Again, I haven't posted a blog entry in a long time, but I've gotten lots done.

I've finished what I'm doing for now on the SAT prep materials: SAT Preparation

All sections have been scanned, so that all hand-drawn pictures and answers to problems are available.

I've been doing lots of work on Geometry materials:

Equivalence Relations

Is there an "SSA" Congruence Theorem? No!!

I haven't posted a blog entry in a long time, but I've gotten lots done.

I've made great progress on the SAT prep materials: SAT Preparation

In particular, check out the randomized practice that goes with SATStuff #1: SAT Preparation

Over the next few weeks, as I go through this material in my Algebra II class,

I'll be creating similar web exercises for the remaining SAT prep packets.

I've also finished more Geometry materials:

Applying Logical Equivalences to Algebraic and Geometric Statements

Introduction to the Two-Column Proof

Check out these new GeoGebra worksheets:

Copying a Line Segment and an Angle

Bisecting an Angle

A holiday! Yeh! The first few weeks have been extremely busy.

Today, I'm working on another Geometry web exercise: Logical Equivalences and Practice with Truth Tables

A while ago, I wrote a new GeoGebra worksheet: Quadrilaterals

Also, I've been getting a lot of SAT material online, for my Thursday night SAT prep course: SAT Preparation

I'm trying to keep ahead of my classes in updating the algebra review problems:

changing all the background colors to sage green (for consistency);

adding in-section concept question practice (instead of just a worksheet).

Finished my first week at my new job at Lenox Memorial High School!

I LOVE having computers in my classroom, so I can make full use of all my web materials.

I've just created a WORKSHEET for my interactive slide show, to use in my substitute teacher folder.

My duplexer was broken on my new printer; the replacement arrived, and now double-sided copying is working great!

I've spent lots more time in school setting up my classroom.

I've written up a Greek Alphabet web exercise for my calculus class.

I've finally retired my HP Laserjet Series IIE printer, replacing it with an HP OfficejetPro L7680 All-in-One:

it's a printer, fax, photocopier, and scanner.

I've created another GeoGebra tutorial:

Tutorial #2: GeoGebra Basics

I've been doing lots of work in school: sorting, cleaning, organizing.

I'll be putting a series of GeoGebra tutorials and worksheets into my online Geometry curriculum.

Check out the first two!

Tutorial #1: Introduction to GeoGebra

Worksheet #1: TRIANGLES

Change of schedule; I'm now teaching Algebra II at Lenox High in the Fall, instead of the Basic Algebra/Geometry course.

So, check out the Algebra II online material.

Also, I'm supervising an independent study AP Calculus BC course with two students;

check out the suggested yearly AP Calculus BC Independent Study schedule that I've prepared for them.

I've created a cool NAME SPINNER so that I can be sure that every student in class gets (randomly) called on when doing problems.

A totally random student is "thrown in" about 10% of the time, just to keep people on their toes.

This file can be modified for your own classes and students. Enjoy!

I've spent the entire week getting things ready for my courses at LMMHS next year:

daily syllabi, course policies, grade sheets, algebra/geometry review schedules, missed work forms, and so on.

Check them out:

Basic Algebra/Geometry Homepage

Geometry Honors Homepage

AP Calculus AB Homepage

I've completed some sample problems for MCAS Objective 10.N.3,

and also incorporated these problems into my web exercise on Approximating Radicals, as a new concept question exercise.

I also removed the link to the non-MathML version of the Approximating Radicals exercise from the web (so I only had to update ONE version).

Everyone should have MathPlayer by now!

I was gone to Alaska with my husbandnot Karl and daughter Julia for about 10 days.

Upon return, I needed to study for my MTEL subject test in mathematics for my licensure; just took it yesterday, and it went well.

So, I've now finished all the exams needed to obtain my preliminary license to teach in the public school system. Yeh!

