Palms Middle School


Room 44

Room 215 (for computer classes)

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Practicing KISSES: Paper Towers Contest 2017

Building Earthquake Resistant Structures Project 2018

Bridge Project 2018

Mr. Rubin

This is my tenth year at Palms. I feel very fortunate to be teaching here and to be a part of a wonderful teaching team with Ms. Mullen. I have been a California teacher for the past 35 years. My background is in teaching math, science, and computer education. Currently, I teach two magnet classes of math, two classes of science, and one elective in the computer lab. You can get a good idea about my classes by looking at the slideshows and other materials on this web page. As I will update this site often, please check back. I am always pleased to hear from parents or students. Feel free to email me and I will respond as quickly as I can. My email address is

  • You can download information about a class by clicking Course Outline.
  • To view daily and past homework assignments, click the Assignments link.
  • To check your progress click the Grade Reports link.
  • To activate or change your LAUSD email account click here.
  • If you wish to view or download projects, videos, or pictures from our class click here.
  • To view Khan Academy Reports click here.
  • To view the Back-to-School Night Presentation click here.
  • To view Open House and Visitor Day Material click here.
  • To view the Typing Club video and Back-to-School Night Presentation click here.
  • To learn about the Coding Class click here.
  • To check out my wish list click here.



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Very soon you will receive an email invitation to join Google Classroom. When a parent joins Google Classroom, "they will receive regular automatic email summaries for each of their students." Parents can choose the frequency of emails, or unsubscribe at any time. The invitation will be sent to the email address you sent me in the Course Outline. If you wish to receive an invitation to more than one email address please let me know and I can add the address. Many assignments will be completed through Google Classroom.


Parent Conference Dates

Parent Conference Dates

Students Volunteering to Restore the Ballona Creek Wetlands

Students Volunteering to Restore LAX Dunes

Khan Academy Millionaires (One Million Energy Points)

Pi Day Memorization Contest 2018

Pumpkin Day 2017

First Sun Badge of 2018 in Khan Academy

First Sun Badge of the Year

How Many Licks Does It Take to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop?

Using Curiosity to Make Predictions

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Science Video of the Week

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Some of My Favorite Recent Science Books and Podcasts