Emily Gilden

I am Ms. Gilden, and I teach Integrated Math II and Integrated Math III at San Lorenzo High School in room F-7.
 
I grew up mostly in San Diego, and moved to the Bay Area to study bioengineering at UC Berkeley.  I haven't left since!  I finished my engineering degree, continued at UC Berkeley to get my master's and math teaching credential, and this is my second year teaching at SLz.  I love math puzzles and games, problems with multiple ways to get the same answer, and beautiful graphs/diagrams.
 
My teaching schedule for the 2019-2020 school year:
Period 1: Int. Math II
Period 2: Int. Math II
Period 3: Int. Math II
Period 4: Int. Math III
Period 5: PREP
Period 6: Int. Math II
I can be contacted in many ways:
 
Remind: Text the code @1920f7m2 (change the 2 to a 3 if you are in Math III) to 81010 or type it into the app

Instagram: I have a math teacher instagram.  Follow me at @mathgilden and send me a DM
 
Email: Email me at egilden@staff.slzusd.org
 
Phone: I have set up a Google Voice account.  Text or call (510) 519-7898
Need math help?  Your teachers ALL want to help you!  Don't be afraid to ask.  We have math tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday after school in F-7 (my classroom!) and C-13.
 
Forgot your materials?  Good news - our math curriculum (Mathematics Vision Project or MVP) is all free and accessible online!
Visit https://www.mathematicsvisionproject.org/curriculum.html and find your math course/module.
 
Want more resources?  Berkeley High School also uses MVP and has created videos for students.  Just navigate to your course support site and find the module you're looking for: https://sites.google.com/berkeley.net/mathematicsdepartment/
 
Do you need an excellent and free calculator that also graphs?  Use DESMOS!  Download the app or use it on a computer.
 
Please reach out to me at egilden@slzusd.org and connect with my Google Classroom for more information.
The Common Core State Standards has a list of 8 practices of great mathematicians.  I believe the list is excellent and is what I strive to instill in all my students.
 
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.