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Summer Prep: Progress

Next year I have three preps:  Honors Accelerated Advanced Algebra (sophomores, two sections), Honors Pre-Calculus (juniors, two sections), and what we’ll call Algebra I (freshmen, one section). Pre-Calc is the only prep that isn’t new. I taught it last year … Continue reading

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End Behavior of Rational Functions

This is the activity I used a couple of months ago to help students investigate the end behavior of rational functions. The second part of the activity (not shown) asks them complete three statements: If the degree of the numerator … Continue reading

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There are approximately 1,059,000 high school teachers in the United States, according to a 2007 estimate. There are approximately 90,000 members of NCTM. I have 87 people listed under my math teacher list on Twitter. I have about 50 blogs … Continue reading

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Measuring Success

The third year was… okay? Could have been better? Good? I think it was decent. I think. By what measure do I judge how successful my year was? Student evaluations?  Grades on final exams? My students growth on standardized tests? … Continue reading

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