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This activity will engage your students and get them out of their seats! It will help refresh or strengthen their understanding of using trig functions to solve equations and to find the sides of right triangles.
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This activity will engage your students and get them out of their seats! It will help refresh or strengthen their understanding of surface area and volume and apply that knowledge to real-world situations.
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Add some flare to your lesson with this fabulous Scatter Plot Scavenger Hunt Activity!! In this activity, students search for the last names of members of the community and return to create a scatter plot relating aspects of the last names. They

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Help guide your students to understanding with this excellent outline of notes for exponential functions. Students can complete it independently or with the direction of an instructor. Topics include: identifying exponential functions and the parts

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This organizer will bring the graphs of rational functions alive!! It gives students a visual that identifies all of the key parts of a rational function. A perfect companion to a lecture as well as an independent study tool.

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Use this guided worksheet to help your students explore the end behavior of polynomial functions! The objective is to create a conjecture about the end behavior of a polynomial function with regards to the value of the leading coefficient and the

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This cooperative learning activity is called a "Round Table". Each student in a group of 3 or 4 has a handout with given information. In the first round, each person completes the "Person 1" objective (in this activity, solving quadratic equations

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The practice worksheet requires students to graph five polynomial functions in factored form using zeros. Students must also identify critical points from the graph and the equation.

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This cooperative learning activity is called a "Round Table". Each student in a group of 3 or 4 has a handout with given information. In the first round, each person completes the "Person 1" objective (in this activity, identifying the hypothesis

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Help guide your students to better understanding with these guided notes covering Polynomial Functions and their graphs! The notes covers Local and Global minimum and maximum points, and writing the intervals where the graphs are increasing or

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Give your students a substantive review of Algebra One with this review card pack! This set of 50 questions will allow your students to review concepts from the entire course. Possible applications: print out the pages and cut into cards, then play

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Give your students a quick and easy assessment on calculating the determinant of a square 4 by 4 matrix. This set of 22 matrices should be printed on card stock, for best use, and laminated. ALl you have to do is give the students the cards and have

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Give your students a clearer understanding of the uses of systems with this Linear Programming practice packet! Using this packet, students will strengthen their skills in writing linear inequalities, graphing linear inequalities, evaluating

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Use this handy conversion worksheet to review measurement conversions. Student will convert units of volume, weight, and length.

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Use this investigation to guide your discussion or presentation of Quadratic Functions. Students begin by comparing and contrasting the graphs of linear and quadratic functions. Then, they identify the key parts of a quadratic graph (parabola).

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"This Takes the Cake!!" is a review worksheet that allows students to explore the real world applications of surface area and volume through its use at a bakery. It explores multiple types of formal cakes. Students are asked to calculate volume and

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In this activity, students enhance their understanding of properties of quadrilaterals and solving equations. This cooperative learning activity is called a "Round Table". Each student in a group of 3 or 4 has a handout with given information. In

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a classroom teacher for 19 years. I have taught in independent, public, and charter schools for grades 6 - 12. I have taught the following courses: Sixth Grade Honors Math, 8th grade math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Algebra 3, Inductive and Deductive Geometry, Functions/Stats/Trig, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, Business Math, Financial Algebra, Statistics and Problem Solving/Discrete Mathematics.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching incorporates a lot of technology with the TI-graphic calculator families, Geometer's Sketchpad, and the TI-Connect series. I use a lot of PowerPoint presentations, ActiveInspire flipcharts and cooperative learning. My style is about discovery, and I do a lot of independent exploratory labs.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2012 National Board Certified Teacher; Math for America DC Master Teacher fellow, DC STEM Network Teacher Leader Cadre 2015

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in Mathematics from Hampton University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In addition to teaching mathematics, I am advanced in creating relevant and creative bulletin boards, as well as marketing items for school activities and technology.

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6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

SUBJECTS

Reading, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Word Problems, Cooking, Algebra 2, Basic Reading