Neuhausel, Tiffany

Tiffany Neuhausel

7th Grade Math
7th Grade Pre-Algebra
Room D202

Tiffany Neuhausel


Hello and welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! Some time ago I was a 7th grader in Ohio, and even before that I was a little kid who played school with her stuffed animals. I later attended Ohio State for my undergraduate degree and continued on to earn my Master of Education in Middle Childhood Education with areas of concentration in math and science. I took the plunge and moved to Chicago where I taught 7th or 8th grade in Chicago Public Schools for seven years. There I earned my National Board Certification in mathematics before joining the amazing community at Sunset Ridge in 2012. I have three children of my own: Sam is a second grader, Charlotte is in kindergarten, and Elle is my threenager. Click here to read a letter I wrote to your child to introduce myself further.
In my years at Sunset Ridge I have taught both math and science, but this year I will focus on math. I am excited to begin this school year and help students navigate through these unprecedented times. It is my hope to create a positive learning environment where every student knows they are valued and respected, is challenged by rigorous work, demonstrates perseverance, and reaches their potential. I look forward to a great year with lots of social and academic growth! 

Teaching Philosophy

My goal is that at the end of the school year students will walk away from my classroom saying, "Math was challenging this year, but Mrs. Neuhausel believed in me and I learned so much!" I believe that all students can learn math to high levels, and I hope I can not only teach them the content, but also increase their confidence and further develop their ability to persevere through challenging work. I have high expectations of students, and I will engage them in productive struggle with challenging math problems that are just within their grasp. Developing a growth mindset is important for student success and we will work on this throughout the year. I will guide students through discovery of concepts and the connections to procedures rather than simply showing students how to solve problems. The focus in our classroom will be much more on the problem solving process and building conceptual understanding, balancing that with procedural computation and efficiency. I expect and encourage students to make many mistakes, which we will expect, respect, inspect, and correct, in order to grow mathematically. Students will track their growth as we progress through units and regularly reflect on their own goals and learning. 

7th Math Resources Google Classroom CPM Login CPM Core Connections Course 2 (7th Grade) 7th Grade Math Supplemental Resources 7th Pre-Algebra Resources Google Classroom CPM Login CPM Core Connections Course 2 (7th Grade) CPM Core Connections Course 3 (8th Grade) 7th Grade Pre-Algebra Supplemental Resources
Parent Resources

Grade 7 Common Core State Standards

CPM Curriculum Philosophy Course 2 Parent Guide (7th) Course 3 Parent Guide (8th)

Mathematical Mindset Video

Parents' Beliefs about Math Change Their Children's Achievement

Advice for Parents

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