Joan Kessler
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Calculus Back to School with the coolest Calculus and PreCalculus resource! Now Updated with many new resources for 2016-2017! Nothing else like it! This is a must-have for AP Calculus teachers or any Calculus teacher, high school, dual
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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 Brand® or any brand sticky notes. My students love these! Updated with two new templates. By popular request I have
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Calculus Derivatives Color by Number Even big kids love coloring. This fun, engaging activity includes sixteen review questions on derivatives before the chain rule. The power rule, product rule, quotient rules, trig functions, and e^x are included
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One of my best teaching ideas!! Students Love it. Designed for Calculus 1, AP Calculus AB, or Calculus Honors. My schedule and classes are not conducive for daily warm-ups, but............, big but here, my students really need to understand that
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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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Trig Identities and Formulas Flip Books. Foldable, easy, and your students will love this. Two great new resources for your Calculus and Trig students. This product includes two different foldable Flip Books. The first is a small, handy Flip
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Calculus Jeopardy This fun activity is designed for College Calculus 1, AP Calculus AB, BC, or Honors Calculus. It makes a great review. The Topics include Limits, Derivatives, Integration, Applications, Random, and Famous. I included Round 1
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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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Calculus Unit 2 - Related Rates Derivatives Application - No Prep. This great handout contains excellent practice problems from the Related Rates unit in Calculus. This section usually occurs in Unit 2. Included: *Four problems with room for
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Calculus Derivatives Flip Book. Perfect for ALL Calculus students, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Calculus Honors, College and dual enrollment Calculus! This new Flip Book includes all 24 derivative formulas that students must learn to succeed in
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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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Activity Based Learning with Task Cards really works to help reinforce your lessons. Task & station cards get your students engaged and keep them motivated. This activity is designed for first semester Calculus and PreCalculus in some
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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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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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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 Integration Fun Maze. This engaging fun product is designed for AP Calculus AB, BC, Honors Calculus, and College Calculus 1. Students solve definite integration problems and each solution leads to the next problem as they work around a
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Derivative Review Maze Great end of topic review for Derivatives or as a review for the AP Exam. This new, fun product is designed for AP Calculus AB, BC, Honors Calculus, and College Calculus 1. Students find the derivative of a function and
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Calculus Bundle. I have bundled 14 of my most popular Calculus activities and resources together to keep your students engaged, having fun, and on track, and additionally to make your lesson and assessment planning easier. With over 240 pages
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Comprehensive End of Unit Review Bundle for the Polar, Parametric, and Vectors Sections of PreCalculus or Trigonometry plus Graphic Organizer. This is also a great Review for AP Calculus BC. Included: • 4 versions of the review / assessment,
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Great Practice including Task Cards. Worksheets, Assessments and Review on Basic Derivatives in Unit 3. This resource is designed for AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Calculus Honors, and College level Calculus 1. It can also be used in Calculus
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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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