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This is a complete unit on exponents, with all definitions and rules. It is done in outline structure, but has explanations, examples, and proble...

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Written in outline structure for ease in reading, this explains the rules, giving examples and practice problems. It also goes through a discussi...

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This is a set of 8 problems which require using inequalities. Students like to use equations and then assume their answer is correct. These probl...

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Shows how to read the slope and intercept from a variety of linear equations. (Shows some that students typically misread.) Can also be a handout...

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This is a complete explanation of function notation, how it is used (with lots of examples), and why. I wrote this when several students were hav...

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A set of problems to review the basic concepts of exponential and logarithmic equations. Solutions are provided, so no space is given for work. G...

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There are 5 applications in business, engineering, and health where formulas or expressions involve radicals or rational exponents. Students are ...

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In table format, this lists 8 variations on given information in a problem, possible questions that could be asked, procedures used to solve, and...

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Has students discover the defintions of exponents through carefully asked questions and pattern observations. Can be group work or individual ass...

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This is a worksheet which, through a series of careful questions and answers, has students learn about the graph of the exponential function - it...

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This full 3-page document, in outline form, discusses the definition in detail, the properties of logarithms, and emphasizes solving exponential/...

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Because students often think the math in word problems is different just because the situation is different, I wrote these 4 problems (coins, mi...

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In table form, there are 4 functions with graphs for students to practice graphing techniques (reflecting, stretching, translating). The general ...

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This is an 8-page document of mostly transparencies that go into the definiton of a logarithm, what it means and how to use it, as well as the pr...

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

5 years of teaching math in high school, and then 20 years of teaching math in college (College Algebra, Trigonometry, PreCalculus, and Business Calculus, as well as some high school review)

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style reflects my philosopy that students should understand what they do and not just do it mechanically or without thought. As much as possible, they should see a use for what they are learning. This has been the motivation behind a lot of the work I have created through the years

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Shining moments are the times that students have stopped me in a parking lot or shopping center several years later to tell me I was responsible for them graduating from college with their chosen degree (when I only had them in one math class). Or the surprised open-mouth look on the face of a student who suddenly figures out just what to do after thinking for a considerable time.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in Math, B.S. in Education, and M.A. in Teaching Mathematics

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Yet to be added

GRADES

9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Calculus, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Mathematics, Algebra 2