I am very excited to be working with your children this school year. I will be teaching seventh and eighth grade math classes. This is my third school year in the WTSD having taught at both Weehawken High School and Theodore Roosevelt School. I graduated from Saint Peter's University with my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and American Studies. I also hold teaching certifications in mathematics and social studies. I am looking forward to an excellent year! If you, as parents and guardians, have any questions about my class, please feel free to communicate them with me!
For homework and other class information, students should check Google Classroom. Class notes and assignments will be posted to allow students who are absent to see exactly what we covered in class! Students are responsible for keeping up with all assignments. Parents who are interested in receiving summaries from Google Classroom are able to find that information here.
I encourage all parents and students to follow my Twitter account @AdParkin78 to see what our class is learning about in school. Many of the posts speak directly to our district's blended learning approach to education using our online platforms. Other important district information from our administrators at Weehawken High School is also retweeted.
7th Grade Math
This course contains comprehensive content developed for the academically oriented seventh grade student. The course is a review and extension of basic math concepts including expressions and equations, operations with fractions, statistics, probability, basic geometry, rations and proportional relationships and pre-algebra.
8th Grade Math
This course contains comprehensive content developed for the academically oriented eighth grade students. There is an emphasis on pre-algebra skills and concepts, such as expressions and equations, functions, geometry, statistics and probability, and problem solving. The full range of topics needed for the successfully study of algebra is presented.
In 7th Grade, we are currently covering Topic 1. This includes computation with rational numbers, like fractions, integers, decimals, and mixed numbers.
In 7th Honors, we are currently covering Topic 2. This includes learning more about proportional reasoning and beginning to graph lines.
In 8th Grade, we are currently covering Topic 1. This includes learning about irrational numbers, square roots, cube roots, exponents, and scientific notation.