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 
Mathematics I
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.
Geometric Constructions
I have been teaching this course for only a short time.  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'
Mathematics II
Year Two of our three-year Math program.
Geometric Constructions & Math1
Class Schedule:
1st - Prep
2nd - Geo. Const.
3rd - Geo. Const.
4th - Geo. Const.
5th - Geo. Const.
6th - Math I