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Mrs. Kari Hires
A Little About Me
I have taught Junior High Math for sixteen years. This is my eigth year in the Hillsboro School District. Prior to Hillsboro I was at Riverton for six years teaching 7th grade math and also spent three years in Morrisonville teaching 7th, 8th and 9th grade math. I graduated from Riverton High School in 1998 and then Greenville College in 2002. I completed my Master’s in Teaching through Rockford University in 2018.
The best place to reach me is at school at 217-532-3742 or by e-mail. If I am teaching, the secretary will put you through to my voice mail. Please leave a message and a phone number and I will return your call as soon as possible. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to contact me anytime you want to check in on how your child is doing. Email would be the best way to get ahold of me, if works for you. I have second hour prep (9:02 to 9:53), sixth hour lunch (12:34 to 1:25) and the rest of the day I will be in classes until around 3:30. There should be a blue handout that is to be kept in your child’s binder which lets you know more details about how our classroom operates and more grading details.
All students will be required to keep a binder in for this class. This will help them with organization. The students have a list of all the contents that should be in their binders.
A 100-90% B 89- 80% C 79-70% D 69-60% F 59-0%
Topics in Curriculum
8th Grade Math
Module 1: Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
Module 2: The Concept of Congruence
Module 3: Similarity
Module 4: Linear Equations
Module 5: Examples of Functions from Geometry
Module 6: Linear Functions
Module 7: Introduction to Irrational Numbers Using Geometry
Tools of Algebra
Solving and Applying Proportions
Graphs and Functions
Linear Equations and Their Graphs
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Exponents and Exponential Functions
Polynomials and Factoring
Quadratic Equations and Functions
Radical Expressions and Equations
Rational Expressions and Functions
I care about each one of your children and want them to succeed in my class. It’s a great feeling for not only them and for you but also for me. I expect a lot out of the students in my class and I hope that you will work with me to help them reach their full potential. Please if you sense any sign of frustration on their part or on yours please contact me because something so minor that is not addressed can turn into something major. Math is a major subject area that will follow them throughout their entire life and it is something I want them to enjoy and not dread.
THANKS, MRS. HIRES