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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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