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Great 60 minute lesson for administrator evaluation! I have included editable version of all file, so you can make the lesson your own. This is an interactive presentation that will engage students with animation and artwork. It is suitable for a
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Nice kickoff for measurement unit. Designed for simple classroom differentiation. 6 pages of scaffolded lessons require students to convert within a single measurement system, and answer word problems with conversions. Use as lesson leader, guided
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Full lesson. Interactive presentation plus printables provides a complete lesson on categorizing polygons based on their unique charactersitics. Students move step by step through the hierarchy of polygons from classifying triangles and
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Keep your student's skills sharp over the holidays. The package includes 3 pages of 5 word problems each, along with a full page extended response problem. This is a great resource to work through word problems on the board, as a center, for tiered
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Six page workbook takes students from plotting points on coordinate graph, to using graph to solve simple word problems. Scaffolded lessons provide for differentiation. Can be used as a lesson, guided or independent practice or for assessment.
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Classifying 2-D Objects is an interactive PowerPoint presentation useful for introducing students to polygons and other two dimensional objects. It is a colorful and engaging lesson designed to lead students through National Common Core Math
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The study guide provides a simple, comprehensive step by step process for finding common denominators. All concepts are explained and illustrated thoroughly. Great resource as you prepare your students for adding and subtracting fractions.
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Interactive Powerpoint presentation demonstrates finding common denominators to add, subtract and compare fractions and mixed numbers. Includes 2 four page workbooks to practice conversions and addition and subtraction of fractions with unlike
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Included with Adding and Subtracting Angles Full Lesson Bundle - 4.MD.7 Add and subtract adjacent angles and answer extended response. Scaffolded lesson provides for classroom differentiation. Can be used as a lesson leader, guided practice,
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Students solve real world problems using the formulas for area and perimeter. Use as a lesson leader, for independent or guided practice, cooperative learning groups, math centers or assessments. Problems are scaffolded to account for classroom
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Single page "extended response" word problems covering sixth grade expressions and equations. One problem for each standard; NCCS Math 6.EE.1-9. Problem page format includes written problem and room for students to show their work and write a step
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Scaffolded lesson provides for classroom differentiation. Can be used as a lesson leader, guided practice, independent practice, for cooperative learning and math centers, or as an assessment. Use with smartboard, projector, computer, pad or as
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Students identify equivalent expressions and solve equations by substituting variables. Scaffolded lesson provides for classroom differentiation. Can be used as a lesson leader, guided practice, independent practice, for cooperative learning and
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Students analyze data by identifying data landmarks, recognizing quartiles, interpreting box plots and histograms. Scaffolded lesson provides for classroom differentiation. Can be used as a lesson leader, guided practice, independent practice, for
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Recognize, analyze and create histograms and box and whisker plots. Scaffolded lesson provides for classroom differentiation. Can be used as a lesson leader, guided practice, independent practice, for cooperative learning and math centers, or as an
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Also included in Introduction to Integers Full Lesson Bundle - 6.NS.5. Recognize integers and answer real world questions. Scaffolded lesson provides for classroom differentiation. Can be used as a lesson leader, guided practice, independent
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Collect and utilize multiple samples of data to make generalizations about a population. Attention should be paid to variations in the samples Scaffolded lesson provides for classroom differentiation. Can be used as a lesson leader, guided
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Students graph and solve problems using the coordinate plane. Use as a lesson leader, for independent or guided practice, cooperative learning groups, math centers or assessments. Problems are scaffolded to account for classroom differentiation. NO
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Lesson explains volume and "unit cubes". Scaffolded lesson provides for classroom differentiation. Can be used as a lesson leader, guided practice, independent practice, for cooperative learning and math centers, or as an assessment. Use with
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Also included as part of 7.G.5 Full Lesson Bundle. Solve multi-step problems involving supplementary, complementary, verticle and adjacent angles. Write and solve equations to find unknown angles. Scaffolded lesson provides for classroom
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My journey as an educator began in the United States Navy where I taught algebra, trigonometry and advanced electronics. After further training I began developing classroom curricula, programmed instruction and assessments. Later I worked in industry directing a large and diverse training department for an international packaging company. After 8 years I gave up my executive position to teach in a Title 1 school district on Chicago's South Side. I quickly became lead teacher, and heavily involved in district curricula matters and teacher professional development. Since then I have worked with Governor's State University mentoring new teachers and providing professional development, and I have created a business providing teaching materials across the internet via my website - commoncoremath.net.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I develop classroom lessons based on engaging as many students as possible through multiple intelligences. Each new topic is presented using a combination of cooperative learning, guided and independent practice, audio/visual input, and hands-on activities. I use feedback to hone lessons and constantly try new methods. I am not a fan of "high-stakes testing", but I appreciate the direction provided by well written standards. Many teachers feel they "know what the kids need to learn". I appreciate the input of experts. Standards provide assurance we are working on the right things at the right time. I believe they make a teacher's job easier. It is important that standards are reviewed and continually improved.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Master Training Specialist - United States Navy. Instructor of the Year - Great Lakes Naval Station. Dean's list all semesters at both NIU and SIU. Graduated Cum Laude from SIU.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Governor's State University - k-9 Illinois Teaching Certificate. Northern Illinois University - Master of Science in Education Southern Illinois University - Bachelor of Sciene in Education, Cum Laude. Naval Instructor Training School - Completed with Honors. Naval Curriculum Development School - Completed with Honors. Naval Test Development School - Completed with Honors.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I currently maintain the website - https://www.commoncoremath.net. You can find free, common sense content for every kindergarten through seventh grade math standard; all aligned to the common core. Members have access to at least 10 pages per standard.

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