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Paula Torres
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Love to learn, love to teach. Happiness is wanting what you have!
Love to learn, love to teach. Happiness is wanting what you have!

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Happy Edcamping! No tent required.

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Is it possible for standard deviation to equal zero?
Such a great question : Select only four numbers from the numbers 1 through 10, such that the standard deviation is the smallest.  Repeat to find a standard deviation that is the largest.  Is there more than one choice for each set? I love this question.  I...

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Whiteboarding works!
Well, I had an epiphany over the weekend about using my whiteboards.  So I had it all planned out for Calc.  Today I gave them problems from each problem set (the old HW pages that we now do in class) and had them put them up on their whiteboards.  I loved ...

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How I spend my Saturdays
Some might think I'm a little crazy with all the ideas that I am already employing.  So the fact that I spend Saturdays traipsing around Southern California attending conferences to learn even more stuff is simply insanity.  Let's face it: I probably passed...

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"We are learning!"
It doesn't get any better than that!  Students yelled out in AP Stats today, "we are learning!" If it weren't for the fact that that only drives me to push myself (and them) to new levels of success, I think I'd pack up, turn in my keys and leave for retire...

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I love the Aha! moments
Statistics today was filled with several aha's! I can almost hear all the cogs clicking in their brains.  I gave them three data sets and had them make a box plot for each as well as find the mean and median.  Then I asked them about the shapes and the comp...

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Histograms and stem plots and box plots (OH MY!)
It is amazing what the internet world can bring into the classroom!  This week we have used a program made by Ohio State University ( Mooculus ), a practice set made by Cal State LA ( National Curve Bank ) and a practice set made by UC Davis ( Limits of a f...

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What to expect, when you are expecting
Interesting question for myself today.  I expect the students to learn about limits and derivatives and integrals (OH MY!) this year, but trying to flip 2 different AP classes is definitely a bit daunting.  I will definitely need to keep track of my receipt...

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MOOCulus!
If you are reading this as a Calculus teacher, and you don't understand the title of this post, let me be the first to introduce you to the wonderful world of MOOCulus !!  It is the most amazing website I have found thus far for using in my AP Calc class.  ...

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Calculus around the room and "the Statistics talk"
I cannot express enough how awesome it is to have the whiteboards (mounted all the way around) in my room this year. Ask me again in a few months when I have possibly had to purchase the markers (although I am making that a requirement for every student in ...
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