Welcome to 6th Grade Math with Mrs. McCullough
I am thrilled to continue teaching Math 6 this school year! This is my 7th year of teaching. I earned my Education Bachelors Degree at BYU and have completed further Mathematical Endorsements.I absolutely love teaching math and middle school is the best place to be! Last year was quite the year and I am happy to say we all survived. If teaching during the pandemic taught me anything it solidified in my mind the importance of personal connection and building relationships with my students. I am excited for what this year will bring. I want to help all my students be and feel successful in math but more importantly I want my students to experience the power of life long learning through problem solving, peer collaboration, and perserverance. My class is about more than just math, it is about developing the character and skills necessary to positively contribute to the world around them.
A little about me...When I'm not teaching you can usually find me reading a good book, playing games, traveling, watching movies (Marvel is my favorite), or going to musicals with friends and family. Any of that happening outside is preferable!Chad and I got married during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We have a springerdoodle puppy named Charli.I am so excited to get to know you and we will work together to make this year successful and great!
I am committed to making the TMS mission and vision a reality within my classroom.
Mission: Everyone at TMS will achieve at high levels and build a culture of learning and respect
Vision: Everyone at TMS will realize and maximize their full potential
Mathematics is the study of numbers, shapes and patterns. The word comes from the Greek word "μάθημα" (máthema), meaning "science, knowledge, or learning", and is sometimes shortened to math.
Mathematics includes the study of:
- Numbers: how things can be counted.
- Structure: how things are organized. This subfield is usually called algebra.
- Place: where things are and their arrangement. This subfield is usually called geometry.
- Change: how things become different. This subfield is usually called analysis.
Mathematics is useful for solving problems that occur in the real world, so many people besides mathematicians study and use mathematics. Today, some mathematics is needed in many jobs. People working in food, business, art, science, engineering, and construction need some knowledge of mathematics.