Marya Dolezal

Phone: 406-728-2400 Ext. 2878

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Education Option Master's Degree in Educational Theory and Practice

Marya Dolezal

Welcome.  My name is Marya Dolezal and I teach mathematics at Willard.  I grew up in Western Montana and this is my 15th year of teaching.  I taught in Western Washington, Bigfork, at Missoula College, Seeley Lake and this is now my sixth year at Willard. I have a BA in Mathematics, a minor in German, and a Masters Degree in Educational Theory and Practice.  I have a wonderful family of my husband and 3 dogs, and have recently been undertaking many house and garden projects.  

Contact Information: Email is the best way to reach me! (mndolezal@mcpsmt.org)

I am in Room 208.

 

My teaching schedule for the remainder of the 2021 and 2022 school year

*Subject to change

January 4 to February 15

Algebra 1B

Algebra 1A

Knowing Knots

February 16 to April 15

Algebra 1C

Algebra 1B

Financial Math

April 19 to June 10

Algebra Credit Recovery

Algebra 1C

Knowing Knots

 

Algebra 2 is not currently being offered at Willard, and students will need to talk to Tri and enroll at their home high school to take Algebra 2 and higher courses.  Hopefully this will change next year!

  • Knowing Knots

    This course is being taught by myself and Lisa Waller.  We are learning macrame, paracord, and jewelry making.  Students will have the opportunity to make keychains, macrame fruit hammock, headbands, necklaces with beads, wire wrapped pendants, macrame and yarn wall hangings, etc.  

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  • Financial Math

     

    In this course students are doing a number of assignments to focus on the future and personal budgeting/ finances. We are starting the course by looking at 3 careers, what are FICO scores and how to care for them, cost and financing of college/ technical school, working on the car and car loans assignments, the costs of furnishing an apartment, planning and budgeting a vacation, taxes, etc.  Students should leave the class with a concept of current spending habits, and what bills and expenses they will have in the future. 

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  • Algebra 1A

    We will be reviewing skills needed for success in Algebra 1 such as distributive properties, combining like terms, solving equations with 1 variable.  We then move into slope, and graphing and rewriting linear equations into slope intercept form.

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  • Algebra 1B

    In this second part of three Algebra 1 we will spend 6-7.5 weeks learning how to solve systems of two equations with 2 unknown variables using graphing, substitution and elimination.  We will put these problems in context as well (word problems!)

    The second unit we will do is on exponential functions.  Students learn about exponential growth and decay, graphing exponents, writing equations, how to model data from the real world, etc.

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  • Algebra 1C

    In this final part of Algebra 1 students will have two units of study.  The first unit is quadratics.  We will graph parabolas, factor to find the x-intercepts, learn about the line of symmetry, solve using the quadratic formula and completing the square.  We will also use quadratics to model science (tire marks of a vehicle) to estimate speed, how far a ball will go, how long it takes for something to hit the ground, maximizing area, etc.

    The final of the year is critical for understanding in today's world and (in my opinon) very interesting, it is statistics.  Statistics are a way to view the world around us through data and numbers.  We will look at interpreting data through a variety of graphs, and how to calculate measures of central tendancy and spread.  We will also discuss misleading graphs, and how data can be skewed.

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