• Welcome back!  Let's have a great semster!

    Image by S Holmes using Bitmoji, free per terms of use

    Comments (-1)

Phone: (919) 464-2314

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Mathematics B.S. Secondary Mathematics Education

Mrs. Holmes

 

Welcome!

Mathematics is truly a beautiful and interesting field of study that helps you understand the world around you. Skills you will improve by actively participating in your mathematics courses include the following: problem-solving, communication, critical thinking, reasoning, leadership, collaboration, and more! Several keys to success include keeping a positive attitude, never giving up, asking questions when needed, and doing your work to the best of your ability (which includes showing your work).

If you need to contact me, please feel free to email me.

 

  •  Fall 2021 Schedule

    1st Block (11:00 am - 12:20 pm) - Honors NC Math 2 in Smith 137

    2nd Block (12:30 pm - 1:50 pm) - Planning in Smith 136

    3rd Block (2:00 pm - 3:20 pm) - Honors NC Math 2 in Smith 137

    4th Block (3:30 pm - 4:50 pm) - Foundations of NC Math 1 in Smith 137

     

    "For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics." 
    - Roger Bacon

     

     

  • Math Myths

    Posted by Sarah Holmes on 7/20/2017 11:00:00 AM

    When people find out that I’m a math teacher, they usually say one of two things: “Oh, I’m so sorry!” or “I was never any good at math; I’m just not a math person.”

    Why are these the most common responses, and why do people have such a negative view about mathematics?  I think a lot of math’s “bad reputation” stems from several mathematical myths.

     

    Here are some of the main mathematical myths:

    • All of us are born with a certain amount of math intelligence, and there's not much we can do to change that.
    • Some people are math people; others are not.
    • Mistakes are embarrassing, and you're obviously not good at math if you make mistakes.
    • People who do math quickly are good at math, and people who can't do math quickly are not good at math.

    The statements above are not true at all, and yet it seems like most people believe at least one of these myths!  There's a lot of research out there that actually shows some exciting evidence about math and our brains, which includes the following:

    • Brains grow and change.
    • There is no such thing as a math person or a math brain.
    • Mistakes are powerful.  They make our brains grow!
    • It is very important to believe in yourself.
    • Speed is not important.
    • Our brains think about math visually.

    It’s important to confront these myths and reshape our thinking.  My goal is to help students develop more of a growth mindset and learn to love math just a little bit more each day.  Afterall, math is so much more than rules and procedures!

    Comments (-1)

Recent

By Month

JCPS Announcements

  • Social Media Use and Non-Credible Threats

    We are sharing information regarding non-credible threats made against several of our high school campuses today via social media. It is important to our district to notify our families of anything that may cause widespread concern.

    Comments (-1)
  • JC BOE votes to require masks for all JCPS students and staff

    At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.

    Comments (-1)
  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.

    Comments (-1)