Mathematics

Ms. Gonzalez, Mr. Puccio, Mr. Bowman

Welcome to Middle School Math!

In middle school, math is taught by Ms. Gonzalez, Mr. Puccio, and Mr. Bowman. Students who excel in math have the opportunity to take an advanced level math course for their respective grade level. The advanced math courses are taught by Mr. Bowman. Each student is provided a curriculum in line with their ability level and graduates prepared for high school math curriculum. 

Curriculum and Goals

Our Lady of the Lake School’s (OLL) mathematics curricula aligns with Archdiocesan standards and the Catholic Common Core.


The mathematical instruction at OLL develops skills such as problem solving, reasoning, communicating, use of technology,  and graphical representations of  data.  Instruction is rigorous and requires students to demonstrate conceptual understanding, application, procedural skill, and fluency.
 

SLEs

The Schoolwide Learning Expectations are integrated into all mathematical content.  The teachers facilitate appropriate discussion, of related concepts to encourage and develop Catholic Values, Lifelong Learning, Self-Awareness, and Responsible Citizenship. Students are encouraged to develop a sense of awareness, responsibility, and an appreciation of learning mathematical concepts throughout their lives as they grow and develop beyond middle school.

Technology

Throughout the mathematic courses we strive to make use of technology with the use of Chromebooks. Students are encouraged to make appropriate and responsible decisions with their use of technology. Programs used to enhance the mathematics curriculum include: ALEKS, Khan Academy, and additional online resources as appropriate to the grade level. 

Current Families

Current families may find the following links helpful for their students:

ALEKS
Khan Academy