Natural Numbers - The Healthier Choice

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Natural Numbers - The Healthier Choice
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To understand and appreciate math is to do math (by asking questions, finding patterns, and making connections).
 
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The challenge is to create the answers 1 through 100, using exactly 4 fours each time, the order of operations and basic math symbols. This classroom tested activity works well in small groups or as a challenge for individuals (solutions included).
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Have your students participate in a friendly competition, to design, build, and drop a paper helicopter with the slowest rate of descent possible. The 17 pages of pdf material includes directions, tips, prototypes, and optional aerodynamic related
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Given a 6x6 grid of numbers, and a target number, the challenge is to find all of the triplets (sets of 3 consecutive numbers), which hit the target number. The triplets may be in any row, column, or diagonal, and be read forwards and/or backwards.
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Given a 10x10 grid containing numbers, the challenge is to partition (divide) the grid into rectangles. Each rectangle must have positive integer dimensions, and contain exactly one and only one number. The catch is, the numbers also have to
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Marble Madness is a simple yet addictive math puzzle, which will challenge students' spatial and logic skills. Marble Madness is appropriate for all ages and is classroom tested. This 36 page pdf includes 12 ready-to-use puzzles (with solutions),
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Learn about and explore vampire numbers. This 12-page pdf includes definitions, a challenge page, answers, and all one hundred forty-eight 6-digit vampire numbers to explore.
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Using the included permanent online applet, your students will be able to find out what day of the week they were born (or other dates of interest). This of course leads to the question, how does the applet work? The 5 page pdf includes hints and
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This is a one page, printable, classroom tested, organizational template pdf for math word problems. The literacy component and structure gives kids direction and helps organize their thoughts. Using the template instills good problem solving
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The Factors Challenge is a classroom tested and fun way to test your students' understanding of proper factors, multiples, perfect squares, and primes (it will test their problem solving skills as well). The included permanent online applet is easy
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Challenge your students to create pa-ra-boo-las, ghosts made entirely out of parabolas. This classroom tested activity will help students better understand the parameters of quadratic polynomials and how they relate to their graphs. The 11 page
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught middle school mathematics for 23 years now and counting.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Learner-centered, learner-paced, zero-lecture, collaborative-exploration, technology enhanced.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Distinguished Educator of the State of Maine 2011 National Board Certified 2009 Milken National Educator Award 2005 Excellence in Inclusive Education Award 2000

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.Ed. U-Mass Amhearst 1991 B.A. in Mathematics Western New England University 1989

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In addition to mathematics, I enjoy kayaking, astronomy, reading, programming, ultimate frisbee, biking, sitting by the chimenea, vegan cooking, and spending time with my wife.

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