Making Mathematicians

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Making Mathematicians
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It is our job, as educators, to bring out the inner mathematician in each chilld and celebrate its many forms!
 
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This collection of Daily Math Slides has 35 slides from each of the 5 strands of math - number & operations, algebra & patterns, rational numbers & ratios, geometry & measurement, and statistics & probability. Each slide is
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These 35 slides focusing on Rational Numbers, Ratios, & Proportions are intended to show students the beauty and inter-connectedness of mathematics. These slides can be used as warm-ups or bell ringers or to launch a lesson. Each slide could
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These 20 slides show how math can be used in Social Studies. Each slide has the connection to Social Studies, a mathematics question connected to the information in the slide, the computations shown for teachers (and for students if necessary),
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This is a play written to help students understand the complex Geometry vocabulary used when learning about circles. The characters and situations in the play underscore the meaning of the words. 1) Define the vocabulary in the list of
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This free preview of Daily Math Slides shows 3 slides from each of the 5 strands of math - number & operations, algebra & patterns, rational numbers & ratios, geometry & measurement, and statistics & probability. The concept of
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These 35 slides focusing on Number and Operations can be used daily as a warm-up or bell ringer activity or as transitions between lessons. The slides can also be used to launch a lesson in Number and Operations or as an extension project. These
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These 35 slides focusing on Algebraic thinking and Patterns are intended to show students the beauty and inter-connectedness of mathematics. These slides can be used as warm-ups or bell ringers or to launch a lesson. Each slide could lead to an
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These 35 slides focusing on Statistics and Probability are intended to show students the beauty and inter-connectedness of mathematics. These slides can be used as warm-ups or bell ringers or to launch a lesson. Each slide could lead to an
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These 35 slides focusing on Geometry and Measurement are intended to show students the beauty and inter-connectedness of mathematics. These slides can be used as warm-ups or bell ringers or to launch a lesson. Each slide could lead to an extended
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These 20 slides show how math can be used in ELA. Each slide has the connection to ELA, a mathematics question connected to the information in the slide, the computations shown for teachers (and for students if necessary), engagement strategies for
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These 15 slides show how math can be used in elective classes (PE, art, music, foods, and Latin culture- 3 slides for each class). Each slide has the connection to the elective course, a mathematics question connected to the information in the
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These 20 slides show how math can be used in Science. Each slide has the connection to Science, a mathematics question connected to the information in the slide, the computations shown for teachers (and for students if necessary), engagement
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a mathematician (actuary) that decided to grow a conscience and teach math! I have a degree in mathematics and a masters in actuarial science and education. I have taught all courses at the high school level and math for elementary teachers at the university. I have taught middle school math for a gifted and highly gifted magnet. I was a math trainer for 4 years as well.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is inquiry based mathematics where students build their own knowledge. I try to avoid procedural teaching as much as possible, but encourage students to develop working procedures on their own. As a teacher, I believe in being a facilitator rather than the "sage on the stage." I love hands-on manipulatives, games, songs, plays, centers, or whatever engages my current batch of students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Excellence in Education, News 4, Teacher of the Month, February 2013. Presidential Award State Finalist, 2008, presented by NSF. Outstanding Math Educator of the Year, 2007, NNMC. Influential Educator, WCTA,2000 Best of Education, Reno Gazette Journal, Runner-up (2000). Student Council Advisor of the Year, State of Nevada, 1998.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of Nevada, Reno - Master's in Curriculum and Instruction, 1996 University of Connecticut, Storrs, Graduate work in Actuarial Science, 1992-1993. University of Nevada, Reno, BS, Major in Mathematics, Minor in Business Administration, 1992

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Published children’s book The Underachievers which teaches fractions, 2012. Student Learning Facilitator Program Trainer, 2008-2011. Created the Homework Resource Guide and The Proficiency Project Resource, 2010. Article Published for Leadership Magazine, March 2007 issue, “Recipe for Success” Article Published for Leadership Magazine, May 2002 issue, “Creating an Award Winning Workshop” Article Published for Leadership Magazine, October 2000 issue, “Risky Business” NNWP Consultant (2000) – Published 4 articles on writing in mathematics in the Writing Across the Curriculum Guide, 2005 Edition.

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