Welcome to Mr. Whitcher's Math Page !!
OK, this week we are working toward creating a scale model of a rectangular prism that you will be bringing from home on Friday. The link below shows all details of the assessment, along with the rubric. PLEASE practice at home before coming to class on Friday!
Build-A-Box Assessment and Rubric
If you need to jog your memory a bit about how to calculate surface area and volume, as well as how to use scale factor to calculate surface and volume of a scale model, go to my youtube channel NOW!!
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Here's the video of our trip to Salem on April 16. Thank you to an incredible group of kids for making this tons of fun for me, from our first practice to our final performance!
You all ROCK!!
About Me. . .
I LOVE teaching ! I can't imagine having any other job. I don't even consider this a job, because I love being here with the students every day. Don't get me wrong, I like having money as much as anyone else (food, clothing, car payments, etc.), but it is most certainly NOT my motivation for being a teacher.
I am entering my 8th 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 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 a junior at Tualatin High School, and Elle, who will be 4 years old in November.
I have attended Washington State University, Guitar Institute of Technology, Portland Community College, Portland State University, and University of Phoenix, where I earned my Masters 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 more about you !