A K-8 Blue Ribbon School in Vienna, VA

Be who you are and be that well

Welcome to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School which has a long standing reputation for academic excellence and a caring environment which facilitates learning and spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth.



Room 13: Mrs. Rubio, Bio
Math Room: Mrs. Taylor, Bio
Math Resource Room: Mrs. Molnar, Bio

Curriculum Highlights

6th grade

6th Math Course 1 is a normal-paced course that covers the full range of the math curriculum—number sense and operations, data analysis, probability, geometry, and early algebra

7th Grade

7th Math Course 2 is a normal-paced course providing the opportunity to build mastery of rational number and integer operations while also learning key algebra and geometry concepts. Teachers supplement the curriculum to ensure students learn to solve equations and work with algebraic expressions.


Prealgebra is a fast-paced difficult course designed to get students half way to the level of difficulty of the high school college prep Algebra course, as well as provide the foundation for the high school Geometry course. Content includes rational number operations; writing and solving equations, inequalities and proportions; introduction to linear functions; probability and statistics; basic Geometric formulas; angle relationships and introduction to right triangle trigonometry,


This is a college prep high school course, covering linear and quadratic functions, solving linear and quadratic equations, radical equations, polynomial operations, and right triangle trigonometry. To receive high school credit at Catholic high schools, students will need to pass the high school's required exemption exam.

Math Resources (Middle School)

Mathematics Grade 6 and 7 Online Textbook, my.hrw.com

Pre-Algebra Online Textbook, my.hrw.com

Larson Algebra 1 - access through an IPAD app

IXL.com - each middle school student has a school account for general and personalized practice of math skills.

For Students (practice)

1) AAA Math (practice by grade level): http://aaamath.com/index.html
2) Coolmath (ages 13+, lessons, practice, games): http://www.coolmath.com/
3) Math by Oz: http://www.numberpower.org/
4) Math.com: http://www.math.com/students/practice.html
5) Math is Fun: http://www.mathsisfun.com/
6) Powers of Ten (exponents): http://www.wordwizz.com/pwrsof10.htm
7) Tables and Graphs: http://www.mcwdn.org/Graphs/TabGraphMain.html
8) Classzone.com (Pre Algebra): http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/pre_alg/book_home.htm?state=VA
9) Classzone.com (Math 7): http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/msmath_2_na/book_home.htm?state=VA
10) Purple Math: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/index.htm
11) Math Drills Free Worksheets: http://www.math-drills.com/

For Students (games and puzzles)

1) Coolmath (ages 13+, lessons, practice, games): http://www.coolmath.com/
2) Figure This! Math Challenges: http://www.figurethis.org/challenges/math_index.htm
3) Math.com: http://www.math.com/students/practice.html
4) Math is Fun: http://www.mathsisfun.com/
5) Classzone.com (Pre Algebra): http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/pre_alg/book_home.htm?state=VA
6) Classzone.com (Math 7): http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/msmath_2_na/book_home.htm?state=VA

For Students (tools)

1) Common Formulas: http://www.iofm.net/community/kidscorner/maths/common_formulas.htm
2) Dictionary of Number Words: http://home.comcast.net/~igpl/Number_Words.html
3) Math by Oz: http://www.numberpower.org/
4) Math in Daily Life: http://www.learner.org/interactives/dailymath/resources.html
5) Math League Help Topics: http://www.mathleague.com/help/help.htm
6) Math.com (formulas, tables, references): http://www.math.com/students/tools.html
7) Math History: http://library.thinkquest.org/22584/emh2000.htm
8) Mathematics Magazine (help with topics): http://www.mathematicsmagazine.com/
9) Math Dictionary for Kids: http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
12) Classzone.com (Pre Algebra): http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/pre_alg/book_home.htm?state=VA
13) Classzone.com (Math 7):http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/msmath_2_na/book_home.htm?state=VA
14) Purple Math: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/index.htm

For Parents

1) Forsten, Char. Teaching Thinking and Problem Solving in Math—Strategies, Problems and Activities. 1992.
2) Long, Lynette, Ph.D. Marvelous Multiplication—Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Scholastic Professional Books. 2000.
3) Lakatos, James. The Princeton Review—Roadmap to 8th Grade Math: Virginia Edition. Random House, Inc. 2002.
4) Burns, Marilyn. Math—Facing an American Phobia. Math Solutions Publications. 1998.
5) Vorderman, Carol. How Math Works. Dorling Kindersley Limited. 1996.
6) Hirsch, E.D., Jr. What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know. Doubleday. 2006.
7) Wyatt, Valerie. The Math Book for Girls and Other Beings Who Count. Kids Can Press Ltd. 2000.
8) Pappas, Theoni. Fractals, Googols and Other Mathematical Tales. Wide-World Publishing. 1993.
9) Pullman, Phyllis. How to Solve Word Problems in Arithmetic. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 2001.
10) Smoothey, Marion. Let’s Investigate Number Patterns. Marshall Cavendish Corporation. 1993.
11) Carman, Robert A. and Carman, Marilyn J. Quick Arithmetic—A Self-Teaching Guide. 3rd Edition. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2001
12) Thompson, Frances M. Hands –On Algebra! Ready-to-Use Games and Activities for Grades 7-12. The Center for Applied Research in Education. 1998.
13) Long, Lynette, Ph.D. Painless Algebra. Second Edition. Barron’s Educational Series. 2006.
14) Algebra: Grades 6-9, Kelley Wingate Publications, 2009.
15) Pre Algebra: Grades 5-8, Kelley Wingate Publications, 2009.