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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Target Audience: Algebra 2
Objective:
To match all sets of three corresponding cards
∙ Absolute Value function equations
∙ Absolute Value graphs
∙ Verbal description of the transformation
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Students will understand the

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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

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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 ∙

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Help students learn the domain and range of Inverse Trig Graphs and relate the effects of the transformation equations on the graph, domain/range.

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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,

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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

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Three separate Versatile Activities are included in this document:
1) Solving Equations in One Variable
2) Solving Equations in Two Variables for one specified variable
3) FRACTION MAFIA: Rewriting Equations involving fractions by

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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Students will understand rational functions, their graphs and their characteristics including domain, range, End Behavior Model (general model from dominant term over dominant term) vs End Behavior Asymptote (specific quotient from long division).

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Given the graph of the “original” function which is a piecewise function, students must match transformations of the graph with corresponding equations, verbal descriptions and tables.
The transformations are reinforcing simple ideas of vertical

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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

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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).

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

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