Welcome to Mrs. Jackson's Website
Hello and welcome to R.L. Norris Elementary! My name is Mrs. Christian Wilder Jackson, and I'm the Math Resource/EIP Teacher, and PBIS Coach for Norris Elementary. I provide information, resources, student lessons, remediation services at Norris for math, and help ensure the fidelity of PBIS implementation. I am an 13 year veteran with all of my years being a teacher in McDuffie County. In addition, I am the head girls high school basketball coach for Varsity. I am the mother of 2 wonderful children 22 and 2, and married to Charles Jackson. I have been a Beta sponsor, ReAct Club sponsor, and Safety Patrol sponsor. I help out anywhere I am needed.
Please let me know if I can help you and your child grow mathematically. Please feel free to contact me if you have specific questions, concerns, or suggestions about your child's math instruction or if you have general questions about mathematics instruction here at Norris.
For the 2019-2020 school year, NES will continue implementing the Georgia Standards of Excellence. The Georgia Mathematics Curriculum focuses on actively engaging the students in the development of mathematical understanding by using manipulatives and a variety of representations, working independently and cooperatively to solve problems, estimating and computing efficiently, and conducting investigations and recording findings. There is a shift towards applying mathematical concepts and skills in the context of authentic problems and for the student to understand concepts rather than merely follow a sequence of procedures. In mathematics classrooms, students will learn to think critically in a mathematical way with an understanding that there are many different ways to a solution and sometimes more than one right answer in applied mathematics. Mathematics is the economy of information. The central idea of all mathematics is to discover how knowing some things well, via reasoning, permit students to know much else—without having to commit the information to memory as a separate fact. It is the connections, the reasoned, logical connections that make mathematics manageable. As a result, implementation of Georgia Standards of Excellence places a greater emphasis on problem solving, reasoning, representation, connections, and communication. We are looking forward to a successful and productive year.