WELCOME TO DISHNER'S DUNGEON
Phone: (423) 477-1600
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences from East Tennessee State University Master of Arts in Teaching in Math Education (7-12) from East Tennessee State University License Type: Professional Endorsement: 413 Mathematics 7-12 Master of Mathematics from the University of Tennessee Knoxville
Mr. Curtis Dishner, Jr.
My name is Curtis Dishner, and I teach Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, and AP Calculus BC. I have taught at Daniel Boone High School for 15 years. Prior to joining the great faculty at Boone, I taught at Northeast State Community College for 2 years. With Blazer Nation as my alma mater as well, I know what a great school system we have, and I have great confidence you will have a plethora of opportunities at Boone that will impact your life as it has my own.
I understand that some students enter my classroom with a not-so-favorable view of math, while others have enjoyed the content but have never been challenged before. My goal for every student that enters my class is that they become better problem solvers and productive strugglers. The courses I offer will be challenging at times, but learning to handle rough conditions productively can enhance your performance in any area. In The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin, he states that "in every discipline, the ability to be clearheaded, present, cool under fire is much of what separates the best from the mediocre." Let's do our best to be positive and react appropriately to the challenges that await us. My desire for you is to experience the necessary growth that will take you to a whole new level in your education and be better prepared for college.
I am looking forward to a great year with an awesome group of students! Again, I welcome all of you. I know we are going to have an amazing time together!
MR. DISHNER'S CLASS SCHEDULE
1st: Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry
3rd: Calculus Lab
4th: AP Calculus AB
5th: Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry
3rd: Calculus Lab
4th: AP Calculus BC
I will be available for tutoring Monday - Friday from 3 - 4 pm. Morning tutoring is available by appointment only. If this schedule does not work for you, please arrange a morning session by sending me an email, and you should receive a reply soon after.
Students are expected to come to tutoring prepared with questions, since I have other students to assist. This will allow me to address all student content concerns in a timely manner. Please understand that tutoring may be cancelled periodically due to mandatory after school meetings or other unforeseen circumstances.
1st block: 7:45 am - 9:05 am
2nd block: 9:10 am - 10:30 am
3rd block: 10:35 am - 11:20 am
4th block: 11:25 am - 12:55 pm
5th block: 1:25 pm - 2:45 pm
HOW TO CONVERT PHOTOS OF WRITTEN WORK TO PDF
This is a way for students to turn multiple photos of written work into one PDF file.How to Convert Photos to PDF on iPhone and iPadOne option is to download a free PDF scanning/converting app. One suggestion used by some of our GTAs is CamScanner. There is a free feature that allows users to turn multiple pictures taken within the app into a single PDF file. CamScanner has step-by-step instructions when you download the app.Another option requiring no additional download is to use the Notes app with the iOS.Instructions for Notes App:Step 1: Place your work on a flat and well-lit surface.Step 2: Launch the Notes app.Step 3: Start a new note (bottom right hand corner).Step 4: Tap the camera icon or plus sign (depending on your iOS version) and choose ScanDocuments.Step 5: Take all of your pictures in the same note.Step 6: Save note.Step 7: Tap Share and email a copy to yourself for upload to Canvas or upload to a cloud service like Dropbox or Google Drive.***********************************************************How to Convert Photos to PDF on AndroidDownload a free PDF scanning/converting app. Some options with good reviews: Adobe Scan, Image to PDF Converter, or PDF Converter Pro.Instructions for Adobe Scan:Step 1: Place your work on a flat and well-lit surface.Step 2: Launch the Adobe Scan app.Step 3: Hold your camera steady over the page until the 4 blue dots find the corners.Step 4: Flip to the next page and then hit Continue.Step 5: After you have scanned all of your pages, tap the bottom right corner to preview your pages.Step 6: Tap the top right corner where it says Save PDF.Step 7: Click Share.Step 8: Tap Email to send a copy to yourself for upload to Canvas or tap Share a Copy to upload to a cloud service like Dropbox or Google Drive.