Mathematics Teacher August 2002 – Present Berlin High School, Berlin, Connecticut Courses taught: • UConn/AP Calculus I (UConn accredited course) • UConn/AP Calculus II (UConn accredited course) • Honors Precalculus • Honors Geometry • Accelerated Geometry • Advanced Math Topics • Trigonometry • Algebra I • Balanced Algebra & Geometry Founder & Mathematics Education Consultant, 01/16 - Present Dynamic Math Solutions (www.dynamicmathsolutions.com) Southington, CT Provide various professional development workshops for middle, secondary, and post-secondary mathematics teachers, administrators, and curriculum coordinators Curriculum Author and Contributor Summer 2015 - Present State of Connecticut Model Geometry CCSS Curriculum Committee Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut • Authored Discovery-Based Lessons • Created GeoGebra Applets to Accompany Lessons • Provided Professional Development for Teachers Adjunct Instructor of Mathematical Sciences July 2002 – Present Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut Courses taught: • Precalculus with Trigonometry • Trigonometry • Finite Mathematics • Intermediate Algebra • Elementary Algebra Mathematics Instructor Summer Institute for the Gifted, Yale University, New Haven, CT Summer 2011 Courses taught: • Topics in Trigonometry • Topics in Algebra II • Geometric Highlights • Jump Start Your SAT Math Score Long Term Substitute Mathematics Teacher January 2002 – June 2002 Dodd Middle School, Cheshire, Connecticut Courses taught: • Algebra I & Pre-Algebra
Welcome! My name is Tim Brzezinski, and I am an enthusiastic secondary public school mathematics teacher in Connecticut. I design lessons that empower all of my students to learn mathematics within meaningful contexts and become critical thinkers of the discipline, regardless of course level. I use a variety of pedagogical approaches that promote active, hands-on, student-centered, discovery-based learning. Within my classroom, I place students at the center of their own learning and myself as a facilitator of this learning. Over the years, I have authored numerous lesson activities that engage students to think critically, formulate and test conjectures, and construct new knowledge based upon their findings. (Many of these activities you will find here on TpT.) I regularly use technology as a means of enhancing my instruction within the secondary and post-secondary mathematics classroom. In the past, I have used a wide range of mathematics technology applications. Of all these great applications, I use GeoGebra most extensively. It is free, easy to use, and multifaceted. GeoGebra has an Algebra, Geometry, 2-Dimensional Graphics, 3-Dimensional Graphics, Probability, Spreadsheet, and CAS perspective. These perspectives work interactively with each other to help teachers enhance student learning within their classes. I am an avid GeoGebra enthusiast; GeoGebra is the WORLD'S LEADING && FREE!) dynamic mathematics software. Every GeoGebra investigations here actively engages the students in his/her own learning, step-by-step, to dynamically discover a very important concept (or set of concepts).
Contributor to GeoGebra Tube: Over 290 applets & counting....Many more are on their way!!! And several of these FREE applets are used in conjunction with the activities that will soon be coming to my TbT store! Several of these applets have been marked as "Outstanding" by a GeoGebra Tube moderator. Examples include: Circle Area (by Peeling)!: http://tube.geogebra.org/material/show/id/2182771 Inscribed Angle Dance! http://tube.geogebra.org/material/show/id/2501773
EDUCATION Master of Science in Mathematics, Central Connecticut State University, 2006. GPA: 4.0 Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Central Connecticut State University, 2001. GPA: 3.96
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