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I am an educator!  My experience in schools varies widely. I have had the privilege of serving students in positions as a classroom teacher, a district consultant, and school principal. I am passionate about learning and have found all of these positions challenging and satisfying.

I love to teach folks of all ages! I have experience in elementary, middle and high schools.  In K - 12 schools, I have taught math and English.  At the university level I have facilitated online instruction in curriculum, instruction, and gifted education.  In professional development settings I have presented on several topics including problem solving, math enrichment topics, and differentiation.

In this blog I focus on math education and my experiences as a high school math teacher.  I invite your comments and collaboration!  Please feel free to contact me at  ...  algebrasfriend{at}gmail{dot}com.

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  1. Thank you for your messages. I leave in Edgewater, Florida, right outside Daytona Beach. I read all about the Dan Meyer 3-Acts, and what would you rather do and other math ideas and would love to learn how to incorporate them into my classes. Maybe I am reading a bit too much into it but would appreciate any guidance anyone may give. Next year, I will teach the algebra 1b students; those who must take algebra 1 over two years. I am hoping to make a great difference in their lives. Students must pass algebra 1 to earn a diploma.
    I thank you for your help.

  2. My dad retired a few years ago after being a Calculus teacher for nearly 30 some years...and apparently he missed it because he is currently teaching math in Las Vegas! My sister is also a middle school math teacher! (I am not a math teacher- ha!) Have a great school year!

    1. Lindsay - thanks for stopping by and leaving a note! I think once teaching gets in your veins it's difficult to stop! I've been at this more than 30 years ... and loving my students!

  3. Hi,

    I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!

    We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on your blog, if possible.

    It is a paid app(with a few models free) but in case you are interested in trying it out I will be happy to provide you with a free copy.

    The link to the app is:



    You can also search for the app on the app store as 'Augmenter'.

    Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.

    happy teaching!