Math and Science Department Blog

Virtual Education

May 12, 2020

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to an end, teachers and students cannot help but wonder what the next school year will bring. Virtual learning took everyone by storm, and sud...

Are you finding transitioning into this new life challenging? You are not alone. Since our world has been turned upside down, we are all finding new and creative ways to adapt t...

‘Murder Hornets’

May 8, 2020

In recent news, we have heard about the concern of Asian giant hornets, best known as the murder hornet. Where does this little bug come from, and where does he gets this infamo...

Data Representation

May 8, 2020

One of the best and worst things about statistics is all the different ways that there are to represent data. There are histograms, box plots, pie graphs and more. I mean, how a...

So what is distance learning? According to the definition given in the dictionary, it is “a method of studying in which lectures are broadcast or classes are conducted by ...

Count to 10!

April 24, 2020

If a young child can count to 10, it is really great and should definitely be applauded. Does that mean that they understand even the earliest of math concepts? Absolutely no...

Math in First Grade:

April 20, 2020

Our first graders have been very busy measuring Length! They are working hard while learning their surroundings, by measuring objects that use every day! Measuring is an i...

The Bright Side

April 20, 2020

Peter Hilton, a British mathematician, once said, “Adaptability to change is itself a hallmark of successful education”. Adapting to the new normal during these tryi...

When telling my Kindergartners that we will be out of school for two weeks, extended to two months and now to not knowing if we will go back for the rest of the school year has ...

Our lifes after Covid 19

April 14, 2020

Our entire world has shifted. This day in time leads us all to feel a bit anxious and unwell. COVID-19 has changed our lives in ways we never could have imagined. Schools are no...

Coronavirus for Kids

April 6, 2020

I decided to share an excellent video from BrainPop related to the infamous Coronavirus. However, this material is specifically designed for Kids. This is the link (Copy and Pas...

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 ...