Mrs. Phillips 7th and 8th grade Math

This is Rocky. He passed away in March 2014.

Say hello to Thor (blonde) and Loki (brown), my two Cocker Spaniel dogs.

Big Ideas log in has changed!!!! Use Jeffco for id and student for password.

Welcome to Math 7, Math 8 and Algebra.

In Math 7, I hope you are ready to learn about integers, rational numbers, expression and equations, inequalities, ratios and proportions, percents, volume, and statistics. We will be working out of the Red Big Ideas Book.

In Math 8, I hope you are ready to learn about transformations, working with equations, linear relationships, functions, exponents, rational and irrational numbers, and bivariate statistics. We will be working in the Blue Big Ideas Book.

In Algebra, we will be learning about inequalities, linear functions, polynomial expressions, quadratic functions, exponential functions, radical functions and descriptive statistics. We will be working out of the Purple Big Ideas Book. In Algebra, we will be working with graphing calculators, but you do not need to own one for yourself. There is a class set that we will be using at school. If you do want to have your own, Target or Office Depot has a nice selection.

There is Math Tutoring available for extra help after school until 4:00 pm on Tuesdays through Thursdays. Please use this time to get caught up on your work, answer your questions, or just spend some time getting to understand the math concepts better. There is no need to sign up for this time, just show up and get something done.

A little bit about me: This is my 28th year teaching in Jefferson County and my fifth year at Wayne Carle Middle. I live with my husband, Gregg, and my dogs, Thor and Loki. I enjoy quilting, gardening, golfing, and fishing. I love chocolate, tapas, and watching Survivor and Big Brother.

Please contact me if you have any questions at

Late Work Policy:

Keep up with the daily assignments!Due to the pacing of the material—you have to know how to do today’s lesson to understand tomorrow’s lesson. I do offer the following opportunities:

You can complete the work for partial credit prior to the Unit test:

Same-day after school tutoring sessions on Tuesdays through Thursday until 4:00 is available if you forgot your homework for full credit.

Grading for All Classes: 60% for Assessments

30% for Daily Assignments

10% for Math Mates