The Kooky Calculator

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The Kooky Calculator
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Why do math teachers always hear "Oh, I hate math" every time they introduce themselves? Math doesn't have to be boring! I am sharing math activities for Algebra through AP Calculus.
 
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This is a homework assignment that I use in my Algebra 2 classes. Students complete the assignment at home, placing their answers in the 24 Bingo squares. For example, they could write "#7. x = 1 and x = 9" in any square. The next day, I pass out
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This is an activity that I do with my Geometry students to preview the Law of Sines. In this activity, students understand why SSA triangles (the "Ambiguous Case") could have one solution, 2 solutions, or no solution. After they complete the
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This is a great hands-on way for students to understand proofs. There are six triangle congruence proofs included. All "pieces" of the color coordinated proofs can be cut out. Students work to rearrange the statements and the reasons in the correct
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Students work through this activity to understand how the two Geometric Mean Theorems were derived. This is a quick activity and several examples of the Geometric Mean Theorem are included on the last two pages.
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This is one of the proofs that I show my students for the Pythagorean Theorem. It is a great proof for the more advanced students, especially the more creative ones who like hands-on puzzles. It works like a tangram. If students successfully solve
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After playing my factoring matching game (see my other resources), I check to see if my students really understand how to factor using a "dry erase page." I simply put these sheets inside of sheet protectors and allow students to use dry erase
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This is one of my favorite ways for students to truly understand HOW to factor. I like to think one of my greatest strengths as a mathematics teacher is that every student that leaves my class knows how to factor. This activity has seven different
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When students master factoring, I have them work in small groups of 2-3 students on this challenging Tarsia problem. Students work together to fit the pieces of the puzzle together into a diamond shape. I have also included a blank diamond shape if
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I have typed Geometry Notes for the entire school year. Throughout this year, I will be uploading each chapter individually (I am editing my previous notes and updating images as I go). I try to include fractions/decimals and challenging problems
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I have typed Geometry Notes for the entire school year. Throughout this year, I will be uploading each chapter individually (I am editing my previous notes and updating images as I go). I try to include fractions/decimals and challenging problems
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I have typed Geometry Notes for the entire school year. Throughout this year, I will be uploading each chapter individually (I am editing my previous notes and updating images as I go). I try to include fractions/decimals and challenging problems
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

11+ years at the high school level and several years at the collegiate level

MY TEACHING STYLE

I use a variety of hands-on activities to engage my students. I strive to make mathematics fun and meaningful!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Academic Achievement Awards in Mathematics Education, Calculus, and Mathematics at the University of Southern Indiana Rothrock Teaching Award at Indiana University Audrey Lupton Community Award at University High School

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