What's Coming Up!

  • Diagnose your own learning!

    Just like you can diagnose a cold or other illness by looking at the symptoms, you can diagnose what you need help with the most in math by using the diagnostic tool on


    Sign in to your IXL account and click on "DIAGNOSTIC" and begin to diagnose your math skills. By learning what you need the most help with, you will be able to work more efficiently and fix errors in the way you've been doing problems! 

    Try it out!!!

    Mr. Judd
  • First Marking Period...CHECK!

    Congratulations to all for making it through the first Marking Period of the year! Take some time to reflect on your experience this year so far. 

    How are you doing in school? 

    What do you need help with? 

    What resources are available to you? (Catholic Charities, After School Tutoring, Computer Lab...more...)

    What goals can you set for the 2nd Marking Period? 

    You are on the pathway to receive a diploma. Always keep this goal in mind as you get up each day and come to school. There is a GOOD REASON to be on time, to work hard, to study for all of your classes. A diploma will be a valuable tool to you for your future.

    Let's make this Marking Period a GREAT ONE! 

    Mr. Judd


    Mr. Judd
  • Let's get this year started RIGHT!

    Welcome to all of my students this year! I hope you had a great summer and re-charged your batteries. I am already impressed with your focus in class, and your willingness to show respect to yourselves and your fellow classmates. This will help us create a strong and powerful learning environment! 

    Remember to come to class every day, and come on time! Always be prepared, both with your supplies and with your mind. The more you focus, the more you will achieve while you are here. 

    We have much to accomplish together, and I am looking forward to working with all of you. We are here to support you towards the goal of getting your diploma, which will set you up for more opportunities in your life. Stay strong and stay focused and ... SEE YOU IN CLASS!  

    Mr. Judd
  • Graduation at Chelsea Piers

    June 26, 2019 

    11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • Regents topics for Geometry

    I recently went through the Regents topics and found the following to be most present on the exam: Cross Sections, TRANSFORMATIONS (big time!), Perimeter/Area, SIMILARITY (big time!), Parallel lines and parallelograms, Properties of isosceles and other triangles, tangents and finding line lengths, rotation to create 3d images, trigonometry, polygons, circles and radians and perpendicular lines and their equations. 

    If you want to do well, you need to study these topics. You can especially benefit from videos on Khanacademy as well as videos on Youtube where teachers go through the entire Regents exams with explanations. Stay strong, study hard, DO WELL!! 

    Mr. Judd
  • Regents Tutoring Schedule

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • It's That Time of the Year

    We have hit May folks, and it's the last Marking Period of this Academic Year! Do I hear cheers? Yes, maybe, but it's also time to get serious about creating a study plan for your Regents exams. From here until exams time, you must keep in mind the importance of studying for and passing your Regents exams. Saturday Academy begins this Saturday, and you need to make a plan for which days you can study for which exam.

    For math, there are several websites that can help you study as well:




    Youtube -- Yes, even on YouTube if you google your particular math exam there are teachers who have created videos to help you understand each problem and prepare for the exam.

    Don't let May pass you by....this is precious time for you!!

    Mr. Judd
  • Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week!

    Say thank you to a teacher this week and share how they have made a difference in your life. Click the link below and send a message...


    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • Marking Period 2 ENDS

    The second marking period comes to an end Friday, May 3, 2019. 

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • AP4ALL

    Today, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, there will be a meeting for students interested in taking Advanced Placement courses next school year.  Meet in the cafeteria.

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers

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Math Rules!

Algebra words and phrases you should know!

Here are some words and phrases that, if you know them, will help you be more successful on the Regents Exams.



Sum - Add

Difference - Subtract

Product - Multiply

Quotient - Divide

Rational - Any number that can be expressed as a fraction (example 4/3).

Irrational  - A number that has a repeated decimal with no pattern (example 3.45678377284....)

Functions - Linear, Exponential, Absolute Value, Square Root, Piecewise

Piece-wise Function - A function with more than one relation

Input - The x values of a function.

Output - The y values of a function.

Domain - All possible x values of a function.

Range - All possible y values of a function .

Equivalent - The same.

Axis of Symmetry - the line that cuts a function in half, usually expressed as "x = __ "

Constant - A number by itself (with no variable)

Coefficient - The number next to a variable (example 4x).

Correlatiion - The relationship between two relations.

Correlation Coefficent - A number from -1 to 1 that tells you how closely the equation of the line of best fit models the data (closer to 1, positive correlation, closer to 0 no correlation, closer to -1, negative correlation)

Evaluate - to substitute a given number for a variable. 

Function Rule - An equation that describes a function.

Intersection - Where two functions meet (on a graph or otherwise) 

Line of best fit - The most accurate line that represents data on a graph. 

System of equations - two or more equations.

System of inequalities - two or more inequalities.

Parabola - The graph of a quadratic function (x squared)

Radical - A number under a square root sign.

Rate of change - The slope of a function. 

Reciprocal - flipping a fraction.

Slope - The rate of change of a function.

Slope formula - (y2 - y1) / (x2 - x1)

Monomial - A polynomial with one term.

Binomial - A polynomial with two terms.

Trinomial - A polynomial with three terms.

Vertex - The highest or lowest point on a parabola. 

Vertical line test .- If you draw a vertical line through a relation at any point and the line only touches the relation one time then the relation is a function. 

Y intercept - Where a function crosses the y axis.

X intercept - Where a function crosses the x axis. 

Zeros of a function - Where a function crosses the x axis, or the value that will cause the function to equal zero.

Solutions of a function - The zeros of a function. 




After School announcement

After school will be available this week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For Algebra Regents help, see Mr. Judd in room 200. For Geometry help, see Mr. Marchoug in room 502. Stay strong, work hard, and make your Regents grade count!! You can do this!  


Khan Academy

A little math riddle