Degrees and Certifications:
B.S Mathematics Texas State University- 2017 In-Progress: M.S Statistics- 2018- current M.A Instructional Technology- 2020- current University of Texas at San Antonio 7-12 Mathematics
Mrs. Katty Zied Fulgueira
I am extremely honored and excited to be joining the amazing Reagan Math Department! This is my 2nd year teaching high school and 1st year as a Reagan Rattler! I am super excited to bring my expertise and love of mathematics teaching and learning to start the year strong and create meaningful learning experiences for my students to get them excited about DOING MATHEMATICS!
A little bit about me… I am happily married, born in Texas, and grew up overseas in Jordan- ask me about life there :) I earned my B.S in mathematics from Texas State University (Go BOBCATS!) then went on to graduate studies in mathematics education before transitioning to UTSA where I am currently pursuing my masters (Go Roadrunners!).
My approach to teaching involves providing students with unique opportunities to take on active roles in their classroom learning. I believe that mathematics should be accessible for all students and I try my best to utilize my bilingual background to address the needs of my students. I rely on research-based mathematics teaching practices in order to facilitate productive mathematical discussions, build on students’ ideas and prior knowledge, use explicit and precise mathematical language to develop and enhance students’ vocabulary, and encourage student participation by eliciting their reasoning. I ENCOURAGE and APPLAUD creativity in problem-solving!
Recently, I have been exploring gamification and game-based learning to increase students' intrinsic motivation in mathematics. This is because "good" games require players to engage in sense-making, conscious decision making, problem-solving, and responding to given feedback throughout the game (Gee, 2014). Specifically, I like to ask students the following questions: "Do you have a favorite game that you enjoy playing?", "What makes it fun?", "How do you play it and what are the "rules" that you must follow to win?" in order to incorporate their interests in class.
I have a passion for finding new ways to enhance students' mathematical learning and love integrating hands-on activities and projects to extend and deepen their content knowledge and make relevant connections to the real world. It is my honor to be teaching such wonderful students at this distinguished school!
Hybrid- In-person and online learning. ALL CLASSES ARE SYNCHRONOUS. If you did not receive an invite to Google Classroom, please contact me for Google Classroom codes.
1st period - Honors Algebra 2
2nd period/B - Honors Algebra 2
3rd period - Honors Algebra 2
4th period - Honors Algebra 2
5th Period- Co-College Algebra
7th Period- Co-College Algebra