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This is an introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem and using the theorem to find the missing side of a right triangle.
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This is a complete lesson plan guiding students to find the surface area of rectangular prisms using the surface area formula.
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This file contains two lesson plans: one lesson for elementary and middle school, and a second lesson for high school.
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This is a continuation to the Pythagorean Theorem Lesson Plan.
This lesson uses the theorem for three different applications:
finding the dista...

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This is a full lesson plan on solving two-step inequalities and graphing the solution on a number line.
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This is a lesson plan that can be used on the first day of math class (algebra, geometry, algebra II & middle school pre-algebra classes).
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This lesson plan applies the Pythagorean Theorem to solve real-world problems.
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This is a problem solving lesson on graphing a quadratic function from a real-world situation (basketball free-throw). It includes an opening act...

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This is a complete lesson plan on graphing exponential functions in the coordinate plane.
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This lesson plan has two objectives. The first objective is to write standard numbers in scientific notation and vice versa. The second objective...

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This is a complete lesson plan guiding students to find the prime factorization of a number by using factor trees.
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This is a lesson plan on simplifying radical expressions: simplifying radicals, multiplying radical terms and simplifying fractions with square r...

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This is an introduction to determining whether a relation is a function. The lesson plan defines both relations and functions and explains that a...

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This is a complete lesson plan on using the exponential function to solve word problems involving exponential growth and compound interest.
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This is a unit plan consisiting of seven lesson plans and a test.
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Introduction to Trigonometry Lesson Plan
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In this complete lesson plan students write algebraic expressions from word phrases and from real-world situations.
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This is a complete lesson plan on using the exponential function to solve word problems involving exponential decay and half-lives.
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This is an introduction to finding the square root of a number. Examples include perfect squares and numbers that are not perfect squares.
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This is a complete lesson plan for a double-period class (or it can be split up for two classes) on the different types of functions and what the...

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Included are two lesson plans on simplifying expressions by combining like terms, and multiplying and dividing terms.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an educator for 9+ years in the New York City Public School system. I teach middle and high school math and science. I have also taught journalism. Before I was a teacher, I was a writer and editor for two national textbook companies.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Not only do students differ in their math and science skill levels, but they also have different learning styles, so I try to incorporate different activities into my lessons so that no student feels neglected. I try to incorporate reading activities, hands-on learning, group activities and other strategies where appropriate.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In November 2013 I earned my National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification in Early Adolescent Mathematics. Also in 2013, I was accepted as a Math for America (MfA) Master Teacher. I am a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS), and Phi Delta Kappa International.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Lehman College, Bronx, NY (Mathematics Transformation Teacher Institute): Post-Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Leadership - July 2011*** University of San Diego, San Diego, CA: Specialist Certificate in Character Education/Development - June 2008*** Pace University, New York, NY: Master of Science Degree in Education (Adolescent Mathematics concentration) - May 2006.*** State University of New York at Stony Brook: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies (Journalism concentration) - May 1996. Minors in Journalism and Media Arts.

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