COURSE DESCRIPTION: The main areas of emphasis for 8th grade are formulating and reasoning about expressions, functions, and geometry. In expressions and equations, students explore functions with a concentration on linear functions. Functions are studied through various representations: symbolic, graphical, tabular, and verbal. In Geometry students consolidate their knowledge of two and three dimensional shapes and their properties, and apply this knowledge to perimeter, area, volume, and visualization problems. This general education curriculum will be followed for Enrichment Math students. Accommodations and modifications will be made when necessary to ensure that the students are successful.
COURSE EXPECTATIONS Math is an extremely important subject to master. Your child will need 4 years of high school math to graduate from high school. Expectations are as follows:
- Come to class prepared: math folder, calculator
- If a student struggles with math homework, I expect to see sincere attempts to do the assigned work. The key here is that I want to ensure that there was effort on the students' part. Examples of all homework assignments will be in their math journal for reference.
- I update PowerSchool each Sunday night.