Craig Joseph

Craig JosephSecondary Mathematics Teacher
Divine Building, Room 306
craig.joseph@cdhl.wa.gov
VP: 360-553-4625

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If you got problems, Craig Joseph, aka Mr. Joe, will be more than happy to help you to solve your problems! In fact, Craig works with problems daily! He joined the Terriers Team in 2016 as the secondary Mathematics teacher, currently in his 3rd year at WSD. Craig is also a coach for WSD’s Middle School Mathematics Team that attend and participate in a nationwide NTID Math Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing middle school students in Rochester, New York. Craig has been teaching secondary Mathematics since 2013, starting at Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington, DC. Craig obtained Masters in Deaf Education and two Bachelors in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Fun tidbit about Craig, he is an alma mater of Washington School for the Deaf, class of 2004.

Tabs on the right will include descriptions and syllabi of Craig’s courses this year. Additionally, below the courses title on this tab, you will find some notes about expectation, grading, and troubleshooting.

  • Middle School Math
  • Practical Math
  • Life Skills Math
  • Introduction to Business Marketing

 

Course Description

In Middle School Math, we will study and practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, fraction/decimals/percents, geometry, data, time, money, measurements, and word problems. In additional to applying mathematical practices, students will use critical thinking, understand and solve mathematical problems, display and communicate mathematical procedure, utilize mathematics journal, and work cooperatively to increase mathematical knowledge and performance.

 

Course Goals

  • Read, write, explain, compare, and round numbers using numerals, number names, and expanded form and use place value understanding to add, subtract, and multiply multi-digits.
  • Represent and solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. And explain patterns in arithmetic and expressions.
  • Develop understanding of fractions, decimals, and percents as numbers with comparison, equivalence, ordering, conversions, and operations.
  • Identify, describe, analyze, compare, compose, and classify shapes based on their attributes including understand, identify, measure, and draw lines and angles while understand, recognize, and calculate perimeter, area, and volume.
  • Represent and interpret data and also solve problems involving time, money, and measurements
  • Represent the context of a word problem with pictures, models, equations and/or variables.

 

CLICK -> Mr. Joe’s MS Math Syllabus 2018-2019

Course Description

In Practical Math, we will study and practice multiplication, division, order of operations, fractions/decimals/percents & their conversions, geometry, data, basic graphing, basic probability & statistics, measurements, and word problems. In additional to applying mathematical practices, students will use critical thinking, understand and solve mathematical problems, display and communicate mathematical procedure, utilize mathematics journal, and work cooperatively to increase mathematical knowledge and performance.

 

Course Goals

  • Understand and use place value including decimals.
  • Perform four operations (including order of operations) with multi-digits while gain familiarity with factors and multiples and analyze patterns to write and interpret math expressions.
  • Understand fraction comparison, equivalence, ordering, and decimal fractions for fraction operations and fraction/decimals/percent conversions.
  • Understand, identify, measure, and draw lines and angles, and also classify shapes based on their properties and calculate their area and volume.
  • Represent and interpret data and also solve problems involving measurements and conversion of measurements.
  • Represent the context of a word problem with pictures, models, equations and/or variables.

 

CLICK -> Mr. Joe’s Practical Math Syllabus 2018-2019

Course Description

In Life Skills Math, we will study and practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, place value, fractions, geometry, time, money, measurements, data, and word problems. In additional to applying mathematical practices, students will use critical thinking, understand and solve mathematical problems, display and communicate mathematical procedure, utilize mathematics journal, and work cooperatively to increase mathematical knowledge and performance.

 

Course Goals

  • Read, write, explain, compare, and round  numbers to 1000 using numerals, number names, and expanded form and also use place value understanding to add, subtract, and multiply multi-digits.
  • Represent and solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. And explain patterns in arithmetic.
  • Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
  • Identify, describe, analyze, compare, and compose shapes and their attributes while understand, recognize, and calculate perimeter and area.
  • Tell and write time, identify and calculate with money, represent and interpret data, and solve problems involving measurement and estimation.
  • Represent the context of a word problem with pictures, models, equations and/or variables.

 

CLICK -> Mr. Joe’s Life Skills Math Syllabus 2018-2019

Course Description

In Introduction to Business Marketing, we will learn and study important elements of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. The course will provide a solid foundation of business, economics, and free enterprise education. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to use critical thinking skills to learn about key economic concepts as they explore and enhance their understanding of free enterprise.

Course Goals

  • Discuss the roles they, as citizens, play in their community as workers and consumers and relate those personal roles to the free enterprise
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the free enterprise system
  • Building money management skills through a practical knowledge of economic concepts and banking practices
  • Develop an understanding of basic business practices and responsibilities
  • Display the soft skills necessary for successful participation in the world of work

 

CLICK -> Mr. Joe’s Introduction to Business Marketing Syllabus 2018-2019