Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Lori Barker - Algebra PAP and Geometry PAP
I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. After teaching 7th grade math for one year in Cleveland, I taught grade 7 math through AP Calculus for 9 additional years in Bartlett. I left the classroom in May of 2002 to stay home with my son although I did stay in education by writing for Teacher Created Materials.
This year marks my eighth year at Benold and I could not be more excited. I am ready to challenge each and every one of my students to learn not only the specific material expected but to develop the curiosity and thinking skills necessary of mathematicians.
I am here because each student is worth the time and effort it takes to help that person reach his or her dreams - not just in math but in all that is ahead. Mathematics is amazing, and the doors it can open are endless. Each person deserves to have the opportunities to explore all that mathematics can offer.
Phone: (512) 943-5090 X6982 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mrs. Lori Barker
Benold Middle School
Phone: 943-5090 x 6982
Email: email@example.com (Email is the best way to reach me)
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RemindI keep the website that you are currently in updated on a regular basis. I encourage you to check this resource daily.I will also use Remind to send notifications. Click on the link for instructions.TextbookYour textbook may be found online. The online version not only contains the contents of the regular book. It contains videos and self-check practices that some find to be helpful.To log in to your textbook:Go to ClasslinkChoose ConnetEdStudents are also strongly encouraged to check out a textbook to keep and use at home. This may be done with the front office.
Imagine MathUse Classlink to log in to Imagine MathGoogle ClassroomI use Google Classroom to remind students of assignments, projects, tests, or anything else needed. It is the key resource for finding documents and links needed for class.Use Classlink to log in to Google Classroom. Students will be given the code in class and the code will remain available in the classroom throughout the year.My YouTube ChannelWhile I am providing a link to my YouTube channel for reference, please use the specific link provided in Google Classroom if you are assigned a specific video.Daily Math Supplies (bring to class with you every day unless otherwise told)
-Pencils (bring at least 2 sharpened pencils to class every day)
-100 Page College Ruled Composition Book. Please expect to replace this with a second compostion book in the spring semester.
-1 ½ inch 3 ring binder (to take to all classes)
-Earbuds for use with Chromebooks
-Compass (Geometry only - One will be provided but bring your own if you wish)
-Pencil sharpener that catches the shavings (Optional)
-Calculator for home use (This must perform operations on exponents. A computer or phone is fine). It is highly recommended that Algebra students have a TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus CE calculator.
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8th period -EOC for Algebra StudentsAlgebra students take the EOC Algebra test.STAAR for Geometry Students8th grade Geometry students take the 8th grade STAAR test.