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If your Geometry class feels like a Zoo, then maybe you ought to join them! In this integrated geometry project, students will put their area and perimeter skills to the test! Focusing on unique shapes, regular polygons & apothems and irregular

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Take your Dream House project and ramp it up a notch! A staple experience of math classrooms across the country, this take on the Dream House project focuses on Area, Perimeter and Scale skills. Students are scaffolded conceptually and

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It's inevitable. One day Zombies will take over Earth. If you are not preparing your students, you are being irresponsible. If you want to turn your "dead" exponential and logarithm unit into an "undead" one, this might work for you.
Turn your

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This is an awesome opportunity to integrate subjects in an Geometry classroom. Hands-on STEM based learning for hands-on student. Along using basic algebra, measurement and geometry skills, students will engage in an engineering design process just

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After a couple years of teaching systems and linear equations, I knew I needed to add some kick. Students will make choices that will affect the launch of their album. Layered with reading, students will make choices within a budget that will affect

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Utilize tobacco use in an investigation of number sense, linear functions, and scatterplot. Students will find out the startling truth behind the amount of cigarettes a smoker may use in their lifetime, the financial cost of the habit (including

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Nothing like a good criminal investigation to liven up number sense!
CSI: Elementary is a collection of nine different algebraically inspired mathematical puzzles with a little international pizazz. The nine puzzles intend to target groups of

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Count the calories, make a fitness plan, watch weight, and practice linear inequalities in this 21st century math project. Students will use real world authentic calorie data from common foods, popular fast food restaurants and also will use calorie

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am an experienced educator in Columbus, Ohio. My experience is primarily working in high-need schools where student engagement and literacy are a great need. To compensate, I have worked to create math projects and activities that are both mathematically rigorous and engaging the students. In my experience I often felt the concepts were lost when I taught other activities that were meant to engage. The foundational of my work is a hefty dose of mathematical rigor. In addition to teaching, I also have served as an assistant high school administration and an elementary school principal.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student engagement by any means necessary. I have taught at an innovative STEM school (where I also served as 9th Grade Curriculum Coordinator) and an International High School (where I serve as Seminar Coordinator), both of which promote cross-curricular collaboration, project-based, inquiry learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2011 Award for Professional Leadership (awarded by teaching staff). Nominated for State of Ohio's International Educator of the Year (2013)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Wright State University and a Master's from Ohio State in Educational Policy and Leadership and I just started the Ph.D in STEM Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Most importantly I am a husband and a father of 3 little ones, Logan, Leah and Cara. Yes, this pays for the diapers... and the wipes if it's a good month. Check out my blog at www.21stcenturymathprojects.com

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3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific

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Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Science, Physics, Social Studies - History, Government, Career and Technical Education, Health, Math Test Prep, Business, Statistics, Word Problems, Physical Science, Algebra 2, Decimals, Products For TpT Sellers