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Zeeman Stuns Students With Departure

Zeeman Stuns Students With Departure

By Madeline Reilly and Skye Schoenhoeft March 13, 2018

Math teacher David Zeeman did not show up to teach on the morning of February 2, and will not be returning to Tam for the remainder of the year, after administration told him he would not be offered a...

It Doesnt Add Up: Why Does 39% of Our Student Population Pay for Math Tutoring?

It Doesn’t Add Up: Why Does 39% of Our Student Population Pay for Math Tutoring?

By Hannah Chorley, Willzie Connelly, and James Finn April 27, 2016

Senior Kayla Blair describes herself as a driven student. When Blair needs academic help, she is proactive and seeks assistance from her teacher. Yet, halfway through her junior year, Blair started to...

Honors Advanced Algebra’s Future is Uncertain

Honors Advanced Algebra’s Future is Uncertain

By Sarah Asch June 5, 2015

The math department re-tested all eligible Geometry students to explore forming an Honors Advanced Algebra class next year. This test comes on the heels of the original entrance exam, which eligble students...

Eliminated Math Classes Lead to Controversy

Eliminated Math Classes Lead to Controversy

By Marina Furbush and Marina Furbush April 10, 2015

This school year, Tam’s math department didn’t offer Algebra P1-P2, Geometry 1A-2A, or Intermediate Algebra, despite resistance from math teachers. A high number of students who were supposed to be...

A Failed Experiment: Intermediate Algebra Examined

A Failed Experiment: Intermediate Algebra Examined

By Daniel Zwiebach September 30, 2014

As I sat in Intermediate Algebra last year, all I could think about was why I was learning the order of operations again. During class, as my teacher rambled on as if we hadn’t learned the material before,...

Eric Best Appreciates the Diversity at Tam

Eric Best Appreciates the Diversity at Tam

By Jordan Blackburn September 11, 2014

Eric Best was hired as a teacher for the Tam math department for the 2014-15 school year. “I teach algebra and advanced algebra and I have an academic workshop [class],” Best said. Best taught math...

Melissa Newcomb Encourages Student Success

Melissa Newcomb Encourages Student Success

By Jordan Blackburn September 11, 2014

Math teacher Melissa Newcomb was hired as an Algebra and Geometry teacher for the Tam math department for the 2014-15 school year. Newcomb previously taught at Jesse Bethel School in Vallejo for eight...

Marcus Jamison: Math Teacher and World Traveler

Marcus Jamison: Math Teacher and World Traveler

By Sarah Asch September 11, 2014

Math teacher Marcus Jamison realized he wanted to be a teacher during his junior year of college. “I wanted to become a teacher, one because I like building confidence in others,” Jamison said. “And,...

Protests Continue for Second Day

Protests Continue for Second Day

By Sarah Asch March 14, 2014

Students and parents continued to gather in the front of Tam before school for a second day on March 14 to protest the non-reelection of three math teachers. The decision to designate Ryan Federoff, Juan...

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