Meet Mr. Cole!

Hello! I am currently in my sixth year here at Lucy Laney. Prior to teaching here, I taught 4th grade math for Hiawatha Academies in South Minneapolis. Before relocating to the midwest, I worked for Boston Public Schools; teaching 4th and 5th grade--for 5 years. 

I have been married for about five and a half years. My wife and I have two daughters: Cora(4), Alaina(1). We live in St. Louis Park. 


5th grade is an extremely important year of growth for our mathematicians. 5th grade standards include mastering our division facts, as well as learning strategies for dividing larger numbers. We spend a lot of time working with algebra, especially balancing equations. We will also discover strategies for finding surface area and volume. As in 4th grade we will work a lot with fractions and decimals this year. 

Please practice basic facts in all operations(addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) with your student. Students can make flashcards, or they can be purchased at the dollar store. 

Please feel free to reach out at any time with questions, or concerns.