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"Teaching Middle School is an ADVENTURE not a job!" Angela Bennett
 
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Looking for novel way to get your middle school students excited about math and statistics?! This file contains everything you need to conduct the experiment (except the Tootsie Pops!) that answers the age old question "How many licks does it take
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MATHEMATICS - WRITING - ART Tessellations are shapes which fitted together leave no unfilled spaces. We see this all around us in mosaics, floor tiles, ceiling tiles, Escher designs, building materials, and so on. This interdisciplinary unit uses
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This activity is an organized way to have students translate between various representations of a linear function (COMMON CORE F8.2; F8.3 and ALGEBRA 1 Standards). The idea plays on the outline web used to plan a five paragraph essay. I have used
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Middle Schoolers LOVE probability! This is a GREAT lesson around Halloween when the kids are already hyped up on sugar and want to 'talk' to their classmates. This activity allows the students to DISCOVER the differences between EXPERIMENTAL and
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This plan includes a 30-slide PowerPoint, student table and answer key, video, and instructions. I have had lots of success teaching and reviewing unit rates with this plan. The students love it and so do the parents. As the students follow along
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This is a fun, interactive way to review State Testing Objectives. Not only do students get to move around, they get to work as a team to practice math objectives. The questions were written for 8th grade Pre-algebra students in TN, but would be
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I have listed six of the many short labs we do in my Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 classes. These labs take little or no set up with only a few basic materials. The kids love them because they can move around, work with a partner, and it breaks up the
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This PowerPoint which includes 2 retro Sesame Street videos is a great review of the Real Number System and all its subsets. Students are to look at a group of numbers and decide which doesn't fit. Then the students explain how the number is
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In this file you will receive a dynamic PowerPoint and a worksheet that students can use with the PowerPoint. The topics cover finding slope and rate of change from a table and graph. The formulas are reviewed and step by step procedures are given
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Distance-Rate-Time problems can be taught in so many cool and engaging ways! Here I'm offering two Power-points with guided notes that I use every year with my students. Each year I add more 'cool' stuff to keep my students and MYSELF excited about
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Are you looking for a unique way to engage your students in authentic math concepts using real-world data that will blow their socks off? If so, this is your project! I have used this with eighth graders, but it would work well with any middle
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CANDY and MUSIC, what a great way to get kids motivated about MATHMATICS! I have used this lesson in my middle school class room for many years with great success. Middle school tasks should be meaningful and relevant; this lesson is that and more.
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This is a simple and complete way to introduce right triangles and area that helps students "Discover" the Pythagorean Theorem. Using the detailed lesson plans, 2 PowerPoints and foldable (graphic organizer), the students form ownership of the
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Are you having trouble engaging your adolescent students in authentic, real-world, high-level, critical thinking projects? Do you need a great display for an upcoming exhibition? THIS IS THE PROJECT for YOU and YOUR STUDENTS! This project is
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8th Grade Functions and Systems of Equations come together in an engaging, real-world project (3 mini projects)! The projects require the students to create displays that include graphs, tables, domain, range, mapping, and reflection. The students
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This is my students' ALL-TIME favorite way to practice for tests! Once you try it, they will ask to play all the time! I added the game portion to what could and has been very boring test reviews. This game gets the competitive juices flowing of
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COMMON CORE: Translate between various forms of a linear equation Middle School students like to move around and work in groups! We know this, but sometimes it is easier said than done. This sorting/matching game allows for this needed MOVEMENT
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I was struggling to get my young men especially my special needs young men to engage more than a few minutes with my Pythagorean Theorem lessons and activities. In my class, this topic is a review for some and fairly new for others, so it is
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Inequalities with one variable are hard enough for students to grasp, but add another variable and their brains go a little haywire! I wrote this lesson to make sure I could keep my 8th graders' attention while teaching a new and rather difficult
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MY MIDDLE SCHOOLERS LOVED THIS AND YOURS WILL TOO! I was watching the ORIGINAL (1978) version of Superman one Saturday morning, and an idea flashed in my mind. I wanted to share the 1978 (BEST) version with my students then it occurred to me I could
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching mathematics, international studies, and media design since 1998 in an urban district located in the southeast region of the USA. Before becoming a teacher, I worked as an electrical engineer for several years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have a laid back approach to math. My goals are to instill an appreciation of mathematics, and to show a connection to the "real-world". With my engineering background, I am very much pro TECHNOLOGY.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

TrailBlazer Award
IEEE President & Advisor
"Wackiest" Teacher Award
Technology "Academy Awards"(1st Place 2004 & 2005)
Star of the Month
Team Leader
Math Department Chair
SECME
Science Olympiad
HOSA advisor
Honor Society advisor

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BSEE - University of Memphis MAT - University of Memphis

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Work Experience:
Terex Corporation 1995-1998
Craigmont Middle (Shelby County)
South Central Contractors
Private Tutor (Math & Physics)