Klein Hands On Discovery and Study Tools

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I believe that students retain mathematical concepts through hands on activities and well-designed, guided study tools.
 
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This hands on activity leads students do discover and apply the Triangle Proportionality Theorem through measurement.
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This step-by-step process has students create a parallelogram through the use of a ruler and protractor. The markings they put on the diagram lead to the definition of a parallelogram (both pairs of opposite sides are parallel) and its subsequent
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This sentence framer acts as a great study tool, which allows students to realize that imaginary and complex numbers act in the same ways that variables do in algebraic expressions. The sheet leads them from the basics (i = the square root of -1, i
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This step-by-step activity leads students to discover the special properties of a rectangle through the use use of a ruler and protractor. It acts as a great study tool. The completed drawing is a great study tool for recognizing and remembering
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This step-by-step activity leads students to discover the special properties of a kite through the use of a ruler and protractor. The completed drawing is a great study tool for recognizing and remembering its properties: such as two pairs of
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Even the best Geometry students tend to struggle with the lengths of segments associated with circles (i.e. When two chords intersect, the product of the segments of one chord = the product of the segments of the other.When two secant segments are
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Simplifying radical expressions is made easier for students through this carefully designed packet. It begins with the concept of "pulling out the largest perfect square factor", explains how to rationalize denominators, and also how to add/subtract
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This step-by-step process leads students to create a rhombus using a ruler and protractor. Marking the diagram leads them to understand the special properties it has in addition to those of a parallelogram, and acts as an excellent study tool.
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Even the best Geometry students tend to struggle with the relationships between angles of a circle and their intercepted arcs (i.e. central angle = intercepted arc, inscribed angle = half its intercepted arc, formed by two intersecting chords = half
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This step-by-step activity leads students to discover the special properties of a square through the use use of a ruler and protractor. The completed drawing is a great study tool for recognizing and remembering its properties: The completed
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This is a graphic organizer to assist students in recognizing similarities and differences between graphs of polynomial functions (ie. the effects of horizontal and vertical translations, vertical stretches, domain, range, etc.).
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This activity leads students to draw a trapezoid and then an isosceles trapezoid through the use of a ruler and protractor. The finished drawings are good study tools and allow students to recognize the definition of a trapezoid, pairs of
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This sentence framer and graphic organizer is designed to help students get over the fear of end behavior of polynomial functions, and the symbolism associated with it, by taking a common sense approach.
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This graphic organizer compares and contrasts exponential and logarithmic functions and is an excellent study tool/reference sheet.
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This 9 page (along with 9-page detailed answer key) provides students with practice of graphing, and then classifying triangles and quadrilaterals based on their side lengths, lengths, slopes, and properties of their diagonals (10 problems with 2
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This is a hands-on activity using a ruler and protractor to lead students toward understanding the Triangle Midsegments Theorem. Have students mark the diagram as they proceed to recognize congruent triangles, and how they lead into the development
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This discovery activity is subdivided into three phases. The step-by-step process using a compass, ruler, and protractor leads students to to create the image from the pre-image; thus allowing them to recognize and understand the connection between
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This is a sentence framer and excellent study tool which helps students understand the process for graphing systems of inequalities in two unknowns.
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This sentence framer guides students toward the real meaning of factoring polynomials.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently in my 37th year as a mathematics teacher. This includes stints in Michigan, Florida, and the past 13 years in California. I have taught courses ranging from Fundamental Math to Pre-calculus in varied settings: Honors Programs, Drop Out Prevention, Summer School, Night School, and two years in a boot camp for incarcerated teenagers.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a high-energy teacher who tries to share his love of mathematics with all students. I believe that students retain information when challenged to learn it through carefully designed, hands-on activities.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was awarded the Nancy Givens Award for Teaching Excellence in 1991. But to me, the most important awards are those generated by students. That is why being named Most Dedicated Teacher by the students of Roseville (California) High School is the most meaningful honor I have received.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned a Master of Science degree in Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University (1992),and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Western Michigan University (1979).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am married and have one child. I enjoy outdoor activities like snowshoeing, hiking, and kayaking. I love all sports and currently play in an ice hockey league.

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