Mr. Pallesen's Teacher Page
I was born in Pensacola, FL moved around quite a bit while growing up, before settling down in Pleasanton, CA. I studied Engineering at San Diego State University, and finished my Bachelor of Science (Math) degree and got my teaching credential at CSU East Bay. When I'm not teaching, I coach Swimming and enjoy going to the movies.
Courses I Teach
I have been teaching this course since we began offering it here at San Lorenzo High School in 2017. This is the first year of a three-year program designed to get students prepared for the opportunity to take Calculus in High School.
This is my first year teaching this class. We spend a good deal of time on the computer, learning the ropes of a program called Geometer's Sketchpad. The class used to be named 'Geometry & Art', and that is the basis for our discussions. We also work out of a classroom textbook, 'Universal Patterns'
Year Two of our three-year Math program.
Geometric Constructions & Math1
1st - Prep
2nd - Geo. Const.
3rd - Geo. Const.
4th - Geo. Const.
5th - Math I
6th - Math I