Joseph Eitel

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United States - California - El Dorado Hills
Joseph Eitel
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By Joseph Eitel
Your students will think they are learning a magic trick but in fact they are working with addition tables. Over 20 pages of activities that have them adding whole numbers, integers and polynomial expressions. After they have completed these
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Mathematics
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Computation
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A Magic Trick and a Puzzle A two sided puzzle with two magic squares. One side of the puzzle has 5 parts that can be formed into a square. The face of the puzzle has 9 numbers on it in the 3 rows and 3 columns. The sum of the numbers in each
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Computation
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You are given 5 right triangles. You cut one of the triangles in half to get a total of 6 pieces. Arrange these 6 pieces into a square. This puzzle was first introduced by Sam Loyd in 1905. It is still popular today. The “square within a
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
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16 Birds, common to the western USA are introduced with pictures and written information. A magic trick using the birds is included as the"hook" for the lesson
Subjects:
Other (Math), Biology
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Mini-Course, Posters
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16 Birds, common to the eastern USA are introduced with pictures and written information. A magic trick using the birds is included as the"hook" for the lesson
Subjects:
Other (Math), Biology
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Mini-Course, Posters
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An introduction to basis permutations. Race cars with colors and numbers are used to introduce the concepts. 2 work pages start with a basic permutation. 2 more pages are bit more complex. The last work page is harder but the students are guided
Subjects:
Algebra, Statistics
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Mini-Course
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Two arcs are shown to be different lengths. When the arcs are pushed through a tube the shorter arc become longer and the longer one becomes shorter. A great illusion. A history of the objects is provided. Class masters in color and black and
Subjects:
Geometry, Measurement
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I started my teaching experience at a high school in a rural California setting working with the children of migrant farm workers. I expanded my experience at a high school in Roseville California where the population reflected the center for the S&P railroad and a large Hewitt Packard complex. I now teach at Folsom Lake College in Folsom California. My students are a blend of families who live in the rural settings of the gold country and the children of those employed by Intel which has a research headquarters here. The unique blend of these students has helped focus my desire to develop math materials that help bridge the gap for lower income students so they can compete in the workplace of the high tech world in which they now live.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I started to use math magic as the center of my materials. I am trying to develop material that can motivate reluctant students to practice their math skills. I also want to try and use material that makes them want to ask “why” this works and I have found math magic really allows this. As the student tries to find out the why behind the effect they must extend their understanding of the math concepts involved. This can really help develop critical questioning and critical thinking skills. Many of the activities I use have a “second level” of understanding that involves more involved math concepts and introduces both levels of students to major concepts in mathematics

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

AIMS Educational Scholarship $20,000 California State Technology Grant for Exceptional Innovation in the Classroom Kern County Academic Decathlon Founding Father Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo M.S Education Fresno State University M.A Mathematics Education Fresno Pacific University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I worked as an AIMS (Activities that Integrate Math and Science) instructor for several years. I enjoyed providing teacher workshops in many states. I had the opportunity to compare different curriculums and instructional practices in various regions of the country.

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