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This is a complete lesson plan guiding students to find the surface area of rectangular prisms using the surface area formula.
This is a two-day lesson for two double-period classes, but some of the activities can be removed to shorten the length.

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This is an introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem and using the theorem to find the missing side of a right triangle.
This lesson includes an opening activity, minilesson with guided steps through the process, examples, class activities and a

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This file contains two lesson plans: one lesson for elementary and middle school, and a second lesson for high school.
The elementary/middle school lesson plan is an introduction to finding a rule for a pattern and sequence and using the rule to

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Included are two lesson plans for use for the first 2-3 days of math class.
The first lesson plan and PowerPoint includes activities for icebreakers, rules and expectations, goals of the class, and several activities to get students working in

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This is a lesson plan on simplifying radical expressions: simplifying radicals, multiplying radical terms and simplifying fractions with square roots.
This lesson plan includes an opening activity, minilesson with guided steps through the process,

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This is a continuation to the Pythagorean Theorem Lesson Plan.
This lesson uses the theorem for three different applications:
finding the distance between two points in a coordinate plane,
finding the length of a diagonal in a polygon, and
using

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This is an introduction to finding the square root of a number. Examples include perfect squares and numbers that are not perfect squares.
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This is a full lesson plan on solving two-step inequalities and graphing the solution on a number line.
This lesson plan includes an opening activity, guided steps through the process, examples, class activities and a worksheet for homework.

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This is a complete lesson plan on using the exponential function to solve word problems involving exponential decay and half-lives.
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This is a complete lesson plan guiding students to find the prime factorization of a number by using factor trees.
This lesson plan includes an opening activity, minilesson with guided steps through the process, examples, class activities and a

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This is a complete lesson plan on using the exponential function to solve word problems involving exponential growth and compound interest.
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This is a problem solving lesson on graphing a quadratic function from a real-world situation (basketball free-throw). It includes an opening activity, minilesson and reading activity. The reading/literacy activity describes how gravity causes

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Included are two activities for practice with algebraic expressions.
The first activity is a "Math Squares" game where squares are cut out of a puzzle and students must evaluate the expressions to put the puzzle back together.
My 8th grade class

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This is an introduction to determining whether a relation is a function. The lesson plan defines both relations and functions and explains that a relation can be a function if the output values have only one distinct input value. The Vertical-Line

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Included are two lesson plans on simplifying expressions by combining like terms, and multiplying and dividing terms.
The first lesson is an introduction to like and unlike terms. The second lesson goes more in depth into adding, subtracting,

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This lesson plan has two objectives. The first objective is to write standard numbers in scientific notation and vice versa. The second objective is to use the rules of exponents to multiply and divide numbers in scientific notation.
This lesson

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This lesson plan applies the Pythagorean Theorem to solve real-world problems.
Students will use the information in the word problem to draw a picture and label the given lengths. Students can then substitute the information into the Pythagorean

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This is a unit plan consisiting of seven lesson plans and a test.
The unit consists of the following:
Introduction to Trigonometry Lesson Plan
The Sine Ratio Lesson Plan
The Cosine Ratio Lesson Plan
The Tangent Ratio Lesson Plan
Sine, Cosine &

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This is a complete lesson plan on graphing exponential functions in the coordinate plane.
This lesson includes an opening activity, minilesson with guided steps through the process, examples, class activities and a worksheet for homework. Answer

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This is a complete lesson plan for a double-period class (or it can be split up for two classes) on the different types of functions and what their graphs look like.
This lesson covers Linear, Quadratic, Exponential, and Absolute Value functions.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an educator for 9+ years in the New York City Public School system. I teach middle and high school math and science. I have also taught journalism. Before I was a teacher, I was a writer and editor for two national textbook companies.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Not only do students differ in their math and science skill levels, but they also have different learning styles, so I try to incorporate different activities into my lessons so that no student feels neglected. I try to incorporate reading activities, hands-on learning, group activities and other strategies where appropriate.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In November 2013 I earned my National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification in Early Adolescent Mathematics. Also in 2013, I was accepted as a Math for America (MfA) Master Teacher. I am a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS), and Phi Delta Kappa International.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Lehman College, Bronx, NY (Mathematics Transformation Teacher Institute): Post-Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Leadership - July 2011*** University of San Diego, San Diego, CA: Specialist Certificate in Character Education/Development - June 2008*** Pace University, New York, NY: Master of Science Degree in Education (Adolescent Mathematics concentration) - May 2006.*** State University of New York at Stony Brook: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies (Journalism concentration) - May 1996. Minors in Journalism and Media Arts.

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