# The Bearded Math Man

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The following two to three day lesson will establish the conceptual understanding required for student to tackle complicated exponential expressions. Exponents are tricky because students must balance a procedural fluency with a conceptual
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Algebra 2
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations
\$2.00
3
By the time kids get to high school they either already have the order of operations mastered or no amount of remediation can help. This two day lesson takes a different approach by setting up clever problems for the students where they change
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Basic Operations
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
\$1.00
1
This lesson, 1 day in review, 3 - 4 days for initial instruction, is a careful treatment of the properties of sine, cosine and tangent. The intent of the lesson is that students come away with a solid understanding of what the features and
Subjects:
Trigonometry
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
\$5.00
1
The unit circle, when understood, helps student understand how sine, cosine and tangent of angles is calculated for angles greater than 90 degrees. It helps them understand the signs of the values, and helps them remember basic output values. It is
Subjects:
Trigonometry
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Homework
\$6.57
This lesson is on addition/subtraction of Algebraic Expressions. The lesson addresses the conceptual short-falls that cause so much trouble with fractions, but not in a way that students will recognize as remediation. The slides are animated and
Subjects:
Algebra, PreCalculus, Algebra 2
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
\$1.00
This is an activity that really helps students discover held misunderstandings about integer arithmetic and the order of operations together, but in a way that does not just leave them with a wrong answer. The activity itself promotes them chasing
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
\$5.00
1
This lesson tackles a famous fast food internet problem in a way that develops the concepts students need to make sense of Algebra. It is done in a way that no formal Algebra is used, but instead is heavily reliant on language and logical
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Word Problems
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff
\$2.50
Designed for Algebra 1 to test their basic grasp of quadratic equations. The skills tested will include standard form, vertex form, quadratic formula, basic factoring, writing an equation given a graph, graphing a simple quadratic equation, and
Subjects:
Algebra, Math Test Prep
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
\$1.00
1
This is a two day lesson that focuses on a balance of conceptual understanding to promote procedural fluency. The powerpoint is animated and has two short review videos at the end of each day. By the end students should know what square roots
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Numbers
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations
\$2.50
This is a difficult topic to cover because it is DRY. Students can just be given a reference sheet and diagram, but they are slow to learn it. This lesson tries a different approach. The PowerPoint has a fairly complicated diagram that students
Subjects:
Geometry
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homework
CCSS:
HSG-CO.A.1
\$5.00
This is a three-day lesson, complete with practice problems, designed to introduce students to some important theorems about circles and angles. Here's what is covered. Parts of circlesTangent lines are perpendicular to the radiusTangent lines
Subjects:
Geometry
10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
\$5.00
Knowing when and how to use the sine or cosine rules (law of sines and law of cosines) is very tricky for students. This reference sheet should help them understand what they need to use one formula versus another, and also help them to be more
Subjects:
Trigonometry
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts
\$1.87
Inequalities can be taught as an isolated skill, but there is a lot of rich mathematics and connections that can be made. The approach of this lesson is to create such connections and to help students to learn how to read and discover procedures
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Graphing
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
\$1.00
1
This lesson takes two days even though it is about just one single problem. To approach this problem students need to know what sectors, arc lengths, how to calculate volume and some basic understanding of surface area. As such, this is a great
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations
\$1.50
Rational exponents is a topic that is traditionally "how-to" lesson. However, the notation has meaning. I'll explain in greater detail below.This is a two day lesson that should have students able to convert between radical notation and rational
Subjects:
Math, PreCalculus, Algebra 2
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
HSN-RN.A.1
\$5.00
This lesson will guide you through teaching the facts of prime and composite numbers, but do so in a way that will encourage your students to be engaged, help develop their communication and mathematical thinking. This is not a lesson that starts
Subjects:
Algebra, Numbers
8th, 9th, 10th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
HSN-RN.A.2
\$5.00
This is a highly interactive two-day lesson on negative exponents. This lesson challenges student understanding and helps to expose misconceptions through the lesson so that they will learn more deeply and more quickly. Each day comes with its own
Subjects:
Algebra, Algebra 2
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
CCSS:
HSN-RN.A.1, HSA-SSE.B.3
\$5.00
Teaching the properties of Real Numbers, Order of Operations, Square Roots and Exponents in High School can be like pulling teeth ... students are disengaged and bored, and it is difficult to make the material fresh and relevant for them. This
Subjects:
Math, Algebra
8th, 9th, 10th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homework
CCSS:
HSN-RN.A.1, HSN-RN.A.2, HSN-RN.B.3, HSA-SSE.B.3
\$11.50
\$10.35
Bundle
This PowerPoint structures time and provides students with access to clear, concise, yet complete, instructions on how to construct the items listed below. This does a few things. Students have a hard time recalling how constructions work after
Subjects:
Geometry
10th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
\$2.50
This quiz is formatted well, with appropriate white space, room for students to show work, and a place for them to record their final answers. It includes a grade key and grade rubric. The students must manipulate a formula and then use their
Subjects:
Geometry
10th
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
HSG-GMD.A.1, HSG-GMD.A.3
\$3.50
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught all levels of math typically taught in American High Schools as well as Community Colleges. The majority of my teaching now is with Cambridge IGCSE. The national average of participating students that pass is usually around 18%, but I've had only two students NOT pass in the 4 years I've been doing it. Beyond that, last year, for example, there were two students outside of my classroom in the entire nation that earned a top mark on the Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics test. I had four. I have developed methods of dialogue and conversation that the language back in mathematics, naturally, all while properly identify the roles of "teacher" and student. I am currently developing a website to help teachers and students achieve greater success in mathematics. It is very upsetting that kids graduate from high school only to have to take remedial math courses in college. It is my mission to limit this occurrence as much as possible. http://thebeardedmathman.com

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am truly a student center teacher. I guide and direct some of the avenues of exploration, but that is only to prevent us from chasing down rabbit holes that lead nowhere. I am more of a facilitator than a teacher and I empower my students to take charge of their learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year at Rio Rico HS, 2014 10 total A-star recipients on the Cambridge IGCSE mathematics test

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I've been teaching since 2006 at Rio Rico High School and Cochise Community College

I grow a mean beard!