Martinsen, Amanda

Amanda Martinsen

Mrs. Martinsen
8th Grade Mathematics Teacher
martinsena@sunsetridge29.org 
(847) 881-9432

Welcome to 7th and 8th grade mathematics! My name is Amanda Martinsen and this will be my 10th year teaching. My husband (who is a math and science teacher in Winnetka) and I live in Skokie with our four-year old son, MJ.

Over the past 9 years, I have a variety of grades and subject areas including 4th, 5th, and 8th, but I have always specialized in mathematics. My goal is to guide students through a program and experience that allows them to see the value in learning math concepts by viewing these concepts as tools to help them build essential life skills such as problem solving, perseverance, and critical thinking. I believe in providing a math program and learning environment that challenges all students by honing in on these skills and allowing students to engage and work though challenging math problems with a focus of working to understand rather than working to be right. You can read more about my teaching philosophy and expectations by following the links on the side bar to the left. 


I would like to bring your attention to the links on the sidebar.

  • The pages you will use most and find to be the most informative are the "7th: Pre-Algebra Units and Homework," "8th: Algebra Units and Homework," and "8th: Course 3 Units of Instruction & Homework" pages. These pages will include links to all of our units which will be updated daily with our lessons and assigned homework. These pages are an excellent guide for parents, students, and myself to ensure that we are all on the same page. 
  • The "Teaching Philosophy and Homework Expectations" page give you an overview of my teaching philosophy and an outlined guide as to how we can work together to ensure success from all students. 
  • The "8th Grade Updates" page is where you will receive weekly updates regarding 8th grade news. 
  • Check out the "8th Grade Instagram Photo Gallery" to view a glimpse inside our 8th grade world here at Sunset Ridge!
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