algebra, geometry, algebra II & some pre-algebra classes). The objec...
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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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This is a lesson plan on simplifying radical expressions: simplifying radicals, multiplying radical terms and simplifying fractions with square r...
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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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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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This is an introduction to finding the square root of a number. Examples include perfect squares and numbers that are not perfect squares. This...
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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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This is a complete lesson plan where students will find the surface area of cylinders using the surface area formula. There is also an activity...
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This is a unit plan consisiting of six lesson plans, a unit review and a test. The unit consists of the following: Introduction to Exponents Le...
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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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This is an introduction to solving one-step equations. There are two complete lesson plans included. Each lesson plan includes an opening activ...
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This is a complete lesson plan on graphing exponential functions as well as evaluating exponential expressions for a given value. This is a com...
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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 an introduction to writing equations and/or proportions to solve percent problems (such as finding the percent of a number). Word prob...
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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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Hi,

I work in nyc and I'm having difficulties teaching high school geometry (11th grade) to students with special needs. If you can provide me with with any assistance I would appreciate it.
March 2, 2013
Joe Fraioli  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

Many of my students have special needs as well. If you have a SmarrtBoard, I think that's a great tool to teach geometry since it's so visual. I try to color code different steps and record the steps and play them back on the board (using the recording tool). Some students like going up to the board to work out a problem.

If you don't have a SmartBoard, I try to limit my time at the board because my special needs students (as do yours, I'm sure) have shorter attention spans and require more individual attention. For that reason, I try to use more, shorter activtities so that students are always busy and can transition to the next activity, while those that need more time can continue with their current activity. For example, instead of say, a worksheet with 10-12 exercises, I split them up into worksheets with 3-4 exercises that are very similar, or share a common theme.

Some geometry topics scream for manipulatives. For example, whenever I do transformations, I always cut out the figures and have students physically move them around a coordinate plane to show how the transformation affects the figure.

I'm in Brooklyn, and I have a special ed teacher in my room for a few periods and she is very helpful working with the students individually, but some special ed teachers can be math-phobic and need a little "push" to help out. I know how frustrating it can be when you're in the class alone and there simply isn't enough time in the period to work with every student. It really helps having a co-teacher or push-in. Otherwise, an after-school tutoring session would be great for special needs students.

I hope that helps a little, but I get the feeling that you've probably already heard/used my suggestions. I haven't posted many geometry lessons on TpT because they take a while to type up and format, but I hope to post some freebies before June.
March 3, 2013

mlrodgers re: Writing the Equation of a Line from a Graph Lesson Plan
Good day! I cannot download your lesson plan. I keep getting this message: 504 Gateway Time-out. The thumbnails look great!
November 11, 2012
Joe Fraioli  (TpT Seller)
Hello mlrodgers, sorry to hear that you're having trouble downloading the file. My only advice would be to keep trying. At least 600 people have downloaded the lesson so far today and some left comments so I know it's available. It may be a connection or server problem. I hope that you're able to download. Joe
November 11, 2012
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an educator for 8+ years with 6+ 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

I am proud to have earned degrees and graduate certificates from four different universities. I am a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Lehman College, Bronx, NY (Mathematics Transformation Teacher Institute): Graduate Certificate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Education - 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.