Down and Dirty Physics and Math Methods No Fluff

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Down and Dirty Physics and Math Methods No Fluff
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Our students know more about the world than Galileo and Newton. We need to teach them how to use the knowledge they have
 
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Rules with worksheet for Geometric Ray Diagrams. Includes both convex and concave lenses. Students are directed with the rules for drawing ray diagrams, including examples, for finding the image produced by thin lenses. On the practice worksheet,
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Fun, creative writing project to learn the physics of graphing motion and mathematical concepts with a story most children already know. This exercise is to help students read and interpret position/time graphs and translate it into English by
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This is a set of 4 position time graphs and related questions. ACT and many Science Standards require reading and extracting data from graphs. These are used to familiarize students with the symbols and vocabulary of motion in 1-dimension.
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I use this in the first week of physics class to help students remember and apply the mathematics learned in previous classes. Many students have never worked with equations without numbers and calculators. This worksheet helps them to recall math
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Comprehensive Unit on Graphical Vectors. Developed for Honors and AP Physics but also works well for on-level physics. May also be used in conjunction with significant digits and measurement units. I developed this unit after finding many students
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Worksheet using motion equations to find x and y values for the position of a projectile through time to graph the motion curve. 1 worksheet and 1 solution sheet. Addresses parametric equations and how time is the common link between the two
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PowerPoint describing a basic framework for solving word problems used in Physics and math. This PowerPoint describes basic problem solving strategy for successfully completing new word problems. The structure given to problem solving with this
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Projectiles in 2-Dimensions should be the unit following Algebraic Vectors Many students lack the organizational skills to solve multi-variable, multi-step problems in two dimensions. The method in the handout has been proven over years of teaching
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This is a stand alone Unit on the basics of mathematical vector analysis. The Unit contains detailed instruction and worksheets for solving vector problems using algebra and trigonometry, set out in a methodical format. Additionally, the Teacher
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

18 years as a Public School Teacher Major Physics, Minor in Mathematics. Subjects Taught: Honors Physics, Physics, Conceptual Physics, AP Physics C, Astronomy and Earth Science, Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Calculus

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is to prepare Jr. and Senior High school students for the rigors of college work and problem solving skills using physics and math as a framework for developing problem solving skills. My method is to help students understand and describe the world in terms of mathematics while building a logical understanding.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Best honor is when my students come back from the University and thank me for teaching in a way that makes college physics and math easy. Favorite quote from multiplease students "We are the only ones who understand what is going on in Calculus based Physics at _______ University"

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Secondary Education Major: Physics Minor: Mathematics

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I consider myself a natural philosopher. I am a jack of all trades. I started teaching in my late 20s. Before I became a teacher I worked on the Mississippi River towboats, as a swimming pool repair man, landscaper, nursery work, and construction. I did undergraduate research computer modelling second harmonic generation in aromatic molecules with Dr. Parkinson at Southeast Louisiana University. I am an active environmentalist volunteering my time to protect the local rivers from pollution and poorly planned development. I bring ideas from my past experiences into my teaching style.

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