Mr. Paga's Classroom

Welcome, my name is James Paga and I am the Math teacher on Team 7-2.  Additionally, I will be serving as the Team Leader responsible for helping you navigate the hybrid curriculum as we move back and forth between face to face and remote instruction.  The 2020 school year will mark my twenty seventh year in the classroom, and I hope to make it a memorable one for you.
 
My personal academic journey brought me to Muhlenberg College where I grauated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psycholgy and my teaching credentials.  Afterwards, I attended Nova Southeastern University where I obtained a Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning.  Furthermore, my work with the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, affords me the opportunity to stay current on the current trends and technology being used in mathematic education.
 
My teaching career began in the Baltimore City Public School system before transitioning to Medford Township.  My first years in Medford were spent at Taunton Forge Elementary School prior to moving to Memorial Middle School.  In addition to teaching mathematics, I coach soccer, basketball and baseball.
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When you turn on your chromebook you will see a house in the upper left hand corner of the screen.  If you click on the house it will bring you to your CLEVER dashboard.  Here the student does not need a password, they only need to clink on the link for the application they need.  They should be able to access their Textbook and Math iXL from here with the click of a button.
Chapter Seven:
  • Adjacent and Vertical Angles
  • Complimentary and Supplementary Angles
  • Triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
 
Chapter Five:
  • Ratios and Rates
  • Proportions
  • Graphing Proportional Relationships
  • Writing Proportions
  • Solving Proportions
 
Chapter Six:
  • Percents and Decimals
  • Comparing and Ordering Percents ,Decimals and Fractions
  • The Percent Proportion
  • The Percent Equation
  • Percents of Increase and Decrease
  • Discounts and Markups
 
Chapter One:
  • Integers and Absolute Value
  • Adding Integers
  • Subtracting Integers
  • Multiplying Integers
  • Dividing Integers
 
Chapter Three:
  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Adding and Subtracting Linear Expressios
  • Factoring Expressions
  • Solving Using Addition and Subtraction
  • Solving Using Multiplication and Division
  • Solving Two-Step Equations
  • Slope (Lesson 5.5)
  • Direct Variation (Lesson 5.6)
  • Simple Interest (Lesson 6.7)
 
Chapter Four:
  • Writing and Graphing Inequalities
  • Solving Inequalities Using Addition or Subtraction
  • Solving Inequalities Using Multiplication or Division
  • Solving Two-Step Inequalities
 
Chapter Eight:
  • Circles and Circumference
  • Perimeters of Composite Figures
  • Areas of Circles
  • Areas of Composite Figures
 
Chapter Nine:
  • Surface Areas of Prisms
  • Surface Areas of Pyramids
  • Surface Areas of Cyinders
  • Volumes of Prisms
  • Volumes of Pyramids
  • Cross Sections of Three Dimensional Figures
 
Chapter Two:
  • Rational Numbers
  • Adding Rational Numbers
  • Subtracting Rational Numbers
  • Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers
Chapter Five (Red Book):
  • Ratios and Rates
  • Proportions
  • Graphing Proportional Relationships
  • Writing Proportions
  • Solving Proportions
 
Chapter Six (Red Book):
  • Percents and Decimals
  • Comparing and Ordering Percents ,Decimals and Fractions
  • The Percent Proportion
  • The Percent Equation
  • Percents of Increase and Decrease
  • Discounts and Markups
 
Chapter One / Chapter Two (Red Book):
  • Integers and Absolute Value (1.1) / Rational Numbers (2.1)
  • Adding Integers (1.2)  / Adding Rational Numbers (2.2)
  • Subtracting Integers (1.3)  / Subtracting Rational Numbers (2.3)
  • Multiplying Integers (1.4)
  • Dividing Integers (1.5) / Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers (2.4)
 
Chapter One (Orange Book):
  • Algebraic Expressions (3.1 Red Book)
  • Adding and Subtracting Linear Expressios (3.2 Red Book)
  • Solving Simple Equations
  • Solving Multi-Step Equations
  • Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides
  • Rewriting Equations and Formulas
  • Simple Interest (Lesson 6.7 Red Book))
 
Chapter Eleven (Orange Book):
  • Writing and Graphing Inequalities
  • Solving Inequalities Using Addition or Subtraction
  • Solving Inequalities Using Multiplication or Division
  • Solving Two-Step Inequalities
 
Chapter Twelve / Chapter Three (Orange Book):
  • Adjacent and Vertical Angles (12.1)
  • Complementary and Supplementray Angles (12.2)
  • Triangles (12.3)
  • Parallel Lines and Transversals (3.1)
  • Angles of Triangles (3.2)
  • Angle Measures of Triangles (12.4)
  • Angles of Triangles (3.3)
  • Using Similar Triangles (3.4)
 
Chapter Thirteen (Orange Book):
  • Circles and Circumference
  • Perimeters of Composite Figures
  • Areas of Circles
  • Areas of Composite Figures
 
Chapter Four (Orange Book):
  • Graphing linear Equations
  • Slope of a Line
  • Slope of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
  • Graphing Proportional Relationships
  • Graphing Linear Equations in Slope-Intercept Form
  • Graphing Linear Equations in Standard Form
  • Writing Equations in Slope-Intercept Form
  • Writing Equations in Point-Slope Form
 
Chapter Six (Orange Book):
  • Relations and Functions
  • Representations and Functions
  • Linear Functions
  • Comparing Linear and Nonlinear Functions
  • Analyzing and fourtrnSketching graphs
 
Chapter Fourteen (Orange Book):
  • Surface Areas of Prisms
  • Surface Areas of Pyramids
  • Surface Areas of Cyinders
  • Volumes of Prisms
  • Volumes of Pyramids
  • Cross Sections of Three Dimensional Figures
 
Chapter Eight (Orange Book):
  • Volumes of Cylinders
  • Volumes of Cones
  • Volumes of Spheres
  • Surface Area and Volumes of Similar Solids
 
Chapter Seven (Orange Book):
  • Finding Square Roots
  • Finding Cube Roots
  • The Pythagorean Theorem
  • Approximating Square Roots
  • Repeating Decimals
  • Using the Pythagorean Theorem
 
 

Achievement Grades

Major Assessments (Tests)                       50%

One week advanced notice will be given for all tests.  Retests may be given at the discretion of the classroom teacher. 

 Minor Assessments (Quizzes)                   30%

A minimum of one day notice will be given prior to a quiz.  I do not believe in giving pop quizzes to the students.

 

 Daily Assessments   20%

Completion of daily activites

Accountability

Homework                                                       50%

Homework is graded for completion. All students must show work and must attempt all assigned problems.  Although the homework is not graded for accuracy, all homework is checked and edited during class.  It is the student's responsibility to edit their individuals papers.  Your homework must be completed on the day it is due.  In order to receive credit for your homework all work must be shown.


Participation / effort                         50%

(Gogle Meet Participation, Daily Activities)

You are expected to arrive in class every day prepared to learn.  This means that you will need a pencil, paper and text book each day you are in class.  You are also expected to be an active member of the learning community by participating in class.