Melody Pickering

8th Grade Math & Acc. Math



Here's a link to Desmos' Scientific Calculator

Our 8th grade math team has collaborated to take you guys on a journey to Algebra I. Let’s get ready for high school!! During your first nine weeks, you all will cover some familiar terms like functions, input, output, function rules, and equations. Sounds familiar right? Yes indeed. Khan Academy is a great resource to use for an understanding of a topic with videos and extra practice questions. Khan Academy has an Algebra section too (sign up to keep track of what you done):


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I hope that everyone is safe and healthy! I miss seeing you all and hope you're having a good week! If you're looking for ways to keep your brain busy, read a book! Do some trivia- come on, you knew I'd suggest trivia! If you're itching for some math, you can check out I promise it's really cool. I'm looking forward to seeing you all really soon!

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Bell Schedule


1st Period:     8:00-8:58

2nd Period:     9:02-9:50

3rd Period:     9:54-10:42

4th Period:     10:46-11:34

5th Period:     11:38-12:26

6th Period:     12:30-1:50

7th Period:     1:54-2:42

8th Period:     2:46-3:40


About Me


I have a B.A. Ed in Elementary Education from the University of Mississippi.  In addition to my elementary certification, I am highly qualified to teach Science, Math, and English in grades K-12.


I have been teaching here at Southaven Middle School for 8 years. I taught 7th grade Science for 2 years. This is my 6th year to teach 8th grade Math and my 3rd year to teach Pre-AP 8th Grade Math. 



I have a thirst for knowledge that is never-ending.  I always want to know more about everything, and can barely make it through a book, movie, tv show, or conversation without having to look something up!  The electronic age is fantastic for people like me.

I am a voracious reader, and my favorite genres are Sci-Fi and Fantasy; however, I will read anything that sits still long enough.  I adore comic books.  Currently I am going through a phase of reading dystopian literature, mostly young adult.  I am always happy to give a book reference or chat about a book.

Mark and I are happy to live here in Southaven with our two boys, Zane (11) and Miles (8).  Miles is in 3rd grade and Zane is in 5th grade at Southaven Intermediate School.


Supply List

  • Pencils
  • Expo markers (we have dry erase tables)
  • Wide Rule Notebook Paper
  • Colored Pencils
  • Binder
  • Scientific Calculator (can be purchased at the dollar store)- we have calculators in school, so not required
  • Ruler
  • Graph Paper
  • 1 subject spiral notebook- this will stay at school
  • Composition notebook- this will stay at school


These items should be available to use each day in class.


Classroom Wish List


  • Kleenex
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Colorful gel pens or fine point markers
  • Crayola Markers
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Band-Aids
  • Glue Sticks
  • White board erasers 


Any of these items would be greatly appreciated by the students and the teacher!

Helpful Links

The Math Dude

Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Sense of Math

Struggle is a natural part of learning

Khan Academy

This is a fantastic resource for learning just about anything!

Steps for Solving Equations (with video tutorials of each step)

Helpful Math Vodcasts