is a six grader from Palos Verdes Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Estates, California ( 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles). Connie was the major contributor to the 'Investing' page. She has been investing in stocks since 1994. Her major holdings are Microsoft, Intel, Coke, and Computer Associates. She is interested in math (two years accelerated!!), art, and music. Adobe PhotoShop is one of her favorite programs. She also enjoys tennis and swimming.
is a sixth grader also at Palos Verdes Intermediate School. She was a major contributor to the 'History' page. Deborah is interested in math (1 year accelerated) and music. She plays the piano. During her free time, she likes to read.
is a sixth grader also at Palos Verdes Intermediate School. Michelle was a major contributor to the 'History' page. She is interested in arts and crafts. During her free time, she also likes to read.
is a nine-year-old fifth grader from Mira Catalina Elementary School, Palos Verdes, CA. She is taking sixth grade honors math and has been one of the three top scorers at the school district's Math Field Day since fourth grade. Music, art, and reading are her favorite hobbies. Currently, she is studying piano and violin. Her favorite outdoor activities are biking, roller-blading, and swimming. Philana was the major contributor of the ‘Math & Music’ page.
is a sixth grade student at the Chadwick School, Palos Verdes Peninsula. Michael was a major contributor to the 'Science' page. He enjoys studying all areas of science, programming, and working on computer hardware and is a licensed amateur radio operator. Michael is active in the Boy Scouts and enjoys outdoor sports and activities
is an eleven year old sixth grader from Palos Verdes Intermediate School. Math, computers, and physical science are his favorite subjects in school. Under the guidance of Mrs. Mairs and Mrs. Thom, Vincent has been the captain of the team which has represents the school district in the Los Angeles County Math Field Day Competition. Currently in Algebra Honors, he has been one of the top scorers in numerous math competitions. His favorite hobbies are reading and working on the computer. His favorite sports are street hockey, tennis, and swimming. He was the major contributor of the ‘Trip Planning’ page.
Mrs. Mairs and Mrs. Thom have each taught for over thirty years. They started their teaching careers at the elementary level, and have spent most of their careers at the intermediate level. They have worked together for the last fifteen years. They are co-coaches for the Palos Verdes Intermediate School Math Club.
This year, Mrs. Mairs teaches Math 8, Pre-Algebra 8, and Accelerated Algebra. Connie and Vincent are her students. Mrs. Thom is teaching accelerated pre-algebra and regular algebra. Deborah and Michelle are her students. Mrs. Mairs and Mrs. Thom are the intermediate math mentor teachers for the school district.
As co-coaches of the math club, Mrs. Mairs and Mrs. Thom have had students involved in local, state, and national competitions. They developed an Elementary Math Field Day, and the thirteenth annual Elementary Math Field Day was held in February, 1998. Connie, Vincent, Deborah, Philana, and Michelle have been the top scorers at this event since they were in the fourth grade. For three years these students have represented our district at the Los Angeles County Math Field Day, where they have been honored each year for their mathematical prowess.
Mrs. Mairs and Mrs. Thom consider themselves as "evolving" technology users. Technology is used daily to enhance their classroom teaching. Every year, they attend workshops to learn more and more about appropriate classroom uses for the computer and the graphing calculator. They are excited to be finally "on the Web," now that the school was wired for internet access last month.
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