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This task card activity is a sorting and matching activity for Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus students. There are 10 piece-wise function cards showin...

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This is a great mini-unit on Graphing Trigonometric Functions for Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus students. The mini-unit includes 16 pages of workshee...

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This activity is on conic sections. Many different possibilities for students to practice vocabulary and understanding are combined in this exer...

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Here's an activity to get your students in Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus thinking about Polynomial Functions. There are 10 graph cards, 10 descripti...

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This Algebra 2 Activity is great for an end-unit review of logarithmic and exponential functions. Students work through 10 stations in groups of...

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This is an activity with 32 cards meant for the beginning unit in Calculus AB, BC, or Calculus Honors. There are 8 graph cards that have matchi...

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Here's a fun way to use smartphone apps and keep your students engaged in trigonometry. There are 12 task cards of varying difficulty, including ...

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Your Algebra 2 students will practice solving quadratic equations with both REAL and COMPLEX SOLUTIONS by various methods, including square root,...

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This is a cooperative matching activity for students in Algebra 2 and above. All the graphs are basic sine or cosine curves with amplitude and p...

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Graphing Linear Functions Basics Packet is a comprehensive set of extra practice for your Algebra I students. The packet contains group activiti...

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This Algebra 2 Activity covers all the topics in the unit on Radical Functions and Rational Exponents There are eight stations for students to wo...

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Algebra 2 students work in groups of 3 or 4 to solve linear equations. The 12 task cards include multi-step problems, distributive property, vari...

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Here is my COMPLETE ALGEBRA 2 CURRICULUM for students enrolled in ALGEBRA 2 HONORS. There are 81 lessons. Each of the lessons and activities are...

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This unit is an introduction to trigonometry for courses of Trigonometry and PreCalculus levels.
The unit includes over 30 pages of extra pract...

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This lesson is designed for PRECALCULUS students. It is the fourth lesson in a seven-lesson unit on TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught grades 8 through 12 for over 22 years in the Central Florida area. I consider it an honor to share strategies with colleagues through local and national math conferences.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My friends say that I am way too energetic.I love hands-on strategies that engage students to learn cooperatively. There is always something new happening in my classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

1998-Teacher of the Year at Thomas Jefferson Junior High, Merritt Island, FL.; 2001-Teacher of the Year at George Jenkins High School, Lakeland, FL.; 2001-AIChE Mathematics Teacher of the Year,Polk County, FL.; National Board Certified Teacher, Adolescent Young Adult Mathematics,2001.2009-2010 Math Teacher of the Year, Orange County Public Schools

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics Education, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I teach AP Calculus AB, Pre-Calculus, and Algebra 2 Honors in the Metro-Orlando area. I want to blog about ways to engage, encourage, and empower teachers at http://flamingohighmath.blogspot.com if I could only find the time. I am an active teacher-trainer when opportunities arise. I love to share how Foldables(R) can change student engagement within your classroom.

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

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