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Welcome, 7th grade Tigers! This is my 5th year at Gorzycki and I am super excited to be back! Team 7-2 rocks!  
 
Here's a little bit about me: I've been teaching math for over 10 years now and I can't imagine doing anything else!  I grew up in San Antonio, Texas (which is where my parents still live) and have been a big Spurs fan for as long as I can remember. I went to college in North Carolina at a small liberal arts college named Davidson College (it had about the same number of students that we have here at Gorzycki). After I graduated, I lived in Chicago and Denver for a few years before I finally made my way back to Texas.
 
My wife and I have a 2-year-old son named Emmett as well as 2 dogs and a cat. When I am not busy teaching, I like to travel. I went to Colorado this past summer. I've been to many different states and foreign countries over the years and have learned a lot from the various cultures. In my downtime, you can usually catch me reading or going to the theatre or taking a nice run around the lake on the Hike and Bike Trail downtown.
 
I am really looking forward to meeting all of the new students and parents that I will get to work with on Team 7-2 in the 2018-2019 school year! I hope everyone has had a fun and restful summer. Feel free to contact me at any time with your thoughts and questions. I can't wait to see what we are capable of achieving together this year!


Tutorials
Tutoring is offered on Thursdays during Excel. 


Conference Times
8:30-9:00


Remind Text Messages
To receive reminders about upcoming assignments and important dates via text message, dial (512) 670-8976, then type in & send the following codes:
   7th Grade Math & Pre-AP: @mathgms18
   7th Grade Accelerated Math: @advmath18
 

***A Note about the Advanced Math Class***

 

The Advanced Math Curriculum is designed to give students the opportunity to take high school credit classes while still in middle school.

  • Students on the Algebra Pathway will be learning material that is 1 year ahead of their current grade level by the time they are in 7th
  • Students on the Geometry Pathway will be learning material that is 2 years ahead of their current grade level by the time they are in 7th

In order to meet the expectations of the Advanced Math Curriculum, the student is expected to maintain a Six-Weeks Average of an 80 or higher.

  • On the Algebra Pathway, a student that does not meet this expectation at the end of a six-weeks grading period will be placed on academic probation. If they do not meet the expectation at the end of another six-weeks grading period, the student’s math teacher will recommend that the student be moved into a grade-level Pre-AP course.
  • On the Geometry Pathway, a student that does not meet this expectation at the end of a six-weeks grading period will be placed on academic probation. They will then be re-evaluated every 3 weeks. If they do not meet the expectation during each of these evaluations, the student’s math teacher will recommend that the student be moved into an Advanced Math class on the Algebra Pathway.
 

Classes

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Coming Up...

Next week (May 22-24, 2017), we will be covering the following topics:
 
7th Grade Math (Accelerated)
We will begin our Game of Life Project. Then, on Thursday, we head to Austin Parks'n'Pizza for our end of the year field trip!
 
7th Grade (On-Level & Pre-AP)
We will begin our Game of Life Project. Then, on Thursday, we head to Austin Parks'n'Pizza for our end of the year field trip!

Coming Up...

This week (May 15-19, 2017), we will be covering the following topics:
 
7th Grade Math (Accelerated)
We will finish our unit on Polynomials. Students will take a test on Wednesday. Then, we will begin the research portion of the cross-curricular project which will be introduced through the English classes.
 
7th Grade (On-Level & Pre-AP)
We will finish our unit on Squares, Square Roots, and the Pythagorean Theorem. Students will take a test on Wednesday. Then, we will begin the research portion of the cross-curricular project which will be introduced through the English classes.

Coming Up...

Next week (May 8-12, 2017), we will be covering the following topics:
 
7th Grade Math (Accelerated)
Classes will not meet on Monday or Tuesday due to STAAR testing. On Wednesday, we will resume our Algebra unit on binomials and polynomials.
 
7th Grade (On-Level & Pre-AP)
Pre-AP Classes will not meet on Monday or Tuesday due to STAAR testing. On-Level will take part in some fun activities on those days. On Wednesday, we will begin our unit on Squares & Square Roots.

Next week (May 1-5, 2017), we will be covering the following topics:
 
7th Grade Math (Accelerated)
The students will take the test over Probability on Monday. Then, we will begin another Algebra unit on binomials and polynomials.
 
7th Grade (On-Level & Pre-AP)
The students will continue preparing for the Math STAAR Test which will be on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Coming Up...

This week (April 17-21, 2017), we will be covering the following topics:
 
7th Grade Math (Accelerated)
The students will finish their unit on Systems of Equations. We will take a test on Wednesday, April 19. Then, we will begin a unit on probability.
 
7th Grade (On-Level & Pre-AP)
The students will wrap up their unit on financial literacy.

Coming Up...

Next week (April 10-13, 2017), we will be covering the following topics:
 
7th Grade Math (Accelerated)
The students will continue learning about Systems of Equations.
 
7th Grade (On-Level & Pre-AP)
The students will begin a new unit on unit conversion and financial literacy.

Coming Up...

Next week (April 3-7, 2017), we will be covering the following topics:
 
7th Grade Math (Accelerated)
The students will begin preparing for next year by learning new Algebra concepts, starting with Systems of Equations.
 
7th Grade (On-Level & Pre-AP)
The students will begin reviewing Surface Area and Volume for their SLO Test.

Coming Up...

Next week (March 27-31, 2017), we will be covering the following topics:
 
7th Grade Math (Accelerated)
The students will finish reviewing for the 8th grade math STAAR test which will be administered on March 28, 2017. Afterwards, we will cover dimensional change.
 
7th Grade (On-Level & Pre-AP)
The students will continue their unit on probability. They will take a test on Friday.

Coming Up...

When we get back from Spring Break, we will be covering the following topics:
 
7th Grade Math (Accelerated)
The students will continue reviewing for the STAAR test which will be administered on March 29, 2017
 
7th Grade (On-Level & Pre-AP)
The students will continue their unit on probability.

Coming Up...

Next week (March 6-10, 2017), we will be covering the following topics:
 
7th Grade Math (Accelerated)
The students will begin reviewing for the STAAR test which will be administered on March 28, 2017
 
7th Grade (On-Level & Pre-AP)
The students will begin a new unit on probability.

Coming Up...

Next week (February 227-March 3, 2017), we will be covering the following topics:
 
7th Grade Math (Accelerated)
The students will finish their financial literacy unit by learning about loans and credit cards.  They will take a test on Friday.
 
7th Grade (On-Level & Pre-AP)
The students will finish their geometry unit by learning about lvolume.  They will take a test on Friday.

Coming Up...

Next week (February 21-24, 2017), we will be covering the following topics:
 
7th Grade Math (Accelerated)
The students will continue their financial literacy unit by learning about compound interest and loans.
 
7th Grade (On-Level & Pre-AP)
The students will continue their geometry unit by learning about total surface area and volume.