Useful Stuff

  • Don't have a graphing calculator at home? Use!
  • Need some extra help with a complicated math idea? Use! Login information is available by request from Mr. Watson.
  • Do you stink at fractions or other algebra skills? Go visit Cool Math Karen's website,!
  • Missing giant pieces of your math education, just like more than half of your peers? Use Khan Academy to get caught up and fill in the holes.
  • Don't forget that you can always email me (click the about/contact page) for help, but I can't guaranty I'll answer right away.

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End of Semester 2

posted Jan 10, 2018, 10:02 AM by Joshua Watson

Hear ye, hear ye - I officially am not accepting test corrections for semester 1 after Christmas break. However, if you do test corrections it will help your EOC scores. Also, I will eventually grade them and put the grades in, so your official grades will change for semester 1 when I do that after semester 2 has started.

Thus, DO YOUR TEST CORRECTIONS, even if they are late! They will increase your levels of happiness and (eventually) your grades to boot.

Reassessment Policy

posted Oct 17, 2017, 11:46 AM by Joshua Watson

For anyone who is confused about my reassessment policy, please take a moment to read through THIS DOCUMENT.

Parent Guide

posted Sep 15, 2017, 10:30 AM by Joshua Watson

Most parents learned mathematics a bit differently than the subject is being taught in this school district - and that can be really frustrating when trying to help your student. This collection of parent guides give explanations in the old school way (how I learned in school), with worked examples and extra practice with answers.

Students are welcome to use these too. I think they are a great resource and would probably work through these if I were a student.

Bell Schedule 2017-2018

posted Sep 5, 2017, 10:32 AM by Joshua Watson

Bell Schedule 2017-2018

Web Quest for 8/24/17

posted Aug 24, 2017, 10:44 AM by Joshua Watson

Click here to access the web quest we are doing in class.

Cell-Phone Charging Station for Increasing Attention

posted Jan 2, 2017, 1:14 PM by Joshua Watson   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 10:52 AM ]

Click the link below to see my proposal for a cell-phone charging station to help my students focus on the math in my class.

Update - we got funded! Cell phones are now being charged responsibly in my class!

CPM Book Access

posted Sep 8, 2016, 6:44 AM by Joshua Watson

We have 30 codes for the online math book. Word on the street is that only one student may use a code at a time. Because I have significantly more than 30 students, I'm not assigning codes to individuals.

To log in to the book:
You won't be able to get a code unless you are logged in to your boiseschools account. Pick a code (seriously, any code) for your class by clicking here, then go to and login with your code. You can write it down, but please don't share with anyone who isn't one of my students. If you forget your code, just go to and you can get it again.

The CPM ebook website is a magical place where you have your entire textbook on a capable electronic device of your choice. You get one click access to homework help (because going to the homework help site takes too many extra clicks, one's finger might get tired), you get one click access to math aides such as Desmos programs, and as long as you are my student, you have access to emailing me (use subject line: MATH HELP) with questions if you need help

Math Comics

posted Sep 5, 2016, 4:43 PM by Joshua Watson

This is usually pretty funny.

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