Miss Ainsley's Homepage
Hi, my name is Miss Ainsley. I recently graduated from St. Vincent College. I was a mathematics major and a secondary education minor. I had the privilege to participate in the Link-To-Learn program in the summer of 2000. This gave me a chance to learn a lot about technology that I didn't know. This program gave me the opportunity to design my own web page. I hope that this page is helpful in providing valuable information in the areas of mathematics and education.
I completed my student teaching at Derry Area High School. I taught ninth grade mathematics. I taught Pre-Algebra, Principles of Math, Principles of Math (Inclusion), and Special Education Math. I plan to give the students in my future classes this address. They can use the links I've provided to find tutorials, enrichment materials, and other educational information. I hope that you enjoy this page!
Math Games and Advancement:
Math is more than just problem solving and computation. Math can be fun too. There are lots of fun games that you can play to practice your math skills and just to have a good time! You can also learn things about math that are interesting and that you might not have been taught in school. Check out the following websites for fun games and interesting facts. Just click on the images below to go to wonderful websites about math that are a lot of fun.
Although students work hard, sometimes they need a little help to understand difficult material. Tutoring can be expensive and inconvenient. For this reason, I have included some links to math tutorials. The first site offers tips, explanations, examples, and quizzes to aid in student understanding. The second site offers assistance on specific problems from the mathemagician.
No, this isn't a tie-dyed tee-shirt. This is a fractal design. Fractals are actually a mathematical concept. They are one of the most recent discoveries in the area of mathematics. They are based on the property of self-similarity. That means that smaller versions of the fractal appear throughout the entire fractal. Most fractals are infinitely detailed. If a computer would magnify the fractal millions of times and it is still complex and detailed. In fact, some fractions are infinitely detailed. An example of an object in nature that exhibits self-similarity is Queen Ann's Lace. Each section of the flower looks like the entire flower. To learn more about fractals, please click on the link below.
Information on fractals
Fractals are very interesting and beautiful.
Here are some examples of fractals.
To visit the website that features these fractions and many others, click on the fractal below.
Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of Discipline
Sample Lesson Plan
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