Welcome to Mr. Davis' Page
Degrees and Certifications:
BA: University of South Florida, Finance / Economics MA: University of South Florida, Mathematics
Welcome to 7th or 8th grade math, where math and fun collide. Regardless of grade level, you will see the same teaching approach. I will spend as little time as possible at the board telling you about math. Rather, I will guide you to: explore and discover mathematical concepts; unravel how new information fits together; develop deeper critical thinking skills.
Research shows that students learn best by seeing math in a three step progression: from Enactive to Iconic to Symbolic Representations. In other words, we begin new material with a hands-on activity; move to a visual understanding with modeling; lastly, transform these ideas into words and mathematical symbols.
While my class is structured, my goal is to have an environment where math and fun collide. I hope it's your best math class ever!