I used the PowerPoint presentations at
my school and our test scores improved
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Thanks! I had another girl from my regular
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Lisa Bloom - Ranchero Middle School
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Jamie Spencer - Slauson Middle School
I went through the complete set of Algebra I
presentations last year, and I found them to
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slide. I ask them to give answers before I
click answers onto the screen. Students
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Carolyn Katsufrakis - West Middle School
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Joe McCollum - Los Olivos School District