8th Grade Algebra with Mr. C

Designed by: Charles Crawford

    I would like to welcome you to my class webpage.  I am excited and proud to be teaching in Gwinnett County at Sweetwater Middle School.  This will be my third year as a Sweetwater Saint.  Our school has the privilege of being a pilot school for the 2012-2013 for eCLASS. eCLASS is a digital Content, Learning, Assessment, and Support System that will change the way our students interact and learn.  So many of our students are experts in technology already, so why not use that expertise and allow learning to reach their lives through the gadgets they already have mastered.  At Sweetwater, we have already seen great success with pilot programs, like the STEP program, so we know we will continue our tradition with eCLASS.

    Before I started teaching, I was in retail management for 10 years at everyone's favorite bookstore, Barnes & Noble.  I still frequent the store weekly to catch up on the latest spy thriller by Daniel Silva.  I spend my days taking care of my lovely daughter, Ella, with my wonderful and hardworking wife, Jamie.  We will celebrate our fifth year of marriage this upcoming September.  Chasing my daughter around gets me in shape for boating on Lake Lanier and my once a year obstacle course run in the Warrior Dash.  No, I do not mind getting a little dirty to accomplish a goal.

The Family                         Ella showing her Basketball skills
            before surgery                         Warrior Dash 2011

    This will be my third year teaching as a learning specialist in 8th grade algebra.  I have the honor of co-teaching with an amazing teacher and surefire future teacher of the year, Ms. Jenkins. We will be collaborating over the summer on the website so make sure you check back in for some great information.  In addition to teaching with Ms. Jenkins, I will also be co-chairing the GraduateFIRST program where we will be working with students on career preparedness.  This will include practice filling out application and resumes, interview preparation and traveling to local businesses to experience a typical workday.  If you are just itching to get started, we will be starting Common Core next year so you can browse exactly what we will be covering. 

Mr. C's Classroom News & Important Dates

Information will be added for the new school year

Classroom News
Information will be added for the new school year 2012-2013
Classroom Information
Information will be added for the new school year 2012-2013
Important Dates
Information will be added for the new school year 2012-2013
Information will be added for the new school year 2012-2013

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8th Grade Algebra Resources for YOU
Algebra Homework Help

The ultimate resource for at home review for those topics that you just didn't understand.
Just find the module you need help with, and you are provided with easy to understand directions and examples.
Algebra Videos

This website has collected Video lesson from a number of different subjects in addition to algebra.
You can filter out your area of need or just use as a review before a big test.
It also has a helpful area on upcoming tests such as SAT, ACT and AP.
Math Careers

Have you ever wondered, why do I have to learn this?
This website has multiple listings that detail specific careers where math is used everyday.
Fun with Math

Algebra does not always have to be about studying the traditional way. This cool website will show help you learn math while having fun playing games at the same time.