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: YouTube VideoMy PhilosophyThe 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/ Link to Power School: https://marincatholic.powerschool.org/public/ |
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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 |