Kellen O'Connor

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United States - Tennessee - Knoxville
Kellen O'Connor
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"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it."
 
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By Kellen O'Connor
This lesson is an introduction to complex numbers. The lesson covers the basic definition of the imaginary number, simplifying radicals with a negative radicand, solving quadratic equations with imaginary solutions, graphing complex numbers, and
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Algebra 2
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
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11 ratings
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By Kellen O'Connor
This lesson covers operations of complex numbers: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. The package includes guided notes, extra practice (homework), and a quiz corresponding to the same material. As always, the notes are in PDF and
Subjects:
Math, PreCalculus, Algebra 2
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Homework
FREE
6 ratings
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By Kellen O'Connor
The "I Have, Who Has" game is a great game for practicing skills and getting the entire class involved. This game covers adding and subtracting positive and negative integers. Each card has an answer and a question. The answer to the question on
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Numbers
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
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By Kellen O'Connor
This is a complete lesson plan on solving quadratic equations using square roots. The beginning of the lesson reviews basic square root properties, and then the lesson introduces the idea of having two solutions (a positive and negative square
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Algebra 2
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By Kellen O'Connor
This is a lesson on solving quadratic equations by factoring. There are several different ways to teach factoring, but this lesson is designed around factoring by grouping (also known as the AC method, split the middle, etc.). The lesson starts
Subjects:
Algebra, PreCalculus, Algebra 2
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Homework
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Kellen O'Connor
This is a lesson on graphing quadratics. The lesson comes with all needed materials. The package includes guided notes, practice problems, a quiz, and the Smart Notebook file (if you use it). The lesson discusses the 3 main forms of a quadratic
Subjects:
Algebra, PreCalculus, Algebra 2
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Activities
FREE
5 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught at Hardin Valley Academy (High School) for 3 years. I am now working at Pellissippi State Community College.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that learning mathematics does not mean memorizing steps. Learning mathematics means understanding the "big picture" and being able to make predictions. When I teach, I spend time talking about how the topic is relevant to our study and how it relates to other material we have already studied. If students see the value in what they are doing, they are move likely to understand it.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

STEM Academy Teacher of the Month

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at The University of Tennessee Master of Science in Teacher Education at The University of Tennessee

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Tennesse M.S. in Teacher Education from the University of Tennessee Currently attending the University of Tennessee working on a Master of Mathematics degree

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