April is a trying month as several students are out of the class for track meets, testing, etc. Everyone has to adjust in order for learning to continue in math class. This week in geometry class students were given a . . .
It is hard to believe that we have almost finished three quarters of this school year. In geometry class, we are beginning our seventh unit covering quadrilaterals. In Pre-calculus class, we are testing exponential and . . .
As January is winding down, we are winding down in the rational functions unit in pre-calculus class. We finish the unit with a test next week and will then begin a unit on exponential and logarithmic . . .
Thankful for a Break
Even though we are ready to take a break, we are still focused on our math. In geometry, we started our last unit of the semester which is transformations. After we complete this unit, we will . . .
The End of the Quarter?!
It is hard to believe that it is already the end of the first quarter. Maybe the time is going faster because I am getting older, but it sure seems like it flew. Already in geometry class we are wrapping up unit two dealing with . . .
As we near the end of school, we are still working. Intermediate Algebra II students have been reviewing the past two weeks for the upcoming Algebra EOC next week. After EOC, we will do a small unit on right triangle trigonometry. . . .
This week in geometry class we reviewed quadrilaterals by having groups of increasing size. We did a two-minute frenzy of writing everything we knew as individuals and then tweaked our lists with a partner. Partners then . . .
A week off of bad weather has not stopped us from picking up and moving forward in the high school. Pre-calculus students are continuing in the unit on exponential, logistic, and logarithmic . . .
The geometry class is nearing the end of chapter 5. We have been proving triangles congruent and solving problems once we know the triangles are congruent. We will be testing over this unit in about a week and then . . .
I am occasionally asked, “Why do I need to learn this?”. My response is often “To graduate from high school so you can pursue your dreams”. I remind students that there is more to learning than . . .
From these crazy times, I am learning to be more thankful. Thankful when I have perfect attendance in a class, thankful to see the smiling faces of students who have been out of the class for many days, thankful for a . . .
Inch by Inch, It's a Cinch!
We are always moving forward in math class. I am always amazed at the end of a year to see how far the students have come in their math skills and knowledge. While we are in the thick of it, like now, we just progress a . . .
A Little Extra Work
We have finally tested in all classes, so a student should have a really good idea on how he is doing. Any struggling student should seek out help in understanding the material. I am available before and after school if additional help is . . .
A Little More Normal: Math With Mrs. Mallette
Being back in school makes life feel a little more normal than what it has been in the past six months. My students are accepting the added precautions to our day and are adjusting to their new classes. I am available . . .
A Strong Finish
February and 3rd quarter are both quickly coming to an end. Pre-calculus students are in the middle of an exponential/logarithmic unit. When we are done with this unit, we will finish the year studying trigonometric . . .
January Update in High School Math
It has been an unusual January. We had just gotten into the rhythm of being back in school and then experienced an unusually long break due to the weather. When we return to classes we will have to review and refresh what . . .
Wrapping it up for Christmas
We are trying to wrap up for Christmas break by reviewing for finals. The pictures show one of the geometry classes doing a whiteboard review. Because of the snow day on Monday, students will need to do more . . .
Building Strong Math Students
We are always building in math class. The pictures show pre-calculus students exploring parametric equations. They have since started a unit on matrices which is a nice change from studying functions. Geometry classes . . .
October is quickly passing. Pre-calculus students are nearing the end of a general study of the twelve basic functions. We will finish the unit looking at transformations of functions and will then test . . .
Falling into a Routine
It actually felt like a fall morning as I walked into school today. The passing of time is reflected not only in the weather but also in that we have settled into a routine and have an understanding of what it takes to . . .
First Week in Math Class
We are almost to the end of our first week in math class. Students are learning the routine of being where they are supposed to be and learning class expectations. I am trying to put names with new faces . . .
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Though the end of school is near, we are still working in math class. The pictures show pre-calculus students working together on a graphing calculator exploration of the sine function. This trigonometry unit . . .
Which One is Not Like the Others?
In geometry class, we are trying to learn the properties of quadrilaterals. The pictures show students deciding which quadrilateral does not go with the others and then communicating the reason why. This same day, we did . . .
It has been an interesting winter trying to learn math concepts interrupted with snow days. We are finally testing over exponential functions in intermediate algebra II class and will begin a unit on . . .
It has been crazy trying to keep on track in eighth-grade math class. We are finally finishing our linear systems unit and will then move on to a unit on functions. The eighth-grade algebra class . . .
It has been an interesting month with early outs, late starts, and no school. We continue to work hard when we are in class as shown in the pictures of Intermediate Algebra II students exploring exponential graphs. . . .
Classes are wrapping up for Christmas break. The pictures show geometry classes playing a Quizlet Live review activity as things wind down. The activity was to review vocabulary, properties, and theorems which . . .
As I am writing this, students are heading out to begin their Thanksgiving holiday. It feels good to stop and refresh with a much-needed break. When we return on Monday, our pre-calculus . . .
Time is Flying
The calendar is screaming that the end of first semester is looming. It always seems surprising that time could go so quickly. In 8th grade math class we just finished . . .
The second quarter of school is moving along quickly. Geometry classes are nearing the end of unit 3 on parallel and perpendicular lines. We will soon be studying transformations in unit 4. . . .
Only Two Weeks Left of First Quarter!
It is hard to believe that the end of first quarter is fast approaching. Geometry class is in the middle of unit two and just beginning to be introduced to proofs. It is unclear whether we will test over this unit . . .