Middle School Math,
Mrs. Marie Vandecoevering

“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis

Greetings mathematicians, my name is Marie Vandecoevering. I graduated from the University of Portland with an Undergraduate degree in Education and got my Masters in Special Education from Concordia University. I lived in Oregon for most of my life but did get to experience the sunny life in San Diego for three years after I graduated college. This is my seventh year teaching and my fourth year at Holy Cross.

I love teaching math! I think it is such a fascinating subject that we use in our daily life. As a middle school teachers I think it is just as important to teach students life long skills that will help them in high school and also as adults. Teaching math is just one part of my job, we also teach organization, time management, how to advocate for yourself, teamwork, and so much more.

Let the learning begin.

Contact Mrs. Vandecoevering


6th Grade:

Currently Learning: Ratios, Rates, and Proportions

Chapter 6 Test will be Wednesday, January 30th (and Thursday, January 31st)

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What We're Learning Next: Data and Graphs

7th Grade - Team A.:

Currently Learning: Generate Equivalent Expressions

Unit Test will be Thursday, February 7th

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What We're Learning Next: Solve Problems Using Equations and Inequalities 

7th Grade - Team B:

Currently Learning: Operations with Fractions

Chapter 4 Quiz (Section 1-5) Friday, January 25th

Chapter 4 Test Tuesday, February 5th

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What We're Learning Next: Ratios, Rates, and Proportions

Algebra:

Currently Learning: Polynomials and Factoring

Unit 6 Test will be Tuesday, February 5th

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What We're Learning Next: Graphs and Linear Equations 


Helpful Resources

Multiplication Math Facts: It is essential that students know their multiplication facts. Accuracy and fluency are both important. No one likes getting stuck in traffic, taking time to think of these facts that students *hopefully* already know, can lead to that frustrating feeling of be caught in a traffic jam.I expect all students to be fluent in their multiplication facts 1-12. There is nothing wrong with the good old fashion flashcards. Students can make their own and practice for 10-15 minutes a day with a friend or family member. For more practice click HERE, increase the levels as you become proficient.

Khan Academy: Most students have made an account on Khan Academy so they (and I) can track their progress. I challenge you to complete as many skills as you can. You can either complete the skills from the grade you just completed (great way to review and make sure there are no gaps) or you can preview what you are going to learn next school year.

  • 5th Grade Math Skills (7 main categories: Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, Fractions, Place Value & Decimals, Measurement & Data, Geometry, Algebraic Thinking)
  • 6th Grade Math Skills (8 main categories: Ratios, Rates, & Percentages, Arithmetic Operations, Negative Numbers, Properties of Numbers, Variables & Expressions, Equations & Inequalities Introduction, Geometry, Data & Statistics)
  • 7th Grade Math Skills (7 main categories: Negative Numbers - Addition & Subtraction, Negative Numbers - Multiplication & Division, Fractions, Decimals & Percents, Rates & Proportional Relationship, Expressions, Equations & Inequalities, Geometry, Statistics & Probability)

Math Playground has a lot of really fun games that vary in age range and ability. 2048 was a fan-favorite from this year. Check it out HERE.

More Suggestions: I did some research in what other schools/districts recommend for summer work and I really liked what the Lowell Public School District in Massachusetts. To see their recommendations click HERE.

Math Drills

Graph Paper: Don't have graph paper? Need graph paper in a bigger size? Here's some free graph paper, all you need is a printer.

Review of the CCSS Standard Math Practices

Middle School Events Calendar

Please check below for any major assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, etc. for Middle School.