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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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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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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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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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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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In this no prep activity, students determine reference angles for positive and negative angles in both degrees and radians. Students also use reference angles to find the six trigonometric functions of the special angles. This resource is

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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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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.
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Great End of Unit Practice on Operations with Matrices. 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 PreCalculus

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AP Statistics College Statistics Final - Review - Study Guide- Exam - 6 versions with 60 questions each*.
Great Final Exam Practice or Review for AP Statistics; Honors Statistics, or College Statistics course. Included are Six different

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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.
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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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Applications of Logarithmic and Exponential Equations. This activity is designed for Algebra 2, PreCalculus, or College Algebra students. NO PREP.
There are 10 unique Task Cards with real world applications, some with multiple parts, all with

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Trigonometry PreCalculus Final / Practice Test.
This great review resource includes 4 different versions of a Final Exam for Trigonometry or the Trig Part of PreCalculus, Each test includes 40 well chosen representative questions in multiple

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Right Triangle Applications - Word problems.
This activity is designed Geometry, Algebra 2, or Trigonometry class. Please look at the thumbnails and the preview to make sure these problems are appropriate for your students.
The problems use

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Great for visual learners. Students analyze a Linear Graph to determine the equation using Slope and Intercepts.
This activity is perfect for Algebra 1 or 2. Student determine the equation of a line in Slope Intercept Form from a graph. Great

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Algebra Interval Notation Task Cards plus HW
This activity is appropriate for all levels of Algebra. Interval notation is an important concept that students have traditionally had difficulty with. This set of task cards reinforces the

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Calculus Extrema Critical Values, Absolute Extrema
This activity is designed for Calculus 1 or AP Calculus. It is part of the third unit, Applications of the Derivative. Students find critical values, and then apply them to find extreme values.

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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