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This lesson tells how, step-by-step with screen shots, arrows, and words to tell the student how to create the database. Maybe you've played the game whereby there are a group of "suspects" and you want to narrow down who the "bad guy" is by asking
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In this lesson, the student is introduced to spreadsheet cells, manually doubles a set of numbers, and then is shown how much nicer it is to use a formula.
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To make coloring cells more interesting, I have this "lesson".
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Starting with Lesson 1 of mine, this continues with the student's file and shows how to use these new formulas, Sum, Max, Min, and Average.
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Lesson 3 had the student manually color cells. In this simple lesson, the student is shown how to use an "automatic" formatting technique to do it.
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This spreadsheet has the student make a simple budget, using formulas and the minimum wage as the "income". The point of using minimum wage is to (hopefully) show the student that one can't live much of a life if they only get a minimum wage job.
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It can be hard to remember the names of various algebraic properties so I made these worksheets to help remembering them.
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"IF" statements can be real useful. Though I don't have it in this lesson, you can make it more interesting by having the student put student names, including theirs in the list instead of numbers. Let's say the student's name is "mary". Then the
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Starting off with a review of what exponents mean, the lessons move on to multiplying exponents, dividing exponents, fractional exponents, and finding roots.
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This is a combined spreadsheet with worksheets for a few fast food places to use for the lesson 8 part 2 that I created.
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This lesson continues with looking at the spreadsheet data provided and it has the student "create a P&J sandwich" figuring how much that item costs. It's meant to continue to work with the formulas in a different way. I was surprised at the
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1 – This Unit is about solving equations where there are no parentheses and thus no Distributive Property to deal with. 2 – Objects are used again, hopefully with students using variables instead of the whole word for their answers now. 3
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This is the file I make available to students to do my "Lesson 6" (yeah, it's labeled "lesson 7" at the top of my file but it's the 6th in the series that I'm posting.
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Still trying to make spreadsheets relative to student life by using real data, this lesson takes data from fast food "restaurants". The student is to pretend that they're going to eat a day's meals from those places to see how healthy (or unhealthy)
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This is the full list of nutrition for foods as I got from our government (I forget exactly where I got it). To make it easier for my students, I broke this down into smaller files. I would upload all the smaller files instead of this larger one but
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This has students use recipes to figure out how nutritious it would be to eat that food. I have a whole slew of recipes that I could upload but since I can't attach them (okay, I'm too lazy to compress them all together), have your students find
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Here are the types of practice: 1 – Get familiar with the number line, adding on it, and subtracting on it 2 – Get familiar with algebraic expressions and variables (letters) being used to represent numbers 3 – Get familiar with prices being shown
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Objectives for these exercises: 1 – To learn the Pythagorean Theorem 2 – To understand the relationship between the sides 3 – To learn how to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of the hypotenuse when the length of the lesser sides is
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More inequalities are solved with their being graphed with solving inequalities involving absolute value
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Before students use this lesson, they need to make a list of skills & habits of theirs as to what the skill or habit was and what age they learned it. Then this lesson is done
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Two years ago, I retired after teaching algebra and computer applications to kids 7-12 grade. I even wrote a book (available at lulu.com with algebra lessons I used to make algebra MUCH EASIER if taught the correct way (I hate the textbooks I've seen and just used them as a reference as to which skills to make sure to cover).

MY TEACHING STYLE

I used handouts so kids could read the directions, look at the steps illustrated with pictures and arrows, and go at their own pace so the fast kids wouldn't get bored from waiting for the slow kids and the slow kids could read and reread the directions as many times as needed to do the assignments.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Master's degree in Education, having done my work for it on creating computer programs to teach math.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have (at least for now) a FREE web site with math games for Kindergarten to Algebra: www.conquestmath.com The games may be considered "old" for kids these days but I enjoyed playing them and they have pretty much all the skills for each of those grades.

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