I have taught mathematics for 15 years. I started out teaching 6th-8th grade, then moved to High School and started with Integrated Math I, II, III and Algebra I. Currently the last 8 years have had me teaching Algebra I, II, Geometry, Integrated Math, College Algebra and Statistics.
I love to teach using foldables, interactive notebooks, hands-on activities, projects as well as some traditional teaching ideas. I love to use VARIETY to help my kids stay interested and cut down on boredom. My goals through teaching are to create relationships through mutual respect and help students learn to appreciate mathematics and to understand it versus just being able to follow a process or procedure that has been memorized without understanding. I feel that projects and real-world problems allow for the greatest understanding and learning.
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I have attended both Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO and Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. I graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics and have taken over 30 graduate hours and am currently trying to finish my MS degree at MSU.
I am a single mom with two beautiful children. I am one of those Math Nerds that loves curriculum. I love to design new activities and units. For a long time I have shared many of these items in workshops and at conferences. I am hoping now to be able to use this love of math and curriculum to help my family financially.