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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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Do you need a lesson plan that is easy to use, and yet is acceptable to turn into your principal or supervisor? This handout includes three le...
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This is one of my TOP Selling Items on TPT! Tired of always talking about grades at parent/teacher conferences? Tired of feeling like nothing ...
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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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Bug Ya has proven to be one of my best selling items on TPT. It is also the most popular game with my students. It provides motivation for the l...
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Updated Terms Used in this Handout! Are you tired of trying to figure out which level of Bloom's is which? Is it possible to do a better job of ...
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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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Roll and Calculate is a math game designed to practice the addition and subtraction of positive and negative numbers. Two players take turns roll...
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Big Number is my students' all time favorite game! It provides motivation for the learner to practice place value by positioning random numbers o...
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Research has shown that a well run first few days of school can in fact trigger higher levels of student achievement. But no matter how much we p...
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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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Word problems seem to cause many students to go to pieces! However, beginning with words and phrases, students can be taught how to make sense of...
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"Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink." Do students really understand how true this statement might be? This 22 slide power point talk...
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A critical and often overlooked part of any math program is the use of proper mathematical language. Did you know that by 5th grade there are 53 ...
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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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The questions on this four page test over the water cycle highlight all levels of Bloom's Taxonomy: knowledge, comprehension, application, analys...
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Spiders! These creatures are always something that students want to learn about. This is a ten page short mini reading/science unit in which the ...
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Should I regroup? Should I not regroup? These two questions often bounce around students' heads when they are introduced to this new concept. He...
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This 100 point test covers adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions, and is comprised of proper and improper fractions as well as...
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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.