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Factoring Polynomials MatchingMania contains 3 different factoring activities - GCF and trinomial factoring. Cooperative Learning is involved in finding the factors of give polynomials.
This activity is also available in the Algebra I

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Scientific Notation MatchingMania is a fun activity involving math and cooperative learning. Students pair up and match a given concept to its appropriate answer. Two activities are given, using both positive and negative exponents.

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This is an easy, fun activity involving the quadratic formula. Students are given a quadratic equation. They match it to the appropriate set up using the quadratic formula. They then simplify the formula and match that solution.

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Linear Function MatchingMania is a fun math activity in which students match the graph of a function to its equation in standard form and slope-intercept form. In addition, the students will find the slope and y-intercept as well as the x and

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Matrices MatchingMania is a fun activity involving matrices and basic operations. Students are given 2 matrices and find the sum, difference and product of each pair.

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This fun activity involves trigonometry ratios and a right triangle. The student is given a right triangle with 2 side measures. They find the missing side measure, and match the sine, cosine, and tangent functions. This is a great basic activity

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Graphing Calculator MatchingMania consists of 12 functions. Students work together using a graphing calculator to find the zeroes, minimums and/or maximums and the points of intesection of two functions. This is a great calculator review activity

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This is a fun activity involving higher level math. Students are given a rational function and are to find both the vertical and horizontal asymptotes, as well as the graphs of the functions. All activities are done in a matching format. This

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This is a fun activity involving student cooperative learning and transformations. Students pair in groups of two. A packet with 20 logarithm problems are given to each group. The logarithms contain numerous terms, powers and roots,

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Similar to Asymptotes MatchingMania, Mania2 offers the students rational functions. They also find the vertical and horizontal asymptotes and the graphs of the rational functions.
This activity is also available in the Advanced Math MatchingMania

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Integer Remediation MatchingMania is a fun activity involving math and cooperative learning. Students pair up and match a given concept to its appropriate answer. For this activity, students match a pair of integers to their sum, difference, and

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Two Digit Multiplication MatchingMania is a fun activity involving math and cooperative learning. Students pair up and match a given concept to its appropriate answer. For this activity, students multiply two digit numbers by two or more digits. 4

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Calculus Derivatives and Integrals MatchingMania consists of 2 activities - Natural Log & Exponentials and Trig Functions. Students are given at least 10 functions and work with a partner to find the inegral as well as the first and second

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This is a fun geometry activity involving surface area and volume of spheres. The students will work cooperatively together to take the given sphere and match it to the appropriate surface area and volume.

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Algebra I GridGames is an assortment of 33 fun math activities that engage the students in a review of Algebra I concepts in a game format. The students role the dice and answer questions. If correct, they cover their square. The first player to

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This activity involves solving a right triangle side or angle measure. Students are given the triangle. They select the appropriate set up and then solve for the missing side measure.

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Geometry MatchingMania is an assortment of at least 30+ fun activities at varying levels of difficult. These activities cover different geometric concepts - parallel lines, surface area and volume, trig, etc. Students work to match the problems to

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Percents MatchingMania is a fun activity involving math and cooperative learning. Students pair up and match a given concept to its appropriate answer. Included are three activities, a fraction to decimal to percent activity, a percent activity

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This is a fun activity involving math and cooperative learning. The students are given polynomials that can be factored using the difference or sum or cubes. They find the matching solution in factored form.

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Algebra I GridGames is an assortment of at least 33 fun math activities that engage the students in a review of Algebra II concepts - factoring, asymptotes, rational expressions, equations - in a game format. The students role the dice and answer

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 31 years of teaching experience - 23 of those teaching in a small school setting where I was the ONLY math teacher. I currently teach in a large urban school, teaching Algebra I, Pre-AP Calculus and AP Calculus. I helped co-create our Algebra I curriculum to aid in success on the state tests. Scores went from 21% to over 80% since we rewrote the curriculum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe math is a class attached to a student's self-esteem. If they believe in themselves and believe they can do it, they will succeed. Sometimes, I have to build the self esteem before I can begin to teach the math.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year at Shawnee HS, Macomb PS and Coyle PS. I was also an Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalist. I won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching in 1995 and I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Math. However, being selected by a student to attend the Academic All State Banquet was one of the greatest honors I have ever received.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Attended Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes) for most of my undergraduate work. Then I transfered to the Unversity of Central Oklahoma where I graduated with my Bachelors of Science degree. After a LONG wait, I graduated from East Central University with my Masters Degree in high school counseling.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My husband Chris and I are blessed with 2 wonderful adult children and their spouses. Ashley and her husband, Marcus, live in Yukon. Christopher and his wife, Jody, live in Cushing. They have 4 beautiful babies - Landon, Lauren, Blake and our newest arrival - Lance.

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PreK, Kindergarten, 1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff

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English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Calculus, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, Mathematics, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Algebra 2, Basic Math, Mental Math, Decimals, Phonics