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Students will compare and contrast exponential functions with linear and quadratic functions by using these function types to model different scenarios. They will compare the values returned for each function in real-world contexts, the tables and
Subjects:
Algebra, Basic Operations, Graphing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
HSF-LE.A.1, HSF-LE.A.2
\$3.00
32
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Students will revisit exponential and linear functions by modeling real-world scenarios with equations, tables and graphs. They will use horizontal shifts to create sequences with initial values at n=1. They will practice writing functions using
Subjects:
Algebra, Basic Operations, Algebra 2
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
HSF-LE.A.2
\$3.00
19
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Students will use similar triangles to model geographic relationships, connecting data from the real world to a map. Students will interpret the resulting triangles on the map and draw conclusions. The Take-home Message: If two pairs of angles in
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Geometry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
HSG-MG.A.1
\$3.00
23
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The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Algebra, Linear Functions, Data and Statistics. A comprehensive introduction to Algebra. These missions are aligned with Common Core Standards from the categories Number and Quantity, The Number System,
Subjects:
Algebra, Fractions, Statistics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Whole Courses, Homeschool Curricula
\$108.00
\$48.00
5
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Great Algebra â€ścheat sheetsâ€ť which summarizes various algebra concepts and procedures covered in my materials. Handy, concise, helpful! Topics covered include: â€˘Adding Fractions â€˘Multiplying Fractions â€˘Basic Probability Rules â€˘Converting Decimals
Subjects:
Algebra, Basic Operations, Statistics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Study Guides
\$6.00
9
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Shape, center and spread, the normal distribution, sampling and linear regression are all explored in this introduction to statistics. These missions are aligned with Common Core Standards from the Statistics and Probability category for 8th grade
Subjects:
Algebra, Applied Math, Statistics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
HSS-ID.A.1, HSS-ID.A.2, HSS-ID.A.3, HSS-ID.B.5, HSS-ID.B.6, HSS-ID.C.7, HSS-ID.C.8, HSS-ID.C.9, HSS-IC.A.1
\$15.00
\$10.00
6
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Students will begin to explore statistics by collecting and processing data using the mean, median and mode. This mission is aligned with Common Core State Standards: HSS.IC.A.1, HSS.ID.A.1. The fun stuff: Numbers, numbers everywhere but don't
Subjects:
Statistics, Graphing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
HSS-ID.A.1, HSS-IC.A.1
\$3.00
10
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Linear functions provide a great introduction to function concepts of input and output as well as giving students insight into the relationship between tables, equations and graphs. This mission is aligned with Common Core State Standards: 8.FA.1,
Subjects:
Algebra, Applied Math, Graphing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
8.F.A.1, 8.F.A.2, 8.F.A.3, HSA-CED.A.1, HSA-CED.A.2, HSF-BF.A.1a
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Students will develop the Altitude to Hypotenuse Theorems and the Pythagorean Theorem with carefully guided proofs. The Take-home Message: The Pythagorean Theorem can be proven by observing that an altitude to the hypotenuse creates 3 similar
Subjects:
Geometry, Trigonometry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
HSG-SRT.B.4, HSG-SRT.B.5
\$3.00
2
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Students will explore the normal distribution through real-world examples and the binomial distribution as number of experiments increases. Students will connect frequency plots to their corresponding probability distributions, and explore the
Subjects:
Applied Math, Statistics, Graphing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
HSS-ID.A.3
\$3.00
13
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Rate of change, velocity, slope, change in y over change in x. The fact that there are so many ways to describe rate of change is a demonstration of the centrality of this concept to functions and their ability to model relationships between
Subjects:
Algebra, Applied Math, Graphing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
8.F.A.2, 8.F.B.4, HSA-CED.A.2, HSF-BF.A.1a
\$3.00
11
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Linear functions, rate of change, domain and range and linear equalities are all featured in this comprehensive bundle. These missions are aligned with Common Core State Standards from the categories of Expressions and Equations, Algebra and
Subjects:
Algebra, Applied Math, Word Problems
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
8.EE.C.8, 8.F.A.1, 8.F.A.2, 8.F.A.3, 8.F.B.4, 8.F.B.5, HSN-Q.A.2, HSA-CED.A.1, HSA-CED.A.2, HSA-REI.C.6, HSA-REI.D.11...
\$33.00
\$22.00
4
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Students will play games to remember and reproduce the angles in the unit circle in radians and degrees, as well as the trigonometric ratios associated with multiples of special angles in the unit circle. This mission is aligned with Common Core
Subjects:
Trigonometry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Study Guides
CCSS:
HSF-TF.A.3
\$3.00
17
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Students will experiment with evaluating, generating and simplifying polynomials and exponential expressions. This mission is aligned with the Common Core State Standards: 7.EE.A.1, 7.EE.A.2, 8.EE.A.1, 8.EE.A.2. The fun stuff: Who am I? Variables
Subjects:
Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
7.EE.A.1, 7.EE.A.2, 8.EE.A.1, 8.EE.A.2
\$3.00
8
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Graphing linear inequalities challenge students to understand the relationship between functions, equations and their graphs, then extend these concepts to graph a half-plane. This mission is aligned to Common Core State Standards:
Subjects:
Algebra, Graphing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
HSA-REI.D.12
\$3.00
15
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Students will extend their understanding of trigonometric ratios to include the inverses of trigonometric functions. They will apply trigonometric ratios and their inverses to a variety of real-world problems, including in the context of special
Subjects:
Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
HSG-SRT.C.8
\$3.00
7
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Students will explore samples and statistics using real world data. They will take multiple samples from a roughly normally distributed population and observe that the samples statistics are normally distributed with a mean close to the population
Subjects:
Applied Math, Statistics, Graphing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
HSS-ID.A.3
\$3.00
4
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Finding linear functions from tables, equations and graphs challenges students to deepen their understanding of the slope and y-intercept of a line. This mission aligns with the Common Core State Standards: HSA.CED.A.2, HSF.BF.A.1, 8.F.A.3,
Subjects:
Algebra, Arithmetic, Graphing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
8.F.A.3, 8.F.B.4, HSA-CED.A.2, HSF-BF.A.1a
\$3.00
15
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Vertical and horizontal lines provide an excellent context for understanding slope, y-intercept, and function concepts. This mission is aligned with Common Core State Standards: 8.F.B.4 The fun stuff: The magical genies return, and this time they
Subjects:
Algebra, Applied Math, Graphing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
8.F.B.4
\$3.00
15
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Students will explore a variety of real world formulas from physics and geometry to gain insights into the power and application of algebraic techniques for finding values of interest. They will solve for variables of interest after substituting as
Subjects:
Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
HSN-Q.A.1, HSA-CED.A.4
\$3.00
12
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Wow, I love TpT! I've taught high school math for 15 years. TpT is a great place to find and share materials which empower students. If you like Courage To Core, please take the time to give me a positive rating, it will help me get started here at TpT! Thanks!

