Hi, welcome to my classroom. My name is Mary Jane Grywalski. I am a math teacher at Flat Rock Community High School. I've been teaching at the high school for 18 years. I also taught at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Wyandotte for 5 years. During those first 5 years of teaching, I also was an adult education instructor for Garden City Public Schools.
I earned my BS in mathematics from Michigan State University and earned a MA in mathematics from Eastern Michigan University. Most recently, I've taken classes that have dealt with differentiation in instruction, teaching through multiple intelligences, community building in the classroom and standards based learning through Marygrove College.
I am a very hands-on teacher. I believe strongly that students learn best when actively engaged in the lesson. Because of this I have the students work on various projects throughout the year. I also love to switch things up a bit and do activities in the halls, gym or outdoors.
On my website you will find classroom rules, procedures and syllabi for Geometry and Applied Math. Core curriculum outlines for Geometry aligned with the ACT Standards. There are also a few web addresses that you may find useful.
General rules and procedures:
Students are expected to behave with respect towards themselves and others. In addition to following the rules and consequences of the student handbook, I also ask that students do not talk while I'm talking or another student is talking. I follow a 4 step discipline policy for students who don't abide by this rule.
I know that many people like to offer supplies to help supplement the classrooms. I always will accept lined paper, graph paper, pens, pencils, protractors, compasses, rulers, and calculators. In addition to these I am looking for novels appropriate for high school students. If you have something that you think would benefit my classroom instruction, please contact me.
I can be reached by phone M-F during the times 10:50-11:15 and 11:50-12:40. Feel free to email me anytime @ firstname.lastname@example.org
There are useful web links and attachments below.
www.pearsonsuccessnet.com (geometry online text)
To access the online textbook go to www.pearsonsuccess.net and click register. The access code is 1969C636C1470EBF6DA7. Create your own login to have access to the books for algebra 1, algebra 2 and geometry
(geometry online quizzes) web code: auk 0099
www.khanacademy.org (10 minute tutorials)
When stuents do not have problems assigned for homework from the book, they can use the online text to take lesson quizzes, chapter test and vocabulary quizzes. Simply type in the web address: www.phschool.com and enter the web code: auk 0099 for the geometry text.