Keren Albiston

Hello! My name is Keren Albiston.  I teach resource room for Riley Creek Middle School.  Here at Riley Creek we believe all students are capable of learning and growing with the right guidance from their teachers.  Please feel free to call me at any time.

"It takes a village to raise a child."

Math

Allpullout math classes will focus on grade level Oregon State math standards

 

Sixth Grade

Sixth grade mathematics students refine their understanding of decimals and fractions. As

they develop fluency with operations on fractions and decimals they learn how to estimate,

model, and solve problems dealing with fractions and decimals. Additionally, they apply their

knowledge of multiplication, division, fractions and decimals to concepts of ratio, rate, percent

and probability. Finally, they explore the foundations of Algebra where they learn about the

order of operations, variables, and solutions to basic algebraic equations.

 

6.1 Number and Operations: Develop an understanding of and fluency with

multiplication and division of fractions and decimals.

6.2 Number and Operations and Probability: Connect ratio, rate, and percent to

multiplication and division.

6.3 Algebra: Write, interpret, and use mathematical expressions and equations.

Seventh Grade

Seventh grade mathematics students refine their understanding of surface area and volume.

They develop both an understanding of and fluency with various measurement formulas. They

also develop an understanding of operations on all rational numbers and greater fluency with

linear equations. Finally, they deepen their understanding of proportionality and applications

thereof.

7.1 Number and Operations and Algebra: Develop an understanding of operations

on all rational numbers and solving linear equations.

7.2 Number and Operations, Algebra and Geometry: Develop an understanding of

and apply proportionality, including similarity.

7.3 Measurement and Geometry: Develop an understanding of and use formulas to

determine surface area and volume.

Eighth Grade

Eighth grade mathematics students refine their understanding of Algebra where they learn

about slope of a line, various applications and representations of linear equations and

functions, and solutions to systems of linear equations. Further, they learn how to explore

data sets by organizing, modeling, interpreting, describing and making predictions. Finally,

they learn to analyze two and three-dimensional spaces and figures and how to apply the

Pythagorean Theorem to solve various measurement problems.

 

systems of linear equations.

8.1 Algebra: Analyze and represent linear functions, and solve linear equations and

8.2 Data Analysis and Algebra: Analyze and summarize data sets.

8.3 Geometry and Measurement: Analyze two- and three-dimensional spaces and

figures by using distance and angle.   

Language Arts         

In 6-8th grade Language Arts focuses on reading and writing interventions. 

The interventions are designed to help students be successful in regular education classes.  

 

Programs

Corrective reading focuses on comprehension and fluency strategies through highly scripted direct instruction.

 

Writing- Students learn about the writing process and focus on several different writing genres throughout the year. Craft lessons are taught and students are given time to practice new skills being taught.