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This project requires students to look at a blue print and determine the actual lengths of each wall. After this, they find the area of each room...
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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This worksheet addresses the common core standard 4.OA.3, This is a 3 level worksheet. Level 1 guides students in drawing pictures. Level 2 give...
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4th
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Division of fractions is a tough concept to visualize. These worksheets help to address the common core standard 6.NS.1 by having students draw ...
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This is a game to help students gain fluency in factors and multiples.
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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This activity has students following directions to find the buried treasure. It requires students to write down coordinate points, quadrants and ...
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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Give each group of students 4 kings, 3 aces, 2 eights and 3 jacks for this experiment. This lab will help students understand experimental probab...
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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These are 6 scaffolded worksheets to address the common core standard 1.NBT.B.2 Worksheet 1 and 2 and 3 require students to look at bunche...
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This is a 5 day lesson plan. This introduces 2 step equations by spending 2-3 days with algebra tiles and then slowly introducing variables and s...
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This includes a continuous lesson plans that includes directions for the teacher and the student and includes questions to ask students. It inclu...
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4th, 5th, 6th
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This resource has over 15 tasks that address many of the 6th grade common core objectives. The most difficult part of implementing the common cor...
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6th
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This is a simple but affective game for estimating square roots
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7th, 8th, 9th
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The first few pages are lesson plans. This is a continuous lesson plan that will take several days to complete. The lesson plans includes what yo...
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3 Worksheets for students to practice evaluating expressions. For example 5T + 3 if T = 4 Students use their knowledge of evaluating expression...
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5th, 6th, 7th
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This includes 4 different bingo cards and a list of questions. The order of operation is basic and includes exponents but does not include fracti...
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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This project addresses 3 objectives 1) Operating with decimals 2) Operating with fractions 3) Solving problems with ratios and percents This pro...
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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The common core is asking for a more conceptual understanding of math concepts. This powerpoint shows how to turn fractions like 4/5 into 80/100 ...
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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This worksheet comes with 2 winter themed hidden pictures. Students follow the directions of plotting points to reveal a hidden picture.
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4th, 5th, 6th
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This is a game that focuses on the fluency of mean, median, mode and range.
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5th, 6th, 7th
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This includes 3 different activities. The first is made to get students familiar with quadrilaterals. The second is a short worksheet to check fo...
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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This activity helps students to see the connection between the moon phases and the height of Tides. In this activity students are required to gra...
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 6 years of math teaching experience in grades 6-12 and 3 years of experience as the Director of Mathematics for K-12.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I want to make math easy for students. I develop my lessons to focus on building those foundational skills, so that the more complex skills seem easy for students. Sequencing and conceptual structures are key to the products that I use to teach.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the year for the school district- 2009 Idaho Teacher of the year nomination 2011 Math Teaching Mentor for the University of Arizona 2008-2010 Idaho Teaching Mentor 2011 Math Instructional Coach 2013-Present

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA Secondary Education Political Science, History and Mathematics MED Educational Leadership

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I spent 8 years in the USAF as a Bio-Environmental Engineer. It was wonderful to use my math skills in a different setting. I brought many of the math problems that I encountered to my students to solve. They loved being able to use their math is a "real life" setting.