I have taught math for 29 years in a public school system. The first 2 years were at a junior high school and the last 27 have been at a 9-12 high school. The subjects include basic math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus AB. I have also taught the many new math courses the state of Georgia has implemented in the past decade: Math 1, Math 2, Math 3, and Math 4. We are currently implementing the Common Core math courses of which I will be teaching Pre-Calculus and Statistical Reasoning.
I believe learning math is like learning to play an instrument; you must practice. I assign homework almost every night and plan work sessions for at least part of the block each day (we are on a modified 4 block schedule). Technology in the form of the graphing calculator is integrated throughout the learning process.
STAR Teacher 2012
Three years at Georgia Tech majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Changed to Secondary Education in Mathematics and completed B.S. at Albany State College. Also continued with my education and earned M.E.in Ed.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision
Love mathematics and showing students how it is used in the real world.