Mr. Pugliese

Mr. Pugliese

Courses taught: Office Hours: (N126)
Period 3: AP Statistics (N126)
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Period 4: AP Statistics (N126) (Read AP Statistics Syllabus (Visit AP Stat course calendar) Period 5: AP Computer Science A
(Read AP CSA Syllabus) (Visit AP CompSci A course calendar) Period 6: AP Computer Science Principles
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Period 7: Discrete Math (N126) (Read Discrete Math Syllabus) (Visit Discrete Math course calendar) Connections: (N126)

Contact information (email is best):

Club sponsor for:
Math Club
Chess Club

My teaching interests and philosophy:

My interests are in translating course curriculum into lessons that motivate and engage students. I incorporate research-based techniques and I am especially interested in brain-based research and how mathematics is learned and assimilated by the brain.

I believe in students taking responsibility for their learning and that the best way to learn mathematics is to actively engage in thinking through a problem to a solution. I incorporate many investigative tasks and primarily follow an inquiry-based style of learning. This means I typically start with a big messy problem and let students use what they already know to engage in and try to solve the problem. We then discuss their solutions and use these to build additional knowledge and insights.

Education/Degrees Earned: 
MA in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in secondary mathematics; University of Colorado, Denver
BA in Mathematics with a minor in Economics; University of California, San Diego

Associations and Activities: 
Member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Member of the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics (CCTM)
Presentation at the NCTM Annual Conference, Denver, April 2013
Discrete Mathematics, An Inquiry-Based Approach for High School
Presentation at the CCTM Annual Conference, Denver, October 2011
Mentor Texts, Strategies for Sense Making and Engagement

Work Experience: 
Teacher, Arvada West High School (2004-present)
Instructor Tween/Teen Coding Camps, Jefferson County Public Libraries (Summer 2017, 2018)
Associate faculty, Metropolitan State University Denver (2010-present)
Various positions in e-commerce, database marketing, and marketing research, including
Vice President of E-commerce, EAS
Director of Marketing, RE Infolink
Director of Product Marketing, GolfWeb
Director of Consulting Services, Strategic Mapping Inc.
Vice President of Retail, Restaurant, and Real Estate Sector, Equifax National Decision Systems
Marketing Research Manager, The Handyman