I've been teaching math in California since 2002. I've taught every math class from Pre Algebra to Pre Calculus.
My textbook is a resource. I believe it is a guide and the teacher must make instructional decisions about how material is to be presented and what assignments are appropriate for content mastery. Although my textbook often has enough "good" problems for students to practice, I often find myself making my own worksheets, note guides, tests, and quizzes. As much as possible, I try to incorporate the use of Power Point, interactive Whiteboard, student whiteboards, games, and interactive activities in instruction. This is a work in progress, however, because of time constraints due to district pacing guides and state testing.
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Teaching Credential: Single-Subject Mathematics with CLAD Masters of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Technology
I am a married to another high school teacher and we have a two-year old daughter.