So, we've been working hard for a while now and some students are starting to show that they need more time to wrestle with the content in order to master it. We only have so many days of instruction and a lot to learn which means we have a finite amount of time to spend on each Missouri learning standard. I don't like it, but once we have spent the allotted time for a given topic we HAVE to move on to ensure that we get to ALL of the standards. It's a lot to get to and we have to move FAST, but speed is not a factor to whether or not YOU CAN BE GREAT AT MATH, that is why I want to take a moment to encourage you, if haven't mastered the content yet, to spend some time using the resources linked on the right side of the page.
The resources I really want to highlight are the unit summaries and Khan Academy link. The unit summaries are short explanations of everything you are supposed to learn in that unit. They would make a really good study guide! The Khan Academy link will take you to the Illustrative Mathematics course. The course has videos and practice problem for the unit and lesson you need more time on. It's a really great resource and can really give you the bump you need to be successful this year in math.
One last thing, remember, there is no such thing as a "math person"! Everyone can learn math at high levels! Whether it's hard or easy for you is based on past experiences, so, if it is hard, it's not because you're not smart enough, it's just that you haven't learned it yet. So, if it's hard, keep trying, keep struggling, keep wrestling with it because when you do that is when your brain grows the most! You can do it!
(Psss, in the tabs to the right you find helpful information about homework and some cool resources to help you get smarter!)
A little about me...
This is fourth year teaching at Martin City middle school as the 7th grade math educator.
I am originally from Sacramento, California. I moved to the Kansas City area 11 years ago. Once a year, my family and I go to California to spend time with family, hike in the mountains, and go camping.
I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Middle School Education, specializing in Math and Science from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and I a currently studying to be an Elementary Math Specialist at the University of Central Missouri. When I am not at work, you may find me at a coffee shop reading or the Kansas City Zoo with my family. I am so excited to be your teacher and be a part of your success learning this year!