MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH
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.
MATH
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 onestep 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 onestep equations
Eighth Grade PreAlgebra

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
TEACHER: ABBY RICHARDSON
MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH
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
Education
Bachelors of Art in Physics with a Minor in Math
Whitworth University
Masters of Art in Teaching
University of Portland
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