St. Agatha Catholic School middle school is designed to prepare students for what lays ahead … high school! Each grade has a homeroom where they go in the morning, get settled and start their day with prayer.  From there they move from class to class, subject to subject. With five basic subjects and four specialty subjects and an elective, there are seven periods each day.



Key Areas of Study
  • Develop fluency with multiplication and division of fractions and decimals

  • Apply the order of operations and properties of addition and multiplication

  • Solve problems with ratio, rate and percent

  • Understand probability and represent it with ratios, decimals, and percents

  • Develop meanings and uses of variables

  • Use expressions and formulas

  • Represent relationships and patterns with tables, graphs, and words

  • Solve one-step equations

Seventh Grade Math
  • Compute with integers and rational numbers

  • Solve linear equations

  • Represent proportional relationships with graphs and tables.

  • Apply ratios and proportions to solve percent and probability problems

  • Convert different units of measurement to solve rate problems

  • Use formulas to determine surface area and volume

  • Solve one-step equations


Eighth Grade Pre-Algebra
  • Analyze and represent linear functions in algebraic and graph forms

  • Understand and determine slope of a line

  • Relate systems of two linear equations to pairs of lines

  • Organize and display data to answer questions

  • Analyze data displays and descriptive statistics

  • Use and analyze statistical measures for appropriateness

  • Analyze two and three dimensional spaces and figures

  • Use the Triangle Sum Theorem and the Pythagorean Theorem

Eighth Grade Algebra
  • Review integer operations, order of operations, and exponent rules

  • Develop verbal and algebraic models for real world applications

  • Solve and graph linear equations and formulas

  • Solve and graph linear equalities

  • Use statistics to create graphs and coordinate planes

  • Solve systems of linear equations

  • Use scientific notation, compound interest, and exponential growth to model real world applications

  • Solve and graph quadratic equations and inequalities

  • Perform operations with polynomials including factoring

  • Use direct and inverse variation

  • Develop understanding of real numbers such as square roots, irrational numbers,
    and the Pythagorean Theorem



Ms. Richardson has been teaching since 2015 and spent her first four years teaching math and science at a public high school in Salem, OR. She was born and raised in the Portland area and is thrilled to be able to move back home and teach middle school again. Ms. Richardson has loved math since a young age and strives to pass on her enthusiasm for the subject on to her students. She enjoys attending Portland Thorns soccer matches with her father and tries to never miss a home match. Ms. Richardson loves to bake, paint, sew, and make her own jewelry. She has a cat named Odysseus and a rescue dog named Roxy.

At St. Agatha since: 2019


Bachelors of Art in Physics with a Minor in Math

Whitworth University


Masters of Art in Teaching

University of Portland

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