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In this activity students work with a partner to roll a pair of dice (many times) and record the sum of the dice in a data collection sheet. Once the data has been collected the students are walked through the process of calculating the experimental

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This PDF includes 18 slips that can be cut out and given to students (I usually have my students work in pairs).
On each slip there is a DIFFERENT trig function (sine, cosine and tangent) along with instructions on how to create a poster with that

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This quiz contains 4 questions about graphing quadratics in standard form, 2 questions about graphing quadratic functions in vertex form and one word problem about the path of a kicked soccer ball which can be modeled by a quadratic function.
The

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This is a great quiz for Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 students after they have learned to solve quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square and using the quadratic formula.
The PDF contains 3 versions of the quiz. All of the questions are

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Have students use make larger and larger right triangles (where each triangle has a leg the length of the previous triangle's hypotenuse) to create an awesome spiral. Students will then calculate the lengths of each hypotenuse in the spiral they

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Have students pair up and "battle" each other with this random number battle!
Use a scientific calculator, graphing calculator, iPad, computer, or a die to generate random numbers and call them out to the class. Students start on the first

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All equations are in standard form: y = ax^2 + bx + c
Find the vertex, Graph the parabola, One word problem at the end about a rocket fired that follows a parabolic path.

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Good to use as a test, quiz, or practice questions at the end of a logarithm and exponential equations unit.

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Have students pair up and "battle" each other with this random number battle.
Use a scientific calculator, graphing calculator, or a die to generate random numbers and call them out to the class. Students start on the first expression and fill in a

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Have students pair up and "battle" each other with this random number battle.
Use a scientific calculator, graphing calculator, or a die to generate random numbers and call them out to the class. Students start on the first expression and fill in a

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Have students pair up and "battle" each other with this random number battle!
Use a scientific calculator, graphing calculator, iPad, computer, or a die to generate random numbers and call them out to the class. Students start on the first

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Use this coordinate plane to help students learn about the basics of the x/y axis and label a few ordered pairs. Students can glue this into their notebooks and use as a guide when learning to graph.

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Great 12 question test for the end of a probability unit.
The questions are about 8th grade difficulty level.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

8 years teaching middle school and high school math courses.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I enjoy having fun with my students and using proper academic vocabulary ;)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

None...

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Mathematics, Single Subject Teaching Credential (Mathematics), and Masters in Mathematics Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

GO KNIGHTS!

GRADES

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Other (Math), Statistics, Word Problems, Algebra 2