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This lesson is designed to help students approximate definite integrals using Left, Right, and Midpoint Riemann sums as well as the Trapezoidal r...

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Assessment for AP Calculus on Derivatives Unit. After the mid-unit quiz, students study implicit differentiation and related rates. These are i...

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This file contains two forms of a multiple choice assessment on exponential and logarithmic functions which was written for Algebra 2. It includ...

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Two forms (A and B) of a 12 question quiz for calculus over derivatives. Includes basic differentiation using power, product/quotient rules, and...

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This activity is designed to give students practice on using the rational root theorem, synthetic division, the quadratic formula, as well as und...

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This multiple choice quiz is over the fundamental theorem of calculus, finding general and particular solutions to differential equations, Reiman...

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Two calculus assessments (form A and form B) over exponential and logarithmic functions. 22 questions, 16 multiple choice or matching and 6 cons...

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Through this activity students will determine critical numbers of functions, locate relative extrema and points of inflection, and utilize the fi...

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This activity is intended to help students bridge the gap between the graphing of rational functions encountered in Algebra 2 and the level of an...

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This is an analytic introduction to functions defined by integrals in calculus. Graphing and class discussion of the accumulation represented by...

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Buyer

Thank you for sharing this. I used it in my one semester calculus class as a summative assessment. It worked out great for my students.

April 11, 2014

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Thanks so much for letting me know! I greatly appreciate the feedback on your classroom experience with the material!

Lisa

Lisa

Cherish R.

Good extra practice problems.

April 8, 2014

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Thank you! Active classroom teachers understand and appreciate how important and difficult it can be to create appropriate and challenging practice!

Laurie K.

Good

April 7, 2014

Marilyn S.

THis is hard to find. Thanks!

April 4, 2014

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Yep - that's why I pieced it together- and now have it saved on all my devices to insert as needed. So glad I could be of service! ;D

Buyer

Great Activity. I will use it in my advance algebra 2 class in a couple of weeks. Thanks

March 24, 2014

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Thanks - I hope that it works well for your classes! There's also a Form B if you're interested :D

Buyer

Thank you!

March 12, 2014

Carole S.

Thanks so much for taking the time to prepare (and share!) such specific materials. I'm grateful to have such a resource I can turn to.

March 7, 2014

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Great Carole! I'm glad that you have found these useful!

I really enjoy making items to share here - I just wish I had more time!

Thanks for the feedback!

Lisa

I really enjoy making items to share here - I just wish I had more time!

Thanks for the feedback!

Lisa

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

It's always nice to hear positive feedback on classroom experiences with the materials! Thx so much!

Lisa

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Bethany A.

Good questions

February 18, 2014

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Thanks so much! Developing good questions takes so much time!

I hope that it worked out well in your classes!

Lisa

I hope that it worked out well in your classes!

Lisa

Buyer

This was a great tool for my kiddos who were struggling. We used a highlighter to count over from the directrix to the next point and then create it's reflection. The visual was great.

January 7, 2014

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

This is wonderful to hear!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know!!

Happy Teaching,

Lisa

Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know!!

Happy Teaching,

Lisa

Buyer

Thanks!

December 10, 2013

Buyer

nice and useful

October 28, 2013

Buyer

It made my students think!

October 26, 2013

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Thank you! I appreciate the feedback! It's a difficult topic to assess thoroughly in a class period. Lisa

Buyer

Worked very well for my Precalc class, in which we just started talking about Riemann sums and definite integrals.

May 9, 2013

Buyer

These were great AP calculus practice problems that I used to supplement my definite integrals unit. Thanks!

March 10, 2013

Buyer

Great worksheet for students. Very helpful!

March 5, 2013

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Thanks for letting me know that they worked well with your class!

Happy Teaching!

Lisa

Happy Teaching!

Lisa

Buyer

It is some kind of yired to use the PDF to make tests on examview, you have to copy-paste each question and answer. Thank you.

February 10, 2013

Barbara Maguire (TpT Seller)

This is a great lesson on graphing quadratic functions. Thank you.

February 6, 2013

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

So glad that you like it! Hope it works well for your classes!

Happy Teaching! :D

Happy Teaching! :D

Buyer

EXactly what I was searching for!! THANK-YOU!

January 22, 2013

Teaching High School Math (TpT Seller)

I used this in my classroom this last week and it was very helpful. Thank you!

January 20, 2013

Teaching High School Math (TpT Seller)

It is always nice to find calculus materials other than the ones from the book. Thank you!

January 20, 2013

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

You're welcome Lynn! I hope that it worked well for your class! (sorry that it's taken me so long to respond to your comment)

Magischool (TpT Seller)

excellent resource! I'm very interested in your products and store! I like your style! I'm your new follower number 13! you can visit my store and leave a comment if you wish! hugs!

December 9, 2012

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Thanks so much for the kinds words! I hope the items are useful to you in your work!

Innovative Teacher (TpT Seller)

Great product! Thank you for sharing. I am your newest follower and I am Innovative Teacher. Please visit my store to download my freebies, leave a rating/comment, or become a follower of mine.

December 9, 2012

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Thank you! I'm glad that you can use the graph in your innovations! On my way to check out your store... Merry Christmas!

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Amy, I missed this comment in November... it's great to meet another calculus teacher... and thanks for the catch on the negative sign on #9. Look forward to collaborating in the future :D

Buyer

I'm always on the lookout for additional assessment questions for my calculus class. I love how this test included the solutions as well.

