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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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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 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.
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Linear Equation Flip Book Foldable Organizer for Interactive Notebooks
Great addition to your Algebra classes. This Flip book helps your students review and enhances your teaching of topics on Linear Equations in a fun way. Topics include Slope,

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Taylor and MacLaurin Polynomials
Amaze your AP Calculus BC, and College Calculus 2 students with the visualization of Taylor Polynomials included in this product. There are three handouts which explore different orders of Taylor Polynomials in

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Calculus Continuity Foldable Engaging Activity in Trifold format
This resource is designed for first semester Calculus students and is from Unit 2, Limits and Continuity. The trifold contains three activities in one, is paper friendly, and can

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Partial Fractions Decomposition - Guided Student Notes Worksheet designed for PreCalculus and Calculus BC, and College Calculus 2
This great handout with worksheet or quiz explains decomposing a rational expression into partial fractions. It uses

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Interactive Unit Circle GOOGLE® Slides Resource . This can also be used with Microsoft One Drive®
This digital Google slide resource is designed for Trigonometry, Geometry, or Algebra 2.
Make learning the values of the unit circle fun and

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Calculus: Volume of Solids of Known Cross Section Task Cards, and way more.
This lesson is designed for AP Calculus AB, BC or College Calculus 2. It is from the Applications of Integration Unit.
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This resource includes 24 Task Cards plus a Foldable Organizer for Interactive Notebooks and is designed for the Trigonometry, PreCalculus, Geometry, or Algebra 2 depending upon your curriculum.
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Activity Based Learning with Task Cards really works to help reinforce your lessons. Task Cards and Station cards get your students engaged and keep them motivated. This set of 16 task cards will help students practice finding the derivative of

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Calculus Introduction to Riemann Sums
This activity is designed for AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Honors Calculus and College Calculus 1. It emphasizes the visualization of the Riemann sums, and how curves are partitioned.
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These activities, Trigonometry Half Angle and Double Angle Identities Task Cards Plus Foldable organizer are designed for the Trigonometry, PreCalculus, Geometry, or Algebra 2 dependingupon your curriculum.
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Calculus: Graphs of the Derivatives Task Cards , PowerPoint, and Graphic Organizer.
Students practice discerning Between the Graphs of f, f ', and f ''.
This innovative resource is designed for Calculus 1 or AP Calculus AB. This topic is found

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Volume of Revolution Disk and Washer Methods
These engaging rigorous activities are designed for Calculus AB, BC, Honors, and Calculus 2. It is part of the unit Applications of Integration.
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Calculus Slope Fields Differential Equations with Guided Notes and Matching Task Cards.
This lesson is designed for AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and College Calculus 1 or 2 classes. These activities will help your students thoroughly understand

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Limits at Infinity Horizontal Asymptotes Task cards HW/Quiz
This activity is designed for Calculus 1 or AP Calculus. It is usually part of the third unit, Applications of the Derivative. Students are to find the limits of various functions as

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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, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Science, Physics, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, 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