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WHAT IS THIS PAGE? This page provides documents from actual courses taught by Dr. Carol JV Fisher Burns (the website creator). I hope they're useful to you in preparing your own courses.
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ABOUT ME Vita: Dr. Carol JVF Burns
I taught mathematics in-the-classroom for about 30 years, at both universities and high schools (private and public).

Teaching Philosophy (Dr. Carol JVF Burns)
Early in my teaching career, I developed systems that I would thereafter never teach without: Quick Quizzes, the index card method, the grade sheet. You can read about these methods (and other aspects of how I teach) in my Teaching Philosophy.
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ALGEBRA I COURSE MATERIALS

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One Mathematical Cat, Please! A First Course in Algebra
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Additional Algebra I Resources:
  • Course Overview and Policies, Algebra I
    Used for a course I taught at a private high school.
  • Sample Daily Schedule for Algebra I
  • Grade Sheet
    Each student maintains their own grade sheet, so they always know their course grade.
    Students love this! It gives them real ownership of their grade.
    They can see their grade go up/down as they add in new assessments.
    They come to appreciate how hard it is to change a grade once a large number of points have been accumulated.


GEOMETRY COURSE MATERIALS

These materials include links to my online courses:
One Mathematical Cat, Please! A First Course in Algebra
One Mathematical Cat, Please! Topics in Geometry
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Additional Geometry Resources:
  • Course Overview and Policies, Geometry Honors
    Used for a course I taught at a public high school.
  • Sample Daily Schedule for Geometry Honors
  • Algebra Review Schedule
  • Sample Grade Sheet
    Each student maintains their own grade sheet, so they always know their course grade.
    Students love this! It gives them real ownership of their grade.
    They can see their grade go up/down as they add in new assessments.
    They come to appreciate how hard it is to change a grade once a large number of points have been accumulated.
    This is a sample of the first few weeks of grade sheet entries.

    Note: The ‘QQ’ on line 15 is where students add in bonus points accumulated from the daily Quick Quizzes. They love this day!


ALGEBRA II COURSE MATERIALS

These materials include links to my online courses:
One Mathematical Cat, Please! A First Course in Algebra
One Mathematical Cat, Please! Topics in Geometry
One Mathematical Cat, Please! Topics in Algebra II
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PRECALCULUS COURSE MATERIALS

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One Mathematical Cat, Please! A First Course in Algebra
One Mathematical Cat, Please! Topics in Geometry
One Mathematical Cat, Please! Topics in Algebra II
One Mathematical Cat, Please! Precalculus
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CALCULUS COURSE MATERIALS

These materials include links to my online courses:
One Mathematical Cat, Please! A First Course in Algebra
One Mathematical Cat, Please! Topics in Geometry
One Mathematical Cat, Please! Topics in Algebra II
One Mathematical Cat, Please! Precalculus
One Mathematical Cat, Please! Topics in Calculus
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