This currently my 9th year teaching high school mathematics. I have taught most everything from Algebra I to AP Calculus. I am currently leading the Algebra I group at my high school where I am designing our curriculum, developing the lessons, homeworks, and assessments, as well as working with my colleagues to implement the curriculum and analyze the data we collect from our assessments.
Currently I am focused on developing lessons that balance conceptual understanding with procedural fluency. My direct instruction lessons have both conceptual and procedural components utilizing cooperative learning. I also utilize problem base and inquiry based activities with students working in groups and myself facilitating and acting as a consultant to each group.
NSHSS Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction - 2009 Raytheon MathMovesU Math Hero Award - 2015
I received my B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Arizona focusing on the theoretical aspects of pure math. I then received my Secondary Teacher Certification from Pima Community College. I am currently involved in graduate studies at the University of Arizona studying Mathematics and Mathematics Education.
I originate from and live in Tucson, Arizona. I have a wife and one son. I am a volunteer wrestling coach at the high school where I teach, although I also enjoy bicycling, swimming, and playing other sports such as basketball. I enjoy video games (when I have a chance), cross stitch, and making paper crafts, in particular spherical models. You can visit my blog at https://mathematicalanarchy.wordpress.com/.