Ms. Breckenridge

Mrs. Breckenridge

Greetings!  I have been teaching within the program for 19+ years and love being surrounded by exceptional educators.  I obtained my Praxis for Middle School Math and I am also a National Board Certified Teacher of Students with Exceptional Needs.  If you have a question you can reach me at: breckena@pwcs.edu

Welcome to Middle School Math!! 


Middle School Schedule-Independence Nontraditional School Center






Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9-10:30a Breckenridge {Math} (6th-8th) CiCi {Lang. Arts} (6th-8th) Washington {Science}(6th-8th) Carley {History} (6th-8th)
10:30-12p Morgan {Soc Skls) 10:30-11a (8th) Breckenridge Office Hours Morgan Office Hours 11-12:30p Axman {PE} 10:30-11:00 (6th-8th) Tuma {Art} 11:00-11:30 (6th-8th) Morgan {Social Skls) 11:30-12p (6th) CiCi Office Hours Morgan {Social Skls) 10:30-11a (7th)Washington Office Hours Carley Office Hours

Content Times:



9:00-9:30- 6th grade



9:30-10:00- 7th grade



10:00-10:30- 8th grade


During this time-
Starting the week of 4/27- we will begin working in our Textbook- Big Ideas.  You can gain access through your clever account.  Get READY!!

In addition, if needed, please have your student work within IXL- each student has "Recommended skills assigned by their Teacher" tab. 

Please work on ONE skill each school day. 

Use the booklets sent home as additional support.

Welcome to Middle School Math!!

Our Mantra: We learn Math through making MISTAKES!

Our mantra fosters a classroom that it is okay to make mistakes- it shows each student is learning and trying.  Students need to feel comfortable & safe to know they can make mistakes with applying a new skill to master it. It is how we GROW!!

Please encourage your child to work on IXL to strengthen skills.  Within their folders is their username & password.

As we prepared for our Standards of Learning students are working in skills assessed within the SOLs for each grade level.  The current units are outlined below: 


6th- Computation & Estimation:

6.5   The student will

a)    multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers;*

b)    solve single-step and multistep practical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions and mixed numbers; and

c)    solve multistep practical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals.

6.6   The student will

a)    add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers;*

b)    solve practical problems involving operations with integers; 

c)    simplify numerical expressions involving integers.*
* means no use of calculator to solve

7th- Measurement and Geometry:

7.4 The student will

a)   describe and determine the volume and surface area of rectangular prisms and cylinders; and

b)   solve problems, including practical problems, involving the volume and surface area of rectangular prisms and cylinders;

7/5  The student will solve problems, including practical problems, involving the relationship between corresponding sides and corresponding angles of similar quadrilaterals and triangles.

7.6 The student will

a)   compare and contrast quadrilaterals based on their properties; and

b)   determine unknown side lengths or angle measures of quadrilaterals.

 7.7  The student, given a polygon in the coordinate plane, will represent transformations (reflections, dilations, rotations, and translations) by graphing in the coordinate plane.

8th- Computation and Estimation:

8.4 The student will solve practical problems involving consumer applications.

8th Geometry and Measurement:

8.5  The student will use the relationships among pairs of angles that are vertical angles, adjacent angles, supplementary angles, and complementary angles to determine the measure of unknown angles.      

8.6 The student will

a)   solve problems, including practical problems, involving volume and surface area of cones and square-based pyramids; and

b)   describe how changing one measured attribute of a rectangular prism affects the volume and surface area.

8.7  The student will

a)   given a polygon, apply transformations, to include translations, reflections, and dilations, in the coordinate plane; and

b)   identify practical applications of transformations.

8.8  The student will construct a three-dimensional model, given the top or bottom, side, and front views.

8.9  The student will

a)   verify the Pythagorean Theorem; and

b)   apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

8.10 The student will solve area and perimeter problems, including practical problems, involving composite plane figures




Keep Calm and Love Math

Daily Schedule

7:45-8:00  Arrival/Check In
8:00 - 8:30  Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15  1st Period
9:15 - 10:00  2nd Period
10:00 - 10:45  3rd Period
10:45 - 11:30  4th Period
11:30 - 12:10  5th Period
12:15 - 12:45  Lunch/ Homeroom
12:50 - 1:45  Resource
1:45-2:00  Dismissal