My name is Amanda Biddle. I am a Fifth Grade Math Teacher at Kountze Intermediate School. I began teaching for Kountze ISD in 1998. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and I have completed coursework towards a Masters degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
I have been listed in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" on two occasions and I was selected as a "BASF & KBTV Golden Apple Teacher" in Southeast Texas. These awards have touched my heart because former students made the nominations. I have also had the honor of being nominated for PAEMST, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
I am also very involved with Technology. I have been a campus facilitator for the Brazos Sabine TIE Consortium, where classroom teachers learn computer skills and knowledge through a course of mini workshops presented on our own campus.
My husband, David and I were married in December of 1997. He is an Assistant Principal at Silsbee High School. We have a home in Silsbee that we share with our son, Beau, and our dogs, Roxi and Emmy. If you would like to contact me via e-mail, you may do so by clicking on the e-mail link on the left of this page. Thank you for visiting my website.
1st Six Weeks Expectations
We will be very busy during our first six weeks of the 2017-2018 school year! During this time we will be extending our knowledge of whole numbers and decimal numbers, we will utilize algebraic reasoning in many of our lessons, & we will begin creating our Math Journals and make numerous entries this six weeks that will result in an exciting body of work showcasing all of the knowledge we gain this year!
2nd Six Weeks Expectations
Our second six weeks is gearing up to be even busier than the first! We will be working on concepts such as Multiplying & Dividing Whole Numbers. We will utilize many strategies to Multiply & Divide Decimals. We will continue to add both useful & creative entries to our Math Journals that are integrated with our Mentoring Minds lessons.
3rd Six Weeks Expectations
Our third six weeks has us continuing to work on Multiplying & Dividing Decimals and moving on to Adding & Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators! These concepts allow for us to create fun Math Journal entries to expand our knowledge & cement our learning about Multiples, Least Common Multiples, and Factoring Numbers. These are essential skills to have to be successful this six weeks! We are also continuing to progress through Imagine Math lessons utilizing our Chromebooks!
4th Six Weeks Expectations
In our fourth six weeks we will be Adding & Subtracting Fractions and Decimals, learning about Prime & Composite Numbers, Use Equations to Solve Problems with Whole Numbers, and we will be Generating & Graphing Numerical Patterns. We will also study Order of Operations (GEMDAS) and how to work with problems that contain parenthesis and brackets. We will also Solve Problems with Area, Perimeter, & Volume and work to Classify 2-Dimensional Figures in a Hierarchy. As always, we will have several neat journal entries to make and continue to utilize our Chromebooks to enhance our 5th Grade Math Journey!
5th Six Weeks Expectations
Our fifth six weeks finds us working with Customary and Metric Conversions, practicing a bit more with points on Coordinate Planes, and working with Representing Data on Bar Graphs, Frequency Tables, Dot Plots, Scatterplots, and Stem and Leaf Plots as well. We will wrap up with lessons regarding Financial Literacy and prepare for our big STAAR review in preparation for our first administration of the 5th Grade STAAR Math Test on April 10th. We have been making great strides through Imagine Math lessons utilizing our Chromebooks and will continue to do so. Our Math Journals are also going to receive some useful new entries as well!
6th Six Weeks Expectations
We made it! Our sixth six weeks finds us showing what we’ve learned by taking our STAAR Math Test. While we wait for results, we will get to work in our Math Journals completing entries and building our glossary. We will also work diligently to keep all of our 5th Grade skills sharp utilizing our Go Math books and the spiraling review in it. As we draw closer to the close of our year, we may even throw in some 6th Grade Math skills so we can be as prepared as possible for next year!
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