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Mrs. Amanda Birkinbine
I am a mother of seven (ages ranging from 19 to 6) and wife to an amazing husband. I love to scrapbook and be active with my kids. My husband and I keep very busy with seven, which includes triplet six-year-olds! They are a handful, but are the glue that connects our blended family together. I like to run and only like reading teen novels.
I am excited to get to know my new batch of students! I have a true passion for teaching. My favorite thing about my job is when I get to see students light up when something finally "clicks". I believe that all students can get better at something that they put effort and practice into. With that said I will be focusing not only on math concepts listed in the 6th grade math standards, but our class will also focus on learning how to be a hard worker and life long learner. Determination and grit are important predictors of long term success, and students will practice those learned skills through math concepts.
I love to use alternate methods to help students understand the most efficient method (traditional algorithms). I will be encouraging students to find answers in a way that makes sense to them. I don't just teach how to do something, I guide students to answer why things work in math.
Please see my calendar page for daily updates on what activities are done in class, homework assigned and the goal for the day.