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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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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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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!
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May the force be strong in your math class as your students apply their proportional reasoning skills using multiplication patterns (horizontal, vertical, cross) and calculate unit rates. This is a highly engaging task, as it provides collaborative

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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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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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Harness the motivating power of collaboration while maintaining individual accountability! Every students worksheet is different, yet similar in the type of problems asked. When students answer all the math problems, they use their answers to

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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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Highly Engaging!! Students apply their knowledge of logarthm properties and exponent laws to solve equations and application word problems. They use their answers to decode the colour key needed to colour their section of the large 12-section Woody

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Harness the motivating power of collaboration while maintaining individual accountability! Every student's worksheet is different, yet similar in the type of problems asked. When students answer all the math problems, they use their answers to

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Harness the force of collaborative motivation! This is an awesome way for your students to practice finding the slope and y-intercept. The finished product will look great on the wall of your classroom, and students will be proud of their hard

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Students gain practice using special triangles or the unit circle to determine the exact trig ratio for a given angle, or the possible angles given an exact ratio. What better way to celebrate Pi Day than to practice some radian angle

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Highly Engaging! Students work independently on their own worksheet, yet collaboratively create a whole-class Pi mosaic when the work is all done!
Involves both diagram problems, and a variety of application word problems!
Every worksheet has a

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Harness the motivating power of collaboration while maintaining individual accountability! Every students worksheet is different, yet similar in the type of problems asked. When students answer all the math problems, they use their answers to

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Harness the motivating power of collaboration while maintaining individual accountability! Every students worksheet is different, yet similar in the type of problems asked. When students answer all the math problems, they use their answers to

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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.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

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).

GRADES

Kindergarten, 1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 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

SUBJECTS

Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Science, World Language, French, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Computer Science - Technology, Computer Science, Other, Math Test Prep, Religion, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Algebra 2, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Test Preparation, Women's History Month