Awesome online resource for Geometry teachers

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  1. raneydae

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    A mom of one of my students sent this to me towards the beginning of the year, but I've only recently begun to explore/use it.

    It's fantastic! They only have Geometry so far, but there is an Algebra
    Linear Function Explorer graph and I think they plan to expand to other topics.

    http://www.mathopenref.com/
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    Thanks!! I'll take a look at it when I get the chance!
     
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    Wow. How much do I love this? I was sort of dreading teaching constructions next week and this is the answer to my problem! Thank you so much.
     
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    Very cool, raneydae! I'm going to add it to this thread, http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=21013, for the math-teacher-test takers.

    (If you wanted to join the cadre of math groupies who occasionally hang around the Examinations for Teachers forum and help out the math-teacher-test takers or those with teacher-test-math issues too, you'd be truly welcome.)
     
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    This may sound a little weird, but thanks for saying this. :) I'm a career-changer and a first year math teacher who didn't minor, major or study math in college and only went up to Pre-Cal in high school. I do consider myself a pretty bright person though and have done a lot of reteaching/refreshing myself in order to teach.

    I often feel a little outside the "cadre" here on A to Z because I'm not an expert (yet), at least for this year until I feel more comfortable with an entire year's curriculum...so I appreciate the invite. :)
     
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    (grinning)

    You're selling yourself a bit short, sweetie. Alice and 'daisy suffer even the likes of small un-PreCalc-ed moi with great graciousness.
     
  8. Aliceacc

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    Raney, NONE of us is an expert.

    Each of us is just good at something else.

    Please, don't ever feel like an outsider because you're new to the game. In fact, you being a career changer means you bring a unique perspective that many of us (like me) lack.
     
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    Haha, TG. Hey, I didn't even take pre-calc. And I was a business major. But, I'm a very good pre-algebra teacher! And I can't wait to use that site this week. I love my new projector but haven't really known how to make the best use of it.
     
  10. raneydae

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    Thanks guys. :)

    I know this is dumb, but I had begun to feel a little unsure of myself from a previous thread on here about teachers only being a chapter ahead of their students (which I am sometimes). I know I probably read into small things when I shouldn't have, but it left me a little less confident in my teaching/math skills, so I've tried to not to do too much "math-speak" on here lately. :)

    But really, I don't want to hijack this thread too much - if any math teacher hasn't checked out the site I mentioned, you should! It's really cool! :)
     
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    Thanks for the website, raney! I'm getting ready to start some geometry with my 8th graders next week, so this website was perfect timing! I've added it to my bookmarks!

    :)
     
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    raney, did you notice that I added this site to the appropriate single subject tests Useful Web Resources sticky thread, with your name on it?
     
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    HOLY COW,
    :celebrate:

    This website is amazing. I love the full screen option -- it lends itself well to demos on a projector during class. I am VERY impressed....thank you for sharing this!!!!
     

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