Algebra and Geometry  

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. — Rene Descartes

WANT TO HELP OTHERS?


BE A MATHKETEER!!

If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor, see me about the Mathketeer program.  

If you need additional help during class, let me know.  A Mathketeer can be assigned to you!


USING TECHONOLOGY


Students are using projector/whiteboards, smart phones, Chromebooks and iPads for interactive lessons and activities.  Student collaboration and participation rates have increased using new technology tools, which translates to better understanding and practice of the concepts they are learning.
    
    
   



MATH IN CAREERS

During math classes, students often ask, "When will I ever use this stuff?"  

This classroom Math App Store bulletin board gives them examples of math applications in real-world careers.  Students can explore different career options to really see how math is used in daily life.
 


GENIUS HOUR: MATH THROUGH THE AGES

DONE WITH YOUR WORK?  WANT TO EARN SOME EXTRA CREDIT?

Click on one of the Math History links on the right.  Read one of the topics described below and prepare a presentation about it.

1.  History of Mathematics:  Go to the Biographies Index link and locate one of the mathematicians below to learn about the concept, theorem or exploration for which he is famous.  Include some background information, including when and where he lived, important math discoveries, and how these discoveries apply to your learning or daily life.

Pythagoras of Samos
Etienne Pascal
Blaise Pascal
Rene Descartes
Archimedes
Leonardo Pisano
Euclid
Leonhard Euler
Alan Turing
Albert Einstein

2.  Slates, Sliderules and Software:  Select one of the eras of history of the United States to learn about how math was taught and learned during that time in America's history.  Discuss what methods were being used to teach math and how it changed during that particular period of time.

NEED HELP? HAVE MISSING WORK?

Office hours are before school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and during 6th period on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Get individual help or make up missing assignment, quizzes or tests.