How to Make Your Math Class Paperless

How to Make Your Math Class Paperless

Click Here to Register! Picture this…  No lost homework assignments! No sloppy work that you can’t read! No nagging students coming into your room multiple times a day interrupting your class to ask a question! No more getting the excuse “I wasn’t here yesterday so I don’t know how to do it.” No more “I […]

Why I Stopped Letting My Students Use Calculators in Class!

I Stopped Letting My Students Use Calculators in Class!

This article will push some peoples buttons I’m sure. However, I feel it is something that needs discussed. My school is one to one with iPads. Here’s my concern.  Why do we need calculators anymore? What is the reasoning behind needing to learn to use the next new TI Calculator? Am I missing something or […]

Holiday Algebra 2 Activities

Holiday Algebra 2 Activities

The week before and of Winter Break can be stressful because of all the things going on. Exam, End of the Grading Period, End of the Semester, Holiday Related Distractions, the list goes on…   Most of us are teaching Trigonometry Right now. Here is our Algebra 2 Coach – Trigonometry Holiday Bundle!   These are […]

Algebra 2 Worksheets

Algebra 2 Teacher Hacks

3 ways to be that amazing teacher and not lose your mind because of how much of your free time you have to give up in preparation! 1.) Join communities of other algebra 2 teachers online that love to share great ideas for teaching each lesson instead of scouring Pinterest or Google. You don’t have to reinvent […]

Angles and the Unit Circle - worksheet with answers guided notes powerpoint

Angles and the Unit Circle – Time to Eat!

Angles and the Unit Circle can be a tough one. Not because mastering the Special Right Triangles is difficult but because you are relying on their Geometry Teacher to have done an excellent job of establishing that mastery.    With that said the only way to master the Unit Circle is to know the Special […]

Conditional Probability worksheet with answers

Conditional Probability – Call it in the Air!

The conditional probability of an event B, in relation to event A, is the probability that event B will occur given the knowledge that an event A has already occurred.   Listen, there are VERY FEW times in your Algebra 2 classes that you get to just HAVE FUN teaching a lesson! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. I always spend more time […]

Area Under a Curve worksheet with answers

Area Under a Curve – Is your Umbrella Big Enough?

This is one of the most important lessons you will teach to your Algebra 2 students because it serves as an intro to an enormous lesson in Pre-Calculus / Calulus. This is the first time they get to think outside the box of their typical area formulas. Now they are given restraints, conditions, and boundaries […]

Properties of Logarithms worksheet with answers

Properties of Logarithms

Change of Base Formula Your calculator will only do Base 10 (log) and base e (ln). In most cases this is sufficient for real world problems. However, if another base is needed we have to be able to adjust! The best example you can use in class is a CLOCK! A clock doesn’t use either […]

Adding and Subtracting Matrices

Adding and Subtracting Matrices – Using Rainbows

This is the most important lesson in the Unit on Matrices! The easiest way to teach adding and subtracting matrices is by color coding.   Let’s Start Adding and Subtracting Matrices I start with adding two 2×3 matrices. The reason I do not start with 2×2 matrices is because it is easier to show them […]

Exploring Conic Sections worksheet with answers

The Nightmare of Exploring Conic Sections

Conics Sections can be a very confusing lesson if you let it be. The best advice I can give to any teacher is to start with the basics of the equation of a circle. Make sure they have mastered h,k form and how changes to the equation transform the shape.    Once you are confident […]

Roots and Radical Expressions

Roots and Radical Expressions – Why so Negative?

Students can really struggle with this unit if not taught correctly right away. This is usually the first time that the concept of a math problem having 2 answers ever arises. If you aren’t careful with the way you present this you will lose your students that aren’t big fans of math because they will […]

Permutations and Combinations

Permutations and Combinations Using Magic Card Tricks

Permutations and Combinations are my FAVORITE things in all of math! As we know numbers run the world and Combinatorics (Counting) is at the heart of it all!    Today we are going to look at an attention getter to get your students wanting to learn more.    For the Card Trick you will need…   […]

Transforming Parabolas - The Angry Birds Project

Transforming Parabolas – The Angry Birds Project

   There are many different versions of the Angry Birds Parabola Project. We have tested them all. Some are fun for the students to do but require way more time on art related activities than the actual math. Some are fully created by hand using actual catapults and sling shots made by the class. Some […]