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Barrett, John
4243 Barrett Road
Carmichael, CA 95608
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Fax: (916) 971-7839

San Juan Unified District Office
3738 Walnut Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 971-7700

Barrett, John » Parent’s Guide » Departments » Math


Please refer to the following websites for the Barrett textbooks online:  

Algebra: www.classzone.com

password: 2388908-30

user name:barrettmath


Pre algebrahttp://my.hrw.com

Password: prealgebra

The Barrett Middle School Mathematics Department offers a complete mathematics program designed to meet the needs of our diverse student population. Our goal is for all students to obtain and retain the cumulative knowledge necessary to succeed in the next level math class. Placement into an appropriate level math class is made with a student’s best interest in mind to ensure that he/she can succeed in mathematics as well as be challenged.




Kathryn Blodgett
Room 33

Math 7


Ms. Blodgett's website 


Brenda Danzinger
Room 34

Math 8

Ms. Danzinger's website


Brian Gayek
Room 22/ 29

Math 7

Mr. Gayek's website



Karen Patterson
Room 30

Math 6

Miss Patterson's website



Jean Osterkamp
Room 32

Math 7


Ms. Osterkamp's website



Vicki Hallberg
Room 31

General Math Hallberg's website


Tracy Baker
Room P-1

General Math Baker's website


To View Math Course Descriptions: 7th Grade click here, 8th Grade click here

Ways for Parents to Help at Home Even if Math isn’t “Your Thing”

  • Attend Back-to-School night to meet the teachers and find out what the expectations are for each of your child’s classes. This is probably one of the most important things you can do this year.

  • Read your newsletters and review the progress reports to find out what is happening in math class.

  • Help your child get and stay organized. He/she now has 5 or 6 different teachers with different requirements and expectations.

  • Check your child’s planner regularly to make sure they are logging in all assignments and completing them on time.

  • Encourage students to use their notes and textbook to look for similar type problems if they are stuck.

  • Please do not try to teach your child a “short cut” for a procedure we are teaching in class. Many times the short cut only works for that particular lesson, so when we move on to the next lesson, students are even more confused.

  • Provide a regular time and place for your child to study, review assignments, do homework, and practice basic math facts. Children usually do well if they have a routine.

  • Organize & pack school backpacks, coats, etc. and place them in the same place each night before going to bed. This helps avoid misplaced assignments and papers in the morning rush out the door.

  • Have your child eat breakfast everyday and bring a healthy lunch to school.

  • Ensure that your child is getting plenty of sleep.

Student/Parent Math Questions & Answers click here

  • Directions on how to complete your homework in the proper format

  • Department philosophies on homework and goals for homework requirements

  • Everything you need to be prepared for math class

  • Why do we have to take notes and do homework?

  • Tips on how to study for math

  • Help with Word Problems

  • What is Algebra anyway? And why do we need it?

Additional MATH Resources...

   United Streaming Homework Resource  

District Webpage Resources:

National Council Teachers of Mathematics E-Examples               space

6.1 Learning about Multiplication

6.2 Learning about Rate of Change in Linear Functions Using Interactive Graphs

6.3 Learning about Length, Perimeter, Area, and Volume of Similar Objects Using Interactive Figures

6.4 Understanding Congruence, Similarity, and Symmetry Using Transformations and Interactive Figures  

6.5 Understanding the Pythagorean Relationship Using Interactive Figures

6.6 Comparing Properties of the Mean and the Median through the use of Technology  

More Links to Educational Resources...

TEN MARKS - Free math intervention program

STAR Test - CST Released Questions Mathematics Curriculum FrameworkInteractive Math Tutoring: (not free)

AAA Math:
AAA Math features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons. Unlimited practice is available on each topic which allows thorough mastery of the concepts. A wide range of lessons (Kindergarten through Eighth grade level) enables learning or review to occur at each individual's current level. Immediate feedback prevents practicing and learning incorrect methods, which is a common result of traditional homework and worksheets. Practice can continue as long as desired in a non-threatening format which helps build self-esteem and confidence.

Purple Math:
Tutorials covering basic math functions through Algebra, Geometry, and Word Problems.



Core Math:Students who have been identified as needing mathematics intervention entering 7th grade, will participate in a direct instruction, scripted math program. This is an intervention approach to students who are significantly behind in their mathematics understanding. The standards for this course largely come from grades 3 – 7 as identified in the California Mathematics Frameworks. Not all of the standards in each grade are covered, but mastery and proficiency will be achieved to the degree that students who successfully complete this course will be adequately prepared for a one-year, prealgebra course. 19 of the 51 Pre-Algebra standards will be covered. The course is a pre-requisite for Pre-Algebra, as it pertains to intervention students.

Textbook: SRA Corrective Math

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Pre-Algebra with Support: A course designed to transition students to Pre-Algebra in 8th grade. Includes reinforcement of basic math skills in addition to the California State Middle School Math Standards for Pre-Algebra.

Textbook: - McDougal Littell, ©2001: Concepts and Skills Course 2 - CPM 1999: Course 1, Units 0-6 e

Pre-Algebra: A course designed to meet the State Middle School Math Standards for Pre-Algebra.

Textbook: McDougal Littell, ©2001: Concepts and Skills Course 2

Algebra 1:An honors level course designed to meet the California State Standards for Algebra 1. Meets high school Algebra 1 requirements.

Textbook:  Math: Algebra 1, McDougal Littell, 2008

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Pre-Algebra: A course designed to meet the California State Middle School Math Standards for Pre-Algebra.

Textbook: - McDougal Littell, ©2001: Concepts and Skills Course 2

Algebra 1: An honors level course designed to meet the California State Standards for Algebra 1. Meets high school Algebra 1 requirements.

Textbook: - Math:  Algebra 1, McDougal Littell, 2008

Geometry: An honors level course designed to meet the California State Standards for Geometry. Meets high school Geometry requirements.

Textbooks:  Geometry, McDougal Littell, 2007

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