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A 14-question practice set that includes solving and graphing solutions sets for inequalities in one-variable on a number line. Also included is an introduction to absolute value. This practice set is suitable for an introductory lesson,

Subjects:

Math, Algebra

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Activities, Homework, Printables

CCSS:

HSA-REI.B.3

Students will factor, graph, simplify and make connections between factors, zeros, graphs and different forms of a quadratic equation. This activity can be used as a formative assessment, a review for state test or for practice during a quadratics

Subjects:

Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Activities, Assessment, Printables

CCSS:

HSA-SSE.A.2, HSA-SSE.B.3a, HSA-APR.B.3, HSF-IF.C.7a, HSF-IF.C.8a

Students will sort 24 function cards into one of three categories: Even, Odd, or Neither.This resource is appropriate for students in Algebra 1, Algebra 2 or as a review activity in higher level math courses. The time needed to complete the

Subjects:

Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}

Types:

Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

HSF-BF.B.3

This is an introductory lesson on graphing quadratics. Students will use a graphing calculator to create graphs, analyze the graphs and make a conjecture about the relationship between the numbers in the graphs and in the equations. This lesson

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Graphing

Grades:

9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Homeschool

Types:

Worksheets, Printables, Math Centers

CCSS:

HSF-IF.B.4, HSF-IF.C.7a

A mixture of 30 factoring practice problems including: greatest common factor, difference of cubes, sum of cubes, difference of squares, box method/reverse foil, factoring by grouping and u-substitution. This practice set would be suitable for an

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education

Types:

Worksheets, Homework, Printables

CCSS:

HSA-SSE.A.1b, HSA-SSE.A.2, HSA-SSE.B.3a

Introductory lesson on polynomials. This lesson is suitable for an advanced Algebra 1 , algebra 2, or college algebra class. Topics: Vocabulary, Identify Polynomials, Classify Polynomials by degree and terms, Simplify polynomial expressions (add,

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Homeschool

Types:

Lectures, Minilessons, Printables

CCSS:

HSA-APR.A.1, HSA-APR.D.6

Students will graph and solve systems of linear equations and find the area and perimeter of bounded regions. Topics include translations, equation writing, classifying triangles, distance formula and more! This problem set is good skill

Subjects:

Algebra, Geometry, Math Test Prep

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Worksheets, Activities, Test Prep

CCSS:

5.G.B.3, HSA-CED.A.2, HSA-REI.C.6, HSA-REI.D.10, HSG-CO.A.2, HSG-CO.D.12, HSG-GPE.B.7, MP5, MP6

Students will match data to graphs (cut and paste), classify a sequence as arithmetic or geometric, and write both explicit and recursive equations to represent sequences.This activity could be used as a formative assessment, practice, or classwork.

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Activities, Assessment, Printables

CCSS:

HSF-BF.A.2, HSF-LE.A.2, HSF-LE.A.3

A set of 28 problems over a variety of topics including solving inequalities, average rate of change, interpreting statements written in function notation, transformations of functions and much more. An answer key aligned to CCSS and TEKS is

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Math Test Prep

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Worksheets, Activities, Printables

CCSS:

HSA-SSE.B.3a, HSA-REI.B.3, HSA-REI.C.7, HSA-REI.D.12, HSF-IF.A.2, HSF-IF.B.4, HSF-IF.B.6, HSF-BF.B.3, HSF-LE.A.2, HSS-ID.A.1, HSS-ID.B.5

Learn how to graph inequalities including systems, observe and test potential solutions using the test menu, scatter plots and graph cursor. This 45 minute Workshop is a good activity for students who use graphing calculators in class. The

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Math Test Prep

Grades:

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

Types:

Activities, Test Prep, Professional Development

CCSS:

HSA-REI.D.12

Learn how to use parametric equations and trig functions in the graphing calculator to generate perfect polygons! Make a sketch of a polygon on paper using a handy circle diagram. A page of blank circle diagrams are included.This 30 minute

Subjects:

Math, Geometry, Graphing

Grades:

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

Types:

Activities, Minilessons, Professional Development

CCSS:

HSG-CO.A.2

Learn how to use the storing features (store button and automatic storing) to capture and use outputs and solutions from the calc menu. This 30 minute Workshop is a good activity for students who use graphing calculators in class. The strategies

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Math Test Prep

Grades:

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

Types:

Activities, Test Prep, Professional Development

CCSS:

HSF-IF.A.2

Learn how to calculate mean, median, standard deviation, graph and analyze box and whisker plots for single variable data sets. This 30 minute Workshop is a good activity for students who use graphing calculators in class. The strategies presented

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Statistics

Grades:

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

Types:

Activities, Minilessons, Professional Development

CCSS:

HSS-ID.A.3

Learn how to locate x-intercepts, y-intercepts, maximum and minimum values of functions using the graph and table. This 30 minute Workshop is a good activity for students who use graphing calculators in class. The strategies presented can help

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Graphing

Grades:

Types:

Activities, Test Prep, Professional Development

CCSS:

HSF-IF.B.4

Learn how to graph and evaluate piecewise functions in the graphing calculator. This 30 minute Workshop is a good activity for students who use graphing calculators in class. The strategies presented can help prepare students to better utilize the

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Graphing

Grades:

Types:

Activities, Minilessons, Professional Development

CCSS:

HSF-IF.C.7b

Learn how to calculate, graph and analyze residuals using linear and non-linear models.This 30 minute Workshop is a good activity for students who use graphing calculators in class. The strategies presented can help prepare students to better

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Statistics

Grades:

Types:

Activities, Minilessons, Professional Development

CCSS:

HSS-ID.C.8

Learn to evaluate functions using vars, lists and graphs. This 30 minute Workshop is a good activity for students who use graphing calculators in class. The strategies presented can help prepare students to better utilize the calculator on end of

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

Types:

Activities, Test Prep, Professional Development

CCSS:

HSF-IF.A.2

Learn to translate and reflect the graphs of parent functions in the graphing calculator using function notation. This 30 minute Workshop is a good activity for students who use graphing calculators in class. The strategies presented can help

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Graphing

Grades:

Types:

Activities, Test Prep, Professional Development

CCSS:

HSF-BF.B.3

Learn how to use a matrix equation to solve a system of linear equations. This 30 minute Workshop is a good activity for students who use graphing calculators in class. The strategies presented can help prepare students to better utilize the

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Algebra 2

Grades:

Types:

Activities, Minilessons, Professional Development

CCSS:

HSA-REI.C.9

Learn strategies for generating and analyzing linear and quadratic regression equations for sets of discrete data. This 45 minute Workshop is a good activity for students who use graphing calculators in class. The strategies presented can help

Subjects:

Math, Algebra, Statistics

Grades:

Types:

Activities, Test Prep, Professional Development

CCSS:

HSS-ID.C.8

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Mathematics Teacher and Curriculum Developer. AP and Pre-AP Mathematics, Gifted/Talented Education. Assessment Writer, Editor. College Instructor.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Conceptual Development. Spiraling Content. Test Preparation. Mixed Review. Graphing Calculator Technology.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Author, Editor, Teacher, Trainer and/or Curriculum developer for Texas Region X ESC (TEKS Resource System and WebCCat), Laying the Foundation, Inc., Center for Educational Revision (Dallas, TX), Lampasas Independent School District, Progress Testing, ETS (Austin, TX), Central Texas College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Mississippi Assessment Program *MAAP and Pascagoula Gautier School District (Mississippi).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors of Science in Secondary Math Education from Mississippi State University; Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Texas

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Secondary Math Teacher for Gautier High School and Dual Credit Instructor for MGCCC. Mathematics Assessment Creator-Consultant. Former Secondary Curriculum Specialist for Lampasas ISD, Independent Secondary Mathematics Consultant, College Professor, Professional Development Provider.

GRADES

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

SUBJECTS

Specialty, Math, Algebra, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Math Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, Statistics, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Algebra 2