November 18, 2012

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Great! I wish I had time to include solutions on everything. One of these days... :D

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Layla, I definitely thought that I responded to you months ago. Sorry for the delay and thank you for the feedback!

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Great!! Glad that I could help! I try to write all of my stuff in larger prints so that teachers w/ smartboards or something like them can easily take a screen shot an upload pages or parts of pages for instruction. Even though they look like "worksheets" I usually do a problem, or part of a problem, them ask students to do the next one or two, and have the answers prepared on the file so students can check their work immediately after they've completed it. Checking their level of understanding throughout the lesson.

Scipi (TpT Seller)

Hooray! Another math teacher. I currently teach remedial math to college students at a community college. I'm so glad to find quality products I can use!

June 13, 2012

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Thanks so much! It's going to take me a while to think of my work as a "product" - have never even imagined what it might be "worth" in terms of money or selling it before. I'm definitely with you though, I'm always looking for items that I can use in the classroom. I've bought so many booklets and things over the years at conferences because I found one or two things that I would use. TpT is a refreshing alternative!!

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Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Yes, I copied it quickly and goofed. It's definitely supposed to be negative. Sorry about that!

Amy Ballou (TpT Seller) re: Calculus Derivatives Test

Is there any way to edit this file (ever so slightly)??

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

I don't think so when it's in pdf - but I'm not absolutely sure.

I'm sorry that it didn't meet your needs.

I'm sorry that it didn't meet your needs.

Scipi (TpT Seller) re: Form A Graphing, Continuity, and Limits with Rational Functions

I saw your store on the home page of Teachers Pay Teachers; so, I thought I would look at your freebie. I left you a rating. Well done! And thanks so much for remembering to make an answer key. Since you are new to the TPT world, here are a few suggestions that might help you to better market your products.

Create a cover page for each of your products which can then be used as an attractive thumbnail to entice buyers. You might also add a second page which is a directions or suggestions page for the teacher. (How do use this? When? Etc.) List several ways you use this product in your classroom. Never assume that a buyer knows how, why, or when to use your product.

Use the footer to put the copyright symbol, your name and date of creation on EVERY page. Items, especially free ones, have been "stolen" from TPT and posted on other sites to be sold. You have to protect all of your creations. Also number your pages. Finally, unless you want your products revised (I do for my tests) save everything in a PDF format as it is harder to change.

I think it is important that we see what others are doing; so, feel free to look at any or all of my freebies listed below for ideas.

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I am your very first follower, and if you would like, you are welcome to follow my store as well: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SciPi/Products

Keep checking the Sellers Forum under Communication for ideas and helpful suggestions given by TPT veterans. The best of luck as you sell on TPT!

Create a cover page for each of your products which can then be used as an attractive thumbnail to entice buyers. You might also add a second page which is a directions or suggestions page for the teacher. (How do use this? When? Etc.) List several ways you use this product in your classroom. Never assume that a buyer knows how, why, or when to use your product.

Use the footer to put the copyright symbol, your name and date of creation on EVERY page. Items, especially free ones, have been "stolen" from TPT and posted on other sites to be sold. You have to protect all of your creations. Also number your pages. Finally, unless you want your products revised (I do for my tests) save everything in a PDF format as it is harder to change.

I think it is important that we see what others are doing; so, feel free to look at any or all of my freebies listed below for ideas.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Number-Tiles-FREE-Problem-Solving-Math-Activities-for-Grades-5-8

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dots-Fun-for-Everyone-FREE-Activities-Game-that-Uses-Dominoes

I am your very first follower, and if you would like, you are welcome to follow my store as well: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SciPi/Products

Keep checking the Sellers Forum under Communication for ideas and helpful suggestions given by TPT veterans. The best of luck as you sell on TPT!

Lisa Jones (TpT Seller)

Wow!! Thanks so much for all of the helpful information! I really appreciate your welcoming response to my work and look forward to following you as well. Any constructive criticisms would also be greatly appreciated. I do truly believe the great teachers are always learning. I don't consider myself great because I'm always finding more to learn. My beloved high school math teacher and mentor used to always say that she would continue to teach as long as she was learning. So true!

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching mathematics for 20+ years. I currently teach Algebra 2 and Calculus, but I have taught Algebra I, Geometry, Math Analysis and Trigonometry (PreCalc) throughout my career.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I try to incorporate practices supported by cognitive science, specifically cognitive load theory. Most of my activities are designed to promote student engagement during guided instruction. I believe that guided instruction is often misunderstood and characterized as purely lecture. Actively engaging students in concept attainment throughout each lesson is my goal. An article of personal interest is Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching. Evidence in support of guided instruction is explained in the context of human cognitive architecture, expertâ€“novice differences, and cognitive load.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Classical Applied Mathematics, 7-12 Certification in Mathematics, MEd w/ 30 additional hours, Adjunct Certification in Mathematics.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have two children and one grandchild. Prior to teaching, I worked as a research assistant on a project designed to familiarize high school mathematics teachers with applications of mathematics. I worked briefly as a mathematics instruction specialist until I decided to go back to the classroom. I enjoyed working with teachers emensely but really missed working with students on a daily basis. I've participated in a wide variety of PD throughout my career, but I cannot say enough in support of the Professional Learning Community (PLC) model. Our district's PLCs engage in content rich lesson development throughout the year. I love working with colleagues to develop lessons and identify best practices.

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6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Staff

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Graphing, PreCalculus, Other (Math), Mathematics, Math Test Prep, Algebra 2