First of all, welcome to my blog! Thanks for taking time to read about me and my experiences with mathematics.
I'll start with some great news! At my first job in Duval County, I have been making great strides with student performance. SO much so that I went from being a traveling Intensive Math teacher to teaching 8th grade Pre-Algebra and Honors Algebra 1 in my own classroom! Since I taught high school Algebra 1 when I worked in Gadsden County last year, this position was a very smooth transition for me. I am having a great time getting to know my new students and seeing how eager they are to understand Algebraic concepts. Yes I have the occasional student that likes to shout "WHY ARE THERE LETTERS IN MATH NOW?!" but with time I'm sure I will get through to them.
We are just about to introduce expressions in Pre-Algebra and Graphing Linear Equations in Algebra 1. Get you graph paper ready!!!