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I'm a second-year Teach for America corps member in Weldon, North Carolina. I teach Math I, Math II, Math III and Precalculus at Roanoke Valley Early College.

Letters from a Calculus Class

Math teacher got jokes, though!

Math with Bad Drawings

Dear Newton,

C’mon, dude. You already get credit for the laws of motion, that cool apple story, and the tasty fig cookies. Let me have this.

-Leibniz

Dear Student,

I know it stings to fail a test that badly. But hey, silver lining: you’re so far into the area below the curve that you’re practically an integral.

-Teacher

Dear Student,

I’ll put it this way: You don’t seem to understand me yet, but you keep getting closer.

-Limits

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Physics/Precalc Resources?

In Spring 2014, I taught a combined class of Math III and Precalculus students. Many of the objectives aligned fine, but now in the Fall I’ll have the same Math III students in Precalculus (again, sortof). I want to spice up the class by teaching them physics! If anyone has resources they can link me to, or even a dropbox, I’ll be infinitely grateful!

Precalc Unit 1 Online Now!

Hey folks,

Czech out my Unit Plans page for Unit 1 of Precalculus: Functions & Parent Functions. It’s an 11 day unit covering N-Q.1-3 and F.IF.1,2,4,5,6,7 with a quiz and a test so you can mix and match the questions.  Feel free to use steal it wholesale or alter it but give me some publicity if you do!

Also thanks to Partially Derivative for the function transformations matching activity (version 2 on my dropbox so you can differentiate your learners!).