Practice tests from the Houghton Mifflin Pre-Calculus book. It covers a variety of topics that we cover throughout the year.
I found some math video lessons from Taft College that may be useful in studying and reviewing. They run on RealPlayer and are listed by topic.
A good review of specific lessons and units that we cover throughout the year. You can print review worksheets and answer keys to help you prepare for tests, quizzes, and exams.
Online PowerPoint Presentations from Leonard Blackburn, Parkland College . They review most of the information that we cover in our units throughout the year.
A variety of Geometry links to help students understand different geometry concepts.
An interactive site that allows you to reflect and rotate a shape to create you own tessilation.
A good review that covers Algebra; provided by the Grossmont Union High School District
These also include some Pre-Calculus topics. Provided by the Grossmont Union High School District , this would be a good review for certain topics, as well as for the ACT, SAT, or math placement tests.
Link to Guilford High School. A good review of material or a way to catch up if you were absent.
Online PowerPoints, flash cards, reviews, and assessments for a variety of subjects; including Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II. Provided by Rockingham county Public Schools.
A website from Henrico County Public Schools that has lessons covering a variety of Geometry topics.
A website of virtual manipulatives that can help you understand a variety of mathematical concepts. It covers a variety of subjects and uses Java programs, which allow you to explore the different relationships.
Investigations and manipulatives that can help you to understand a variety of mathematical topics.
Remember that students can only re-take quizzes and that the re-take replaces the original quiz grade.
After high school, I attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where I continued to wrestle, but was unsure of what career I wanted to pursue. After 1½ years, my grades were reflecting my lack of focus and direction, so I dropped out of college to join the Army (to grow up, determine what I wanted to do with my life, and for the college money).
While in the Army (1989-1992), I was stationed in Baumholder, Germany, where I was a Petroleum Supply Specialist/truck driver. I continued to wrestle while in the Army, which allowed me to travel throughout Germany, win the Army European Championships, and become a member of the All-Army wrestling team; which allowed me to train and wrestle at national tournaments throughout the U.S.
Returning to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (1992-1998), I was more focused and had goals and aspirations of becoming a math teacher. I went from nearly flunking out of college (before the Army), to receiving excellent grades (44 A's, 7 AB's, and 2 B's).
I enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard (1992-2001), continued wrestling in college (1993-1994), worked 20-30 hours a week at Copp's Food Center, and began my wrestling coaching career at Oshkosh West High School as and assistant coach (1994-1995) and a head coach (1995-1998).
I did my student teaching (1997) at Rosendale Middle School and Oshkosh West High School. I was also a resource lab aide at Oshkosh West (1998), which allowed me to work individually with students on a variety of subjects.
I graduated from college in the spring of 1998 with a Bachelor's degree in Education; with a major in Mathematics (grades 7-12) and minors in Spanish and Coaching. I graduated with a 3.666 GPA and a total of 205 credits. I completed my Master's degree in Professional Development from Cardinal Stritch University in 2004 with a 4.0 GPA.
I have been a Mathematics teacher and assistant wrestling coach at Franklin High School since 1998 and coached football from 1998-2001.
I have been married since June 1998 (to my wonderful wife Pamela) and we were blessed with the birth of our son, Jacob, near the end of 2001. We live in Franklin, a community that we are proud to call our home.
I am honored to have such a positive role in the lives of our youth and I know from my personal experience how important it is to set goals for yourself. By determining what we want to accomplish and knowing what we need to do to accomplish it, we realize the importance of education, and give ourselves the direction and motivation that we need to succeed.
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I am hoping that this will be a great communication tool between parents and myself. I am attempting to include assignments, test and quiz information, updated grades, and any other important information. Check back often for updates on each class calendar and feel free to provide me with feedback on how to improve the site. Parents: Please e-mail me. It is easier to contact you with any concerns if I have your e-mail address. We usually have the same work days and I am hesitant to contact someone at work unless I know that it is okay with them and their employer.