8th Grade & Advanced Math Classes
“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” ― Gilda Radner
Highlights/Upcoming Events & Dates
Late policy for missing work: student have until Friday at 3:20 each week to turn in missing assignments for that week only. This is unlike some other subjects where the student may have until the end of the unit. Check with each individual teacher for certainty on this.
For Math - students will be using Google Classroom because it sinks up with Pearson
Student will be marked absent if they are not on their GoGuardian device during work time
IMPORTANT: During normal school hours, GoGuardian is recording what websites your student(s) are going to on their school device. Practice good digital citizenship in remote learning times!
Who is Mrs. Petcoff?
Born in Ohio
Raised in Arizona
Moved to Colorado in 2005
Married to Doug, a biology professor at Metro
Has 2 fur-kids: Rambo & Schroeder (and 2 fur-kids that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge - Schubert and Sam)
Has 1 sister
In her spare time likes to garden, hike, sing, perform in plays and musicals, play piano, camp, & read
Favorite color is purple
Apparently Hippasus (one of Pythagoras' students) discovered irrational numbers when trying to write the square root of 2 as a fraction (using geometry, it is thought). Instead he proved the square root of 2 could not be written as a fraction, so it is irrational.
But followers of Pythagoras could not accept the existence of irrational numbers, and it is said that Hippasus was drowned at sea as a punishment from the gods!