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These 24 problems are great to use with your calculus students within the first few days of the school year. Reviews everything from asymptotes to domain and range, logs to sine and cosine. Worked in are calculus ideas such as limits, tangent

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Your trigonometry students will love this self-checking circuit which requires them to refer to the unit circle. Aids in memorizing the unit circle. 32 questions total. May be used cooperatively, as homework, or even as a quiz! May be converted

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I wrote this circuit because as we move into the chain rule, my students still don't have fluency with the product and quotient rules (boo!). So, this circuit really plays on functions that seem structurally similar but are very different... y =

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Give your students engaging practice with the circuit format! This 12-question circuit contains all of the traditional related rates problems -- ladder sliding down a wall, growing conical salt pile, deflating balloon, plus a few extras such as a

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Your students will work every single one of these 24 limits problems because of the circuit format. To advance in the circuit, students must find their answers -- this element of self-check is essential! My students don't get up when the bell

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These 20 problems are great to use with your calculus students within the first few days of the school year. Reviews everything from asymptotes to domain and range, logs to sine and cosine. Worked in are calculus ideas such as average rate of

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Give your students engaging practice with the circuit format! This circuit contains 12 problems to help students gain experience with position, displacement, velocity, acceleration, and total distance traveled. Students begin in the first cell and

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Give your students great practice for their limits and continuity test with this 28-question review in the circuit format. To advance in the circuit, students must search for their answer, and when they find it, that becomes the next problem. This

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Give your students engaging practice with the circuit format! This 16-question circuit asks students about increasing / decreasing, max/min, concavity and inflection points based on their analysis of the first and/or second derivatives.

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Your students will love working these right triangle trig problems in the self-checking circuit format. The 20 problems start easy and build in complexity. Students are expected to do these problems without a calculator (all answers are simplified

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This set of 24 problems (includes implicit differentiation, inverse trig functions, and transcendentals) in the self-checking format of a circuit will keep your calculus students engaged as they practice taking the derivative. The problems build in

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Give your students engaging practice with the circuit format! Students will need to use technology (graphing calculator, on-line software) to calculate regression equations to advance in the circuit. At first students will be told what kind of

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Are you interested in getting EIGHT calculus circuits for a reduced price? This integration set has many popular circuits that are for sale individually. Separately they would be $32 but you can get all seven of them for $23. Please copy and paste

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This bundle contains TEN circuits! Please read each product description before you make your purchase to ensure you don't already have the circuit. This is the rough order in which I would use them in my classroom, but I teach early

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Give your students engaging practice with the circuit format! In order to advance in the circuit, students must search for their answer (sometimes it is dy/dx evaluated at a specified point, sometimes it is just dy/dx). These 16 questions are

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Are you interested in getting a six-pack of calculus circuits for a reduced price? This starter set has many popular circuits that are for sale individually. Separately they would be $25 but you can get all six of them for $18. Please copy and

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Great set of self-checking exercises for your students -- they will love working this group of mixed factoring problems. Student must factor polynomials (mixed methods) and then hunt for ONE of the factors to advance in the circuit. 20 problems

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Give your students engaging practice with the circuit format! This circuit features 16 area between curves calculus problems and I wrote it with the intention to not use technology. The problems build in difficulty and students must hunt for their

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a high school math teacher with 27 years experience primarily with algebra one and calculus (but with all courses). I expect to teach at least 13 more years. I have also taught at the middle school and college level. I have been paying attention to the misconceptions students have for the past 27 years. I know what kinds of mistakes kids make and I weave these into the circuits I write to help them notice their misconceptions. I do not include answer keys with the circuits because the answers are part of the circuit. The teacher needs to work the circuit first as prep, and then let the circuit and the students take care of the rest.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My circuits represent but a fraction of my day-to-day teaching resources, but they are the ones I have developed and so I am proud of them! They appear boring (just boxes), but I promise you, they will keep your students engaged! They are not just practice, but the unpacking of a skill or concept. If you are trying to move away from direct instruction into being more of a facilitator, try a few circuits! Try writing your own! I do not include the answer keys because the answers are part of the circuit. These circuits are in some ways NO PREP, but the teacher must work through the circuit first to understand the unpacking of the idea. When all else fails, whip out your light saber.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

STAR Teacher (5 times) Siemens AP Excellence Award (2009) PAEMST nominee 2011 PAEMST finalist 2015

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Mathematics and Art History double major (Smith College). Masters in Education (Harvard University).

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Rabid college sports (SEC) fan. Knitter. Baker. Dog lover. Walker. Jedi Master. You can follow my blog: virgecornelius.com

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PreK, Kindergarten, 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, Not Grade Specific

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Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Calculus, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Other, Math Test Prep, Statistics, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Algebra 2, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value