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"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." Archimedes
 
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Geometric proofs have a long history in mathematics stretching back to Euclid over 2000 years ago. This paper uses 13 different proofs to stimulate students mathematical reasoning and help them understand problem solving given a geometric theorem.
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This activity includes some history of mathematics and numbers, in addition to geometry, area and perimeter, and tessellations. Students complete the activity by constructing the Spiral of Theodorus. The spiral is in the tradition of early Greek
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This lesson will help students see the application of algebra in the real world while also applying the scientific method. Students will learn how to average data in experiments in order to achieve more accurate results. -Students will need a
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This lesson plan reviews inclined planes, one of the six classical simple machines. All of the simple machines make work easier to perform and are useful as practical applications of mathematics in the real world. In this lesson we examine the
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This lesson introduces students to basic geometric concepts by verifying theorems using a ruler, compass, and protractor. Students will learn about the relationship between circles, central angles, and inscribed angles by using basic Geometry and
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Absolute value equations and inequalities indicate both the distance between two numbers on the number line and the direction of the difference. This lesson uses the number line to illustrate this concept in order to help students visualize these
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This lesson will help students see the application of mathematical thinking in the real world while also applying the scientific method. Students working in pairs will explore probability and reason through a hands on activity that will change their
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This lesson plan focuses on the basics of shapes, lines, and vertices, which are essential to the study of geometry. Many of the ideas and terms in this lesson - such as lines, line segments, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, and others - were
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This is an introductory lesson that require students to use knowledge from a wide area of mathematics. Some problems are solved in ways that few students have yet to encounter. They are excellent problems in that they require students to think in
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This activity explores basic fraction concepts with the objective of using physical models to cultivate an understanding of fractions. Using 3D graphics, this lesson introduces the whole-part model and the congruent and non-congruent parts
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This is a general introduction for young students to the subject of adding fractions with common denominators. Through the use of age appropriate problems and supporting graphics students experience a seamless experience moving from whole numbers to
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This is a lesson that emphasizes learning how to verify geometric concepts without the complexity normally found in textbooks. Students learn about geometry and theorems by measurement and constructions. Your students will find that geometry can
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Mathematical algorithms as taught in many public schools are antithetical to the acquisition of number sense. Many authors of textbooks and other educational materials place too much emphasis on mechanics and exact answers prior to the development
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

High School Math Teacher, Bridges Alternative High School; Associate Professor of Mathematics: University of New Mexico, Stephens College, Vassar College; Systems Analyst: Electrical Engineering at Los Alamos National Laboratories

MY TEACHING STYLE

Conceptual Reasoning Group Instruction Individualized Instruction

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

One of 15 mathematicians representing the U.S. at a Chinese mathematics symposium. Sixty of Dr. Austin-Martin's students at Bridges Alternative High School published math and physics papers in professional math journals and/or presented their papers at state, regional, and national conferences and one international conference.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Ph.D. Mathematics Education/Electrical Engineering

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Presented numerous papers (30+) at state, regional, national, and international conferences. Numerous papers published in state, national, and international journals.

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