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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...

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

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

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:

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

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:

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

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

Arithmetic and Geometric Sequence, Sum, Nth Term, Cheat Sheet - Foldable
Please download my free preview.
Create a foldable or just pass out the Series and Sequence cheat sheet, the choice is yours.
This is a comprehensive guide to the

Subjects:

Math, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Study Guides, Handouts, Outlines

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

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

Logarithmic Properties
Foldable, Cheat Sheet or Fill-in Notes
This is the ultimate guide for the properties of logs. Pass out the cheat sheet or create a simple foldable.
33 thoughtful examples reinforce the properties.
Thought bubbles have been

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Study Guides, Handouts, Outlines

End Behavior of Polynomials Cheat Sheet or Foldable.
Create a foldable or just pass out the End Behavior cheat sheet, the choice is yours.
I have found that this is the BEST way to teach end behavior.
Your students will understand this concept

Subjects:

Math, Graphing, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Study Guides, Handouts, Outlines

Factoring Polynomials Boot Camp
I try to make this more fun by hamming it up with camouflage attire and a few calisthenics in the beginning of the lesson.
Choose to begin with multiplying or factoring. I prefer to begin with multiplying.

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff

Monster Graph Function Transformations
Use my monster function or create your own!
This worksheet contains the following transformations:
Vertical Translation
Horizontal Translation
Reflection over the x and y axis
Vertical Stretch
Vertical

Subjects:

Math, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Activities, Handouts, Printables

VUX HOY Linear Graph Posters - Horizontal Vertical Lines and Parent Function
This file contains a 15 poster assortment to teach students the graph, slope, and equation for the linear parent function along with vertical and horizontal lines.
Vux

Subjects:

Math, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters

Linear Equation Test - Editable
Writing the Equation of a Line.
This is a powerpoint document which is EDITABLE.
You may only use it in a single classroom or home.
You may not use for any commercial means including TpT.
This is my FAVORITE exam.

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

Types:

Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Printables

Math Operations Quiz
Are you a superstar?
I have complied a list of questions using identity, inverse, exponent, power, and cancellation properties. This should be a simple quiz for students beyond 8th grade math. I have yet to have even a

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

Types:

Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets

Symmetry - x axis - y axis - origin - Bundle
Yes, my students have sold these set of notes to other classmates.
This is THE definitive guide for symmetry for high school students.
Including notes that can be used as a poster, worked out

Subjects:

Math, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Study Guides, Worksheets, Handouts

Graphing Logs and Exponents Cheat Sheet
Graphing Logs and Exponents using a table of values.
The following functions are illustrated in complete detail along with the appropriate parent function.
Asymptotes are clearly labeled along with the

Subjects:

Math, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

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.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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

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GRADES

PreK, Kindergarten, 1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff

SUBJECTS

Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Art, Mathematics, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Business, Statistics, Word Problems, Study Skills, Algebra 2, Basic Math, Holidays/Seasonal, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core