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Thad Ackerman
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"Resources that math teachers can use immediately to help them teach their students-see 'Product List' item".
 
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(4-page survey/PreTest and 4-page KEY) This is a survey, or pretest assessment to quickly get a sense for how well students know their basic ope...
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A simple, but effective, clean, and polished set of 3 different templates for student topic reflection / journal writing. These are a result of ...
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On two separate pages, a blank and a completed 12 by 12 table for multiplication table facts. Can be used by students as a reference or to stu...
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Assignment Slip - 2 per page (will easily work with topics other than math -- no math references) This is a blank template for student groups ...
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Im4math  (TpT Seller) re: Assignment Slip (2 per page) for Busy Teachers
Assignment slip -- how did you use it? Was this a prior to class starting activity -- as the kids came in? Was it an end of class (after they had been working) slip? Do they pick them up as they are leaving to fill out at home when working on homework?
June 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Thad Ackerman  (TpT Seller)
Hi - thanks for your interest and question!

I used the assignment slip when students got into small groups (typically 3-4) and went over math homework. They could then track questions they had as individuals, and decide which (unresolved) questions they'd like to get help on from me.

It's simple, but worked well for me. I hope it can be useful to you.

Thad
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Disregard the question about the Solving Linear Systems equations--after I waited a few moments, the equations appeared.
March 26, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Thad Ackerman  (TpT Seller)
Hi - sorry for the initial confusion - if I can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks very much for your business! I'm constantly working on adding new items, so if you have any suggestions, I'd be interested in hearing them -- thadsresources@gmail.com

Kind Regards, Thad
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Thad--I downloaded the systems of equations bundle, but none of the equations are on the documents. I tried both a newer and an older computer to see if it was a software glitch. Any suggestions as to how to get the complete documents?

Thanks!

Bonnie
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Thad, you're Math Survey in the download preview doesn't give a lot of samples to view. It's hard to decide if it's applicable for my gr. 8 class. Any suggestions as to whether it would work for me?
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Thad Ackerman  (TpT Seller)
Hi - thanks very much for your interest!

This survey would definitely be appropriate for an 8th grade class. The topics should all be ones that they have seen.

Detailed problem-type coverage:
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Long Division with 2 to 4 digit numbers
- Math vocabulary terms (8 of them): whole number, integer, etc.
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Long Division with decimal numbers
- Fractions: Adding/Subtracting with and w/o common denominators
- Fractions: Multiplying/Dividing common fractions and mixed numbers
- Absolute value
- Signed Numbers: Small number adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing
- Properties (8 of them): Asking for description and example of each (associative, distributive, etc.)

The survey can be used in two passes with students if desired. An optional initial pass would have students only consider each problem and circle Y or N next to each based on their confidence that they can solve it. This pass only takes 5 minutes or less.

A second pass would be to have the students do as many problems as they can and might take approximately 30 minutes.

I hope this helps, and again, thanks for your interest!
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

17+ years teaching high school mathematics (all levels: basic, college-prep. and honors) Experience tutoring high school, college (undergraduate & graduate), and adult learners in mathematics, SAT & GRE test prep., and engineering. Started own financial advisory firm in 2007, Silver Maple Financial, LLC, and am a licensed financial advisor. Strong interest in finances of individual investing: compound interest, dollar-cost averaging, mutual funds, investing for retirement, etc. Worked for IBM as a computer programmer during college and for 3 years after college, then tutored while going back to school to be an educator. Never looked back! Best move I ever made! :-)

MY TEACHING STYLE

Structured, detail-oriented, but also relaxed. I try to focus and highlight relevant details, but not get too uptight about ones that are less important. I see a sense of humor as an invaluable asset to teaching and learning. I try to acknowledge and teach to multiple intelligences as much as possible. I am always interested in learning new things and draw much of my passion for teaching from this desire. I like to try to spark this in others.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Participated on district Mathematics Curriculum Committee for 8 years from 1997-2005 Guided Class of 1999 as one of two Class Advisors from 1995-1999 Lifetime Honorary Member of Tri-M Music Honor Society (please see additional bio, below) Recognized "Cape Ann League Coach of the Year Award 1998" for Boys Varsity Tennis Senior Counselor, Massachusetts Association of Student Councils Leadership Camp, 1996-1998 SEARCH Group Leader; Led discussion groups for Advanced High School Students, 1994-1995 (speakers included Former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop and Holocaust Survivor, Sonia Weitz) Full Tuition Graduate Student Scholarships, merit-based, University of New Hampshire, 1993-1995 Perfect Score of 800 on Math Section of GRE (Graduate Record Exam) Member of Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society Received McDonnell Douglas Engineering Scholarships, merit-based, University of Michigan, 1987-1989 Perfect Score of 800 on Math Section of SAT Exam

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Education (interdisciplinary--technology) (2005) Cambridge College, Massachusetts Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education - Mathematics (1997) The University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering (1989) The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My goal is to provide math teachers with resources they can use immediately to help them be successful with their students. I'm interested in listening to and playing music... I played in a jazz quartet with high school students (juniors) in high school, "Coffee House" performance in 2002, and in seasonal holiday concerts in the community with the high school jazz and concert bands. While in college, I was a member of the Washtenaw Community College Jazz Orchestra that played in Carnegie Hall in 1989.