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Calling all π-rates of the Caribbean! To reach the buried treasure, students must apply the sine, cosine, or tangent ratios, and the Pythagorean Theorem, to calculate all unknown lengths along their path. Right triangle trigonometry just hit the
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In this FUN task, students create an algebra clock where equations are used instead of numbers for each hour. Students can keep their clock, or give it as a gift! INCLUDED: • pdf and Word (.docx) format so you can edit or tweak as you wish. •
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A triggy web of SohCahToa fun! Students must use sine, cosine, and tangent ratios to determine unknown acute angle measures. Each angle’s letter corresponds to an answer below, helping to solve the riddle, “What did one spider say to another?”
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This culminating activity brings all the overall expectations of the grade 10 applied mathematics course (MFM2P) together in an action-packed story line! Students help the young mathematically-inclined warrior Zachary rescue the kidnapped Princess
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If you had to bet on the number of a certain colored M&M inside a package, which color would be the best to bet on? What number should you guess? Is there a best guess? This fun statistics activity has students digging into mean and standard
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Big kids still love to colour! This engaging task will strengthen students' understanding of what it means to solve a linear system, connecting the graphical meaning (point of intersection) to the algebraic meaning (ordered pair that satisfies
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Students may not know how to get the slope-intercept equation of a line from a slope and point, or from 2 points... but I'll bet they HAVE bought an ice cream cone before! Tie the math to students' natural intuition through this problem-based
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*NEW SIMILAR PRODUCT* Check out my new 4-version bundle: "Colouring by Linear Equations, Pumkin Pi (4 Version Bundle) 25 Sheet Mosaic" Which includes full class sets of 25 worksheets for: One-Step, Two-Step, Multi-Step, and Proportions problems.
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Have fun reviewing the key concepts of plane geometry through this fully functional Jeopardy-style PowerPoint! Everything is hyper-linked for easy navigation. This works very well with an interactive whiteboard! Students can play in teams / rows,
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Students solve problems involving percent increase or decrease, such as after-tax costs, sales prices, discounts, depreciation of value, retail mark-up, population growth, inflation, etc. They use their answers to decode the colour-key, allowing
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Try to place 8 queens on a chessboard so that no two queens attack each other! Basically, no two pieces can share a row, column or diagonal. It's harder than it sounds. This makes a great bell ringer challenge! Students will get competitive trying
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Engage your WHOLE class in a grouchy algebra colouring Quest! Every student gets a different worksheet, representing a small piece of the bigger picture. Students complete the math problems, colouring each square according the the answer colour
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I made this as a summative task for my small MFM1P class. Since my class is small, students can work in pairs on one sheet, then try a second independently. (Larger classes could make two pumpkins and have a colouring contest :) These whole-class
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Highly Engaging! Students work independently on their own worksheet, yet collaboratively create a whole-class Apple Tree mosaic when the work is all done! Four versions of the mosaic are included: • Basic Area & Perimeter, Diagram • Basic
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Good study habits will carry students far toward achieving success in mathematics. INCLUDED: -PDF handout / poster outlining the 9 steps to organized work -PowerPoint modifiable version so you can customize your own Often I've found
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I usually stick to high school topics, since this is what I teach, but I created a basic math mosaic for my own 5-year-old, and after seeing how motivated and engaged he was, I decided to make a collaborative colouring task for beginners too! I
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This task differentiates learning by giving keener students the chance to show their understanding by doing fewer (but more challenging) problems. For grading students work, I usually give "all the points" or "half the points" for a partially
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Goal: Model a real life problem with a quadratic relation of the form y=a(x-h)²+k , and use this equation to solve problems. Problem: Farmer Bill has 28m of wire fence material to enclose a rectangular garden. He is trying to decide between two
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Students use SohCahToa to solve for sides and angles, then use their answers to colour-by-number and reveal the pixel emoji" You may be interested in getting this product bundled as part of the complete 9 Emoji set! Your students will enjoy the
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Help students Remember this November as they collaboratively colour their sections of the class mosaic, then piece together their work to reveal the large mosaic image. Students gain practice placing numbers within an interval given using
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been a high school math educator since 2008, teaching all grades 9 through 12, and all levels from university and college bound to essentials/workplace to special needs learners. My products and ideas have been gilded by the frontlines of my own classroom experience. I'm always looking for an innovative way to teach the subject I love!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Whenever possible, math should be driven by engaging problems that pull students into the concepts and skills I seek to teach. 'Fruitfully frustrated' is a good place to be :) I enjoy writing and performing math raps (youtube CalfordMath), integrating Geometer's Sketchpad to bring dynamic understanding, gamifying learning (see my product 'Algebra Tile Factris'), and generally pushing creative limits to make math concepts accessible to my students. I am aware of students' math stigmas and horror stories. I try to build on their natural math intuitions, sidestepping their perceived inability to 'do math' because they never won a class game of around-the-world with multiplication flash cards in grade 4.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Concurrent BSc (honours mathematics) / BEd (intermediate/senior) from Brock University, 2008 Honour Specialist in Mathematics from Queen's University, 2012

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm an avid recreational chess player. I enjoy music, skateboarding, longboarding, rapping, programming (see my product 'Algebra Tile Factirs' for a computer game example, or my 'Colouring by...' products for an automated worksheet product), and doing math for fun (total geek).

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