Jordan, Leigha - Math Coach
Ms. Leigha Jordan
Valle Springs Middle School
Math  Coach                        
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My Mission for the Year
This year students will be exploring Math through the North Carolina Common Core Standards in Math 8 or High School Math Course 1.  This will be done using hands-on materials, real-life problems, and group work. 

Students are asked to be: READY to learn with all materials and participate, RESPONSIBLE for homework and reviewing for the upcoming lessons, and RESPECTFUL to all in the classroom as they collaborate with others as learners.  Each student will be supported as they REACH towards their personal best!  

Teaching is my passion!  My mission is to create an environment where students are respected, focused and will allow students to persevere and problem solve mathematically.  I hope to do this by making math fun and related to real world experiences.  In the end, I hope to instill a love of learning and perseverance in all of my students.  I look forward to a magnificent year!!
 
In Grade 8, instructional time will focus on three critical areas:
1. Formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations.
2. Grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships.
3. Analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.
 
In High School Math 1, instructional time will focus on these critical areas:
Number and Quantity                 Algebra                           Functions     
Modeling                                    Geometry                         Statistics and Probability

 

 

 

Mrs. Jordan's Information
Highly Qualified Teacher           
*Grades K - 6 - All Subjects            
*6th - 9th Grades - Mathematics  
    
Bachelor of Science - 2002
*University of NC at Greensboro
Major: Elementary Education
Minor: Mathematics
 
Teaching Certificate - 2002
*University of NC at Greensboro
                                                                                  
Personal
*13th year teaching
*Married with a daughter in 4th grade at Estes Elementary and a son in Kindergarten at Nativity

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