Welcome to Mr. Whitcher's Math Page !!
Fresh from the oven. . .my Back To School video introduction for the 2016-2017 school year. Learn a lot about my classes before you have to show up in person! Thank you for watching! Can't wait to meet you!!
This video was used for TAKING notes during class, MATH 8, Monday, 9/19.
This just happened during third period last Friday. A little entry task and quick review of basic linear graphing and completing an x, y table. Filmed LIVE with real students!!
Welcome, new students and families!!
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Here's a creative and time-saving way to take notes. Watch me create incredible artwork, tell funny stories and make brilliant, insightful connections for you. Then. . .take a picture to save the memory!! Heck, why not just video record the lesson??
Here are a few social media links of mine that you should check out to stay up to date on what's happening both in and out of class:
subscribe to the whitchermath channel on youtube! I've created over 250 videos, organized by standard. All the cool kids are doing it!
@mrwhitcher on instagram! Practice and other stuff posted daily during the school year. Other random stuff posted all the time.
@mr_whitcher on twitter
MegaMath on facebook!
MegaMath on iTunes! What? Hey, it's on amazon, googleplay and other places, too!
About Me. . .
I LOVE teaching! It is absolutely the best thing I can think of doing every day. This will be my second year here at Hazelbrook, after teaching math at Twality Middle School for 8 years.
I started my education career volunteering in my daughter LIndsey's 1st grade classroom at Deer Creek Elementary. I love being part of this community and believe strongly in our district and our schools.
I am entering my 10th year of teaching. "Wow!" you may think, "Someone as old as you must have been teaching for a long time!" The truth is, I've had quite a variety of jobs in the past, many of which you will hear about in class now and then, all of which have contributed to my understanding of how math works in the real world. My diverse past has also taught me that there is nowhere I'd rather be every day than in the classroom with smiling, energetic kids who are ready to learn all kinds of things.
I live in Tigard with my dreamgirl, Becky. You, or more likely an older sibling, may know her as Mrs. Beeler at Tualatin High School. She is the greatest teacher in the world, and I've learned a lot from her! I have two daughters: Lindsey, who is now a freshman at Portland State University, and Elle, who just started Kindergarten at Mary Woodward and will be 6 years old in November. I have gotten permission from both of them to tell embarrassing stories during class, so you will get to know them very well. :-)
I have attended Washington State University, Guitar Institute of Technology, Portland Community College, Portland State University, and University of Phoenix, where I earned my Master's Degree in Education in 2007.
I also love playing the guitar and singing. This happens in class every now and then. Make sure you're here that day. :-) You can learn more about the music that happens in our classroom by checking out the MegaMath page on this site. Other things I enjoy: basketball, crossfit, Duck football games, and hanging out with my family.
I am excited to meet you and learn all about you!