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                                            Room 200
    8th Grade Math/Math 1
     
     
    Please check your students interactive notebook daily for updates on work and homework assignments.
     
     
    Welcome!  I am excited for the 2018-2019 school year.  
     
    I grew up on the Outer Banks and attended NC State and Elizabeth City State University.  I have my B.S. in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Mathematics and a specialization in Science. I am currently working on my Masters in STEM Education at Old Dominion University.  This will be my fifth year teaching math and I am looking forward to the adventure ahead.  
     
     
     
    Thank you for sharing your student(s) with me this year.  I look forward to an exciting year full of success. Please feel free to contact me at any point throughout the year.
         
     
     
     
     
                        
    CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS
     
    8th Grade Math

     

    I use a point system which is converted to a percentage for grades.  I feel this provides more flexibility and more accurately reflects

    Dear Parents & Guardians,

    Welcome to the 2018-19 school year. Learning mathematics is a challenge.  Meeting this challenge requires concentration, perseverance, and active participation inside, as well as outside, the classroom.  It is also important to have a positive and respectful attitude towards oneself, classmates, and teachers.  There will be times throughout the year you will need extra help outside of the regular class time.  Let me know when this applies to you and we can make arrangements for extra assistance.  If you have any questions concerning your child’s progress or anything at all, please give me a call at school or email me.  Below, you will find information about the class and the classroom expectations.  

     

    Topics in 8th Grade Mathematics

    The Number System

    • Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers
    • Reason quantitatively and use appropriate units to solve problems

     

    Expressions and Equations

    • Work with radical and integer exponents
    • Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines and linear equations
    • Analyze and solve linear equations 
    • Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically
    • Understand and apply scientific notation

     

    Functions

    • Define, evaluate, and compare functions
    • Use functions to model relationships between quantities
    • Interpret functions that arise in an application in terms of the context

     

    Geometry

    • Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software
    • Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem
    • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones and spheres
    • Experiment with rigid and non-rigid transformations in the plane

     

    Statistics and Probability

    • Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data
    • Summarize categorical data in two-way frequency tables



    GRADING

    Latework/Zeros

    Students have five days to complete missed assignments. Each day, after the initial due date, a student will receive a 10% deduction from the grade for each day the work is late. In cases of absences, students will be allotted the same amount of time that they were absent to complete the assignments.  It is the student’s responsibility to check the labeled folder in the classroom for any missed papers on the day they were absent.


    Example for a 10 point assignment:

    Day 1 late assignment the overall grade cannot be higher than a 9

    Day 2 late assignment overall grade cannot be higher than an  8


    No late work will be accepted after the 5th day.  On the 6th day a zero will be assigned.  This does not pertain to students who are absent or who have special accommodations.


    Weights:

    Tests/Projects 50%

    Assignments/Projects  30%

    Quizzes  20%

    Independent

    “Major”

    Homework

    Classwork

    Labs

    Essays

    Group work

    Labs


    Letter Grade Score Range

    A 100 - 90

    B 89 - 80

    C 79 - 70

    D 69 - 60

    F Below 60

    HOMEWORK

    Homework will be assigned almost every class period.  The student is expected to complete the homework before they enter the school on the due date. It is the student’s responsibility to complete his/her homework each night!  

     

    STUDENT CONDUCT

    5 Classroom Rules

    1. Follow Directions Quickly.  
    2. Raise Hand for Permission to Speak.
    3. Raise Hand for Permission to Leave Seat.
    4. Make Smart Choices.
    5. Keep Your Teacher Happy! (We are happy when our students are learning!)

    SUPPLIES

    All students must have 4 spiral or composition notebook.  Parents should check the notebooks often to see the progress of the student’s work.  


    -4 Composition/Spiral Notebooks

    -Pencils (LOTS)

    -Erasers

    -BLACK Dry Erase Markers

    -Optional supplies: tissues, hand sanitizer

     

     Please no Clorox wipes, my goal is to create a toxin free environment this year : )

     

    MATH 1 INFORMATION

    Topics in Math 1

    Numbers

    • Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents.
    • Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems

     

    Algebra

    • Create equations that describe numbers or relationships.
    • Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems
    • Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials.
    • Create equations that describe numbers or relationships.
    • Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning
    • Solve equations and inequalities in one variable
    • Solve systems of equations
    • Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically

     

    Functions

    • Understand the concept of a function and use function notation.
    • Interpret functions that arise in an application in terms of the context
    • Analyze functions using different representations.
    • Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities
    • Build new functions from existing functions.
    • Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems.
    • Interpret expressions for functions in terms of the situation they model.

     

    Geometry

    • Experiment with transformations in the plane
    • Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically.
    • Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems

     

    Statistics and Probability

    • Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable.
    • Summarize, represent, and interpret data on two categorical and quantitative variables.
    • Interpret linear models

    GRADING

    Latework/Zeros

    Students have five days to complete missed assignments. Each day, after the initial due date, a student will receive a 10% deduction from the grade for each day the work is late. In cases of absences, students will be allotted the same amount of time that they were absent to complete the assignments.  It is the student’s responsibility to check the labeled folder in the classroom for any missed papers on the day they were absent.

     

    Example for a 10 point assignment:

    Day 1 late assignment the overall grade cannot be higher than a 9

    Day 2 late assignment overall grade cannot be higher than an  8

     

    No late work will be accepted after the 5th day.  On the 6th day a zero will be assigned.  This does not pertain to students who are absent or who have special accommodations.

     

    Weights:

    Tests/Projects 50%

    Assignments/Projects  30%

    Quizzes  20%

    Independent

    “Major”

    Homework

    Classwork

    Labs

    Essays

    Group work

    Labs

     

     

    Letter Grade Score Range

    A 100 - 90

    B 89 - 80

    C 79 - 70

    D 69 - 60

    F Below 60

     

    HOMEWORK

    Homework will be assigned almost every class period.  The student is expected to complete the homework before they enter the school on the due date. It is the student’s responsibility to complete his/her homework each night!  


    STUDENT CONDUCT

    5 Classroom Rules

    1. Follow Directions Quickly.  
    2. Raise Hand for Permission to Speak.
    3. Raise Hand for Permission to Leave Seat.
    4. Make Smart Choices.
    5. Keep Your Teacher Happy! (We are happy when our students are learning!)

    SUPPLIES

    All students must have 4 spiral or composition notebooks.  Parents should check the notebooks often to see the progress of the student’s work.  


    -4 Composition/Spiral Notebooks

    -Pencils (LOTS)

    -BLACK Dry Erase Markers

    -Optional supplies: tissues, hand sanitizer
     
     Please no Clorox wipes, my goal is to create a toxin free environment this year : )