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Trigonometry , PreCalculus Transformations of Trigonometric Functions This innovative set of task cards is designed to reinforce the concepts of translated and shifted graphs of trigonometric functions. Included are changes to the amplitude,
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Transformation of Graphs of Functions Task Cards, Optional QR and 2 Handouts which can be used for HW, assessment or enrichment. This activity is intended to be used in an Algebra 2, PreCalculus, or College Algebra classes and is designed for
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Combinations, Permutations, and Counting Task Cards This activity reinforces the concepts of permutations, combinations, and counting principles. The concepts are not separated on the cards, nor coded, so students must first decide what type of
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Activity Based Learning really works to help reinforce your lessons. Task cards and station cards get your students engaged and keep them motivated. This innovative activity is designed for PreCalculus and Algebra 2. It is a comprehensive
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This new, innovative bundle is geared for Algebra 2 and PreCalculus students to use their reasoning skills along with their algebraic skills to find inverse algebraic functions. The cards are designed to reinforce the concepts taught in class.
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Piecewise Defined Functions This activity is designed for Algebra 2 or PreCalculus. Piecewise defined functions are always difficult for students and yet are so important, especially in Calculus. In this activity, students evaluate piecewise
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Conic Sections End of Unit Task Cards really do work! They get the students engaged and keep them motivated to go through all of the problems, more so than a simple worksheet. This end of unit engaging activity is designed for PreCalculus or
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Great introduction to Curve Sketching for your students applying what learned about the first and second derivatives. Great for visual learners. This innovative activity is designed for Calculus 1, AP Calculus , and Calculus Honors. It is an
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Great practice on Operations with Matrices. Task Cards really do work! They get the students engaged and keep them motivated to go through all of the problems, more so than a simple worksheet. This activity is designed for PreCalculus or Algebra
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Algebra Finding the slope of a line from a graph. Task Cards really do work! They get the students engaged and keep them motivated to go through all of the problems, more so than a simple worksheet. This activity is designed for Algebra 1 or 2.
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Probability Task Cards. This set of 26 cards reviews basic probability concepts using dice, spinners, and a standard deck of playing cards. These are appropriate for grades 6 - 9. By using a familiar and limited sample space, students will less
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Combining Like Terms with GOOGLE® Slides, Paperless and NO Prep for you. - Fun and Easy to Use Drag & Drop Math. Combining Like Terms has never been this much fun! On each of 21 slides your students solve the problem, then drag the fun
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Calculus PreCalculus Limits from a Graph with Notes task cards and HW/Quiz This lesson is designed for Calculus 1, AP Calculus AB, and PreCalculus for some curricula, and is a great beginning activity in the Limits Unit. Included: ✓ Guided
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Algebra Slope End of Unit QR Task Cards This set of cards is designed as an end of unit review of the concept of slope. The cards are designed to reinforce the concepts of the slope of linear functions. Included topics: ✓ Find the slope,
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Applications of Logarithmic and Exponential Equations. This activity is designed for Algebra 2, PreCalculus, or College Algebra students. NO PREP. There are 10 unique Task Cards with real world applications, some with multiple parts, all with
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Right Triangle Applications - Word problems. This activity is designed Geometry, Algebra 2, or Trigonometry class. Please look at the thumbnails and the preview to make sure these problems are appropriate for your students. The problems use
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Calculus Volume of Revolution Disks, Washers, and Shells This bundle of activities is designed AP Calculus AB , Calculus BC, or College Calculus 2. It is part of Unit 6, Application of Integration. Students determine the volume of a solid of
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Enable your students to master Derivatives with this set of Calculus Derivatives Task or Station Cards plus HW. This resource is intended for AP Calculus AB, BC, Calculus Honors and College Calculus 1. It includes  3 sets of 16 task cards for
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Calculus Activity. Area Between Curves Task Cards. This set of 11 task cards is designed for AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Honors Calculus, and College Calculus 2 students. This topic is covered typically in the Applications of Integration
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Great for visual learners. Students analyze a Linear Graph to determine the equation using Slope and Intercepts. This activity is perfect for Algebra 1 or 2. Student determine the equation of a line in Slope Intercept Form from a graph. Great
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching mathematics for over 30 years in High School and College. My subjects are Algebra through Calculus 3 along with Geometry, Trig, and Statistics. I teach in a dual enrollment program and in preparing my students for upper division college, I emphasize quality and hard work. Not to say we don't have a lot of fun in my classes, but I want them to consider these classes as higher education. My school is considered a bridge. My calculus classes, Calculus 1, 2, and 3 have been accepted for credit at MIT, where I had to submit exams, and class materials for approval.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Discovery with Technology,And activity -based learning with a bit of humor. I enjoy trying new techniques and sharing the ones that work. I strive to make math fun for my students and I love using hands on activities.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Teacher, Teacher of the Year 2010. ICTCM Innovation in Technology in Education Award Certified "Teachers Teaching with Technology" Texas Instruments Calculator Instructor. I have spoken professionally at Mathematics Conferences worldwide including China and France about effective teaching of mathematics with Technology Enhancements.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS and MA in Mathematics plus over 24 graduate hours in Educational Technology.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have taught in Rhode Island, Illinois, Florida and Online. I was the VP of Education for a Mathematics Software company for over two years. I am also an inventor with a patent and trademark.

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