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Mrs Thompson (Math)

Welcome to my page, and welcome to 6th grade math! This is my first year teaching at Merrill Middle school and my 3rd year in education. I originally earned my bachelors degree in Marketing from the University of Arizona. After working in Advertising for almost 3 years, I decided to make a career change to education. I attended Seattle Pacific University, earning my Masters in Teaching Math and Science. I love being a teacher and helping students grasp mathematical concepts. I am also an artist and I love bringing creativity to my classroom and using it to help my students understand and appreciate math! I got married last summer (2016) and bought a house this summer! My husband and I love traveling and spending time with family, friends, and our new kitten Winston. 

Contact Me:
Name: Kathryn Thompson
Email: kathryn_thompson2@dpsk12.org
Phone: 720-424-0676

Classroom Announcements
August 21: First Day for 6th Grade!
August 30: Picture Day
August 31: Back to School Night 6 - 7:30 PM
September 4: Labor Day, No School
September 18: Fall Family Festival

Quizzes and Test

We have a quiz every Friday covering the week's lessons and covering a previously taught standard to help students keep all their learning in the forefront.  These quizzes are on Illuminate, and by Tuesday, all students can log in to Illuminate to access their grade.

Current Unit: Prime Time
We are currently in our Prime Time Unit.  In this unit students were learn about GCF, LCM, Distributive Property, and Order of Operations.  Students will also engage with application problems involving these concepts.

Curriculum Map - This contains links for the first 4 units of the math curriculum Units 1 - 4

EasyBridge - Students can go here to access the math books and resources online.
Website: Easy Bridge
Username: lunch #
Password: 8-digit birthday

Illuminate - This is where students will take Interim assessments, Unit Tests, and weekly quizzes.
Website: Illuminate

Khan Academy - Video lessons and quizzes for extra practice.  These have specific links filtered by Mrs. Hunter to ensure they are aligned to the curriculum.
Website:   Khan Academy

PARCC resources - we will access this link occasionally in class so students can have guided practice time using the PARCC online system.

Next Generation resources - we will access this link in class to practice with some different types of math questions and how they are presented in TestNav.
Website: Math Dashboard
Homework General Info: 
Please ask your student to check Schoology for their math homework!