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Students learn the formula for standard deviation. This package consists of the following:
1. Students are given different sets of numbers. They find the mean, variance, and standard deviation of each set. There is a fully-explained example

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This is a unit on Box and Whisker plots. It includes:
1) WS1: Students create 12 box and whisker plots. Each problem contains 9 data items.
2) WS2: Students create 12 box and whisker plots. This time, some problems have 10 data items.
3) EP: Extra

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Here are a few fun puzzles from two books that I wrote, I Can: Teach Myself to Graph Linear Equations, and Puzzling Algebra, both available here on TpT, or Amazon.com.
The lessons start with plotting points and reading coordinates. Then there are

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This group of lessons teaches the following:
1. Factor trees. Students are shown to create a factor tree then given several problems to complete. Part 2 of the assignment has students create two different trees for the same problems to see if they

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This is a 29-page unit on graphing circles. Students will learn how to graph a circle by its equation. They will learn about horizontal and vertical shifts and how to find the radius. Students are shown through a tutorial how the equation is

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This package contains 3 puzzles about percents. They come from my book Puzzling Algebra.
1. Students find a percentage of a number and color in a puzzle to discover a hidden message
2. Students use "is / of" to find missing values in percent

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A complete unit!
Students learn how to convert between decimal, binary, octal, and hexadecimal. All are done by going through the binary system first.
The lessons include directions and explanations of each step. Each different lesson has an

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Students will use templates to help them find the determinant of four 3x3 matrices. Then they are instructed to do some division resulting in the values for x, y, and z of a system of 3 equations with 3 unknowns.
Students are then given another

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This file contains four puzzles and complete answer keys with a Valentine's Day theme.
1) Simplifying square roots
2) Solve for x by completing the square
3) Solve a system of equations requiring multiplication
4) Using the Distance

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Students have to learn how to prove the Pythagorean Theorem to meet new Common Core standards. The usual way is to cut out squares made off of the two sides of a triangle and fit them into a larger square made on the hypotenuse.
Why not use

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Some fun stuff for the little ones:
1) 4-number Sudoku which then moves to shapes, then the letters M-A-T-H.
2) Venn diagrams: Even numbers, numbers greater than 10
3) A few silly math riddles
4) Matching items and dollars with price tags
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This is a complete, 43 slide SMART Board presentation on functions. Teachers can walk though slide by slide, asking questions along the way to discover many different ways we can write and represent functions: ordered pairs, mapping, equations,

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This bundle is both of the following books:
Puzzling Algebra: 50 fun puzzles, mazes, and bad puns covering many different topics (85 pages).
I Can: Teach Myself to Graph Linear Equations: Tutorials, lessons, and worksheets on everything from

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This package contains:
- A lesson on FOIL
- 3 complete worksheets, each getting more challenging
- A matching puzzle on FOIL
- A new way to FOIL: using squares
- Blank templates of squares
- Blank templates for differentiated instruction showing

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This is a complete unit on graphing the equations of lines. It starts with points, quadrants, x and y axes, and builds into graphing by plotting points, making tables, slope-intercept method, using x-y intercepts. Then, students learn to find the

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 20 years teaching experience. I have taught middle and high school math and computer science. I have a Bachelor's in Electronic Engineering Technology and am certified in 7-12 Math and Computer Science. Currently, I am Lead 7-12 Mathematics Coordinator for my district.

MY TEACHING STYLE

One on one! I get the kids working quickly, then walk around from student to student to see how they are doing. I talk VERY little. Engage the students the most you can - and encourage them to take a more active role in their own learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Maybe someday - but in the meantime, a "You're the best math teacher" from a student will do.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors in Electronic Engineering Technology, ETI Technical College (Cleveland, OH) - 1989 Teacher certification: 7-12 Math, Walsh University (North Canton, OH) - 1995 Computer Science certification, U. of Dayton (OH) - 1999

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a published author with my first math book listed at Amazon.com called Puzzling Algebra. The book contains 60+ pages of puzzles and mazes, etc. on order of operations, Pythagorean Theorem, equations, logs, plotting points, graphing lines and parabolas, complex numbers, the binary number system, etc.

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PreK, Kindergarten, 1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Not Grade Specific

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Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Statistics, Algebra 2, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day