Stowe Beecher

Stowe Beecher

Classroom: Divine Room # 317
Email: stowe.beecher@cdhl.wa.gov
VP: (360) 553 – 4615

Hello! I am Stowe Beecher the Math Teacher! I graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in the spring of 2010 with a Masters Degree in Secondary Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students with a focus in mathematics. My Bachelor’s degree is in Computational Mathematics. I joined Terrier Nation in the fall that year  and have been here ever since.  I teach Middle School and High School mathematics. I love math and want the student’s to love it too.

Many of my classes use Google Classroom. If you are a parent of one of my students feel free to check Google Classroom to see if they have any missing assignments.

I am involved in many activities on campus and here is a list of some:

  • Middle School Math Team: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Class Sponsor for the class of: 2013, 2016, 2017
  • Terrier World School Store Founder
  • JA World Co-Coordinator
  • Deaf Teen America Chaperone 2017
  • Shop Steward for the teacher union

Feel free to contact me for further information on any of these topics or any math questions or if you just want to chat!

Classes:

This class focuses on students that are seniors and transition students that need more instruction with budget and life skills. This class works closely with the work experience class and Transition ELA class. Students will learn and experience real life scenarios and how to use math in every day life.

 

Several major real world topics are covered throughout the year: earning money, buying food and clothes, budgeting money, paying taxes, and cooking.  Students will learn about banking and budgeting to support independent living skills. Some skills may overlap with other classes students are in .

We also work in Terrier World the school store and gain real world experience with money, communicating with customers,  work ethic, food service skills (fruit smoothies and pizza sales), and other work related skills.

As a result of successfully completing this course,  the student should be able to:

  • Prepare a budget
  • Use sales tax to determine the total price
  • Use decimal, percent, and fractions in daily life.
  • Read a recipe, plan a grocery list, and use cooking utensils to cook a recipe
  • Use a ruler with fractions.
  • Fill out a weekly time sheet

 

This class focuses heavily on budgeting and taxes. Students will learn how to fill out W-4 forms, 1040EZ forms, how to read W-2 forms and other real world math forms. Students willStudents will also work on fractions, decimals, and percents as it applies to real life.

As a result of successfully completing this course,  the student should be able to:

  • Prepare a budget
  • Use sales tax to determine the total price
  • Fill out W-4, 1040EZ tax forms
  • Use a W-2 form
  • Use decimal, percent, and fractions in daily life.
  • Use a ruler with fractions.
  • Fill out a weekly time sheet
11th Grade students are focusing on preparing for their future. This class meets twice a week for 21 minutes each time. Students will be given time to work on resumes, job applications, and career exploration. This class is not given a grade, it is an extra support for student success.
This class focuses on building math skills to prepare students for High School mathematics. We will be using the iPad to recieve and submit all homework. Skills include: fractions, decimals, percents, graphs, expressions, word problems, and many more topics!

As a result of successfully completing this course,  the student should be able to:

  • Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide Fractions
  • Calculate Percentages
  • Compare ratios
  • Use specific units of measurements to calculate area and volume
  • Apply transformations to any shape
  • Graph a simple line
  • Start solving 1 and 2 step equations
This class will be a challenge. We are working on Algebra 2 and Geometry skills with some Trigonometry. We use Pearson Realize textbook and MathXLforschool.com for homework submissions. This class prepares students for college level mathematics.

As a result of successfully completing this course,  the student should be able to:

  • Analyze data with standard deviation and normal distributions
  • Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide polynomials
  • Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide Rational Expressions
  • Recall the unit circle
  • Use the sine, cosine, tangent functions
  • Use the law of sines and cosines