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I created this unit from a little blurb I found at the end of a homework assignment in the book. They discussed the use of matrices and how it can be linked with cryptology. From there this project was created. Over the past several years, I have

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This is a bundles lesson covering how to determine the sinusoidal equation from specific points. Years ago, I used an online project called "If Only Nice Weather Could Last Year Round". However when I couldn't find it recently I created this one

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This is a bundled unit on Quadratics I use in Algebra II. Much of the material could also be modified for use in Algebra I or Precalc depending on your curriculum guidelines. Formal evaluations include three unit quizzes and a unit test.
I have

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This is a project I have used in both Algebra II and PreCalculus classes to evaluate the Rational Root Theorem. I give them five problems to analyze and determine all the possible real roots using the Rational Root Theorem, Synthetic Division, and

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This is an activity I use when reviewing for tests; this one is specifically for solving linear equations and proportions. I created two blank BINGO cards with the possible answers along the edge. Students then fill in (with ink) the answers into

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This is an activity I use when reviewing for tests. I created two blank BINGO cards with the possible answers along the edge. Students then fill in (with ink) the answers into the two blank cards and we start. I have them play with both cards

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This unit includes everything you need when covering the disc & shell methods and arc length and surface area in calculus class. I use an interactive whiteboard (interwrite) in conjunction with the Turning Point student clickers so the two

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This unit on parametric equations includes many real-world situations for review in class. It also contains three versions of a test covering vector operations and parametric equations, particularly projectile motion.

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This unit bundle contains all the materials I have posted for Chapters 1 - 4. This unit is called Exploring Data and includes:
Ch 1: Displaying and Describing Data
Ch 2: Standard Normal Calculations
Ch 3: Least Square Regression Lines
Ch 4:

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This chapter covers all things with displaying and describing distributions. From box plots, stem plots, histograms, and dot plots to shapes (skewed or symmetrical) and calculating outliers, this covers it all. This includes two multi-day powerpoint

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No pun intended, but I've decided to drop the price to $3.00 (pretty relevant with the economy and the bailout stimulus packages happening.)
This is a presentation I like to show my classes when discussing large numbers. With the VERY large

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This is the unit on normal calculations and density curves. This includes two multi day powerpoint files, the chapter test, and a review exercise on an AP-style review problem with comparing normal calculations.

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This is a large unit covering all things with linear regressions. This includes three multi day powerpoint files, two quizzes, a test (and a make-up test), a Geometer's SketchPad file that demonstrates the LSRL and what it looks like, and a

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This is an extremely detailed Algebra II unit covering polynomial and rational functions. This includes over 110 PowerPoint slides in 4 lessons, three quizzes (some with up to three different versions), a comprehensive test (2 versions), full unit

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This unit bundles together everything about transforming nonlinear data into linear data. Three powerpoint lessons, the chapter test, and two PDF files help explain the information.
Main lessons are correctly using logarithmic and power models,

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This unit has three powerpoint, four worksheets, an intro activity, and the unit test. This covers the types of samples, how to correctly create a sample from a population, bias, and simulations. Other topics include double blind, cluster samples,

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This is an extremely inclusive review chapter for an Algebra II class. This includes three powerpoint files (100+ slides), multiple student handouts, three different quizzes (two with multiple versions), all answer keys for every quiz and handout,

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This is an extremely inclusive chapter for an Algebra II class. This includes three powerpoint files (100+ slides), multiple student handouts, a quiz covering linear and quadratic equations, two versions of the final chapter test, all answer keys

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Nationally Board Certified Teacher with 18 years experience teaching all classes from Pre-Algebra through AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and AP Statistics. Named the Maryland High School Math Teacher of the Year in 2011, I continue to blend the curriculum with technology to help both student engagement and comprehension.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in teaching both the theory with the math but also practical real-world uses of the current topic. These include a project with cryptology utilizing matrix multiplication, land navigation and trigonometry, and projectile motion and basic quadratics, to name a few. I also believe technology is important in education but should enhance a curriculum, not overpower it.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Maryland Council of the Teachers of Mathematics High School Teacher of the Year, 2011 Carroll County Outstanding Teacher Award, 2010 Northrop Grumman Weightless Flight of Discovery Recipient, 2007 Carroll County Outstanding Educator with Technology Award, 2007 Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Recipient, 2005 Semi-Finalist, Maryland Teacher of the Year, 2005 Carroll County Teacher of the Year, Carroll County (MD), 2005 Teacher of the Year, River Hill High School, 1997

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I started in the military and after moving into the National Guard, began working with a contract engineering firm. I realized my calling was in teaching and completed my certification. After teaching for 5 years, I needed a change and went into engineering sales work, primarily in the manufacturing sector. With the birth of my daughter, I wanted to spend more time at home but also realized how much more I could do in the classroom than in a manufacturing plant. After only two years back in the classroom, I was named Carroll County's Teacher of the Year and was a Maryland Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Army Officer, U.S. Army (Captain) Field Artillery Over 2 years experience in engineering sales, primarily with Firtune 500 manufacturing companies

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4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Calculus, Graphing, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Mathematics, Math Test Prep, Business, Statistics, Economics , Algebra 2