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I am the Math Guy.  Prior to retiring from my day job I had worked with the teachers in Seattle Public Schools and with the Math Science Partnership Project thru the Park City Math Institute, Eastern Washington University and the University of Washington.

  • This year I will be working with a great set of young people from all over the country and the world through SCHOLARS ONLINE. We will be exploring the first three courses in high school mathematics - Geometry, Advanced Algebra, & Pre-Calculus.  Use this link to find additional information.  I look forward to a robust set of classes and totally engaged set of students. 
  • I am also most fortunate to have been selected for a 3rd year to serve as an International Facilitation Fellow thru the Dana Center this past summer.  I will travel to Germany this year to work with a fantastic group of secondary mathematics teachers as they explored their new Career and College Ready Initiative.
  • In addition, I will continue to be available for professional development training around Geometer Sketchpad, Texas Instruments – TI-84s and Nspires. 


This page is designed with links to items of interest or support materials for teachers, students or parents. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact me directly. Thanks. 


The Math Guy



The Math Forum Offers Four different Problems of the Week

             The first is for the Math Fundamentals

             The second is the Pre-Algebra

             Followed by Algebra

             And finally, Geometry

I would, also, encourage you to checkout an e-paper that I helped author at The Math Forum.



I have been involved in a number of projects during my tenure in Seattle Schools

             Here are the files that I have been using during my coaching this year.

             For assistance with the WASL, I have put together two links:

o   Middle School

o   High School

             For copies of the following

             Unit Organizers for the CMP

             A Unit Organizer

             Lesson Planners

o   A CMP Lesson Organizer

o   A CMP2 Lesson Organizer

o   An Expanded Lesson Organizer

             A Vocabulary Builder (Frayer Model)

             Problem Solving Organizer

             Elementary Learning Cycle

             Parent Resource Information:

o   HelpingHandout.doc is a series of 3 articles adapted form the Prentice Hall website

o   Handout.doc is a condensed version of the same. They are designed to help parents help their kids at home.



Other Projects that I have been working on include:

      Some of my recent presentations

      My Tetrahedron Kite Presentation

      My Origami Lesson.






Here is a great resource for some crazy ideas. And the best thing is that Bre Pettis was a student while I was teaching at Bellevue High School and we taught together while he was at Meany Middle School in Seattle.  Check out "Weekend Projects - Picnic Geometry."



Pam Boroughs has created a great rubric for helping students self-assess their progress and effort.
Click here to see it with the option to download it.




Last Revised On April 22, 2016.