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Math | 2017-2018
  Kathleen White Grade 8 2A 46 | Lead Teacher
  Jennifer Pizzo Grade 6 1A 48 | Challanger
  Caileen Moran Grade 6 1A 51 | Challanger Support
  Kristina Jellen Agarwal Grade 6 1A 08 | Enterprise
  Steve Federico Grade 6 1A 33 | Atlantis
  Rachel Carroll Grade 7 2A 30
  Alyssa Gerry Grade 7 2A 29
  Angela Snyder Grade 7 2A 29
  Helena Diamond Carritte Grade 7 2A 27
  Alex Gillies Grade 7 2A 28
  Danielle Jolly Grade 8 2A 45 | RES | Math
  Ann Dean Grade 8 2A 45
  Thomas Smith Grade 8 2A 47
  Kathleen White Grade 8 2A 46
  Alian Purba Grade 8 2A 44
  Karen Lohnes Grade 8 2A 44 | RES | Math
  Joseph Masucci Grade 6 | 7 | 8 1B 19 | Voyager
 
Last Website Update: October 5, 2017 4:38 PM
Kathleen White Classroom
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Breed Kathleen White
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2A 46
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I began teaching at Breed Junior High School in 1999 as a permanent substitute, teaching School to Work.  The following year, using my Kindergarden to grade 8 certification, I began teaching seventh grade math.  After three years, I began to teach grade 8 math and algebra.  Except for one year of looping from grade 7 to 8, I have remained in that position.

My undergraduate degree is from Bridgewater State College.  I have a Certificate in Accounting and a Masters in Middle School Math, both from Salem State College.  I have passed the Middle School Math, High School Math and ELL MTEL tests and currently hold certifications in Math from grade 1 through High School as well as ELL. 

I am very excited about the new curriculum being introduced this year.  I think the Common Core will demand all of us to have higher expectations.


Jennifer Pizzo Classroom
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  Jennifer Pizzo
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Angela Lavoie Snyder Classroom
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  Angela Lavoie Snyder
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2A 29
 
My name is Angela Lavoie Snyder , and I am the sixth grade math teacher for the Atlantis Cluster. I am a graduate of UMass, Amherst and this is my third year teaching at Breed. The math curriculum this year is focused on the Common Core. Students are working toward mastering topics including, rate and ratio, factors and multiples, fractions, percents, absolute value, coordinate plane, data, variables, algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities, and geometry.

I expect my students to come to class prepared with pencils, a math notebook and folder. Students are assigned homework regularly and their assignments should be written down in their agenda books. Students are expected to complete nightly homework so they do not fall behind, and so they will be able to participate in class. Most homework assignments are given to reinforce the topics in class the day they are given and then used the following day for an activity. I hope to engage students and help them gain an understanding of how math is used in our everyday lives. Mondays are my night back for extra help but I am after school regularly and encourage anyone who may be struggling to come for additional help whenever they can. I have high expectations for my students and look forward to a very successful year.

Helena Diamond Carritte Classroom
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I am Helena Diamond Carritte and I teach math in an inclusion setting for grade seven. I recently earned my Masters in Middle School Mathematics and am looking forward to earning another in teaching ESL.

With the new Common Core Curriculum our students are discovering math concepts with much more depth and rigor. So far, students have been emerged in working with irrational and rational numbers while learning the skills needed to help further their ability to work much deeper in upcoming topics such as statistics, geometry and pre-algebra.

In addition to student expectations on a school wide level, I ask that my students come to class prepared, on time, and ready to learn. I also encourage my students to stay after school if they have additional questions about previous lessons and activities. I try my best to make myself available most days after school to help with student learning.

Each quarter students will be given a Math project to be done outside of class. I allow 2 to 3 weeks for this assignment to be completed. It will align with the topic being discussed at that time and tie into as many real world connections as possible. I believe this helps in assessing what students have learned in a more engaging and creative outlet.


Alex White Gillies Classroom
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My name is Alex White Gillies and I teach 2 pre-algebra classes and 3 7th grade math classes here at Breed Middle School. 

With the new Common Core Curriculum our students are discovering math concepts with much more depth and rigor.  The curriculum at Breed covers a wide array of topics including ratios and rates, proportions, arithmetic of rational numbers, statistics, solving equations and inequalities, and 2D/3D geometry.
In addition to student expectations on a school wide level, I ask that my students come to class prepared, on time, and ready to learn. Homework is given 3-4 times a week and is designed to reinforce concepts learned in class. I expect all assignments to be completed on time.  Students should also have a pencil for every class period.

Our curriculum focuses on real world problem solving, so we will use our knowledge for a project each quarter throughout the year. Each project will have a due date between 1 and 2 weeks after it is assigned.  It will align with the topic being discussed at that time and tie into as many real world connections as possible.  This project will be in place of a test on that unit to help assess what students have learned in a more engaging and creative outlet.

Breed's Math Saturday School Rocks!

Breeds' Math Team

Math Team meets after school from 2:30 to approximately 3:15 (earlier if necessary).   We will be working hard each afternoon of practice solving mathematical problems.  Five times during the year we will be competing against other schools in mathematics.  Bus transportation will be provided between Breed Middle School and the site of the competition.  Permission slips will be sent home for a signature prior to the match.

Breed Middle School is very fortunate to be able to support two math teams each of which is composed of many students.  Although only 20 per team are allowed to go to the meets, with 10 per team competing against the other schools, numerous students are encouraged to attend practices.  This promotes healthy competition and a comfortable, enriching, learning environment.

Math Team advisors are Mrs. Kathie White and Ms. Alex White.  Mrs. White is in her third year of coordinating the Math Team, while Ms. White begins her fourth season.  Each teacher brings a unique perspective to math team, solving problems from different perspectives. 

NBA Math Hoops

Math Hoops Mrs. White’s math classes at Breed Middle School have been chosen to pilot the NBA Math Hoops game!

NBA Math Hoops leverages the influence of the NBA and WNBA amongst our nation's youth to generate excitement for learning math. NBA Math Hoops has formed partnerships with the National Basketball Association and Hasbro Games to create an innovative, fast-paced, competitive simulated basketball board game, which teaches and applies important fundamental math skills. Students use real-world NBA and WNBA player data to compete against classmates in timed, simulated basketball games.

I am very excited about this game as are my students.  When they say real-world NBA and WNBA players, they mean it!  The students draft a team, using Rajon Rondo, Maya Moore, Diana Taurasi, Lebron James, Dwight

Howard, Pau Gasol, and others.  It’s great!  The students use the player’s card which has their picture on the front and their statistics on the back.  We will eventually use a shot clock which sounds like the real NBA horn!
The students are excited about it.  I am excited about it.  My dream would be for Rajon Rondo to come and see the student involvement in this endeavor.  I know he loved math in school and still does, so that would be a real inspiration for my students.


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