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This bundle has 10 self checking puzzle worksheets. Once the worksheets are completed, the answer to a riddle is revealed. The following are the contents of the worksheets:
1. Logarithms â€“ Evaluate Using Change of Base
This worksheet evaluates

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This self checking worksheet requires the student to differentiate between permutations and combinations. The problems are written in a way so that consecutive questions use the same numbers. The student must be able to read the problem and decide

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Matrices Bundle: 7 puzzle worksheets
This bundle now has 7 puzzle worksheets. Two worksheets are multiplying matrices, and one worksheet each for finding determinants of 2x2 and 3x3 matrices, finding area of a triangle using determinants, finding

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This self checking worksheet features equations of polynomial graphs. The student must do the following for each equation: describe the end behavior, determine whether it represents an odd or even-degree polynomial function, and state the maximum

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This self checking worksheet studies the composition of trig functions: inverse trig function of a trig function or vice versa (arcsin (sin(5pi/4)) or (tan (arcsin pi/2)). My trig students were challenged with this worksheet, but my Calculus

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This self checking worksheet features polynomials in which the student must find exactly one of the following as requested using Descartes Rule of Signs: the possible number of positive, negative or imaginary zeros. Upon completion of the

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This self checking worksheet features finding vertical asymptotes and holes in the graphs of domain of functions. This worksheet requires lots and lots of factoring of a quadratic function: some with the 'a' term and some without, and some

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This self checking worksheet has cubes in the form Ax^3 + By^3 or Ax^3 - By^3. The student will draw a line from the cube to its factors. The lines will go through a letter then a number. The student will write the pair at the bottom of the page to

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This worksheet has 3 equations and 3 unknowns for each problem. The student is asked to find one of the unknowns. Once the value is discovered, the student matches the solution at the bottom of the page to discover the solution to a riddle.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently in my 30th year of public education in the field of secondary Mathematics. My students do not like assignments out of the book, so I started writing worksheets for them. (How can a teacher resist a class of smiling faces when a worksheet is handed out??) I teach Algebra 2 and 3, Statistics, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Finite and Calculus at Okaw Valley High School. I have discovered there are not many worksheets out there for my students with puzzles and riddles. So I started making them. I think your students might enjoy these puzzles and riddles as much as mine do.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to laugh and have fun. I teach with humor. I hope my students feel comfortable in my classroom regardless of their mathematical aptitude.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have had the privilege of speaking at local, state and national math conferences on the topic of classroom games and also on the topic of Smartboard.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1988 and obtained my Masters Degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1999.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in rural Illinois with my husband and our 2 boys: ages 16 and 9. I love my family and my job. You may be wondering about my 'Associates.' They include my design team K.T. and Barbara. Also included is my editor, cheerleader and supporter: my sister Sandy. However, my hardest working Associates are my students - my proofreaders. They help by finding errors in my worksheets. 'We're Bruyn Math' is definitely a team effort!

GRADES

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Not Grade Specific

SUBJECTS

Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Calculus, Geometry, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Science, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Word Problems, Algebra 2, Mental Math