You know that moment when, after using as many brain cells as you can muster, after trying and failing, after asking question after question, you FINALLY understand a concept? That “A-HA!” moment when all the pieces finally fall into place? I love that moment.
I have aspired to be a life-long learner, and teaching has given me endless opportunities to learn new things and help others do the same. It is my goal to make my students, (who, let’s be honest, are often not initially excited about the course subject- not everyone is a math geek like me) enjoy the challenges that mathematics and sciences provide by working with them until each and every one experiences that wonderful moment of “A-HA!”
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This course focuses on problem solving on paper as well as using technology such as a dynamic geometry system and graphing calculators to prepare them for future work in college and beyond.
All of the main topics in a high school Geometry class are covered and many fun and creative projects are included.
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