My name is Natalie Hoff this will be my 6th year teaching. The 2022-23 school year will be my first year here at MOL. I am originally from Alexandria, MN and went to college at SCSU. I graduated in December of 2016 with my Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics Education. My husband Brenton and I got married in summer of 2017 and now have two beautiful kids and a house in Rice. We have a daughter Amelia, she is 3 and a son Emmet, he is 1. We also have 3 cats, two of which are brothers. Their names are Bigley, Rocky, and Bullwinkle. Math is my passion and so is middle school I look forward to inviting new fun activities and lessons into my classroom and creating a fun safe environment for my students to learn in.
Students review basic arithmetic of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers before being introduced to integers solving equations in the late fall. In the winter we cover topics from ratios and proportions to percentages and consumer math. We finish the year with probability and geometry.
Students review and dig a little deeper into sixth grade skills before moving into a Pre-Algebra curriculum. Much of the fall is solidifying arithmetic with integers and solving equations and inequalities. New topics in seventh grade include linear functions, laws of exponents, and polynomials.
Students focus on Pre-Algebra skills before moving onto Algebra topics. Students solve multi-step equations and inequalities and study different forms of linear equations before being introduced to systems of equations and quadratics. In the spring, students reinforce their knowledge of polynomials and are introduced to radicals.