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**New Classroom Setup**

For a variety of reasons, I am the only one of the four teachers who were at my school last year who came back this year. My principal decided to have me move rooms just so that all of us would be prepping a new room together. I didn't mind - I find movin...

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**My First Day Plans**

Yes, yes, I know - I'm doing the #SundayFunday post on a Monday! But I wanted to participate in the blogging challenge even if I'm late.... I would not have the plans that I have if it weren't for the amazing people in the #MTBOS who are always so ready an...

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**My ONE GOAL for the 2017-2018 School Year**

I work at a public high school in Texas, but my school is a school of choice - students must apply and be accepted into my school. We are an Early College High School - our students will (ideally) graduate with a high school diploma AND an associate's degr...

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**New Beginnings**

Tomorrow I'll start my 18th year of teaching at a brand new school. I'm THE math teacher at Burleson Collegiate High School in Burleson, Texas. We will have 76 students in our inaugural class of Collegiate Panthers. Go Green, Black and Silver! Here's a ...

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**Centers in High School Math?**

I recently took a position at an Early College High School that is opening in my town. I'll be the only math teacher the first year, and I'll be teaching Algebra 1 and Geometry. Right now we're set to have about 70 freshmen next year and we'll add a class...

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**The Big Square Root Trick for Remembering the Unit Circle**

I learned this "trick" at an APSI several years ago. I know lots of people use the " hand trick ", and I do teach that to my students, but I like this trick better because I can write it down on paper and "see" what I'm doing a little easier. I taught it ...

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**Algebra I STAAR Review**

Despite the best of intentions, I know I haven't blogged much in the last couple of years. I'm hoping that is going to change going into next year. But I thought I could try and get the ball rolling with my blogging again by sharing what I came up with fo...

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**Foldables for Algebra I INB**

Things are kind of crazy around here, but I wanted to share a couple of things I've used in my interactive notebooks in Algebra 1. One-Step Equations "Foldable" (doesn't fold so not technically a foldable) Mult-Step Equations Flip Book - Free on TPT and AWE...

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**Adventures in Algebra I**

This is my 17th year as a high school math teacher, and my 11th at my current school. Before I came to this school, I had never been on a campus with freshmen (both of my prior schools were 10-12 campuses). My first year here, I taught Algebra I and AP Ca...

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