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Teacher of the Week: Mr. Alex Hartz


Sine, cosine and tangent is daily lingo to any student taking trigonometry. If you have problems understanding a lesson, a quick click of the mouse will guide you to the answer in our latest Teacher of the Week's classroom. 

Mr. Alex Hartz is one of the math teachers at Hononegah High School as well as one of the newest. One of his students, Hanna Cannell, says she has, "never seen a teacher do everything possible to help individuals gain a better understanding of a subject and his determination to have students succeed is why he is the perfect teacher for Teacher of the Week."

To help his students, Mr. Hartz posts online tutorials of his lessons so you can either review or get help with an equation. Here's an example: say you forgot a step when figuring out the tangent of an angle who's cosine is 2 over 3? All you have to do is head to his website and you can get step by step instructions from Mr. Hartz on how to figure that problem out.

To Mr. Hartz, this is just another way to make sure his students understand the math and make it easier. "Learning about the ACON Academy where teachers will post videos of their lessons on the internet and the student can watch them at home and come into school and they are able to ask more questions and get more content. So I'm trying to bring something like that into the classroom here. And it gives the kids a chance to take a second look at something and really make it easier for them."

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