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Hi! My name is Tjeerd Alberda and I will be your seventh grade math teacher. This is my third year teaching at Ida Price Middle School, but it will be my eleventh year teaching middle school math. My expectations are sky-high and we are going to learn a lot this year.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Child and Adolescent Development with a minor in k-8 Mathematics Education from San Jose State University. I also have a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University. I can't wait to turn all of my students into well rounded mathematical thinkers.
I grew up in the Netherlands and moved to the United States in 1999. Since my immediate family lives here in Arizona I don't go back home a lot anymore.
As of March 2017 I have a son named Miles.
In my spare time I coach at MVLA.
We will spend a lot of time this year solving interesting problems and the math will be memorable and you will have a better understanding of how we can use math in our daily life.