## Other Stuff!

I have a number of personal projects that I've been working on. They're still math stuff, just not stuff I teach. I'm really focused right now on figuring out what students really, really need to know going into Algebra II and how to help them get better at those things.

## A book...

I wrote a book about the way I teach math a while back. You can find it on amazon if you'd like to take a look. It's basically a guide to how I go about doing what I do. I think that new teachers, in particular, would probably find it very useful. I've had a lot of success as a teacher and wanted to share whatever I could with as many people as possible!

## Pre-Algebra II

I wish this course existed. Maybe I should just write it up and teach it over the summer for students looking to get ahead, but until then, this is where I'm sticking the stuff I've done.

- Solving Systems Review for Algebra II: This is a pdf that has explanations, examples, practice problems, and links to YouTube videos that walk you through a review of solving systems of linear equations. I review several different methods: solving by graphing (using your calculator), solving by substitution, solving by linear combinations (or elimination if that's what you want to call it), and using the built-in system of linear equation solver on the TI-Nspire. You can print the document, but it's better if you at least keep the pdf to click the links--which don't work in the google docs viewer, but do work on Preview (for Mac), Acrobat, and Chrome's pdf viewer...so download the pdf and then click the links. Here's the YouTube playlist if you'd rather just watch them, but you're missing out if that's all you do!

- Factoring Review for Algebra II: This is a pdf that has explanations, examples, practice problems, and links to YouTube videos that walk you through getting better at factoring. If you can't factor, you're going to have a rough time of it going forward. You can print it, but it's better if you at least keep the pdf to click the links--which don't work in the google docs viewer, but do work on Preview (for Mac), Acrobat, and Chrome's pdf viewer...so download the pdf and then click the links. Here's the YouTube playlist of the videos if you'd rather just watch them.

## Logs

Cool Log Things: There are a couple of neat things that you can do with logs that I think students miss out on because they usually aren't covered in an Algebra II class. I wrote them up in case others want to give them a shot. For the record: taking logs to turn exponential data into linear data, figuring out how many digits a really big number has, and turning multiplication and division into addition and subtraction, respectively.

## Epsilon-Delta Proofs

Epsilon-Delta Proofs: These are a rough draft of some notes about epsilon-delta proofs. Videos to follow...at some point!