__Background Information__My name is Anthony Calise and I have been a teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools for the past 13 years as well as a Math Professor for the past 8 years at several different colleges. I have taught numerous courses from Basic Algebra all the way up to Advanced Statistics and Discrete Mathematics. I was the Academy of Engineering Coordinator at Lansdowne H.S as well as in charge of the Mathematics Team, Mathematics Club, and the Video Game/Design Club. I coached the Baseball and Golf teams at Lansdowne H.S for two years and I am currently teaching AP Statistics, Honors Geometry, and Standard Geometry at Owings Mills High School. I am also teaching several math/education classes at Towson University, CCBC Essex, and University of MD Nursing School during the evenings and on the weekends. My specialty is in Statistical Analysis and Discrete Mathematics, but I love teaching Geometry. I grew up in New York where I graduated from Bethpage High School in 1997, then moved to Maryland in order attend Towson University where I received Degrees in Mathematics & Mathematics Education. It is also where I met my wife Katie who I have been happily married to for the past 9 years. We have two beautiful daughters named Elizabeth and Olivia!

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A team of engineers were required to measure the height of a flag pole. They only had a measuring tape, and were getting quite frustrated trying to keep the tape along the pole. It kept falling down, etc. A mathematician comes along, finds out their problem, and proceeds to remove the pole from the ground and measure it easily. When he leaves, one engineer says to the other: "Just like a mathematician! We need to know the height, and he gives us the length!"