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This transformations unit bundle is designed for a Grade 8 math course aligned to Common Core or a geometry course. These investigations and cooperative

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This arithmetic sequences and geometric sequences lesson bundle is designed for an Algebra 1 course aligned to Common Core or an Algebra 2 course. These investigations and cooperative learning activities connect sequences to functions while

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This Toolbox Builder is designed as an algebra activity to focus on quadratic functions in different representations including graph and algebraic equation. The foldable also includes

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Use these spinners to model proper notation for struggling students!
This geometry activity focuses on identifying corresponding parts of congruent and similar figures. This set also requires students to identify the corresponding parts and use

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This Circles Activity Bundle is designed for a high school geometry course and aligns with Common Core standards.
Common Core Standard: HSG-CO.A.1, HSG-CO.A.2, HSG-CO.A.3,

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This activity bundle is designed for an algebra student who is learning exponential functions for the very first time. The main topics in this bundle include an introduction to exponential functions,
characteristics of exponential functions,

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This algebra activity focuses on exponential functions in different representations including graph, algebraic equation, table of values, and verbal description. The

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This Graphing Exponential Functions Simultaneous RoundTable is designed as a formative assessment to highlight graphing and analyzing exponential functions. Students are given a

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This solving quadratic equations activity bundle is designed for an Algebra 1 course aligned to Common Core or an Algebra 2 course. These hands-on investigations and cooperative learning activities support a concept-based approach to solving

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This quadratic functions activity bundle is designed for an Algebra 1 course aligned to Common Core or an Algebra 2 course. These geometric discoveries and cooperative learning activities connect quadratic functions in vertex form to their graphs

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This Applications of Exponential Functions Simultaneous RoundTable is designed as a formative assessment to highlight analyzing a relationship modeled by an exponential function.

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This activity prompts students to progress through ten stations to analyze a relationship modeled by an exponential function, construct an exponential function to represent the

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This activity highlights simplifying radicals and performing

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This functions foldable is designed as an extensive graphic organizer to compare linear functions and exponential functions!
This summary activity focuses on comparing the two types of

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This Graphing Exponential Functions with Transformations lab activity is designed to be used with technology to investigate the parts of the general equation for exponential

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This algebra activity focuses on absolute value functions in different representations including graph and algebraic equation. The game includes all transformations of

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This activity highlights analyzing a table of values to determine if the function represented is linear, exponential, or quadratic. Once students identify the type of

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After teaching 10 years of high school math, I moved to 7th and 8th grade! I am convinced middle school is the best kept secret! Shhh...don't tell. :)

MY TEACHING STYLE

My classroom is filled with Kagan structures to actively engage students in their learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year (2000) 21st Century 1:1 Classroom Grant Recipient (2012) Certified Kagan School Trainer (2013) Pinterest in the Classroom #pintoteach (2014)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BSEd in Mathematics from University of Arkansas MEd in Secondary Education from University of Arkansas Teaching Experience: Bentonville High School (10 years) Washington Junior High School (4 years) Kirksey Middle School (currently) I'm hooked on building better students...

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My husband and I have two beautiful daughters. Chuck works for Wal-Mart, and we attend Fellowship Bible Church. It was my honor to be a classroom teacher in the Bentonville School District for 14 years; however, I resigned my teaching position in 2013 to stay home and spoil my family during our California adventure. After loving every second of creating secondary math lessons during my temporary sabbatical, I returned to the middle school classroom in the Rogers School District in Fall 2015.

GRADES

5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Not Grade Specific

SUBJECTS

English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Statistics, Algebra 2, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Valentine's Day, Tools for Common Core