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Viking mathematicians will learn to use new models and methods to think about problems as well as solve them. Viking mathematicians will make connections, discover relationships, figure out strategies that can be used to solve problems, and explain their thinking. Viking mathematicians will learn to cooperate with other students as a member of a study team. Being a part of a team means speaking up and interacting with other people by explaining your ideas, listening to what others say and asking questions if there is something they don’t understand. Viking mathematicians will complete hands-on activities and lessons to help build their mathematical understanding.   


Meet your Math Teacher!

Mrs. Bendah earned her Bachelor’s degree from UCSD. She earned her teaching credential and Master’s degree in Education from University of Phoenix. In the past years she has taught 9th and 10th grade math and enjoys engaging students with every lesson. She frequently monitors student progress so that she can help students improve their understanding and build their confidence with math. You may contact her via email at  Integrated Math 7 (IM7 Syllabus) and Integrated Math 8 (IM 8 Syllabus).

Mrs. Hinojosa, MathSyllabus. You may contact her via email at

Mr. Holguin, Integrated Math 1 (IM1 Syllabus) Integrated Math 8 (IM8 Syllabus) teacher at Mar Vista Academy, aka MVA!  I have been teaching since 1995, and since 2004 with Sweetwater. I graduated from SDSU, Bachelor of Arts – Mathematics in 1976.  My #1 priority is to support my students during their transition from child to teen.  To that end, each and every student is made aware that every action has a consequence, be it positive or negative.  My job is to guide your daughter/son in making thoughtful, calculated decisions that will result in positive outcomes.  Any questions and/or concerns, contact me at or (805) 276-5467.

Mr. Mendez, teaches Integrated Math 8 and Integrated Math 7.  He graduated from CSUSM with a Bachelor’s degree and teaching credential, and graduated from PLNU with a Master’s degree.

Ms. Silva, currently teaches Integrated Math 7.  She graduated from SDSU and earned her credential from PLNU in Math. Ms. Silva is currently working towards her Masters. She enjoys helping students build their confidence in math by helping them overcome their fear of the subject. Her goal in the classroom is to help students realize the potential they all hold. One thing she tries to instill in her students is to always be proud of their growth. If you wish to reach her for anything, you can contact her via email at Syllabus)(Compacted IM7 Syllabus)

Mrs. Williams teaches Integrated Math 7 in a co-teach classroom. This is her 15th year teaching middle school math in the district. She enjoys seeing all students build confidence in their math abilities throughout the year. In her classroom, students often work in collaborative groups, sharing their different strategies and building off the ideas of others. When she’s not in her classroom, she enjoys mentoring new teachers, playing soccer, and spending time with her 2 kids. You can find her syllabus (IM7 Syllabus). You may contact her via email at


Check out our Math activities at Mar Vista Academy!