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I started taking attendance this way last year. I post an attendance question on the board when students enter the room. When I call their name, they respond with an answer to the question instead of the classic "here". I enjoy this activity very

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I created this project as a way to keep my students engaged at the end of the school year. The activity requires them to pull from concepts learned throughout the year. The concepts include systems of equations, ratios and percents, area and

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I have been taking attendance using this method for several years now, and my students look forward to it. They are actually in a hurry to get to class on time so that they do not miss out on hearing their classmates responses. I originally had 85

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This interactive foldable was tested on 113 students after midyear assessment data indicated that students were not performing this skill well. Pre-test results indicated that students were scoring on average 52% on this skill. After using the

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This is an AP Calculus Midterm that is set up as a mock AP exam. It is broken down into 4 parts, some with a calculator, some without. There are multiple choice questions and free response. The time given for each part of the exam are included.

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This is a one day activity. Students learn about deposits and withdrawls and the consequences of cashing a bad check. They are required to keep a check book accurately and there are pretend checks for the students to practice with. The activity

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This is a collection of all of the review materials I created for calculus. It is broken down by chapter, as presented in the Larson text. Each chapter contains questions to help the students practice the skills obtained in that chapter.

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This document is 4 pages long, two student pages and two teacher pages with expected student outcomes. This activity serves to reinforce the SSS and SAS Congruency Statements through hands on manipulations of pasta. This activity requires the use

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This is a one page anticipation guide for the Order of Operations. Students will decide what they believe to betrue/false before the lesson, and then reevaluate their answers at the end of the class. I like this activity because it serves as both

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This review includes some formulas and 20 problems. I use this in the first week of AP Calculus AB. It is a good follow up to the Precalculus Review power point that I have available for free download. Topics include: writing equations of lines,

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This is a midterm review that I give to my students of AP Calculus AB. Topics include but are not limited to derivatives, average values, related rates. This is a good supplement for my midterm exam that I give in this course.
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This 13 slide presentation is teacher tested and designed to hook kids on the lesson. It covers order of operations, PEMDAS, and please excuse my dear aunt sally. I use this in conjuction with my order of operations anticipation guide, also

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Over lunch, we were talking about how student's never believe that they will use math in real life. This is a problem an English teacher in our school was describing to me. I decided to use it as a warm up with my geometry and algebra students. I

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This practice test goes with my Tools of Algebra Test.
It covers:
Simplification
Order of Operations
Solving Equations
Properties of Real Numbers
Combining Like Terms

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This is a huge Word document containing over 230 typed vocabulary words for my Algebra 2 class. Topics included are Algebra, Statistics and Probability, Matrices, Right Triangle Trigonometry and more. The words have been enlarge. I print them

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This is a 20 question test on solving equations. There are multiple step problems, as well as equations that have fractions and decimals. I use this in the beginning with my algebra 2 students, but could be used at the end of an algebra 1 unit as

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This is a short quiz that requires students to solve and graph various inequalities. There are a couple of word problem inequalities included.
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This investigation uses a graphing calculator and helps students understand the shifts, reflections, and stretching that happens to an absolute value graph when various parameters are changed.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my sixth year of teaching. My certification is in Math grades 7-12. I began teaching in an IB/Magnet High School in Rochester, NY where I taught Precalculus, Computer Programming, and Math A. After 2 successful years, my family moved to Florida where we could enjoy the sunshine year round. For the past 4 years, I have been teaching in a suburban High School in Florida. In addition to teaching Geometry, Algebra, and AP Calculus AB, I co-chair the math department. I am currently working on my National Board Certification.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Currently, I am teaching 3 very different levels of students. In my calculus class, I have typed "fill in" notes that we complete daily. There is a significant homework assignment given each day, and we supplement using the D&S Marketing Book, and George Best's spiral review book. Our primary text book is Larson 7th edition. In my geometry class, I give the students notes on the overhead. Then we complete a review of the lesson worksheet together. There is daily homework. We also have journals to record our thoughts about what we have been reading. We use the Prentice Hall Florida Geometry series. In Algebra IB, my students are low functioning and math is not really their thing. Most of my class is either ESE or ESOL. We move much slower in this class. I use a lot of graphic organizers. We do a topic about every three days, with lots of practice in between. In this class, we use the Glencoe Algebra 1 text.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Month - March 2005 Best AP Calculus Results in the history of RHS - 2005 98% success on 10th grade FCAT - 2006

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned my BS in Mathematics at SUNY College at Brockport. I became certified to teach Math grades 7-12.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a part of the Literacy Team at my high school. I sponsor the Book Club. I am a part of the Leadership Team. I sponsor the class of 2008. I facilitate a teacher's of Geometry group. I tutor after school programs preparing kids for FCAT and SAT.

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1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

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English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Calculus, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Science, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Word Problems, Algebra 2