Jay Waggoner

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Jay  Waggoner
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My goal is to have John (or Joan) Q. Public see the license plate - MW1331, and think: "My Word, eleven cubed.
 
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By Jay Waggoner
This puzzle, along with most of the other puzzles that I write, is an attempt to integrate, review, and blend. I want to integrate more than one subject in a learning activity, cross-curricular learning as it were. All of life’s experiences are
Subjects:
Algebra, Basic Operations, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
10 ratings
3.9
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By Jay Waggoner
As if solving math sentences with one letter in them wasn’t bad enough, in order to complete this mathematically enhanced puzzling blurb about the Piping Plover, you’ll have to solve two sentences with two letters. Mathematicians refer to this type
Subjects:
Algebra, General Science, Algebra 2
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
6 ratings
3.9
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By Jay Waggoner
This puzzle, along with most of the other puzzles that I write, is an attempt to integrate, review, and blend. I want to integrate more than one subject in a learning activity. All of life’s experiences are integrated activities. I want to review
Subjects:
Algebra, Fractions, Algebra 2
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
5 ratings
3.9
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By Jay Waggoner
This crossword was created specifically for March 14, Pi Day in the math world. The doer needs no math background in order to complete the puzzle, actually a little background in English and literature might help a bit more. Nevertheless, any
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Other (Math), For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.50
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.21 MB)
By Jay Waggoner
Here's a crossword designed to give a bit of history lesson about St. Patrick's Day. It can be used for enrichment in vocabulary and St. Patrick's Day history. . . individually for the adult or older high school student, perhaps as a team for the
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Social Studies - History, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Jay Waggoner
This puzzle is a mathematical essay which requires practicing and simplifying negative exponents to complete it. A brief explanation of simplifying negative exponents IS given at the beginning of the puzzle. This is a puzzle from my book Fun with
Subjects:
Algebra, Biology, Algebra 2
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$1.50
7 ratings
3.9
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By Jay Waggoner
This puzzle, along with most of the other puzzles that I write, is a mental exercise in integrating, reviewing, and blending. I want to integrate more than one subject in a learning activity, cross-curricular learning as it were. All of life’s
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Mental Math, Coaching
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
4 ratings
3.8
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By Jay Waggoner
To fill in the blanks in this unique puzzle, and find the answer to the quote (and its source), match the date/number below the blank with the letters and events below. If you do not recall the date of the events listed, I’ve given you the math
Subjects:
Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$2.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Jay Waggoner
This puzzle will make a nice, little-pressured and fun introduction into the reading of The Taming of the Shrew. It's a word search that introduces all of the major characters in the play. It's nothing very heavy and after the words are circled if
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
4 ratings
3.8
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By Jay Waggoner
This puzzle will make a nice, little-pressured and fun introduction into the reading of Romeo and Juliet. It's a word search that introduces all of the major characters in the play. It's nothing very heavy and after the words are circled if the
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Jay Waggoner
This is a crossword puzzle with a theme of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as its foundation. I believe it gives an enjoyable review of the material, though it is intended to be light and fun, not deep. Juniors and seniors in high school should
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Gifted and Talented, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Jay Waggoner
This is a crossword puzzle with a theme of Macbeth as its foundation. I believe it gives an enjoyable review of the material, though it is intended to be light and fun, not deep. Juniors and seniors in high school should do well getting
Subjects:
Spelling, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$3.00
2 ratings
2.0
Digital Download PDF (0.04 MB)
By Jay Waggoner
This puzzle, along with most of the other puzzles that I write, is an attempt to integrate, review, and blend. I want to integrate more than one subject in a learning activity, cross-curricular learning as it were. All of life’s experiences are
Subjects:
Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.12 MB)
By Jay Waggoner
This puzzle, along with most of the other puzzles that I write, is a mental exercise in integrating, reviewing, and blending. I want to integrate more than one subject in a learning activity, cross-curricular learning as it were. All of
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Mental Math, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.04 MB)
By Jay Waggoner
Here’s an alternative way to find some sea shells . . . without getting feet all sandy. In this word search the student/doer will be searching for sea shells. Of course they’ll only be asked to find eighteen of them here, and they won’t be quite
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Environment, Summer
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Jay Waggoner
Here’s a word search that will introduce you to nearly all the “players” in Christianity’s most important celebration. If you are unfamiliar with a person . . . check Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John to find out more about him/her. Once you’ve
Subjects:
Religion, Easter
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Jay Waggoner
This offering is a three puzzle package of puzzles involving Shakespeare and one of his plays, The Taming of the Shrew. Included are a "math essay" on general knowledge about Shakespeare in which addition is used to come up with the appropriate
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$6.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
By Jay Waggoner
This is a crossword puzzle with a theme of Thanksgiving. The sixteen bold-faced clues all have something to do with the history of Thanksgiving or the foods we eat. I believe it gives an enjoyable review of the material, though it is intended to
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Thanksgiving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.95
1 rating
4.0
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By Jay Waggoner
This is a crossword puzzle with a theme of Presidents' Day. The twelve bold-faced clues all have something to do with the history of Presidents' Day, the presidents, or the executive office. I believe it gives an enjoyable review of the material,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, U.S. History, Presidents' Day
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.95
2 ratings
4.0
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By Jay Waggoner
This puzzle is a 15x15 crossword puzzle themed around Elie Wiesel's Night. 13 of the clues (written in bold-faced letters) have something to do with the novel. This IS an aberration for me as most of my crosswords only have 8 or 9 themed clues. If
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.95
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Jay Waggoner, a native of Fremont, Ohio, received a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Ohio Northern University and a Master of Arts in Math Education from Bowling Green State University. Jay spent his entire 39 year career teaching for Shawnee Local Schools, near Lima, Ohio. Though he started at the junior high level, he soon moved to the high school level where, at one time or another, he taught every math course ever offered at Shawnee, including AP Calculus, which he taught for the last thirty years of his career. Now retired from teaching, he picks up spending money for vacations by selling used books on eBay and abebooks . . . and writing puzzle books. With the used books, he hopes to sell them for more than he paid for them. With the puzzle books, he hopes to either help many learn or relearn math, and eventually wishes to make math a mainstream recreational activity. That goal will have been attained when John (or Joan) Q. Public sees the license plate - MW1331, and thinks: "My Word, eleven cubed."

MY TEACHING STYLE

It varies with the class and the chemistry of the class BUT as I progressed in my career two things became increasingly important and evident: First, students (REGARDLESS of their age/class) need to get out of their seats with some degree of frequency and up to the black/white boards to do problems. Only by doing can one learn. Students love it. Second, ALL students need constant review. I try to make reviewing fun with puzzles.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Making Shawnee the Best It Can Be Presenter at several Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics meetings. Speaker and presenter at many meetings and sessions.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated from Fremont Ross High School. Bachelor of Arts with a Math Major from Ohio Northern University. Master of Arts with a Cognate in Mathematics from Bowling Green State University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I see. I read. I think. I do.

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