I've never been able to stick with the textbook...! I have 20+ years of teaching experience including teaching mathematics to middle school and high school students, as well as serving as a "Math Coach/Specialist", working with hundreds of students and their teachers in one of Pennsylvania's largest districts. I transitioned to Austin, Texas, where I am teaching 8th grade Pre-Algebra and Algebra I in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Check out my blog for up-to-date classroom happenings! mathycathy.com/blog
My high-energy teaching style and desire to keep all students engaged ensures variety in instructional techniques and resources. The resources I create evolve from my students' specific needs and my desire to keep them engaged and excited about mathematics! I hope you see this through the variety of resources I have posted here at TPT!
I earned my Master of Science in Education with a 4.0 average in the area of Classroom Technology. I have been trained in the Success For All Foundation's "Power Teaching"! I am a proud member of the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2013. I recently published 20 interactive middle school math lessons with Nearpod, an amazing app!
I received my Bachelor of Science in Education at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Secondary Education/Mathematics. I received my Master of Science in Education from Wilkes University in Classroom Technology.
Middle school mathematics is what I most love to teach! I started my teaching career working exclusively with 7th graders for 6 years. I also taught SAT Preparation courses through our local Penn State University, and taught potential first-generation college students still in high school in a Saturday and summer program through Penn State as well. I did quite a bit of private math tutoring with students from grades 6 through 12 over the years. After 3 years as a stay-at-home-mom, I returned to full-time teaching as a math coach/specialist for 3 years, working with teachers and students in 3 middle schools in one of Pennsylvania's largest school districts. I moved to Austin, Texas and currently teach 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in my own classroom again. I admit it.... I can't "just" use the textbook! From the start of my career, I have created my own resources based on student need, student engagement, and student motivation, and have shared many of these successful creations here on TPT. Enjoy!
Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Statistics, Word Problems, Algebra 2, Basic Math, Mental Math, Decimals