As this school year begins, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, Mrs. Mertz. I've been teaching math at Woodbury for 14 years. Prior to Woodbury, I taught 7th grade math at Merrimack Middle School for 5 years. I’m originally from northern NH. One of my first jobs was working at Storyland and I was the lucky one to drive the train. Yes, I still remember the train speech!
Today, I live in Pelham, NH with my husband and three children. My children’s names are Scarlett (10yrs old), Wyatt (6yrs old), and Jackson (4yrs old). This summer my family and I went camping at various places in NH and Maine. The summer was fun and it flew by fast!
You may feel excited and anxious to start off the new school year. These feelings are normal for any student. I’m looking forward to getting to know you and seeing some familiar faces. We have an exciting year planned for us and you are going to love team Oak!
In order for everyone to have a successful experience, I wish to share my expectations with everyone:
Our instructional time in 7th grade will focus on four critical areas:
Listed below are the units of study this year:
Unit 1: Two-Dimensional Geometry
Unit 2: Integers and Rational Numbers
Unit 3: Understanding Similarity
Unit 4: Ratios, Rates, Percents, and Proportions
Unit 5: Linear Relationships
Unit 6: Three-Dimensional Geometry
Unit 7: Making Comparisons and Predictions
Unit 8: Probability and Expected Value
Students will be eligible to take a retake on quizzes and tests if a student is "not meeting expectations" on the competency after completing an Assessment Retake Plan (meaning he or she has scored progressing toward, beginning to progress, or incomplete/limited evidence). Assessment Retake Plans will have a scheduled date and time that students must adhere by.