Welcome to Math 8 and Algebra1!
I was born and raised in Indiana. After high school, I attended Purdue University and earned an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. After marriage and being a stay-at-home mom for several years, I returned to school and earned a teaching degree at KVCC and Western Michigan University.
"When will I use math?" Students frequently ask this important question and for good reason. It is difficult for middle school students to make connections between a singular math concept and a future filled with unknowns. However, if a student never experiences math, they will never know if it is something they might want in a future career. Past students have gone into engineering, medicine, accounting, and multiple other career paths that demand a strong grasp of mathematics.
Perhaps more importantly, math class provides students with the opportunity to gain the critical skills of strategic problem solving and perseverance. These skills will carry over into every other aspect of their lives.