COVID-19 Impact on Math learning
3/20/20: Families can come to school on Wednesday, March 25th between 10:00AM and 1:00pm to pickup a paper copy of their math assignments.
3/19/20: Math assignments for 3/25 - 4/10 have been emailed to all students in Mr. Valentine's math classes. A digital copy has also been linked on the 'Assignments' page of this site.
3/17/20: Mr. Valentine is preparing materials for students to continue math practice at home. Students should expect to receive an email by the end of the week about these learning materials and how to access them. In the meantime, students are encouraged to spend time each day on IXL Math.
Welcome to 7th Grade Mathematics!
"In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it." -Georg Cantor
Meet the Teacher
My name is Cory Valentine, and this is my first year teaching at Bellows Falls Middle School. I began my career in a small Northeast Kingdom school where I taught two years of 5th - 8th grade mathematics. Prior to joining BFMS, I taught for three years within the Northern State Correctional Facility with Community High School of Vermont.
Although I enjoyed my time in northern Vermont, I am happy to be in this part of the state, for I grew up not far from here in Lebanon, NH. I attended Keene State College where I majored in Mathematics Education and minored in Statistics; I graduated in 2014. Most recently, August 2019, I completed a Master's degree (MAT) in Teacher Leadership from Upper Valley Graduate School of Education in Lebanon, NH. My year-long action research explored the impact of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills and Professional Goals within a Professional Learning Community.
It is very exciting for me to be joining the BFMS community. I am passionate about middle school curriculum, youth development, social & emotional learning, and supporting students in developing a curiosity and appreciation for mathematics. It is not uncommon to see me at sports and extra-curricular activities; please do not hestitate to say hello!
The African proverb, "It takes a village," has always been a fundamental precept of mine. I am honored to be part of your student's educational journey. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.