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Let students add their imagination and creativity when applying distance and midpoint formulas to the layout of a city. This zip file contains a worksheet that has a coordinate plane to represent their city template. The building

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Foldable includes the general form, writing equations in standard form and identifying A, B, and C, finding x- and y-intercepts of linear equations, and graphing using intercepts.
On the back of the foldable there are five additional practice

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**THIS VERSION contains 2 versions of PowerPoint SO YOU CAN MAKE CHANGES**
This form also has pictures and animations on every slide that the free version does not.
This PowerPoint contains a 13 question quiz that is used to identify individuals'

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This two-variable linear inequalities card sort was created to help my students practice Common Core style matching and problem solving with linear inequalities.
The first sheet of cards (Set A) contains linear inequalities where students should

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Foldable includes general form, writing a linear equation in point slope form given slope and a point, and writing a linear equation using point slope form to write an equation in slope intercept form when given slope and a point and when only given

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Provide your students a different, tactile way to practice solving logarithmic equations. A variety of types of equations are included that require students to apply their knowledge of properties of logarithms, solving quadratic equations, and

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This domain and range foldable includes space to write the definition of the domain and range, finding the domain and range from a set of ordered pairs, tables, a mapping diagram, and a graph. A situation with a table is included to connect domain

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Foldable includes 2 of each type: examples/problems of how to solve systems by GRAPHING, examples/problems of how to solve systems by SUBSTITUTION, and 2 examples/problems of how to solve systems by ELIMINATION. The back of the foldable includes 3

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These guided/scaffolded notes were created to accompany the comprehensive 2+ day PowerPoint lesson I created to teach factoring quadratic trinomials. The 5 pages include fill in sections for an explanation of the XBOX method based on multiplying

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Students apply their knowledge of parabola characteristics to a roller coaster example. This activity requires students to show they understand key quadratic characteristics: minimums, maximums, axis of symmetry, a-values, and finding the vertex

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Use a visually appealing foldable to reinforce how to determine if different forms of relations are functions. This foldable includes determining if relations in multiple forms are functions and explaining why or why not. The forms include ordered

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Use this triples matching activity for students to review solving systems of equations by graphing, substitution, and elimination. There are a total of 4 equivalent systems of linear equations so students will need to solve a total of 12 problems.

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This card sort is a way for students to demonstrate their understanding of various exponent property rules and their meaning. The problems include the product property, quotient property, power to power property, combining like terms, and

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a mathematics classroom teacher since 2008. My experience includes teaching Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 at the intermediate and high school levels. My focus is making Algebra 1 accessible to all students by creating a solid mathematical foundation and building on this with conceptual understanding and connections during algebra lessons. My lessons include technology integration and peer collaboration. They are centered around PowerPoint instruction and guided notes pages.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I aim to achieve diversity, engagement, conceptual understanding, rigor, and practice in every one of my lessons. Accuracy and flexibility in mathematical instruction are crucial and I am constantly changing my lessons to make them the best possible educational resource. The goal is to provide fellow educators with lessons unlike others offered. Since I use all of these lessons in my classroom, they must give my students the most positive, challenging, mathematically appropriate education I am capable of. Diversity means a variety of types of problems are provided in every lesson so all students feel challenged and engaged. Check out my blog: http://www.mathfromtheheart.com/blog.html

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Algebra students achieved top scores in the district for state exams. Received the District Vision Award in Curriculum Development and Implementation

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.A. Teaching University of California, Irvine (August 2009) Single Subject Teaching Credential Certifications: CLAD Certificate, Supplementary Authorized Subject: History Bachelor of Arts Major in History, Minors in Education & Political Science University of California, Los Angeles (June 2005)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I first started teaching I constantly looked for resources that reflected my teaching style: engage students with innovative and easy to follow instruction. I had a difficult time finding these resources so I developed most of my lessons with guided notes from scratch. I hope new and experienced teachers will now be able to use my creations instead of having to dedicate 8+ hours per lesson to create the same on their own! One of the many benefits of these lessons is they flow nicely in a 50 minute class period and prevent teachers from forgetting to mention something during the lesson because it is covered on the slide (without being text heavy). Prior to teaching, I was a pharmaceutical sales representative. I left that position due to the lack of job satisfaction because my role lacked a sense of fulfillment from making a difference in the lives of others. Although there was a significant decrease in salary, I never regret my decision to become a mathematics teacher. I love my students and the opportunity to show students a side of mathematics that is a polar-opposite experience from the dry, procedural-based instruction of the past.

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

SUBJECTS

Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, PreCalculus, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, Psychology, Study Skills, Algebra 2, For All Subjects