### Mathematics

I love teaching at TTA because it allows me to be the lifelong learner I am, which is something I'd like to instill in my students. I learn by watching my students in the labs building and programming robots as well as wiring circuits. I also get to engage in adventurous and interesting professional development, such as flying an airplane at Teachers Air Camp in Dayton, and wiring a circuit board and programming an Arduino as I did at Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. Another thing I love about teaching at TTA is the fact that I have the opportunity to work with a great group of motivated students who are eager to see how math content applies to work and real life situations. In short, I am a math geek that loves both doing and teaching math and have completed two and all but my thesis in a third math/stats and/or education degree. This year I will be teaching Geometry, Applied Mathematics, and Calculus. Both the Applied Mathematics and Calculus courses have a CCP option of which students may take advantage. There are two main objectives to my math teaching as listed below. 1. Guide students in becoming better problem solvers, which is a skill they will need both in their career and in life. I plan to do this by introducing and engaging students in many math application scenarios to practice these skills and to appreciate the importance of mathematics. 2. Prepare all students for the next level. Prepare Geometry students for Algebra 2, college bound students for college level mathematics, and prepare students entering a trade directly after graduation for the math required in their work.