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Tim Cuevas

Mathematics Teacher

High School Team Lead

 

Hello!

 

My name is Tim Cuevas. You may have seen me wandering around Westgate, usually down in the basement or out and about around the school. I've been at Westgate for almost four years now, and my love for the school and its community is continuing to grow, and I can't wait to begin another year!

 

A bit about my content: math can often look like some sort of monster – an insurmountable obstacle we need to face in school. Even after 12 years, the monster may not feel conquered (if even understood). I believe math is so much more than that. It is the foundation on which we’ve built our world, and it is a tool we can use to tackle troubles in our day-to-day lives. Every student has the ability to become a confident mathematician. Learning mathematics is not just about reviewing numbers and complex signs; it’s finding patterns in the world around us and using those to solve real-life dilemmas. There’s also a certain beauty to this subject. Math is a universal language. It doesn’t change from country to country or age to age. It can be used to help understand the worlds and lives of people on the other side of the globe. I can’t wait to build a culture with the students where we can embrace such a powerful tool.

 

Outside of the classroom, I love going on adventures with my wife, Melissa. I spend my evenings and weekends reading, playing with our dog Barley, and connecting with friends through board games. If all else fails, you’ll probably find me in the nearest comic book shop sifting through the most recent issues of Ms. Marvel or Spider-Man.

 

See you in the classroom!

 

Posts

Junior Math March 15th

In this video, we go over methods for solving systems of equations word problems. We also consider shortcuts and when you can solve a question without needing to make the equations. DISCLAIMER: The subtitles for this video are automatically created by Edlio. They may not reflect what I am actually saying.

Math Applications Lesson May 18-22, 2020

This is the math appliacations lesson for the week of May 18-22, 2020.

Precalculus May 18 - 22, 2020

This is the precalculus lesson for the week of May 18-22. This is the last lesson before we begin reviewing for the final.

May 18th: Geometric Sequences 2

This is a video over the second lesson for geometric sequences. This lesson is designed for the week of May 18th - 22nd, 2020.

Math Applications May 11-15, 2020

This video is for Math Applications the week of May 11th - May 15th, 2020. Disclaimer: subtitles are auto-generated and are not an accurate reflection of what I am actually saying.

Precalculus May 11 - 17, 2020

This video is for Precalculus the week of May 11th - May 15th, 2020. Disclaimer: subtitles are auto-generated and are not an accurate reflection of what I am actually saying.

Lesson Week May 11-15, 2020

This video is for Algebra 1 and Geometry the week of May 11th - May 15th, 2020. Disclaimer: subtitles are auto-generated and are not an accurate reflection of what I am actually saying.

Precalculus May 4-8, 2020

This is the Precalculus lesson for the week of May 4th - May 8th, 2020. The subtitles are auto-generated and, as a result, may not be an accurate representation of what I am actually saying.

Math Applications Lesson May 4-8, 2020

This is the Math Applications lesson for the week of May 4th - May 8th, 2020. The subtitles are auto-generated and, as a result, may not be an accurate representation of what I am actually saying.

Geometry Lesson May 4-8, 2020

This is the Geometry lesson for the week of May 4th - May 8th, 2020. The subtitles are auto-generated and, as a result, may not be an accurate representation of what I am actually saying.

Algebra 1 Lesson May 4-8, 2020

This is the Algebra 1 lesson for the week of May 4th - May 8th, 2020. The subtitles are auto-generated and, as a result, may not be an accurate representation of what I am actually saying.

HS Weekly Schedule

This is the schedule high school will be using for lessons, advocacies, and office hours.
 
Math lessons will be emailed early Monday. Answers need to be emailed to Mr. Cuevas by midnight on Friday weekly. The normal late-work policies apply.

NO SCHOOL Thursday 3/14

Due to road and weather conditions, Westgate will be closed tomorrow. Enjoy the snow and stay safe and warm!

NO SCHOOL Wednesday 3/13

Due to weather, there will be no school tomorrow, Wednesday 3/13, for any Adams 12 schools. This may go without saying, but clubs for the day are also cancelled.

Finals Week!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Can you believe we are one week away from the end of the first semester? This year, we have been working diligently to provide a high quality and rigorous academic program for our high school students. After experimenting with many different opportunities during these post-FRCC weeks, we made the decision this year to implement Final Exams. We believe Final Exams are an important way for students to demonstrate knowledge in a content area, and we hope that students maintain a high level of focus all the way to the finish line. 

 

Monday, December 17th is a full day for all 9th-11th grade students (and 12th grade students who have Westgate classes). Finals will take place on Tuesday, December 18th and Wednesday, December 19th. Your student only needs to attend school during his or her final. Yes, you read that right! If your student only has one final on Tuesday, they only need to come to school during that one final! If your student needs to stay at school, we have supervised study rooms available all day. Thursday, December 20th is a half day for all students. Students needs to attend school on Thursday, December 20th from 8:00am-11:30am. 

 

 Please see the Final Schedule below and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. 

 

 

High School Fall 2018 Semester Finals Schedule

Tuesday, December 18th

8:00am-10:00am

  • English 9 – Ellis
  • US History – Sturr
  • Geometry (Juniors Only) – Cuevas
  • Study Room – Brinkley

10:00am-12:00pm

  • World People Studies – Sturr
  • Spanish 1 – Brinkley
  • Study Room - Cuevas

1:00pm-3:00pm

  • Humanities – Sturr
  • Spanish 3 (1:00-2:00) - Spanish Cultures (2:00-3:00) – Brinkley
  • Algebra 2 and Geometry (10th Grade) – Cuevas
  • Study Room – Ellis

Wednesday, December 19th

8:00am-10:00am

  • English 10 – Brinkley (sub proctor)
  • Government – Sturr
  • Biology 11 – Ellis
  • Study Room - Cuevas

10:00am-12:00pm

  • Biology 10 – Ellis
  • English 11 – Sturr
  • 9th Grade Math Classes (Alg1, Alg2, Geo) – Cuevas
  • Study Room – Brinkley

1:00pm-3:00pm

  • Business Math – Cuevas
  • Spanish 2 – Brinkley
  • Earth Science – Ellis
  • Study Room – Sturr