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MATH ROCKS!!.  Born and Raised in Miami, FL  B.B.A. in Finance from Mercer University  EDS – 15 years  Transitioned to Education (2007)  Certified.

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1 MATH ROCKS!!

2  Born and Raised in Miami, FL  B.B.A. in Finance from Mercer University  EDS – 15 years  Transitioned to Education (2007)  Certified in ESE, Math 5-9, ESOL  Master’s in Education Leadership (in process)  Pat-on-the-Back PTA Recipient (2011)  My Daughter, Emily, is a Falcon! (6 th grade)  I enjoy traveling, sports, dancing, running and biking

3  Integers  Fractions  Equations with Variables  Proportions and Similarity of Diagrams  Percents, Sales Tax and Tips  Probability  Surface Area and Volume  Measurement

4  Common Core Standards A different way of teaching Setting standards from college and working them downward Better to prepare students for college academics More hands on approach to learning Active learning Moving around the room Hands on approach Technology driven

5  Respect, Responsibility and Accountability Academics Behavior  Positive Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem Everyone can learn and do math! We will make it FUN!  Communication Skills  Study Skills  Organization  Independent Thinkers  Teamwork  Leadership  21 st Century Learners

6  Grades  Homework (every night) 10%  Classwork (complete in class) 20%  Quizzes 30%  Tests 40% Total: 100%  ‘Z’: Work that may be made up otherwise, a ‘0’  ‘0’: Work that earned a ‘zero’

7  HW is essential  Review their notes and rewrite them if needed  Use the online personal tutors (BEEP/Textbook)  FCAT Explorer is a great review  Set goals to achieve throughout the year specifically related to mathematics with rewards  Continuous test them on their multiplication tables (anywhere and everywhere)  Ask for help (Outstanding Peer Counselor Program)  Open communication

8  Falcon Cove  Teacher Website  BEEP (online textbook)  Pinnacle (PIV)

9  W eekly - Onsite in My Classroom  Varies on Day Due to Meetings  Current Concepts  Review Basic Math Skills  Time Test Multiplication Tables  Word Problems

10 "Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible." ~Howard Schultz REMEMBER, YOU ARE YOUR CHILD'S BEST ADVOCATE!!!

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