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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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Synthetic Division Engaging Game plus HW. This can also be used for long division in Algebra 1. Appropriate for Algebra 2, PreCalculus, College Algebra
Super fun way to engage students in practice and review of synthetic division. Students of

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Interactive Notebook Foldable for Algebra and PreCalculus. Transformations of Functions Flip Book plus HW.
Great addition to your Algebra and PreCalculus classes. This Flip book helps your students review and enhances your teaching of topics on

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Solving Quadratic Equations Doodle Notes for Algebra
It has been shown that doodling and working with fun themed activities help students engage with the material, and be more at ease in the learning environment. This is especially true in

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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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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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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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Unit Circle Activity Pack
This resources is designed for Trigonometry, Algebra 2, and PreCalculus. Having a solid background and grasp of the basic Trig functions is invaluable in higher math.
Look at all that's Included:
☑ Three versions of

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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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Perfect for Interactive Notebooks. Graphing the Sine and Cosine Flip Book with HW / Quiz for Trigonometry, PreCalculus, and some Algebra 2 classes.
This Graphing the Sine and Cosine mini bundle reinforces and reviews Amplitude, Phase Shift, Period,

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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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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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Unit Circle Doodle Notes for Algebra, Trig and PreCalculus
Students love to doodle, and doodling has been shown to help them focus on the task at hand.
The Wall Street Journal reports that “Doodling Helps People Stay Focused, Grasp New Concepts

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Updated Bundle of 19 Teach Interactive Algebra 1 Activities with Google® Slides, Paperless and No Prep for you. Engaging, fun learning for your students. This is a great supplement to your Algebra 1 Curriculum.
I have bundled nineteen fun,

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Solving Quadratic Equations Completing the Square Interactive Notebook Foldable Organizer
Interactive Foldables really do work! They get your students organized and keep them motivated to complete practice problems.
This interactive Foldable

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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, Geometry, Graphing, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Science, Physics, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Special Education, Mathematics, Math Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, 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