MY TEACHING STYLE

You're a teacher, you understand the combination of idealism and realism that's required! Here's how I see it: We all have an innate curiosity about how the world works. We are wired to experiment at the edges of our knowledge, to look for patterns and to draw conclusions. Mistakes are the welcome surprises which help us refine the experiment. In a student-centered classroom, students collaborate to ask questions, gather data, interpret results and articulate understanding. Success at the edge of knowledge demands persistence and creativity. Courage To Core provides a context for students to work together to become the agents of their success and the owners of their cognition. Plus, with base jumpers, car racing, coin flipping, sailboats and NBA players and more featured as the real-world focus of various missions, it's fun!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Administrator Quote: â€śChris is a gifted and masterful teacher whose genius is in his ability to trust and encourage kids to take ownership over their learning.â€ť Parent Quote: "Chris is a great source of motivation for my children. He gave them to a positive experience and inspired them to grasp mathematics through truly enriching intellectual involvement." Student Quote: "You boosted my confidence with math and I seriously can't thank you enough!"

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Appalachian State University, Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

From sea to shining sea! For 15 years Iâ€™ve taught high school mathematics at schools from the Carolina's to California. Teaching to ESL learners at a Spanish international school helped me make my materials multi-culturally accessible. Teaching English in Portugal enriched my writing. Guiding rock climbing and coaching surfing enlivened my word problems. Ultimately, teaching makes every day an intellectual adventure as rich as any of those. I created these math materials to give students as much power in the learning process as possible, so that together my students and I can share in the journey of discovery of mathematical ideas. I hope that you and your students find Courage To Core to be an intellectually enriching adventure!

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