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This learning activity starts with students predicting the two-dimensional shapes resulting from slicing three-dimensional figures from a picture. Students can work individually, in pairs, or small groups. Next, they move on to creating a 3D model

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This worksheet includes practice writing inequalities to represent situations (translating phrases), graphing inequalities on the number line, and writing an inequality given a graph. A key term table along with a open/closed circle, shade

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This Lines and Angles activity gets your students out of their seats identifying line and angle relationships and finding the missing measurement in order to uncover clues to the hidden message. Skills include identifying adjacent, complimentary,

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This worksheet includes questions on writing, graphing, and solving one-step inequalities. Students need to translate verbal phrases, including one word problem; graph inequalities on the number line; write inequalities given a graph; and solve

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This is a great activity to get students out of their seats and moving in math class! These multiplication and division problems with rational numbers include fractions, mixed numbers, improper fractions, decimals, and minimal use of variables.

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This bundle includes twelve fun yet rigorous activities to help you get students out of their seats, walking around, and engaged in math! Included are walk-about activities for:
• Fractions-Decimals-Percents
- fraction, decimal, and

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This writing expressions worksheet includes a "key word" table for students to reference. Great partner activity, homework, or assessment. This is a pre-algebra level worksheet where students translate verbal expressions using numbers and

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This differentiated cut-and-paste activity helps students master translating verbal sentences and stories (word problems) into equations. The first activity is easier with students given sentences to translate. The second activity is also sentence

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This two-page student worksheet helps students learn about distributive property while creating equivalent expressions and understanding the role of GCF. Students fill in the missing columns and get practice in all areas of distributive property

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Rational and Irrational Numbers Bundle
This bundle includes six products for teaching rational and irrational numbers (the real number system) at a reduced price. Included are:
• Rational Numbers PowerPoint Lesson. A 20 page PowerPoint

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Simplify Algebraic Expressions Bundle - Five (5) products in one: PowerPoint Lesson, Practice Worksheet, Differentiated Scribb Notes, Walk-About activity, and cut-and-paste matching activities (includes three differentiated cut-and-paste

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This fun, differentiated cut-and-paste partner activity helps students with simplifying algebraic expressions using like terms and distributive property. Included are THREE separate worksheets, each with ten expressions need to be simplified and

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Modeling adding and subtracting integers on the number line. This two page worksheet can be used as homework, classwork (either individually or in small groups), guided instruction, or an assessment. It is in landscape mode so the number lines are

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This set of 28 task cards (24 regular and 4 bonus cards) can be used to help your students reinforce and extend their thinking of the real number system, including classifying numbers, converting between decimals and fractions, square roots,

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This Ratios and Rates activity gets your students out of their seats using ratios, rates, unit rates, equivalent ratios, and double number lines to solve real-world problems while uncovering clues to the hidden message.
The 9 question activity

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This product includes three different cut-and-paste activities focused on solving one-step equations in order to give you more options in the classroom and help with differentiation. The first activity has addition and subtraction problems only,

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More than two months of daily warmup questions to start your year off right! There are a total of 62 questions in this product, with question 62 being an activity that typically takes students 30 minutes to finish. Enough to get you through

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Five pages of interactive notes, a one-page Check Understanding and two pages of practice problems to enhance the Irrational Numbers PowerPoint lesson, but it can also be used alone. Topics covered include vocabulary, classifying rational vs.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Thirteen wonderful years teaching middle school mathematics, plus another year and a half at the elementary level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that students learn best when they are actively engaged with the content. Hands-on, inquiry-based learning that incorporates technology, group activities, differentiated instruction, and draws from students’ background and interests when possible, helps to motivate students into becoming active, real-world learners. They think it's all about the content, but it's really about so much more.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Florida High Impact Teacher (2013-present, all years) 2015 Teacher of the Year; 2014 PRISM Winner, Secondary Mathematics; 2014 Finalist for County Math Teacher of the Year; 2014 School Math Teacher of the Year; 2013 Teacher of the Quarter; 2013 PRISM (Promoting Regional Interest in Science & Math) nominee; 2012 School Math Teacher of the Year; Texas Instrument Pilot Teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My Blog: Mathematical Mayhem Blog Email: positivelyprealgplus@gmail.com

GRADES

4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Homeschool

SUBJECTS

Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Chemistry, Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Statistics, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter