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Please Note: This is one of my top selling items! Angles - they are everywhere! But how do we introduce them to students without being so abstr...
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Number Tiles is a 25 page booklet containing 15 different math problem solving activities for the grades 5-8 which are CCSS aligned. The activiti...
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Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions is something every student should learn, but often numerous students are left behind in ...
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This is a 29 page resource that uses dominoes as a manipulative. Some of the domino activities use games while the other activities extend, enhan...
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Number Tiles is a 24 page booklet containing 17 different math problem solving activities for the primary grades which is CCSS aligned. The activ...
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There are many good ways to "see" the relationship among the different sets of real numbers, but most are pictorial. Few visual representations t...
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Today, many students come to us without knowing their multiplication tables. Some cannot learn them; others have no one to help them practice the...
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This six lesson science performance demonstration for the primary grades utilizes all different kinds of leaves. It guides the primary student th...
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Tired of always using paper and pencil to graph? Well try the ideas in this 15 page booklet that explains graphing while linking it to the Commo...
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The Rounding Pocket Chart is used to introduce the rounding of whole numbers and/or rational numbers, specifically decimals. It can be custom des...
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I am always looking for ways to make ordinary items into manipulatives for the classroom. A couple of years ago, I discovered that many math acti...
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When playing games, children learn a great deal concerning mathematical concepts and number relationships. This 12 page resource contains seven m...
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Tired of those expensive manipulatives that you are constantly replacing because they are lost, misplaced, or damaged? Have your class start savi...
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Feeling like there isn't enough time to get everything shoehorned into your math program? This resource utilizes a short and simple daily math ac...
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This 20 page resource is a six lesson science investigation for grades 3-4 which uses ice cubes. The inquiry guides the student through the six ...
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What can you do with those plastic toy animals you bought at a discount store besides placing them in a play center? This resource contains 51 ac...
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In this resource, discover how to take old discarded materials and make them into new, useful, inexpensive products or tools for your classroom. ...
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The construction and analysis of magic squares provides practice in mental arithmetic, operations with numbers, geometry, and measurement plus it...
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All of the pages of this 48 page handout are solved like magic squares. Number tiles are positioned so that the total of the tiles on each line ...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching since "the earth cooled". My husband is a teacher as well, and together we have over 75 years of teaching in the elementary, middle school, high school and college areas. My focus is mathematics while my husband's is science. We never want to do anything else because we love it! My teaching style is hands-on and energetic while using diverse teaching strategies. I try to teach ordinary things in extraordinary ways.

MY TEACHING STYLE

For the last five years I have taught at the college level working with "mathphobics" and elementary teachers to-be as well as with teachers who are in the Transition to Teaching program. I have taught Math Methods, Science Methods, Developmental Math, and Algebraic Concepts as well as supervising student teachers and being a peer coach. I just began teaching a new class called "Math Study Skills" which is a one hour course on how to study math. Students are always surprised that studying math is so different than studying for other subjects.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

AWARDS 2014 Outstanding Instructor of Math - Award from the community college where I teach PUBLICATIONS McDowell, K., & Rauch, V. Teacher work samples: What are we really measuring? Accepted for publication in The Advocate (Fall 2005).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

1997-2005 Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. 95521. Workshops presented locally by Creative Mathematics. 8 hours of graduate work in teaching mathematics, grades K-8. 1983-94 Wichita, State University, Wichita, Kansas 67208. Masters in Elementary Education with an emphasis in math and technology. Have ten additional graduate hours not counted towards the degree. 1969-71 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210. 27 graduate hours 1964-67 Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701. Graduated with honors, BSed. Major: Elementary Education Minor: Mathematics

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RECENT PRESENTATIONS Rauch, V. (2013) A Potpourri of Teaching Ideas. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. (2 hour workshop for instructors) Rauch, V. (2011). Teacher Tips You Won't Forget. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. (2 hour workshop for instructors) Rauch, V. (2011). Effective Strategies for Teaching Math. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS.(2 hour workshop for instructors) Rauch, V. (2010). Lesson Plans: Going From the Concrete to the Abstract. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS.(2 hour workshop) Rauch, V. (2008). Curriculum Instruction for Stem Academy Teachers. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. (two day training session) Purkey, J. & Rauch, V. (2006). Math and Reading for All Seasons for Grades PreK-2. Newman University, Wichita, KS. (two day workshop for college credit) Purkey, J. & Rauch, V. (2006). Smorgasbord of Middle School Mathematics. Newman University, Wichita, KS. (two day workshop for college credit) McDowell, K., Rauch, V., & Wells, C. (2006). Threads of Literacy in the Content Areas: Applications of the Big Five. Kansas Reading Association State Conference, Topeka, KS. Purkey, J. & Rauch, V. (2005). Middle School Mathematics for Teachers of Grades 6-8. Newman University, Wichita, KS. (two day workshop for college credit) Purkey, J. & Rauch, V. (2005). Creating a Family Math Tool Kit. Workshop for teachers of grades K-5. Greenbush, KS. (one day workshop for college credit) Purkey, J. & Rauch, V. (2005). Reading, ‘Riting and ‘Rithmetic for the Preschool Child. Workshop for teachers of PreK-2. Kansas Association for Education of Young Children Conference, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. (2 hour workshop) Purkey, J. & Rauch, V. (2004). Kansas day activities. Workshop of engaging classroom math activities that meet the Kansas Mathematics Standards, Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics State Conference, Topeka, KS.