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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 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 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 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 activity bundle focuses on fractions, decimals, and percents. Students will convert numbers, order numbers, solve proportions,

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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 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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Enjoy the balance of investigation and practice in this bundle to help students find success!
This solving systems of linear equations unit bundle is designed for a Grade 8 math course aligned to Common Core or an Algebra 1 course. These

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This statistics activity focuses on constructing box-and-whisker plots. This activity is designed to allow students to physically manipulate the items in a data set. Students will

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

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Enjoy the balance of investigation and practice in this activity to help students find success!
This similarity investigations activity is designed for a Grade 8 math course aligned to Common Core or a geometry course. These investigations and

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This algebra activity bundle focuses on linear, absolute value, exponential, and quadratic functions in different representations. Students can practice graphing every function taught in an Algebra 1 course

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Celebrate the Ultimate Pi Day with this teambuilding activity!
Are you looking for a quick activity to celebrate Pi Day on March 14th? Try this fun teambuilding activity for groups of 3-4 players! Students will each receive an envelope of 8 words.

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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