Grade(s) and/or Subject(s)/ Classes you teach? Math 7, Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry
High School attended? Scribner-Snyder
University Attended? Nebraska Wesleyan University
Degree Received? Bachelor's Degree – Mathematics 7-12 Mathematics Education
Extra-Curricular Duties? Head Girls’ Basketball, Assistant Jr. High Football, Assistant High School Track
In your opinion, what is the absolute best thing about Archbishop Bergan Catholic School? In my opinion, the absolute best thing about Archbishop Bergan Catholic School is the family atmosphere. Upon my arrival in 2010, the administration, faculty, parents, and students immediately made me feel at home. In addition, I feel that our identity as a Catholic institution allows us to teach to the whole student. By praying in class, talking about God, and attending mass with the students, I feel that I have been able to learn more about them as individuals which aids in my ability to assist them in the classroom.
Required for non pre-algebra students.
This course begins with whole numbers and uses them to introduce
algebraic equations. In addition, students practice the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) as they apply to decimals and fractions. Students discuss measurement, perimeter, area, volume, ratios, percents, geometry, proportions, surface area and probability. Building on previous knowledge, algebraic equations are reviewed, this time using integers.
Grades 7 - 8
Seventh grade with permission.
Required for students in grade eight not in Algebra I.
Seventh graders taking this course must maintain a B Average for both semesters. If not, then repeating this course in eighth grade is recommended/required.
This course begins with whole numbers, their properties and operations. It continues with integers, their properties, simplifying expressions, the four operations, and word problems. Other topics in the course include decimals, fractions, graphing, metric system, percents, solving equations, some basic geometry, and introduction to two variable equations.
Prerequisite: Open to eighth graders with department approval. Eighth graders taking this course must maintain a B average for both semesters. If not then repeating this course in ninth grade is recommended/required.
This course introduces the student to basic algebra. Among the topics included are a study of the real numbers, solving equations and inequalities, graphing, solving systems of equations in two variables, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and factoring polynomials, and solving quadratic equations.