Baldwin Senior High School
Dear Math Student: Welcome Back – Day One!!!
Congratulations, you are about to enter an amazing world of discovery! I
have been privileged to teach STEAM to the students of Baldwin SHS for over 32
years now! In fact, here's a little history, I've been teaching:
Coding and BASIC since 1975,
High School Math, AP Computer Science and Pascal since 1984,
College Math, AP Calculus and C++ since 1993,
Linux Clusters, Super Computing and Java + HTML since 2002 and
SAGE, Computer Algebra Systems + Python since 2011!
One thing you should know about me is that my primary aim every day, in
addition to teaching you some new Math and CompSci, is to:
make you feel welcome,
empower you and
give you choices!
For instance, I like to welcome each and every one of you every day at my
door and I like to decorate my room to make it comfortable and conducive to
learning. Also, I teach in a PC Lab Classroom so I can empower you by showing you
how to use the latest technology and software for doing Math and Science. Finally, I
give homework most nights, but it's your choice how you complete it and how much
you can do. Whenever we have a new topic, you should spend no more than 30
minutes reading the text, 30 minutes watching my ScreenCast and 30 minutes
doing the exercises. Other nights, you should spend no more than 60 minutes doing
Finally, I hope you find learning Mathematics and CompSci with me to be a
fun and valuable experience. So don't be surprised when we have Socrative and
MCQ Mondays, TakeHome Tuesdays, YouTube Wednesdays, ThinkPairShare
Thursdays and FRQ Fridays! Let's have a great year in class together!
A. Jorge García
Applied Math & CompSci
Baldwin SHS & Nassau CC