To Accumulate a Rate — Integrate!

Teaching High School Mathematics

Derivative Sketching

It’s a little cumbersome to sketch a derivative on your computer, but I love having my students practice sketching derivatives with the app at It’s so great that it tells … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Position, Velocity, and Acceleration Graph Puzzles

I just really like puzzles… Whenever I get a problem I don’t know how to solve, I think of it as a puzzle. I feel like when most students get … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Linear Graphing Auction

I’ve created a linear graphing activity that was super fun. The kids enjoyed it and I had a great time too. Here is the pdf of the worksheet: graphingauction I just did … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

WODB – Which one Doesn’t Belong? With a Couple Twists.

Fun Challenging assignment in Calculus that focuses on what a derivative tells you about a function.

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

My students made the quiz!

In Calculus we are currently doing rates problems. If you are familiar with AP Calculus, then you should be pretty intimate with the famous Amusement Park problem and all of … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

Areas Under the Curve and Desmos

I just can’t quite get enough Desmos. Previously software always let me down. It regularly wouldn’t do things I wanted it to do. Desmos on the other hand doesn’t let … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

How accurate is your stick?

The following is just a rambling list of thoughts as they came to me and has not been edited or revised: A student definately learns a certain amount during the … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment