Web Resources Design: The
high school mathematics resources created over the last two
years have a different design. The dynamic interactive activities
have a visual and symbolic output with a means to change
length/parameters. For the units completed, I have tried
to develop a comprehensive, concise set of math notes with
applets that the reader to understand/remember the concepts
and enhance their math intuition for real life applications.
For most of these resources I want the user to start exploring
the applet to discover as much of the pattern themselves,
then use the notes on the left to fill in the rest of the
I am using my own invention, CET (Closed Eyes
Test) to check the effectiveness of the resources. If the
resource passes CET, I can still see/interact with the applet
with my eyes closed. If you are interested, the following
are units that I am most excited about:
Transformations Logarithms Conics Trigonometry Circles Quadratics Relations
Philosophy: I believe
families have the right to educate their children at home
and school boards have a duty to support this decision.
Interests: I enjoy developing
on-line learning and teaching tools. I have been developing
Flash resources for several years. My actionscript skills
have increased dramatically.
Years of Teaching: I
have taught in Alberta for 34 years.
My Role at Argyll Centre 2010-2011: In
the past, I retired in June, 2010. I am currently teaching high school math half time (Math
24, Math 20 Applied, Math
20 Pure, Math 30
Applied, Math 30
Pure, and Math 31).
Award: The Teacher List:
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||The Macromedia Flash resources that I have
developed have been tested in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The icon provided will link you to the latest browser
The Macromedia® Flash™ 6
Plugin is required in order to view many of the multimedia
segments. If you cannot see the animation on the
left, click on the Flash Player icon to download
Math7 Math8 Math9
Math10Pure Math20Pure Math30Pure Math20App Math30App
The Flash resources that I have developed
are included in the following table. The math resources
are divided into the 4 strands used in Western Canada: Number, Patterns & Relations, Shape & Space,
and Statistics & Probability.