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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 statistics activity focuses on interpreting and constructing data displays. This set requires students to identify the median, mode, range, and histogram for a

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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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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 Proportional Relationships foldable is designed as a summary activity to focus on the characteristics of a proportional relationship in different representations including table,

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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 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 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 statistics activity focuses on creating and interpreting box-and-whisker plots. Students will identify elements of box plots, display a set of data in a box plot, and use

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This expressions activity focuses on scientific notation. Two versions are available in this download! One set requires students to write numbers in standard form and scientific notation. The

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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 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 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 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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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After teaching 10 years of high school math and 5 years of 7th and 8th grade math, I have returned to the high school level! I am convinced doing education differently is the best plan for learners! :)

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 (1 year) Rogers New Technology High 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. And then a unique opportunity to teach at a PBL high school in our district opened and I jumped at the chance in August 2016!

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