Welcome to Ms. Freni-Johnson's Site!

I started teaching at Marin Catholic High School in the Fall of 1994.  Over the years, I have taught a variety of math courses.  Presently I am teaching Algebra 1 and Algebra 1C.  I am also the "Math Coordinator," which means I am involved in the development and structure of the MC Math Department.  

I earned a BA in Mathematics from Humboldt State University and a MS in Mathematics from San Jose State University.  I also have a CA Secondary Teaching Credential in Math from SJSU. 
I hope to help my students achieve this:
http://www.gakusen.ac.jp/faculty/alagna/AlagnaCourse.html%20Folders/ALAGNA.ENG.%201+2.htmFolder/AlagnaSuccessfulHabitsHPFolder/IdeaLightBulb02.GIF

YouTube Video


My Philosophy

The above video and the links below support my philosophy that the brain can always improve its mathematical understanding as long as one is consistent.  By doing your homework nightly and being engaged in class (asking questions, staying focused in group work, etc), you are developing connections in your brain that will help you retain the material being taught in class.  "Use it or lose it" definitely applies to the brain!

http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog/2007/08/22/10-habits-of-highly-effective-brains/
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/high-school/50432.html

Contact Information: tfreni-johnson@marincatholic.org
Link to Power School:
https://marincatholic.powerschool.org/public/



  • Algebra 1C Recent Assignments and Announcements
  • Thursday, 5/30/13 Please evaluate the course and take the survey found at this site: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ONiGRXdlxly1bg3HVZno3VIeiyAtAwRKpUEUSQ6Hl8s/viewformFor final exam information, see previous post.
    Posted May 30, 2013, 9:03 PM by Terrie Freni-Johnson
  • Wed, 5/29/13 Prepare for your final, which is Monday at 8:30 (I will be there at 7:45 to allow for extended time).Due the day of your final:1) The ...
    Posted May 29, 2013, 2:31 PM by Terrie Freni-Johnson
  • Tuesday, 5/28/13 Your homework is to work on the Practice Final--please mark the packet AND bubble the scantron form for the multiple choice and bring the scantron to class tomorrow.Also ...
    Posted May 28, 2013, 11:59 AM by Terrie Freni-Johnson
  • Tuesday, 5/28/13 Your homework is to work on the Practice Final--please mark the packet AND bubble the scantron form for the multiple choice and bring the scantron to class tomorrow.Also ...
    Posted May 28, 2013, 11:59 AM by Terrie Freni-Johnson
  • Friday, 5/24/13 Your homework is to work on the Practice Final.Also work on your Semester 2 Review Packet  and the extra credit packets.Due the day of your final:1) The ...
    Posted May 24, 2013, 2:19 PM by Terrie Freni-Johnson
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  • Algebra 1 Recent Assignments and Announcements
  • Thursday, 5/30/13 A, C and G blocks Please evaluate the course and take the survey found at this site: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ONiGRXdlxly1bg3HVZno3VIeiyAtAwRKpUEUSQ6Hl8s/viewformFor final exam information, see previous post.
    Posted May 30, 2013, 9:02 PM by Terrie Freni-Johnson
  • Wed/Thursday 5/29-5/30/13 for A, C and G blocks Prepare for your final!  It starts at 8:30, but I will be there by 8:10 so you can start early.Due the day of your final:1) The ...
    Posted May 29, 2013, 2:31 PM by Terrie Freni-Johnson
  • Tuesday, 5/28/13--A, C and G blocks Your homework is to work on the Practice Final--please mark the packet AND bubble the scantron form for the multiple choice and bring the scantron to class tomorrow.Also ...
    Posted May 28, 2013, 12:01 PM by Terrie Freni-Johnson
  • WEEKEND HOMEWORK FOR G (A and C blocks: you can do it too to work ahead) Your homework is to work on the Practice Final, which is attached.Due the day of your final:1) The Semester 2 Review Packet2) The Practice Final3) Extra ...
    Posted May 24, 2013, 2:19 PM by Terrie Freni-Johnson
  • Wed-Thursday 5/22-5/23 A, C and G blocks Your homework is to work on your Semester Review Packet.Also work on the Extra Credit Packets**NOTE: To get points for the Review for Mastery packets, you must turn ...
    Posted May 23, 2013, 1:45 PM by Terrie Freni-Johnson
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My Favorite Quotes

"I can best describe my experience of doing mathematics as entering a dark mansion. One goes into the first room, and it's dark, completely dark. One stumbles around, bumping into the furniture...gradually you learn where each piece of furniture is. And finally after six months or so, you find the light switch and suddenly it's all illuminated and you can see exactly where you are..."
~Dr. Andrew Wiles, mathematics professor at Princeton University

"Don't fret over your troubles in math. I can assure you mine are even greater."
~Albert Einstein

"Math is intangible and abstract. It is precise. It is deep and interwoven, rigorous and unforgiving...you can't fake it in math...It is the idea, the essence that counts...Math keeps going. Once we master one thing, along comes a new twist or connection or complexity. We never fully 'get it' because there is always more..."
~Suzanne Sutton, publisher of The Newton's Window Math Magazine

"So much math...so little time..."
~Terrie Freni-Johnson

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