Rachael Whelchel – Seventh Grade, Seventh & Eighth Grade Math


Important Dates:

  • Dec. 7th – Final Call Night for Blood Drive
  • Dec. 11th- Band out of uniform day
  • Dec.12th – Blood Drive 2-6pm
  • Dec. 13th- Speaker about Alternative Energy Sources (7th SS)
  • Dec. 14-3/4 school show 1:30
  • Dec. 18th- Skate Night (Ugly Sweater) 6-8pm
  • Dec. 20th- Red, White, and Green dress day
  • Dec. 20th- Early Dismissal 1pm
  • Dec.21-Jan.2 Christmas Break

8th Grade Math

Eighth grade is finishing up working systems of equations this month. We are working on solving systems of equations through graphing, substitution, and elimination. We will begin working on Functions when we return from break.

7th Grade Math

Seventh grade has just completed their unit on ratios and proportions. We will be looking at creating equivalent expressions through factoring and distributive property. Seventh grade will then move on to solving one and two step equations and inequalities when we return from break.

Reminder: After school tutoring is on Tues. and Thurs. from 3-3:30.

Math Resources

Khan Academy
Online math book

Math Dude- youtube

7th Grade S.S.

Seventh grade has been studying land use and how people effect the land. We will be digging deeper into the subject addressing the impact of mining, water consumption, and fossil fuels. As a class we will address the issues on the land but how it ties to our economy and the complexity behind the issue of finding balance.  We will also tie this to various places in the world and in Iowa. Students then will write a research paper on a new invention or alternative energy that may help us in the future.

This will be my eleventh year teaching math and social studies here at JFK.
I am a graduate of Lakeland College in Wisconsin. I graduated with a degree in Elementary/Middle School Education with a minor in Science. I hold a middle school and generalist endorsement, and have recently completed course work for my math endorsement. My husband and I have two children. Our daughter Delaney will be attending JFK this year as a kindergartner. Our son William  will be attending JFK Guardian Preschool next year.