Math and Science Department Blog

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

March 30, 2020

Coming into this blog, I already had chosen my theme topic that I wanted to discuss and what I felt was relevant to my subject, but like most of us did not expect what the days ...

FINE ARTS DANCE NEWS

March 30, 2020

Prior to Spring Break 2020, the APV’s Dance Program was looking forward to students presenting a variety of cultural dances in the annual Multi-cultural Night. Due to the ...

Choir/Music Blog

March 30, 2020

We are currently fighting against an invisible enemy, the coronavirus. This virus threatens the whole world and forces us to stay home to prevent massive spread. It is the first...

THE WORLD AFTER COVID-19

March 30, 2020

THE WORLD AFTER COVID-19 What started with the call to hygiene measures such as recurring handwashing, sneezing, and coughing against handkerchiefs or forearms quickly escala...

March 14 may be an ordinary day for some people, but those who LOVE math know exactly what that day is! It’s Pi Day! No, I’m not talking about actual pie, like the...

Growing Minds

March 9, 2020

I grew up in a small farm town where opportunities and jobs were scarce so education was my ticket out. Regarding education, my grandmother would tell me “There are many t...

Number Sense

March 6, 2020

Second grade students are winning with math! How are they doing it? By developing number sense. APV second graders love to show what they know using mental math. They race to...

Financial Literacy

March 3, 2020

Often times we as parents and educators say why didn't we learn this in school. This week I am teaching the kids how to be financially stable. That is one of the most import...

Test Anxiety

March 3, 2020

As the STAAR test approaches student-testing fear begins. According to the American Test Anxiety Association as much of 20% of students, experience severe test anxiety and 18% o...

Exponential Functions

February 25, 2020

Exponential functions are important because they can be used to model population growth, carbon date artifacts and other organic matter, help compute investments gains, as well ...

Addition in PK4

February 25, 2020

During the month of February, our pre-k 4 students have been learning addition! This is always fun for them and they love to work on equations. Many students are on simple equat...

Conversion

February 18, 2020

Fourth grade students learned multi-step problems involving conversion of units of measure for a given attribute within the same system of measurement, metric or customary (for ...

This week in the third grade at Amigos Por Vida, the kids are learning about space and the solar system. As a math and science teacher I tend to find connections between the top...

Math and Art

February 3, 2020

Math and Art Fractals are patterns that repeat at every scale - creating never-ending swirls, lines, and curves that have been loved in the natural, math, and art worlds for ...

Math and Science Night

January 8, 2020

The Math and Science Night will take place on January 16th, 2020. This is a huge event designed to spark student's creativity and imagination. There will be competitions, ra...

In a crowded room, two people probably share a birthday It only takes 23 people to enter a room to give you an evens chance that two of them have the same birthday. With 75 p...

When teaching fractions, we need to watch out for common errors or misconceptions that will automatically led to errors in computation. Students at first, often when given a fra...

Math and Science Night

December 3, 2019

We are getting ready for our math and science night that will take place on January 16th! This year it will be even more exciting since we are combining this event with the scie...

6th Grade Math

November 19, 2019

This week the six grades are practicing orders of operations and equivalent expressions. This is a interesting year for them because they are introduced to a lot of new material...

Vicky

November 18, 2019

Out of the many possibilities for a class pet, a reptile was never on my list. And as we discussed with my class the options for a pet, the only reptiles I even considered were ...

Eighth grade students started using Quizziz as a tool to supplement learning.  Quizziz allows students to practice recently acquired skills and allows them to work on previ...

Pre-K Science

November 11, 2019

     Can you guess what subject is the favorite in my classroom? If you guessed science, you are correct! My students can’t get enough of science! My little...

Math in Fourth Grade

November 5, 2019

     Mathematics is very important at the 4th grade level.  Students are expected to build a good foundation so they can move on to the next grade level...

APV Kids Rock! First Graders have been learning about forces and magnets. Students loved pushing and pulling objects, and identify the amount of force they need to apply t...

     Third grade is a very important year for students as they gear up to take their first ever STAAR test.  Third grade shifts from learning two-and-th...