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Algebra Warm Ups
Great for a "Back to School Algebra Review" or
"Summer Algebra Review" too!
Perfect as a review over the summer. With just 4 questions a day for 76 days, students will be fully prepared for the new school year!!!
Products

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment

CCSS:

HSA-SSE.B.3a, HSA-SSE.B.3b, HSA-SSE.B.3c, HSA-SSE.B.4, HSA-APR.A.1, HSA-APR.B.2, HSA-APR.B.3, HSA-APR.C.4, HSA-APR.C.5, HSA-APR.D.6, HSA-APR.D.7...

Linear Functions
This is a great one page cheat sheet on the following three forms of a line...
Intercept Form, Point Slope Form, and Standard Form
Also included, is how to find intercepts and slopes.
Two sheets are included, one in color and

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Graphing

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Study Guides, Handouts, Outlines

Conic Sections Cheat Sheet - Foldable for Circle, Parabola, Ellipse, and Hyperbola. Graph paper included!
*** UPDATED *** Now with highlighted a,b, and c lengths AND a version with parametric equations.
Create a foldable or just pass out the

Subjects:

Math, Graphing, Algebra 2

Grades:

9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Study Guides, Handouts, Outlines

Completing the Square - Cheat Sheet
This is a great one page cheat sheet which clearly shows and explains the steps involved when completing the square.
Standard and two versions of vertex form are included.
Your choice of a black and white

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Study Guides, Handouts, Outlines

Transformations of functions with graphs and equations.
Transformations Foldable and/or concise notes for all functions.
An example with the square root function is included.
My students love having the ability to compare/contrast all of the

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Graphing

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Homeschool

Types:

Study Guides, Handouts, Printables

CCSS:

HSF-BF.B.3

Valentine Day graph and symmetry activity for coordinate plane
Not only do students need to know how to graph line segments they will use their symmetry skills to complete the Valentine Day heart.
This file contains 8 pages.
Heart Graph in

Subjects:

Math, Graphing, Valentine's Day

Grades:

5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables

Domain and Range of a Graph Notes, Homework, and Quiz Bundle
with inequality, interval, and set builder notation
This will stop all confusion of Domain and Range Notation!!!
My students find the chart invaluable especially the Vertical Graph

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Graphing

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Study Guides, Worksheets, Handouts

FOIL method Poster for multiplying binomials.
I am a big fan of the FOIL method for multiplying binomials. Although I know some educators use the box method, my students find the FOIL method easier and much faster with a little practice.
I have

Subjects:

Math, Algebra

Grades:

6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

Types:

Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters

Absolute Value Function Graph Transformation - Card Matching Game - Activity
My students find this activity a great way to learn all of the transformations of the absolute value function.
I give each student their own set (only 2 pages to print)

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Graphing

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Activities, Flash Cards, Games

Rational Functions Graphing
Cheat Sheet and Graph Paper.
****UPDATED**** NOW WITH 11 THOUGHTFUL EXAMPLES
This is a great one page cheat sheet on graphing rational functions.
99% of my students only want notes that fit on one page. They are

Subjects:

Math, PreCalculus, Mathematics

Grades:

10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Study Guides, Handouts, Outlines

Factoring Polynomials Cheat Sheet.
Can your students factor 28x^2 − 33x − 28 in less than one minute without the aid of a calculator?
Mine can and yours can too!
These cheat sheets will show students the most efficient way to factor any

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Study Guides, Handouts, Outlines

Quadratic Function Graph Transformations - Notes, Charts, and Quiz
I have found that practice makes perfect when teaching transformations.
In this bundle you will find....
1. A chart depicting the 8 basic transformations including function

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Graphing

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Examinations - Quizzes, Study Guides, Printables

Factoring Polynomials Cut and Glue Activity
A fun way to practice factoring polynomials. Students cut out factors then glue them to their corresponding polynomials.
5 Worksheets are included.
1. Polynomials in the form x^2 + bx + c
2.

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

Types:

Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff

April Fools Math - Common Algebra Mistakes
Students are asked to correct the most common Algebra mistakes in 20 equations. An answer key is provided.
Two versions are included.
One is titled "April Fools'" and the other is titled "Oops".

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

Types:

Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff

Cut and Glue Integers with Exponents and Parentheses (extra quizzes included)
Do You Really Know Your Negatives?
Negative Integers with Positive and Negative Exponents and Parentheses.
Cut and glue activities just make it more fun!
I have

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

Types:

Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff

Parent Function Graph Posters with Domain Range and Key Points***Completely Updated***This file contains 11 posters containing the graph, domain, range, end behavior and primary (graphing transformation) points of the following parent

Subjects:

Graphing, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

Types:

Test Prep, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters

Long Division of Polynomials Cheat Sheet
This is a quick one page cheat sheet that ends all confusion when dividing polynomials.
Two side by side examples of long division clarifies the mystery!
Another example is provided with thought

Subjects:

Math, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Study Guides, Handouts, Outlines

Linear Equation Solutions Cheat Sheet - Foldable
Intersecting, parallel, and identical lines are featured with clear examples.
One Solution, No solution, and Infinitely Many Solutions are shown via graph, linear equations, and worked out

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Graphing

Grades:

Types:

Study Guides, Handouts, Outlines

Exponents
Foldable, Cheat Sheet or Fill-in Notes
This is the ultimate guide for the Laws of Exponents. Pass out the cheat sheet or create a simple foldable.
27 thoughtful examples reinforce the laws.
Thought bubbles have been added as an aid to

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Study Guides, Handouts, Outlines

Quadratic Equation
Quadratic Function Cheat Sheet - Foldable for the Equation of a Parabola
UPDATED - Now with a fill in the blank version. Perfect for note taking or a quiz.
This is a great one page cheat sheet on the following three forms of

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Graphing

Grades:

Types:

Study Guides, Handouts, Outlines

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught my first algebra class in the 1980’s. Now, for the past 12 years, I have been working as a full time private math tutor. I am blessed to teach a wide variety of grade levels everyday and have found this to be an invaluable experience. I understand what works and doesn’t work from level to level. I love to make my students laugh. I implement imaginative and sometimes silly demonstrations to make math "stick". The more fun we have, the more we all learn. My ultimate goal with students is to have them appreciate, learn, and enjoy math.

MY TEACHING STYLE

First and foremost, I want to instill a love and understanding of mathematics in my students. I have a passion for math that I hope my students will share with me. I incorporate manipulatives, 3d models, acronyms, songs, and anecdotes to make learning memorable and meaningful. I have spent hundreds of hours creating math resources to use with my students and now I am sharing them with TpT.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Northern Illinois University.

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