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Objective:
Pre-Calculus students will understand the relationship between polynomial equations in factored form and their graphs which may have single roots or roots of multiplicity, and positive or negative leading coefficients. The card match

Subjects:

Graphing, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Graphs include
1) sine and cosecant (on the same graph)
2) cosine and secant (on the same graph)
3) tangent
4) cotangent
Students match graphs, equations and domain/range cards for a set.
Activity reinforces relationship between graphs of

Subjects:

Graphing, Trigonometry

Grades:

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

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Objective: To match all sets of three corresponding cards of square root or cube root
∙ equations
∙ graphs
∙ description of transformation
Transformation Functions include values for one or more of the values of A, B, C, and D and are of the

Subjects:

Graphing, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Toolkit Functions: linear, quadratic, cubic, square root, cube root, absolute value, rational, greatest integer and signum functions
Objective: To match all sets of three corresponding cards ∙ function equations ∙

Subjects:

Graphing, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Objective: To match all sets of three corresponding cards
∙ toolkit function equations
∙ toolkit function graphs
∙ domain and range
Connections: It is important for students to be able to recognize these basic toolkit functions (constant,

Subjects:

Graphing, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

This BUNDLE contains 33 pages of factoring practice, games and activities
1) Product and Sum Flash Card Game (48 cards) disguised introduction to factoring
Follow-up: Factor trinomials with lead coefficient = 1
2) Two Versatile activities i)

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Flash Cards, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

31 pages of Guided Activities, Collaborative and Individual activities for classwork and homework for a Pre-calculus unit on Polar Graphing and Powers and Roots of Complex Numbers.
57 pages including answer keys.
Look for the Polar Graph Card Match

Subjects:

Graphing, PreCalculus, Trigonometry

Grades:

10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

Types:

Worksheets, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Target Audience: Algebra II
Objective: To match all 16 sets of three corresponding cards
∙ quadratic function equations
∙ parabola graphs
∙ description of transformation
Connections:
Recognize how A, C and D values of g(x)=Af(x-C)+D

Subjects:

Graphing, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Objective: To match all sets of four corresponding cards
∙ log base 2 or base 3 equation
∙ log base 2 or base 3 graph
∙ transformation description
∙ domain and range (only five unique cards are necessary so
these cards will be

Subjects:

Graphing, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Students will recognize the natural exponential function (thin curve) and its inverse natural logarithmic function (thick curve). Encourage students to make connections between the equations of the function and its inverse function. For example,

Subjects:

Graphing, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

This PowerPoint can be used as FLASH CARDS when run as a slide show. Designed to help students become fluent in the ratios for sine, cosine and tangent for the unit circle special angles. Currently slides are organized to practice sine and cosine

Subjects:

PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Mental Math

Grades:

10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

Types:

Flash Cards, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Students match polar graphs
1) roses
2) limacon
3) limacon with loop
4) cardioid
5) lemniscate
6) spiral
with their polar equations

Subjects:

Calculus, Graphing, Trigonometry

Grades:

10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Algebra 1, Geometry
Students match 4 cards to make a set
1) Graph of Segment with slope triangle
2) Change in x and Change in y
3) Slope of segment
4) Distance of segment
(with strategy shown for simplifying square root by factoring)

Subjects:

Algebra, Geometry, Graphing

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Designed as a review of vector concepts:
1) initial and terminal points
2) horizontal and vertical component
3) standard position
4) magnitude = distance formula & Pythagorean Theorem.
5) direction = inverse tangent to find angle
6) adding

Subjects:

PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Objective: To match all sets of four corresponding cards
∙ function equations (base 2 or base 3)
∙ graph of functions
∙ description of transformation
∙ domain and range (only nine unique cards are necessary so
some of these

Subjects:

Graphing, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Target Audience: Algebra 1, Geometry
Objective: Students will be able to read verbal descriptions of mathematical expressions and match them to the variable algebraic expression.
Connections: It is important for students to understand

Subjects:

Basic Operations, Order of Operations, Word Problems

Grades:

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

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2:
Linear Graphs & Equations in (h, k) Form
Students will match 12 sets from 48 cards.
i) linear graphs that clearly show three points including points A & B which always have known lattice point coordinates and

Subjects:

Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2:
Linear Graphs & Equations in 3 forms
Students will match 12 sets from 60 cards.
i) linear graphs that clearly show four points including A & B which are always the x- and y-intercepts, and also the vertices of

Subjects:

Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Objective: To match all sets of four corresponding cards
∙ function equations
∙ function graphs
∙ description of transformation
∙ domain and range
Connections:
Recognize multiple transformations and how A, C and D values of g(x)=Af(x-C)+D

Subjects:

Graphing, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

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

Types:

Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning

Unit Circle Flash card for every special angle (degree and radian) on the unit circle for the trig ratios of Sine, Cosine and Tangent.
Reinforce radian measures. Use as flash cards to learn the trig ratios. Use as Jeopardy to prepare students for

Subjects:

Trigonometry

Grades:

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

Types:

Flash Cards, Games, Cooperative Learning

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

24 years of high school mathematics teaching at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology in Fairfax County, Virginia and in Durango, Colorado teaching Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, AB/BC Calculus, Introductory Computer Science. AP Calculus Exam Reader (7 years & counting).

MY TEACHING STYLE

Styles and Activities I like to incorporate in my classroom: 1) Hands-on Student activities promoting student interaction, facilitated by Teacher. 2) Notebook foldables and organizers 3) Versatile activities 4) Supplementary worksheets that require students to actively DO and get to the heart of the content

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MIAMI UNIVERSITY, Oxford, OH - BA Mathematics & Statistics MIAMI UNIVERSITY, Oxford, OH - MAT Secondary Math Education

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GRADES

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

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Calculus, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Word Problems, Algebra 2, Mental Math