Hello My Name Is...
I grew up in Ohio and moved to South Carolina to attend the College of Charleston. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in International Business in 2008. Shortly after I moved to South Korea and taught English there for 2 years. I moved back to South Carolina to attend the College of Charleston again for graduate school. In 2014 I graduated with a Master's in the Art of Teaching Middle School Math. I began teaching 8th grade math at West Ashley ASM in January 2015. I am looking forward to a fantastic year!
Office Hours: 1:45-2:25pm
Tutoring Hours: Mondays 2:30-3:30pm
About 8th Grade Math (Pre-algebra)
About the Curriculum: Glencoe
Glencoe is the main curriculum used in this course. This year you are in course
3 or pre-algebra. Glencoe is rigorous, highly engaging, and
student-centered. Glencoe courses do the following:
- Allow students to practice applying mathematical ways of thinking to real-world issues and challenges.
students to develop a depth of understanding and ability to apply
mathematics to novel situations – as college students and employees
regularly are called to do.
- Emphasize mathematical modeling and reasoning
Course 3 Units
In course, we will cover the following units:
- Chapter 1: The Number System
- Chapter 2: Equations & Expressions
- Chapter 3: Geometry
- Chapter 4: Functions
- Chapter 5: Data Analysis & Statistics
MAP testing will happen in the fall, winter, and spring. SC Ready testing will be in the spring as well.
Grades are weighted the same across all math courses at ASM.
Tests, quizzes, assessments, & projects: 60%
Homework & Classwork Policy
typically assign homework every weekday except Fridays and on test
days. I check homework for completeness and work shown, not correctness.
I use a 4 point scale when checking homework. Therefore, if I assigned
12 problems and you completed 9 of them your score would be a 3 out of
4. I accept late homework for half-credit if it is fully complete. There
will be a designated date that I will announce each quarter for the
last day I will accept late work. I do not accept late classwork. If you
are absent you may make up classwork. When you are absent you are responsible for making up all missed work within 5 days for full credit.
day students will need your Glencoe book, pencils, and a notebook or
notebook paper. I will provide calculators for activities that require