State Math Contest Practice Sessions:

Posted by rrippon on Jan 15, 2019

Welcome to State Math Contest practice!

1)  State Contest is Tue. Mar. 5th at Weber State University

2)  Topics/Handouts:    MathCounts Toolbox:  Decimals and Square Roots, Prime Numbers, Square #’s, Cubes, Powers of 2 etc.

3)  Assignment:  2018 State Math Contest problems #21-30.  We will go over some of the solutions.  They will make much more sense if you have thought about and tried to solve the questions first.  You can see solutions here:  2018 Jr. Exam Solutions    Have your parents and older siblings help you at home.  I would be happy to help you at anytime.

4)  Check out an Art of Problem Solving Math Competition book.  Get an edge on the competition.

5)  Winners of Countdown Round each week (buzzers):  Darren Nguyen & Elise Nelson, Junie Shaffer, Darren Nguyen

6)  More info:  State Math Contest 2018 Weber State University

7)  Tryouts are done.  Look for posted list in my room or Mrs. Wright’s room for students invited to attend the state contest.  Next Practice:  Tue. Feb. 19th after school in my room.  Pick up permission slip, instructions for contest, and schedule of remaining practices.  You must also pay $10 in office.  Show receipt to me.  Thank you!



Pass off GCF’s / LCM’s

Posted by rrippon on Jan 9, 2019

Pass off GCF’s / LCM’s on computer in Mr. Rippon’s room.  20 pts., due at end of 3rd term in March.  Pass off time:  Secondary I:  160 seconds.  You may have up to 4 errors.  You may practice before and after school, before and after class, and during class w/ permission from teacher.  See Mr. Rippon for hints and suggestions if you need help.  This activity will help you with fractions this year, and with factoring in high school.  After you have passed it off, you may earn extra credit by passing off levels 2 and 3.  NOTE:  This activity will be added to your grade after midterm. 

ALEKS Quicktables

Posted by rrippon on Nov 8, 2018

QuickTables on ALEKS:  The multiplication quicktable is worth 20 points and is due at the end of the term.  The other three quicktables are each worth 5 pts. extra credit.  You must let me know if you master any of the extra ones.  You can work on these both at school and at home.


Posted by rrippon on Aug 20, 2018

Welcome to my blog.  I am excited to be teaching at North and look forward to a fun and rewarding year.  I have met many wonderful students, parents and staff members.

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Back to School Night

Posted by rrippon on Aug 17, 2018


  1. Book cover (please use grocery sack)
  2. Lined paper (please no spiral paper)
  3. Pencils, red pen or pencil for correcting
  4. Straight edge, Protractor, Compass, and Graph paper
  5. Scientific Calculator
  6. 3-ring binder for keeping handouts, notes, and homework 
  7. Internet access.  If no access at home, can use library and writing lab at school, or relative’s or friend’s house.


Math 7:  Big Ideas Math Integrated Mathematics IFor online book, lessons, practice quizzes and tests, click here: Math Secondary I online book  You may have to navigate to the book:  “Choose your program” then “Common Core” then “Go” then “Integrated” then select your book.

Math Help:

1.  Most days before and after school in my room   2.  Homework Haven after school 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in room #120.   3.  Links in online lesson book   4. Great blackboard lessons on thousands of math topics

Blog: Check this blog for:

1. Disclosure statements  2. Find today’s and previous days’ homework assignments  3. Special assignments, activities and/or instructions  4. Internet links related to current topics in class

Awesome free online video help!

Posted by rrippon on Aug 18, 2014

This website contains excellent short video lessons on nearly every concept covered in your math class.  Check them out if you have missed a lesson or need a little extra help at home.

Common Core Math Help

Posted by rrippon on Sep 24, 2012

Click here for online instruction and math homework help:  Tips for Families

Letter from Weber District Math Supervisor:  Math Common Core Parent Letter


Having Trouble Getting Started? Motivating Yourself to Study:

Posted by rrippon on Jan 25, 2012

Click here for help getting motivated to study:  Motivate yourself to study.

What kind of job do you want someday?

Posted by rrippon on Jan 11, 2012

Match the skills you now have (or will have) with possible jobs.  Go here:  Select job skills you currently have or will acquire in the next few years.  Click GO button at bottom of page to see jobs that match your skill set.  This will help you make decisions about classes to take and new skills you need to acquire during the next few years.  Have fun!