Thad Ackerman

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Bundled Unit (at a discount!) for Probability. 19 Pages! - 4 Handouts (Lessons) / 5 Worksheets / 5 Keys Note: You may also be interested in another product that is collection of review problems for Probability & Counting Methods... Counting
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This powerpoint presentation introduces the concept of histograms and frequency tables. Clipart, sounds, and animation are used sparingly and effectively to help illustrate points without being distracting. This powerpoint presentation has been
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Bundled Unit (at a discount!) for Counting Methods. 27 Pages! - 5 Lesson Handouts / 5 Worksheets / 5 Keys Note: You may also be interested in another product that is collection of review problems for Counting Methods & Probability... Counting
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Using the distance formula to find the distance between two points and the length of line segments given the two endpoints. Lesson handout clearly illustrates the origin of the distance formula and connection to the Pythagorean theorem, with
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(4-page survey/PreTest and 4-page KEY) This is a survey, or pretest assessment to quickly get a sense for how well students know their basic operations with multiple-digit numbers, fractions, operations with signed numbers, properties, and types of
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Bundled Unit (at a discount!) for Quadrilaterals. 12 Pages! - 3 Handouts (Lessons) / 4 Worksheets / 1 Quiz / 4 Keys Equation editor software within MS Word is used for a clear, professional look. Word is needed to print. MathType is needed to edit
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Group or Solo Project - Design & Make a Math Board Game. Typical duration is 3-5 days. 3 Pages: Teacher Notes / Assignment / Self-Assessment MS Word is needed to print and/or edit. Page 1 describes the project goal and detailed teacher notes
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A great introduction to angles! Lesson handout clearly explains and defines the parts that make up an angle, how to name an angle (3 different ways), and how to classify an angle based on its measure. Many diagrams are included. In addition, a
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Note: If you are considering purchasing this product, you may wish to instead consider a substantially discounted bundle that includes this product... Probability Bundle - I thru IV for Busy Teachers Compound Probability includes a detailed 2-page
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Explanation of complementary, supplementary, and vertical angles. 3 Pages: Handout (Lesson) / Worksheet / Key Equation editor software within MS Word is used for a clear, professional look. Word is needed to print. MathType is needed to edit
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Bundled Unit (at a discount!) for Systems of Two Linear Equations Over 20 Pages! - 4 Handouts (Lessons) / 7 Worksheets / 7 Keys Equation editor software within MS Word is used for a clear, professional look. Word is needed to print. MathType is
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Note: If you are considering purchasing this product, you may wish to instead consider a substantially discounted bundle that includes this product... Probability Bundle - I thru IV for Busy Teachers Simple (one event) Probability includes a
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Solving Linear Inequalities including a summary of symbols, solving, graphing on a number line, emphasis on switching symbol when multiplying or dividing by a negative. Includes examples. 5 Pages: Handout (Lesson) / 2 Worksheets / 2 Keys Equation
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32 review questions over 2 pages on a variety of counting methods and probability problems. This may be used on its own, or may be used (as designed) with one or both of the Counting Methods or Probability Bundles. 3 Pages: Questions /
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Bundled Unit (at a discount!) for Factoring Polynomials. 24 Pages! 5 Handouts (Lessons) / 8 Worksheets / 8 Keys Equation editor software within MS Word is used for a clear, professional look. Word is needed to print. MathType is needed to edit
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Solving Linear Inequalities including simple ones, variables on both sides, distributing, and compound inequalities. 5 Pages: Handout (Lesson) / 2 Worksheets / 2 Keys Equation editor software within MS Word is used for a clear, professional
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Bundled Unit (at a discount!) for Algebra Basics – Symbols, Variables, Expressions, Formulas, Like Terms, Expressions vs. Equations. 19 Pages! 4 Handouts (Lessons) / 7 Worksheets / 7 Keys Equation editor software within MS Word is used for a clear,
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Using the midpoint formula to find the midpoint of line segments given the two endpoints. Also, two methods, including an easier short-cut method (not found in any textbooks I've seen) for finding the second endpoint, given one endpoint and the
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Explanation & rule summaries of how negative and zero exponents work. 5 Pages: Handout (Lesson) / 2 Worksheets / 2 Keys Equation editor software within MS Word is used for a clear, professional look. Word is needed to print. MathType is needed
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Note: If you are considering purchasing this product, you may wish to instead consider a substantially discounted bundle that includes this product... Counting Methods Bundle - I thru V for Busy Teachers Permutations vs. Combinations. The lesson
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

20+ years teaching high school mathematics (all levels: basic, college-prep. and honors) Experience tutoring high school, college (undergraduate & graduate), and adult learners in mathematics, SAT & GRE test prep., and engineering. Started own financial advisory firm in 2007, Silver Maple Financial, LLC, and am a licensed financial advisor. Strong interest in finances of individual investing: compound interest, dollar-cost averaging, mutual funds, investing for retirement, etc. Worked for IBM as a computer programmer during college and for 3 years after college, then tutored while going back to school to be an educator. Never looked back! Best move I ever made! :-)

MY TEACHING STYLE

Structured, detail-oriented, but also relaxed. I try to focus and highlight relevant details, but not get too uptight about ones that are less important. I see a sense of humor as an invaluable asset to teaching and learning. I try to acknowledge and teach to multiple intelligences as much as possible. I am always interested in learning new things and draw much of my passion for teaching from this desire. I like to try to spark this in others.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Participated on district Mathematics Curriculum Committee for 8 years from 1997-2005 Guided Class of 1999 as one of two Class Advisors from 1995-1999 Lifetime Honorary Member of Tri-M Music Honor Society (please see additional bio, below) Recognized "Cape Ann League Coach of the Year Award 1998" for Boys Varsity Tennis Senior Counselor, Massachusetts Association of Student Councils Leadership Camp, 1996-1998 SEARCH Group Leader; Led discussion groups for Advanced High School Students, 1994-1995 (speakers included Former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop and Holocaust Survivor, Sonia Weitz) Full Tuition Graduate Student Scholarships, merit-based, University of New Hampshire, 1993-1995 Perfect Score of 800 on Math Section of GRE (Graduate Record Exam) Member of Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society Received McDonnell Douglas Engineering Scholarships, merit-based, University of Michigan, 1987-1989 Perfect Score of 800 on Math Section of SAT Exam

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Education (interdisciplinary--technology) (2005) Cambridge College, Massachusetts Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education - Mathematics (1997) The University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering (1989) The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My goal is to provide math teachers with resources they can use immediately to help them be successful with their students. I'm interested in listening to and playing music... I played in a jazz quartet with high school students (juniors) in high school, "Coffee House" performance in 2002, and in seasonal holiday concerts in the community with the high school jazz and concert bands. While in college, I was a member of the Washtenaw Community College Jazz Orchestra that played in Carnegie Hall in 1989.

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