8th Grade Mathematics
Course Overview: The purpose of this course is to expand knowledge and understanding and application of numbers, computation, estimation, measurement, geometry, statistics, probability, patterns and algebra. The concepts and procedures of mathematics are investigated and developed through the defining and solving of problems, the use of reasoning, the communication of knowledge and the understanding and the connecting of mathematical ideas within mathematics to other disciplines and to real life.
Required Textbook: Mathematics Applications and Concepts , McGraw Hill/Glencoe, c. 2004, by Bailey, Day, Frey Howard, Hutchens, Mclain, Moore, Ott, Pelfrey, and Price. Course 3
Materials: Everyday you are expected to have each of the following in class:
· 2-3 sharpened pencils
· 2 red pens
Grading Policy: 10 % Daily warm ups
30% Daily Assignments and Homework
60 % Assessments (20 % quizzes, 40% chapter tests and finals)
100 90 A
89 80 B
79 70 C
69 65 D
64 0 F
Tardy Policy: Students are expected to arrive on time to each class during the day. Students are expected to be in their seats, with all required materials, when the bell rings. Students who receive 3 tardies will receive 2 days of break detention.
Late Work Policy: Late work will be accepted up until the chapter test is taken and will be given a 10 point deduction for each day that it is late. If you are absent (for an approved reason) YOU are responsible for collecting the work missed the same day you return to school. All late work for you math class can be found on a calendar on the bulletin board. You then have the same number of days to complete the work as the number of days you were absent from school.
· Respect yourself, others and their things at all times
· Respect school property
· Raise your hand for permission to speak
· Arrive on time and be prepared for class
· Always do your best work
Also, please note that no cell phones are allowed out at school and will be confiscated and turned into the front office.
If your child chooses to break a rule
· First time = verbal warning
· Second time = change of seat
· Third time = Detention
· Fourth time = Referral to front office
· Severe infractions (fighting, blatant insubordination, etc.) may result in an automatic referral.
Homework Procedures: Homework will be corrected in class the day after it was assigned. If the assignment is not completed on time you can choose to either get partial credit for the few problems completed, or receive 75 % credit for that assignment by turning it in the next day. There is NO extra credit available in math, so please be sure to complete your homework every day. If you received a low score on your homework and would like extra help, you may come to after school for tutoring and will be allowed to redo the assignment for full credit.
Unit 1 Statistics and Matrices Students will learn several tools for the display and analysis of statistical data and learn to choose an appropriate display. They will also use measures of central tendency and measures of variation to determine whether graphs and statistics are misleading.
Unit 2 Probability Students will investigate probability and combinatorics and calculate outcomes, permutations, and combinations. Students will also learn how experimental probability differs from theoretical probability.
Unit 3 Real and Rational Numbers Students will learn how to solve equations involving rational numbers, develop proficiency using powers, exponents, and scientific notation. Also examine square roots, real number system, and the Pythagorean Theorem.
Unit 4 Proportions, Ratios and Percents - Students will explore how to find the rate of change between two points on a graph by calculating slope, solve proportions, and review the connections among fractions, decimals, and percents.
Unit 5 Geometry Students will investigate geometry and measurement. Learn how to find the circumference and area of circles as well as the surface are and volume of 3 dimensional figures. They will also study relationships among lines and angles and learn to classify them.
Unit 6 Equations and Inequalities Students will explore the use of algebraic equations to represent functions. Learn how to simplify equations and to write and solve 2 step equations and solve inequalities.
Unit 7 Linear and Non-Linear Functions and Polynomials Students will learn how to identify and graph functions; calculate the slope of a line, and use the slope intercept form of a linear equation to find the slope and the y intercept. Students will also learn to distinguish between linear and non-linear functions.
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