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About Me
Vita: Dr. Carol JVF Burns
I taught mathematics intheclassroom 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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My Online Courses
All the materials on this page include links to my online courses:
Algebra I Course Materials
Get uptospeed at the beginning of a new course:
 Algebra I: Prerequisites (pdf file)

Algebra I: Sample Prerequisite Problems
(pdf file)
Includes solutions. For student practice and/or a prerequisite quiz.
Clarify course objectives; illustrate level at which objectives should be mastered:
 Algebra I: Course Objectives (pdf file)
 Algebra I: Sample Final Exam Questions (pdf file)
Additional Algebra I Resources:

Course Overview and Policies, Algebra I
(pdf file)
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
Get uptospeed at the beginning of a new course:
 Geometry: Prerequisites (pdf file)

Geometry: Sample Prerequisite Problems (pdf file)
Includes solutions.
For student practice and/or a prerequisite quiz.
Clarify course objectives; illustrate level at which objectives should be mastered:
 Geometry: Course Objectives (pdf file)
 Geometry: Sample Final Exam Questions (pdf file)
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
Get uptospeed at the beginning of a new course:
 Algebra II: Prerequisites (pdf file)

Algebra II: Sample Prerequisite Problems (pdf file)
Includes solutions. For student practice and/or a prerequisite quiz.
Clarify course objectives; illustrate level at which objectives should be mastered:
 Algebra II: Course Objectives (pdf file)
 Algebra II: Sample File Exam Questions (pdf file)
Additional Algebra II Resources:

Course Overview and Policies, Algebra II
This was used for a course I taught at a public high school.  Sample Daily Schedule for Algebra II
 Algebra I/Geometry Review Schedule

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.
Precalculus Course Materials
Get uptospeed at the beginning of a new course:
 Precalculus: Prerequisites (pdf file)

Precalculus: Sample Prerequisite Problems
(pdf file)
Includes solutions. For student practice and/or a prerequisite quiz.
Clarify course objectives:
 Precalculus: Course Objectives (pdf file)
Additional Precalculus Resources:

Course Overview and Policies, Precalculus
Used for a course I taught at a private high school.  Sample Daily Schedule for Precalculus (with links to online lessons)
 Algebra/Geometry Review Schedule

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.
Calculus Course Materials
Calculus Index Cards:
Hold the entire course in the palm of your hand!
Get uptospeed at the beginning of a new course:
 Calculus: PREREQUISITES (pdf file)

Precalculus: Sample Prerequisite Problems
(pdf file)
What's needed for Precalculus is also needed for Calculus! Includes solutions. For student practice and/or a prerequisite quiz. 
Calculus: SAMPLE PREREQUISITE PROBLEMS
(pdf file)
From released Calculus AB Advanced Placements exams. Includes solutions. For student practice and/or a prerequisite quiz.
Clarify course objectives:
 Calculus: COURSE OBJECTIVES (pdf file)

Calculus: MustKnow Material
(pdf file)
The entire course, inanutshell! Makes a great final exam study guide.
Additional Calculus Resources:
 Calculus Course Overview and Policies (public high school)
 Calculus Course Overview and Policies (private high school)

Sample Daily Schedule for Calculus
(public high school, 179 class meetings) 
Sample Daily Schedule for Calculus
(private high school, 121 class meetings) 
Sample Daily Schedule for Calculus
(college, 59 class meetings)
This includes images of all the index cards used for the course. It also has links to lots of worksheets (with solutions).  Review Schedule

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. 
Sample Grade Sheet
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! 
the Greek Alphabet
You can listen to the pronunciations, and quiz yourself (at the bottom).