Whitney E. Houston Academy - Mathematics Department


    Siobhan L. Webster, Mathematics Coach

    The Math Program at Houston Academy for Grades Pre-K to 8 follows the East Orange School District Model which consists of an 80-minute block, 5 days a week.  Our goal is to engage students in fun, exciting and efficient problem solving to develop skills necessary for students to compete in this technological and dynamic world. With the rapid technological advances taking place today, students will have the core knowledge and skills that are necessary to excel in college and career.

    Through use of Go Math, HMH curriculum, students have the chance to struggle with meaningful problems, discuss possible solutions with their peers, create mathematical arguments, and place these arguments before a group of their peers who can provide validation and feedback. Math instruction is allows students to demonstrate their abilitiy to:

    1. Attend to problems and persevere in solving them.
    2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
    4. Model with mathematics.
    5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
    6. Attend to precision.
    7. Look for and make use of structure.
    8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

    Math teachers use data to drive instruction through small group differentiation, remediation, intervention and enrichment. Various instructional strategies are used to increase student engagement, assessment and student-centered instruction. 

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to call or visit the Houston Academy Math Coach, Mrs. Webster at 973-266-5880 x57309 or email at s.webster@eastorange.k12.nj.us




  • The Link below will take you to a PDF version of your child's Summer 2019 Math Packet.  If your child will be entering 6th grade in September, he/she should complete the "Rising Grade 6 Summer Packet".  If your child is entering 7th grade, he/she should complete the "Rising Grade 7 Summer Packet". Finally, if your child is entering 8th grade in September, he/she should complete the "RIsing Grade 8 Summer Packet". Your child will receive a paper copy of the packet along with an acknowledgement form for you to sign and return to your child's teacher.  If your child's packet is lost of damaged, you may print a PDF version from the link below.

    Please note that your child will receive their first math test grade based on the completion and accuracy of this assignment.

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Past Due Assignments

Houston Academy Math Fair, December 18, 2019

Houston Academy Math Fair on December 18, 2019