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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Updated Bundle of 19 Teach Interactive Algebra 1 Activities with GoogleÂ® 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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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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Another time saver - just the resource you were looking for!!
Both PDF and Editable Template (in PowerPoint) showing the coordinate plane and matching table with nine blanks for students to fill in. Use for graphing any function or just use to

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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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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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Incredible time saver - just the resource you were looking for!!
Both PDF and Editable Template (in PowerPoint) showing the coordinate plane and work space for students to show their work. Use for graphing any function - Great for PreAlgebra,

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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, 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