Amy Purvis

7th Grade Math & Accelerated Math


About the Teacher

I grew up in Southaven, MS, and attended Freed Hardeman University, where I received a degree in Middle Grades Math Education. I always dreamed of coming back to DeSoto County to teach, and I'm so thrilled to be here!
I have a wonderful husband, Caleb, a sweet baby girl, Molly, and three mischievious cats. I am a member of the Southaven church of Christ, and I love all things art related! Painting is one of my biggest passions. Other favorites of mine are Memphis basketball (Go Tigers!), baking, and coffee. I love teaching and interacting with my students on a daily basis, and I especially love helping them grow throughout the year!

I am a graduate of Southaven High School and have a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education (4-8 Math) from Freed Hardeman University. I am so excited to be back teaching in DeSoto County!

I am certified to teach Math, English, Science, and Social Studies for grades 7 and 8. This is my 5th year teaching math at OBMS.

Pearson e-Book Instructions


How to Log In:

1) Use this link to go to the login page:

2) Type in your MSIS number (lunch number) as your username and password.

3) Click Sign In.

4) Click on the button that says "6-8 Pearson/Savaas Texbtook." It is on the right side of the screen.

To Use the eBook:

After you have followed the previous instructions, you may click on the green "Browse" section.  This will take you through all parts of your book.  At the bottom of the table of contents, there is a folder labeled "Intervention Lessons." These are for if you need help with any of the basic understanding you need to complete the lessons we are working on (for example, simple multiplication or division).

To Complete Lessons:

After logging in, instead of selecting "Browse" you will select "Classes".  Here I have assigned the lessons and any additional practice that I believe may be of help to you. 

Welcome to Mrs. Purvis' classroom!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the contact form above.  This is the quickest way to get in touch with me!

Want to stay up to date with our class? Sign up for Remind! To join the 7th grade group, text @purvismath to 81010, or to join the 8th grade group, text @purvis8th to 81010. If you sign up, you will receive reminders about upcoming tests and quizzes.

Struggling with a certain concept or just need more practice outside of class? Don't be afraid to ask for help! I can always find additional resources for you to practice at home. Check out the following websites:

Please be sure to have your 3 ring notebook, your textbook, and your calculator for class everyday!

Any homework assignments that have not been turned in within a 9 weeks term can be submitted for half credit (up to a 50). If you made below a 50 the first time you turned in the homework, you may also correct it and turn it in for half credit. Missing assignments due to absences can receive full credit.

Remember to work hard every day, and it will all pay off! I am excited to have a great year with each of you. We are going to learn so much and grow together as a class. Hang in there - I am here to help you! Let's make 2020-2021 an awesome year!