Horace Mann Middle School
Hello Parents and Students!
Welcome to Mrs. Van's web page! As a teacher, I know that it is important to keep students and parents informed of what goes on in the classroom. Parents' involvement in a child's education is essential to the child's success. In addition, it is always a good idea to give students a preview to what they will be learning in the class. Thus, the ultimate goal for this web site is to provide students and parents another convenient avenue to have access to our classroom. Also, this web site provides students with wonderful and useful links for students to practice on their mathematical skills and knowledge.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding the class. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone number is (619) 582-8990 ext. 4651.
Let's have a successful year!
Grades: To view grades for specific assignments please visit https://secure.gradebookwizard.com/login.aspx or click on MyGrades. Parents and students can log in by using the student's ID number as the user name and password.
Throughout the school year, the Grade 7 Pre-algebra teachers will be using the Grade 7 Math Department Blog to keep parents and students informed on events and assignments. Please visit our blog at http://camvan.edublogs.org or use the link above!
Useful Links and Resourses:
Mathplayground--Hello students! This link offers great logic and reasoning games to sharpen your critical thinking and solving problem skills.
Cool Math Games--Hello students! This link offers many cool math games for you to practice on your thinking skills.
Geometer's Sketchpad--The Geometer's Sketchpad is an extremely useful tool for you to explore mathematics. It is the ultimate geometry tool for visual mathematics from middle school through university level. With it you can construct and analyze virtually any geometric figure. It is useful for all your math classes. It makes mathematics come alive! To purchase, click on Geometer's Sketchpad for more information.
What to Read?
Students, if you are wondering of what books to read, I have a few that might be of your interest.
Letters to a Young Mathematician by Ian Stewart. (If you want to become a mathematician or just curious as to exactly what it is that mathematician do and why, you definitely should read this book.)
Fun with Logic by Louis Grant Brandes. (If you want to practice and challenge your logical thinking skills, this book is for you.)
When Are We Ever Gonna Have to Use This? by Hal Saunders. (If you ever wonder how math is used in real life, this book gives you just that.)
Please visit the Grade7 Math Department Blog to have access to class assignments and resources!
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Horace Mann Middle School
Cam Loan Van