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Washington: Math

Woodbury Grade 8 Team Site

About Me

I am excited to be teaching 8th grade math again this year here at Woodbury. I taught 7th grade for five years here and before joining the Salem School District, I taught math at the high school level for a few years. Before becoming a teacher, I was in the biomedical engineering field for almost 20 years. 

Outside of school, I like to spend time with my wife, 3 daughters, and 2 dogs!

Math Sites

Curriculum

The units and topics we will be covering this year include:

  • The Number System – using rational and irrational numbers
  • Functions – properties of functions, recognizing and describing functional relationships, constructing functions to model linear relationships
  • Statistics and Probability – constructing and interpreting scatter plots, interpreting data from two variables using slope, intercept, frequencies, relative frequencies 
  • Geometry – transformations, volume, the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Expressions and Equations – using radicals and integer exponents, scientific notation, graphing, solving systems of linear equations
  • Quadratic Functions – recognizing a quadratic function, modeling, graphing, and writing equations to represent a quadratic function, factoring and solving quadratic functions (Math plus Algebra only)

 

Grading

 

Retakes:

Retakes are available for Assessments after completing an Assessment Retake Plan, which includes a self-reflection, assessment corrections, and seeking extra help.