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Easily Create your own Foldable Flip Book Templates in 3 sizes. NO MESS, No Fuss, NO Glue, Paper Saver! Just Print, Fold, & Flip for great lessons.
Easily Add Your Own Content to these Foldable Flip Book Templates. Use for Interactive

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End the year and prepare your students for tests with this great Review!!! Help your students to organize, refresh, and remember important topics and concepts with this Foldable Flip Book - Study Guide which covers over 50 topics.
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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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Great editable Meet the Teacher - Open House - Back to School Parent Tri-fold Handout Brochure - Ready to Wow! For all Grades and Subjects, especially for Secondary.
Create an impressive Open House handout in minutes with this totally editable

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Interactive Notebook must have!! Innovative, Fun, and a Time Saver for all Math classes 6 - 12+. Easily print graphs on Post It BrandÂ® or any brand sticky notes. My students love these!
Updated with two new templates. By popular request I have

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TI 83 TI 84 plus Graphing Calculator Mega Bundle of (was 26, now 27) illustrated Reference Sheets for grades 7 - 12 and college. Great for College bound and dual enrollment students, also. Clear, easy to follow, concise notes. My students keep

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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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Solving Quadratic Equations Flip Book for Algebra and PreCalculus.
Great addition to your classes that cover Quadratic Equations. This easy to make, foldable, paper saving Flip Book helps your students review and enhances your teaching of the

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Excellent 11 page End-of-Course Algebra 1 practice test to help prepare students for the end of their Algebra 1 course. This can also be used as a Pre-Test for Algebra 2.
There are 37 carefully selected practice EOC test for Algebra 1 questions: 23

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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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Combinations, Permutations, and Counting Fun Maze for Algebra and Statistics.
This engaging activity reinforces the concepts of permutations, combinations, and counting principles. The different types of problems are placed randomly in the maze

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Algebra 2 Review, Final Exam, or Warm Ups with 250 Questions in 5 Versions
Final Exam, Review, or Study Guide for Algebra 2 or College Algebra if you teach dual enrollment. These can also be used as a Pretest for PreCalculus.
Each version

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Unit Circle Multi - purpose Resource
This resources is designed for Trigonometry but may be used in Geometry, Algebra 2, and PreCalculus. Having a solid background and grasp of the basic Trig functions is invaluable in Calculus.
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Statistics Linear Regression with Applications TI 83 84
This easy to follow handout helps you teach your students to use the TI 83 - 84 Graphing Calculator to enter data into lists, create a linear regression equation and to plot the equation along

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Algebra Bundle of Graphic Organizers for Interactive Notebooks and Matching Posters for your room.
This innovative teacher printable resource bundle contains two resources in one. Your students will love filling in the organizers and including them

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Right Triangles: Finding Trig Ratios - Sine, Cosine, and Tangent great activity with optional QR
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*There are two sets of 32 Task Cards, one with QR codes and one without. Students find trigonometric ratios from a given right triangle.

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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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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, Not Grade Specific

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English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Calculus, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Science, Physics, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Mathematics, Math Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Statistics, Word Problems, Algebra 2, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, End of Year, Women's History Month