Welcome to Mr. Whitcher's Math Page !!
Here it is !! The video of "FANBOYS," the smash hit by MegaMath as performed by some of the best kids ever at the House of Representatives in Salem. MegaMath knows grammar, and these kids are rock stars !
Check out the extra help worksheets posted in the practice section for Chapter 4 if you need help with proportions or finding the area of complex shapes. Just click here !!
Planning on a Scale Factor Assessment on Thursday, 12/12.
Be ready to show what you know in a different kind of assessment!
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Red or Green problems?
Modified assignments have begun, in the form of GREEN practice problems. Unless you come to me, or I assign them to you, you must continue doing RED problems every night. GREEN may be for you if you are spending lots of time on math most nights and are not finishing the assignments consistently. Come talk to me if that sounds like you.
Here's the scoop. I LOVE teaching ! Seriously. 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 7th 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 sophomore at Tualatin High School, and Elle, who will be 3 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 !
Mr. Whitcher and friends entertain the Oregon House of Representatives, with the smash MegaMath hit "y = mx + b" !