Welcome to Centennial

If you would like to get to know more about me, click on the about me page. 


To learn more about how I approach education please read educational philosophy


My availability and how to reach me outside of class is available on the outside of class help page.

Under the student responsibility heading you will find:

- suggestions on how to study for math and get the most out of it.


- a listing of the attributes a student must develop in order to progress    through middle school, high school and beyond


Under the specific class headings you will find the details for homework and any other class activities.  

The best way to contact me is through e-mail. I can be reached at Claudia.diaz@bvsd.org. 




I can  not believe half the year is done.  After break we will be moving faster and we get ready for our high school future.  I will be teaching Math 8th during 3rd period and Algebra 1 during 4th period.

Math 8th
Here is a summary of the content we will cover this year.
  • Thinking With Mathematical Models: Linear and Inverse Variation
  • Looking for Pythagoras: The Pythagorean Theorem
  • Butterflies, Pinwheels and Wallpaper: Symmetry and Transformations
  • Growing, Growing, Growing: Exponential Functions
  • Say it with Symbols: Making Sense of Symbols
  • It’s in the System: Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

If time allows:

  • Frogs and Fleas and Painted Cubes: Quadratic Functions
  • Function Junction: Families of Functions

Algebra 1
Here is a summary of the content for this year
  • Foundations of Algebra

  • Simplifying Expressions

  • Solving Equations

  • Solving Systems
  • An Introduction to Functions
  • Linear Functions
  • Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalities
    • by Graphing
    • by Substitution
    • by Elimination
  • Exponents and Exponential
  • Polynomials and Factoring
  • Quadratic Functions and Equations
  • Data Analysis and Probability
  • Radical Expressions and Equations
  • Transformations