I've gotten the approximate yearly syllabi done for each of the "new" courses I'll be teaching at Lenox High next year:

Honors Geometry and Basic Algebra/Geometry.

As I teach the Basic Algebra/Geometry course (which is largely an MCAS prep course), I'll be putting in new concept questions

(mental math, estimating, evaluating expressions, recognizing patterns, story/word problems, questions involving pictures and graphs).

Check out all the new problem types in Addition.

Note that I'm also changing the background to sage green, for consistency with the rest of my site, as I update each exercise.

I've finished the map of the grade 9-10 MCAS objectives to my web site.

I will be writing web exercises to practice each objective, by taking actual MCAS problems in the public domain and "randomizing" them.

These problems will also be incorporated into my online courses, in appropriate places.

Thus, a person following my online course will automatically hit all the dedicated MCAS practice problems.

Here's the first one I've done: MCAS Objective 10.N.2

These problems have also been inserted in the Algebra I curriculum: Additional Practice

My daughter has been visiting from Texas, so we've been cooking and baking, gardening, exercising, reading, and enjoying summer!

I've moved the hearts

I've started mapping the MCAS objectives to my web site.

I've updated my site to remove many of the Miss Hall's links, since I am now moving to Lenox Memorial Middle and High School.

(I also tightened up my "sage green" color scheme a bit.)

Miss Hall's has been given a CD of all these files, so they may re-appear from the MHS site.

I have not

The files may still come up in (say) a "Google" search.

Only the links from my web site have been removed.

I've changed my homepage; instead of the trees, I've now got a graphic (made into a puzzle) created by Hyun Sun Seo, an extremely talented student at Miss Hall's School. Check it out!

I've got some vocabulary practice up for the Communication and Literacy Skills Reading test. Check it out!

I took the writing subtest of the Communication and Literacy Skills test yesterday—it went well!

Check out the online resources I've created for people obtaining their educator licenses in Massachusetts:

obtaining a teacher's license in Massachusetts

information about the Communication and Literacy Skills Test

online practice for grammatical definitions and rules

I've finished the fifth (and LAST!) multi-section quiz for Algebra II. Check it out!

I've finished the fourth multi-section quiz for Algebra II. Check it out!

I've finished the third multi-section quiz for Algebra II. Check it out!

I had a week with my daughter in Texas for Spring Break; didn't bring my computer!

Now, I'm working on the third multi-section quiz for Algebra II. (It's in progress.)

I'm working on a quiz over essential concepts for ALL of AP Calculus AB; trying to get it done in time for this year's Spring midterm (unlikely).

It's in progress, but you can take a look: AP Calculus AB, in a nutshell!

The second multi-section quiz for Algebra II is finished; check it out!

I've decided that when a student's grade falls to C

I've made all the "FUN STUFF" open in a new window, so people don't lose the main Table of Contents.

The first multi-section quiz for Algebra II is finished.

I was snowed in today. After over an hour (with Karl) trying to get my car un-stuck in the driveway, I realized I was not going to get to work.

Determined to make good use of this gift of time, I created the template for my "text puzzles"—I want to get all my index cards online, and be able to easily generate quizzes over this material.

Eventually, I'll have different levels of difficulty:

--a complete word bank

--a word bank with some distractor words thrown in

--a word bank with distractor words and some of the necessary words

Check out the "text puzzle" template!

I've finally finished the MULTI-SECTION QUIZ for Geometry.

I've been going through the excellent collection of manipulatives at the NLVM (National Library of Virtual Manipulatives) and incorporating them in appropriate places in the "Fun Stuff" in my online curriculum. These are beautifully-designed and user-friendly!

Happy New Year, everyone!

I haven't had a blog entry in quite a while—things get very busy at this time of year.

I've been working on the MULTI-SECTION QUIZ for Geometry; I'm not going to upload it until it is completely finished.

I've been adding quite a few new "fun things" into the Algebra I curriculum (online games and mental exercises), so you might want to check them out!

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