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This activity is designed to walk students through the entire process of Completing the Square. Students will use algebra tiles (or an interactive version online) to obtain a more concrete, visual understanding of Completing the Square and why it
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This project is an excellent review of Algebra 1 statistics. I do, however, also give this to my students in Algebra 2 after we review the material. I do this in order to make sure they really understand these concepts before moving on to more
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This activity walks students through the concept of piecewise functions, and introduces all aspects of the concept. Students must draw a piecewise graph based on a story they're given. Then, they need to write a story given a piecewise graph.
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This activity requires critical thinking and provides a deeper understanding of the properties of quadratics. Students should work collaboratively and learn from group discussions. First, students are asked to determine the following properties
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Students enjoy this hands-on exploration, as they get to cut out the strips they need for the activity and play around with them to see what combinations of side lengths would make a triangle. Students can determine the Triangle Inequality Theorem
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Students thoroughly enjoy this activity as it brings competition and team work into the classroom. They really have fun competing and and working together. This document provides very detailed instructions on how the game works and how to best
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Step-up activities are designed to reinforce concepts learned in class. Students are able to work at their own pace, while ensuring that they each understand the content. Since the teacher checks student work, the teacher is able to assess each
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Students thoroughly enjoy this activity as it utilizes both a real-life example and food! Students have fun learning about what scientists do in real life to determine population sizes and also simulating it with goldfish crackers. This document
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This is intended to serve as a review game for students once they know how to add, subtract, multiply, divide and compose functions. Materials provided: Game Board Deck of Function Cards (including some more advanced functions for a
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This activity, either done collaboratively or independently, was designed for students to discover the concept and purpose of the discriminant on their own. Using strategic questioning, the student worksheets walk students through the thinking
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught high school mathematics since 2012. The subjects I have taught are: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus and A.P. Statistics.

MY TEACHING STYLE

The Idea behind Common Core is important! Students need to make their own connections and truly understand the "why" behind every concept. Sparking students' natural curiosity with effective questioning, intriguing problems, and hands-on activities is the gateway to learning. I begin nearly every unit with an exploration or activity that requires students to do all the hard work.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year 2016 at my high school

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Earned a BS in both Mathematics and Biology and a MA in Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love teaching! I love the students, my coworkers and my subject (MATH!) When not at school, I spend my time outdoors. My family, my friends and my husband are my life.

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