Syllabus

8th Grade Math Syllabus

 

I.          8th Grade Math – 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Periods         

II.        Mrs. Rena Mason

            E-mail: gailmason@wcps.org

            Phone: 919-658-7320

            Parent conference availability: 2:00-3:00 a.m. daily and after school

            Tutoring & make up work opportunities: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00

 

III.       Class Description

Students will formulate and reason about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solve linear equations and systems of linear equations.  They will also grasp the concept of a function and use functions to describe quantitative relationships.  The geometry focus will be on analyzing two and three dimensional space and figures using distance, angles, similarity, and congruence, and understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.                

 

IV.       8th Grade Math Goals as determined by the North Carolina State Mathematics Standards

            The Number System; Expressions and Equations; Functions; Geometry; and Statistics

            and Probability 

 

V.        Required Materials

Students must bring pencils, composition notebook, and assignments to class each day.  Pens are not allowed in math.  A textbook will be issued that can be left at home.  We have a classroom set to use during class.

 VI.       Grading Scale

            90-100       A

            80-89         B

            70-79         C

            60-69         D

            Below 60   F

 

VII.     Grading Procedures

Students will be graded using a total points scale.  This means that each assignment (homework, test, quizzes, and class work) will be worth 100 points and a final average will be calculated by adding all points and dividing by the total number of assignments.

 

VIII.    Classrom Expectations

·         Bring all required materials to class each day. 

·         Begin working on the problem of the day at the beginning of class.

·         Sharpen pencils at the beginning of class.

·         Raise your hand to be recognized if you have an answer, question, comment or need to leave your seat.

·         Do all work in pencil.

·         No food, drink or candy (a bottle of water is acceptable)

·         When in groups, complete your assignment quietly and efficiently.

Math I (Algebra) Syllabus


I.         
Math I (Algebra) – 5th Period  

 II.        Mrs. Rena Mason

            E-mail: gailmason@wcps.org

            Phone: 919-658-7320

            Parent conference availability: 2:00-3:00 a.m. daily and after school 

            Tutoring & make up work opportunities: Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00

 

III.             Class Description

The purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. This course deepens and extends understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential and quadratic phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. In addition to studying bivariate data, students also summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable. The Geometry standards that appear in this course formalize and extend students╩╝ geometric experiences to explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, require that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

 

IV.       Math I Goals as determined by the NC State Math One Standards for Assessment

The Real Number System; Quantities; Seeing Structure in Expressions; Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Expressions; Creating Equations; Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities; Interpreting Functions; Building Functions; Linear, Quadratic and Exponential Models; Congruence; Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations; Geometric Measurement and Dimension; and Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data

 

V.        Required Materials

Students must bring book, workbook, pencils, composition notebook and assignments to class each day.  Pens are not allowed in Algebra.

 

VI.       Grading Scale

            90-100       A

            80-89         B

            70-79         C

            60-69         D

            Below 60   F

 

VII.     Grading Procedures

Students will be graded using a total points scale.  This means that each assignment (homework, tests, quizzes, and class work) will be worth 100 points and a final average will be calculated by adding all points and dividing by the total number of assignments.

 

VIII.    Class Expectations

·         Bring all required materials to class each day. 

·         Begin working on the problem of the day at the beginning of class.

·         Sharpen pencils at the beginning of class.

·         Raise your hand to be recognized if you have an answer, question, comment or need to leave your seat.

·         Do all work in pencil.

·         No food, drink or candy (a bottle of water is acceptable)

·         When in groups, complete your assignment quietly and efficiently. 


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