•  I am available to help students during 7th grade lunch or before/after school. I may have a meeting or appointment scheduled, so if you would like to get help before or after school, please give me at least 24 hours notice.  You can always e-mail me at jlutthans@everettsd.org or bring me a note, talk to me in class, or call me at 425-385-6742! You can call a friend that is doing the same math as you, even if your friend has a different teacher; we are still doing the same math topics and most of the same assignments. Check out the videos, extra practice, lesson summaries, and other available resources available with your on-line textbook, or search the internet for on-line tutorials on sites like Khan Academy.  Older siblings or neighbors or your parents may be able to help you. You can also ask any math teacher for help



    Study Hall
    At Gateway, we have Study Hall every Monday through Thursday.  Study Hall is from 2:50 - 4:00 p.m. in the library, and it is open to all students. You do not have to sign up ahead of time; just show up!  If you would like to take the Activity Bus home, sign up for the bus by the end of lunch time.  You can bring your friends and work together in groups, ask questions, and use Gateway calculators and computers.  At least one teacher and/or paraeducator are there to help with any subject, and there is specialized MATH help on Monday and Wednesday, as well.  
     
    MASH
    Math After School Help (MASH) is on Tuesday.  It is from 2:50 - 4:00 p.m. in Mrs. Howard's room (403), and it is open to all students. You do not have to sign up ahead of time; just show up!  If you would like to take the Activity Bus home, sign up for the bus by the end of lunch time.  You can bring your friends and work together in groups, ask questions from a specialized math teacher, and use Gateway calculators.
     
    Websites
    To check out websites that may be helpful, click here. If you find a particularly helpful website that is not on my list, I would love to know about it!
     
    Books
    My favorite resource books are Math on Call, Algebra to Go, and Geometry to Go. They have definitions and examples for a huge amount of math topics. You can get them at Barnes & Noble, Half Price Books, Amazon.com, and many other book stores.

     Math on Call (grades 4-9)  Great Source Education Group, a Houghton Mifflin Co.  ISBN: 0-669-50819-5
     Algebra to Go  Great Source Education Group, a Houghton Mifflin Co.  ISBN: 0-669-47151-8
     Geometry to Go  Great Source Education Group, a Houghton Mifflin Co.  
    ISBN: 0-669-48129-7

    If you would like to work on your basic skills or review middle school math topics, get one of these workbooks at Barnes & Noble or another book store, or order one of these from an on-line book store like Barnes & Noble or Amazon:

    Spectrum Math --in each section of these straightforward workbooks, there is a pretest, practice problems with examples, word problems, and a posttest. They are published by McGraw-Hill. The grade 6 ISBN is 1-48380-874-2; grade 7 ISBN is 1-48380-875-0; the grade 8 ISBN is 1-48380-876-9. There are also lower grade levels available.

    Pre-Algebra --another workbook with pages that address many of the topics covered in middle school math. There are not as many examples in this book, but it is laid out well and covers a wider variety of math topics. It is published by Frank Schaffer Publications, a division of McGraw-Hill. The ISBN is 0-86734-922-0.

    Tutors
    There are many tutoring centers in this area. You can also get a private tutor by asking friends, neighbors, relatives, the local high schools, or others in the community.  I have personal experience with some tutoring centers, so please ask me if you have any questions.  The counseling page of the Gateway website has a few specific tutoring services listed.