Carrington Rex

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Carrington Rex

8th Grade Math (Team 8A)

 

My name is Carrington Rex, and I teach three 8th grade math classes and an accelerated 8th grade math class. This is my fifth year as a teacher and fourth year here at Heath Middle School. I am from Denver, CO and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in May 2013. I am very excited to be teaching 8th Grade Mathematics because this is my passion! 

 

The 8th grade math classes will focus on pre-algebra concepts. 

 

- Module 1: Integer Exponents and Scientific notation

                - This module discusses simplifying exponents. 

- Module 2: The Concept of Congruence

                - This module will talk about transformations of shapes like flips, slides, and turns. 

- Module 3: Similarity

                - This module will teach us about dilations of shapes (expanding and shrinking shapes).

- Module 4: Linear Equations

                - This is a big module, but I promise we will spend a long time with it. We will learn how to solve equations with one variable as well as equations with two variables (system of equations).

- Module 5: Examples of Functions from Geometry

                - This module looks into what makes a relation a function. 

- Module 6: Linear Functions

               - This module will expand on what we learned in module 5 by looking specifically at linear functions (lines). 

- Module 7: Introduction to Irrational Numbers Using Geometry

               - We will discover in this module what the number systems looks like and what makes a number rational or irrational. We will also look at the Pythagorean Theorem, which helps us find missing values in a right triangle. 

 

The accelerated 8th grade math class will focus on the same concepts, but also bring in more algebraic concepts. 

 

I am very excited to be here and cannot wait to see what this year has in store for us!