Middle School Math

"It's not that I'm so smart; it's just that I stay with problems longer." – Albert Einstein

"Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding." William Paul Thurston

 


 

Middle School Math Staff

Math Chairperson: Kelly Brooks

6th Grade

Ashley Sovastion
—Co-Chair
Tanya Riley-Thompson
—Co-Chair
Kendra Brasfield
Kristen Rosenquist
Ashley Price
Britni Bass
Kelly Brooks
Mary Bryant​

7th Grade

Charlene Fowler
—Co-Chair
Michelle Hubartt
—Co-Chair
Linda Duckworth
Michelle Carothers
Heather Milleman
Elizabeth DeWalt
Celeste Husted
April Mask
Kelly Brooks
Paula Rockwell

8th Grade

Janelle DeCosta
—Co-Chair
Nikki Smith
—Co-Chair
Ashley O'Hearn
Renee LeMieux
Shane Russell
Jennifer Hunnicutt
Erin Hathcock
Sharon Hester

 


 

Math Resources Website Links [PDF]

 


 

Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for grades 6–8 [PDF]

 


 

The Middle School Math Model

  • Combines K12 curriculum and state standards expectations.
  • Prepares students for state testing but more importantly for the following school year.
  • Starts with the K12 curriculum (the OMS) and aligns it to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).
  • The OMS calendar is provided as a view of all assignments students need to complete in each of their subject areas in the OMS.

 


 

Class Connect Sessions

  • Take place LIVE.
  • Math general education Class Connects (CCs) are Tuesdays through Fridays from 8:30–9:45 AM. 
  • Math ALP classes will vary; refer to your syllabus.
  • W.I.N (What I Need) classes are small group sessions that address students' weaknesses in the standards or extend understanding to those who need it.
  • Links are accessible on the student and LC OMS.
  • Recordings links replace the LIVE link once each session is completed.
  • Provide instruction on ALL GSE standards.
  • Provide students with opportunities to ask questions and receive additional assistance and assignments, which will allow for adequate practice of the skills.
  • Provide best practices—higher level questioning techniques, problem-solving strategies, etc.
  • Allow for student interaction, team experiences, small group problem solving, etc.

 


 

How Class Connect Sessions Help

  • Class Connects (CCs) can be attended live or listened to as a recording.
  • CCs ensure that students have been exposed to all necessary content, so they are prepared for both the GA Milestone and the following school year.
  • Data shows that last year's CCs made a difference in the students' mastery of the standards, thus, affecting GA Milestone scores and their prep for the following year.
  • But, it's not just about the scores. It's about providing a best practices learning environment for our GCA students. It's about challenging them.