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These graphing calculator reference sheets (for TI-84) guide students step-by-step on how to solve, graph, or identify the following:
1 - Linear Regression
2 - Quadratic Graphs
3 - Absolute Value
4 - Quadratic Regression
5 - Polynomial Graphs
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18 Parent Functions - Graphic Organizers:
• Linear
• Absolute Value
• Quadratic
• Greatest Integer
• Cubic
• Reciprocal
• Square Root
• Cube Root
• Exponential
• Logarithmic
• Natural

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This resource includes FOUR different linear equation projects from basic to advanced levels of Pre-Algebra and Algebra.
The real life topics:
• Cell phone plans
• Exchange rates
• Temperature conversions
• Frequent flyer miles
Linear

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In this lesson, students learn how to graph quadratic functions from vertex form and cover the following topics:
• Identify and understand the vertex form of a quadratic
• Graph quadratics from vertex form - algebraically
• Graph quadratics from

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This activity reviews characteristics of functions: domain, range, intercepts, local min, local max, intervals of increase and decrease, end behavior, parent functions, continuity, and evaluating a function from a graph.
There are 12 graphs of

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Roller Coaster Engineer: Students will create a roller coaster that demonstrates their knowledge and understanding of the following skills:
• Graph a continuous function that represents a roller coaster using parent functions. (Editable for teacher

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These handouts challenge students to apply their algebra skills in real world situations. The applications can be used as a way to measure student growth or for review.
Topics included are:
• Find and determine the meaning of maximum and minimum

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In this lesson, students cover the following topics:
• Evaluating piecewise functions
• Graph piecewise functions
• Write piecewise functions
*Only Linear and Absolute Value Functions are used in this lesson.
Students preview the lesson by watching

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In this lesson, students cover the following topics:
• Define imaginary numbers
• Simplify negative square roots
• Adding and subtracting imaginary numbers
• Multiplying and dividing imaginary numbers (does not include binomials)
• Powers of i

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Transformations of the Absolute Value Function Lesson -
In this lesson, students cover the following topics:
• Vertical Translations and Horizontal Translations
• Vertical Stretches and Compressions
• Reflections over the x and y-axis
• Combining

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A professional development resource for instructional coaches. Everything is 100% editable. Includes:
• Powerpoint presentation explaining what a Pineapple Chart is, the benefits, and how your school can implement it. (7 slides)
• Pineapple Chart

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In this lesson, students explore and discover inverse functions. Students preview the lesson by watching a short video on YouTube and then come to class with some prior knowledge. This lesson includes a video link, a warm-up, notes, and

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In this lesson, students are introduced to polynomials. This includes defining a polynomial and the classification by degree and number of terms.
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• Video Warm-Up: Students preview the lesson by watching a short video on YouTube and then

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am the Curriculum and Learning Director at a private, American school in Costa Rica. I have taught **MATH** and **BUSINESS** *(Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, PreCalculus, AP Calculus, Computer Concepts, Business Principles, and Personal Finance)* for the past 9 years in Colorado and in Costa Rica. I also spent a year teaching math classes for grades 1st - 6th.

MY TEACHING STYLE

**I enjoy using a variety of methods** - online videos, discovery learning, structured notes, real world applications, and fun activities that reinforce learning!
**My two main goals:**

- to find ways to keep students engaged and interested in math and business classes by using a variety of tools and activities

- to make sure students understand the "why's" and not just the "how's" of math

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Internal Coordinator 2012 - renewal of Middle School Association Accreditation

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2003 with a Bachelor degree in Business, specializing in Accounting. In 2008, I earned my Master degree in Secondary Education from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, I moved to Denver in 2004 where I met my husband. From there, we relocated to Costa Rica, where we had two children. We enjoy the Pura Vida life in Costa Rica and I'm fortunate to be able to continue to teach math and business! I LOVE teaching and I am excited to collaborate and share on TpT! Please feel free to email me at **algebraandbeyond@gmail.com** with any questions or comments!

GRADES

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

SUBJECTS

Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Calculus, Fractions, Graphing, Numbers, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Professional Development, Statistics, Word Problems, Algebra 2, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Decimals, For All Subjects, For Administrators, Coaching