Math in the Mitten

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Math in the Mitten
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"The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics." -Paul Halmos
 
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In honor of Read Across America Day on Dr. Seuss's birthday (March 2), check out these fun and engaging math word problems related to area and perimeter of rectangles. These problems can be incorporated as a warm-up activity or in students' daily
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Background: As a math teacher, I was constantly looking for ways to make math applicable to the “real world.” What I realized was that math was a part of many different historical events. Therefore, the goal of my “Mathistory” worksheets is to
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Fun applied math activity investigating the history of the Super Bowl with proportional relationships and ratio exercises. This Mathistory activity is best used as a warm-up or part of a daily assignment (10 - 20 minutes) for grades 6 - 12 during
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Fun applied math activity investigating the history of Groundhog Day with percent and commission exercises. This Mathistory activity is best used as a warm-up or part of a daily assignment (10 - 20 minutes) for grades 7 - 12 during Late-January to
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Fun applied math activity investigating the history of Valentine's Day with linear equation and system of equation exercises. This Mathistory activity is best used in an Algebra 1 or Algebra 2 class as a warm-up or part of a daily assignment (10 -
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Fun, applied geometry activity investigating the history of Valentine's Day and how geometry is related to modern Valentine's Day. This "mathistory" activity is best suited for the month of February for grades 7-12. This activity will take
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Fun math activity for Valentine's Day! This activity incorporates graphing horizontal and vertical lines. It is best used as a warm-up or part of a daily assignment (10 - 20 minutes) for grades 9 - 12 during February.
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In honor of St. Patrick's Day, check out these fun and engaging math word problems related to reasoning with ratios and rates. These problems can be incorporated as a warm-up activity or in students' daily assignments. Even high school students will
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Fun applied math activity investigating the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster with area, circumference, surface area, and volume exercises. This Mathistory activity is best used as a warm-up or part of a daily assignment (10 - 20 minutes) for grades
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In honor of Pi Day (March 14), check out these fun and engaging math word problems related to volume of cylinders. These problems can be incorporated as a warm-up activity or in students' daily assignments. Students grade 8 - 12 will love doing
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Check out this engaging activity in which students work in pairs, groups, or individually to cut, sort, and paste different representations of functions (tables, graphs, and equations) into the 5 categories of functions. This activity is best used
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Background: As a math teacher, I was constantly looking for ways to make math applicable to the “real world.” What I realized was that math was a part of many different historical events. Therefore, the goal of my “Mathistory” worksheets is to
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

• Have taught mathematics for over 9 years. • Have tutored mathematics for over 13 years. • Currently working as a general education math teacher, in which I include learning approaches and strategies into teaching for all students. • Have worked as a mathematics intervention specialist, supporting special education and at-risk students in general education math classes before, during, and after the school day. • Have worked as a special education math teacher, in which I included special learning approaches and strategies for students with special needs, such as learning disabilities, ADHD, ASD, and hearing/visual impairments. . • Have worked as a co-teacher in which I supported special education students in general education math classes. • Have and continue to utilize technology in the classroom through use of a SmartBoard, iPad, document camera, data projector, classroom clicker set, TI calculators, and TI Navigator.

MY TEACHING STYLE

• Inclusive • Positive • Supportive • Data-driven

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

• Have written and been awarded several grants for the math department I work in.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

• Master’s Degree (2009 Michigan State University): Special Education, Learning Disabilities • Bachelor’s of Science Degree (2007 Michigan State University): Major: Mathematics Minor: Earth Science • Teacher Certifications (2008 State of Michigan): Special Education, Learning Disabilities (SM): grades K -12 Mathematics (EX): grades 6 – 12 Earth Science (DH): grades 6 – 12

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

• Lifetime resident of the Mitten state. • Passionate about teaching mathematics to students of all abilities. • Mother to 3 children, who I love to teach new things to everyday.

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