# More Than a Game of Numbers

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Is this coffee too hot? We can use Newton's Law of Cooling to find out how quickly your favorite warm beverage cools down. This activity sheet describes a project where students explore temperature changes with their own hot drinks and predict how
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Here's a chance to see a formula in action. In this activity, students make their own pendulums and use a physics formula to predict how long the bob will take to travel back and forth. Square roots, fractions, and pi are all present here.
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Ever wonder how astronomers are able to figure out the size of the moon or other celestial objects? One possibility is to use the "apparent size" of the object and a few facts about radian measures. This project allows students to estimate the
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Many students know how to find the areas of simple shapes. But what about shapes that aren't so simple, like U.S. states? This classroom activity/project allows students to use common area formulas to find practical measurements. Just how big IS
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We hear about percentages all the time, but what do they really mean? In this activity, students will search for a percentage listed in the media and use conversion and illustration to put the mysterious number into perspective.
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Shading the half-plane when graphing the inequality can be a thankless task, but what if you made a game out of it? In this classroom activity, students get to throw "darts" at a plane in hopes of landing on the correct portion of a graphed
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Geometry should always be treasured. With this classroom activity, students get to hunt around the classroom for polygons congruent to a target shape. They need to both see and describe the congruency to win the game, so this requires both a
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Can you throw a tennis ball 50 feet in the air? Using quadratic equations, you can find out for sure if you and your friends are able to accomplish this feat. This project sheet describes the process.
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Here's a skill game that will bring a sense of competition to an otherwise mundane algebra topic. With the help of this activity sheet, channel your creative side and get students excited about finding solutions quickly!
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Everyone knows name-brand products always cost more than their store-brand counterparts. But is that because they're worth more, or is the price difference based solely on the name? With the help of linear equations, we can finally find out for
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How long would it take to walk from New York City to Los Angeles, California? No, you don't have to exhaust your leg muscles to find out. This activity sheet explains how to use ratios and unit rates to compute how long this walk will take.
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Pi this... pi that... not even with ice cream. But how did they come up with this crazy-looking number in the first place. With the help of circumference formulas and some trigonometry, students can find out how pi can be calculated. This
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have worked in math education for over 12 years, both at tutoring facilities and in the classroom. My experience includes small group sessions with middle schoolers and math instructor positions at three different institutions, including NJIT and Bergen Community College. I currently teach college preparatory math classes for middle and high school students at Columbia University.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My emphasis has always been on practical applications of the math. Rather than just explain the step-by-step processes on how to solve problems, I emphasize interactive learning, typically through hands-on activities that allow the students to experience the course material instead of just memorize procedures. When I discuss math topics in the classroom, I'm generally known for "pulling back the curtain" and revealing why the solutions are the way they are, getting students to think about the reason for the subject instead of just the subject itself.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I hold a Standard Certificate for Teacher of Mathematics, granted by the State of New Jersey. My teaching styles have earned me high scores on student evaluations and feedback websites such as ratemyprofessors.com.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold two Master's degrees in Mathematics, as well as a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Writing. My education mainly focused on applied math and math education, and my graduate thesis centered around using the Fibonacci sequence to help students better understand the presence of math in the real world.

I have worked several freelance writing jobs, providing various online companies with promotional material, landing pages, and blog posts. In 2015, I self-published my own math book describing how math is used in a number of careers and hobbies.