Weirdness counts,

and so should you!

Numbers can be wonderful!

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Jr. High Math

Teacher

Mrs. Wilkinson

• a picture of Mrs. W  with her kids and a friend on special persons day in May
• I have discovered a great website to help 8AP get ready for the Math regents exam.

http://regentsprep.org/

• This site is sponsored by Oswego city school district and has lots of great material to help get kids ready for the exam.  Check it out!

Coming soon: my special tricks for graphing parabolas.  I'll teach you about parabola's moods- happy and sad, how they relate to football- the whole interception thing, and that all important axis of symmetry.

• Divisibility rule by

Here’s the rule:

Remove the last digit of the #, double that digit and then subtract it from the rest of the number (not including the digit which was removed). If you get a number divisible by 7, then your original # is divisible by 7!

For example: 273: Take the last digit 3, double it to get 6, and

then subtract it from 27: 27 – 6 = 21.

This rule is easier than the one I learned, I found it in a cool new math help book by Danica McKellar, entitled Math Doesn't Suck.  She also wrote another book called Kiss My Math.  All you junior high kids who struggle with math should check these titles out.

The New York State March 8th grade math assessment often focuses on geometry and solving algebraic equations. Please keep up with math HW

• The math 8AP class of 2008 who sat for their first regents exam on Tuesday June 17th boasts a 100% pass rate on Integrated Algebra.  Congrats to all of you.  All your hard work paid off.

• NYS mathematics Core Curriculum

• Activities
• Authentic assessments
• Probability car activity
• Problem-solving Group work
• Area Formula Booklet
• Notes & Tests
• Student created questions
• Homework
• After school help sessions
• Contig- a cool math game
• Math puzzles-
• SOMA, Tower of Hanoi and Tantrix

• Problem Solving
• Reasoning & Proofs
• Communication
• Connections
• Representations

The 7 key ideas

• Mathematical Reasoning

• Numbers & Numeration

• Operations

• Modeling and Multiple Representation

• Measurement

• Uncertainty

• Patterns/Functions

• Algebra
• Geometry
• Graphing
• Integers
• Number Theory
• Probability
• Ratios/Proportion & Percent
• Statistics

• Functions and Algebra
• Geometry
• Graphing systems of equations
• Integers and Linear Equations
• Number Theory
• Percents and real world applications
• Polynomials
• Statistics

The goal of a math teacher is to communicate the importance of learning, to appreciate the power and beauty of mathematics. The Excitement in our classroom is contagious - mathematics is fun and exciting to study, mathematics is elegant and beautiful.

• We sent these photos to Nathan Browning and Brian Spillane, a soldier and a marine stationed in Iraq.  8W prayed for them daily in 2006-2007-2008   They both  came home safe!!

7th and 8th grade supply list 2007-2008