Teacher Keishonda Simms » Introducing Ms Simms and The Amazing Mathemagicians in Room 313

Introducing Ms Simms and The Amazing Mathemagicians in Room 313

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Welcome to my page! My name is Ms. Simms and this is my 7th year teaching at Ryder Math & Science. This year I am excited to be teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades Mathematics,  and I am the 8th Grade’s Homeroom Teacher (shoutout to the Class of 2022).  This year Mr. Cook are grateful to be able to continue to co-teach in Middle School Math.   Mr. Cook and I have a special approach to math and we believe that every student in our class has the ability to learn and love math!


I have a Bachelor's Degree from Carleton College in Northfield, MN and Master's Degree in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Middle School Education from Roosevelt University. I was a 2019-2020 Ambassador for Khan Academy for Chicago and a 2020-2021 winner of Fulbright's Distinguished Award in Teaching.  When we are not making magic in the math classroom, in my spare time, I dance with three companies here in Chicago and teach dance at Ryder and throughout the city.


This school year we will learn:

  • How to persevere as mathematicians
  • Real world problem solving strategies
  • How to work and succeed as a community of Mathematicians
  • How to use 360 Degree Math to learn math skills
  • Using technology and tools to improve our mathematical practices and precision


These are just a few of the great thing that happens in Room 313. Listed below are some tools that students can use further the learning.



Schedule/Remote Learning/Office Hours

8:45-9:00am  Homeroom/Morning Meeting/SEL Time

9:00am - 10:00am  1st Period (with Homeroom Content Teacher)

10:00am - 11:00am   Specials/Teacher Prep & Meetings (French, Math Lab, Music, P.E.)

11:00am - 12:00am  2nd Period

12:00- 1:00 pm   3rd Period

1:00 pm -1: 45pm  Lunch & Recess

1:45 pm- 2:45pm  4th Period

2:45-3:45pm  Academic Enrichment and Intervention

3:45 p.m.  Dismissal


Contact Number: (312) 857-6491‬ If you call during appointment slots or drop-in instruction I will get back to you later. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


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