Mr. Gamble's Math

Easy As Pi

Edition 8.16.19 [V1.1]

Week in Review

What an awesome week! It was truly exciting to meet so many new faces as well as see all our returning veterans. A lot was covered this past week. We had Back to School Night, device distribution, and onboarding for new learners and learning coaches. We hope you learned a lot and possibly answered those questions you may have had.

Feel overwhelmed? Don't stress it. We are here to support you however we can. You can e-mail any of your learning facilitators or call and leave a voicemail. We will return those contacts as soon as possible and find a solution to your inquiries.

Looking Ahead

Next week (August 19 - 23) we will have our first face-to-face day! Learners will attend the first hour (8:30 - 9:30) with their learning coaches in the classroom. During this time we will cover basics such as pacing guides, grading, contact, and other items.

Learning coaches will then leave and attend optional sessions with Mrs. Nommensen and Dr. Loewenstein in the learning coach lounge (where your badge pictures were taken). The learners will then have a normal lesson time with their learning facilitators in their classrooms. We want to get the ball rolling and begin instruction on lesson navigation and answer any questions learners may have.

We look forward to seeing everyone on their assigned day. Onward and upward!

Math Brainteaser of the Week

Each week I will offer a mathematical brainteaser. They are rated out of 4.0 points, with 4.0 being most difficult. I will include the difficulty with the title. Think you know the answer??? Send your response to me and I will respond accordingly. Good luck!

Mix 'n Match (0.71)

An older sister bragged that she had 30 different new outfits to wear to school.

Her younger brother said, "That's not true. You have 3 pairs of jeans, 5 shirts, and 2 pairs of shoes. There's no way that makes 30 different outfits. You only have 10 outfits."

Who is correct and why?

Online Lessons

Online lessons will begin the week of August 26th. See below for specific course days and times.

This year I am adjusting the format for you returning learners and coaches. I have blocked off 60 minutes for each session. The plan is to teach an identified lesson during the first 30 minutes (REQUIRED to attend) and have the remaining 30 minutes available for individual assistance (Optional to attend). Lessons taught will be identified by skill need from that week's lessons per the pacing guide. This format will allow for a focused lesson as well as open help each week.

  • Math 6: Mondays @ 9:00 - 10:00
  • Math 7: Mondays @ 10:00 - 11:00
  • Math 8: Fridays @ 9:00 - 10:00
  • Algebra 1: Mondays @ 11:00 - 12:00
  • Geometry: Mondays @ 1:00 - 2:00
  • Algebra 2: Wednesdays @ 9:00 - 10:00
  • PreCalc/Trig: Fridays @ 1:00 - 2:00
  • Extra Help/Open: Fridays @ 10:00 - 11:00

Resource of the Month (August)


Desmos is an online graphing calculator. This vital tool can be used in a variety of courses, especially any work with Algebra. Desmos is used in class, online, and encouraged at home as well.

Learners can graph functions, plot data, evaluate expressions, and so much more! This site will also create graphical representations of that work for learners to insert into their assignments for professional graphs.