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Thank you for visiting my page.. After 18 years of teaching, I have transitioned out of the classroom into a new position as Math Interventionist. My job is to diagnose the problems that students have in math and try to assist teachers in fixing them through the use of a variety of techniques. One of the biggest misconceptions about math is that it's hard, but it's not. Math is just a process, and I truly believe anybody can succeed in it with the right tools. We are born to be Math Stars! One day we will sit in the Hall of Fame where the whole world will know our name. Lights! Camera! Action!
We are building number comparison, math facts, and math computation fluency skills. Once we are fluent in these areas, we can focus on more complex skills.
Ways to Learn Addition Facts
-Use place value
-Use number line
-Make a ten to add
-Count on fingers (lower grades)
Ways to Learn Multiplication Facts
-Use Properties of Multiplication
*Commutative Property- Any two numbers when multiiplied in either order has the same answer
*Identity Property- Any number times one euals that same number
*Zero Property- Any number times zero always equals zero
-Use repeated addition
-Use equal groups
-Make arrays (objects arranged in rows and columns
*How can I help my child with MATH?
- Count your steps as you take a walk. Count by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's.
- Give your child coins to practice counting money.
- Give your child story problems to try and solve. Have your child explain how to solve the problem.
-Have children point out patterns they find.
- Let your child help you cook. Cooking involves a lot of counting and measuring.
- Help your child learn math vocabulary.
- Show your child that math is in our everyday lives.
Meet the Director
I am originally from our capital city and have 18 years of teaching experience. I'm married to LeRonn C. Burris who also teaches math and is the track coach at Huntington HS, and we have 2 daughters. I attend Mt. Canaan BC where I'm actively involved in ministry and am also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, a non-profit organization committed to public service. My husband and I also have a videography/photography business.
Teacher Fan List
-colored copy paper
-treats for students
-Lysol spray/clorox wipes
-small dry erase markers
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