Eighth Grade Math Syllabus
Course Description: Eighth grade mathematics at Fairgrove Middle School is an exciting and challenging program. The course will cover concepts in number systems, geometry, functions, algebra and statistics. I will accept late work but not after the nine-weeks is over. Your child will have access in the classroom to a TI-84 plus calculator.
Below is a tentative schedule of areas that will be covered each nine -weeks:
First nine-weeks: Reasoning with similarity and transformations, and reasoning about equations and angles
Second nine-weeks: Functional reasoning, system of equations, and statistical reasoning
Third nine-weeks: Reasoning with real numbers, Pythagoras theorem, and volume
Fourth nine-weeks: Exponents, scientific notation, and review for the EOG.
Classroom rules: Be RESPECTFUL of adults, classmates, and yourself!
Be prepared for class!
Grade criteria: Tests – 30%
Classwork/participation – 30%
Homework/Quizzes – 10%
Interactive notebook/Portfolio – 10%
Computer programs/Projects – 20%
Grading scale: A 90-100
Class material: 2 70-page notebooks or composition notebooks
Package of loose notebook paper
Binder with dividers
Optional item – Kleenex
****** My students earn their grades from homework, classwork, tests, quizzes, interactive notebook, math activities, I-ready program and study island program. Your child has an account on Homebase (which is located on our school website). As a parent or guardian, you can have access to this account. It will give you every grade for every assignment in every class that your child has earned. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Our planning time is 9:15 am to 10:15 am and the phone number is 628-8290.