Palmer Middle School Enriched Math 8 20082009 Dora Brown email@example.com Text: Holt Course 3 ($54.95); Worktext ($10.00) Course Description: Students will understand various numerical representations, including square roots, exponents and scientific notation; use and apply geometric properties of plane figures, including congruence and the Pythagorean theorem; use symbolic algebra to represent situations and solve problems, especially those that involve linear relationships; solve linear equations, systems of linear equations and inequalities; use equations, table and graphs to analyze and interpret linear functions; use and understand set theory and simple counting techniques; determine the theoretical probability of simple events; and make inferences from statistical data, particularly data that can be modeled by linear functions. The instructional approach in this class includes all 8th grade standards, while striving for deeper conceptual understanding and multiple connections within the mathematical world as well as outside. Strategies include a heavy focus on problem solving, critical thinking, verbal and written communication of mathematical vocabulary for reasoning and justification of solutions.
. First Nine Weeks Probability (3 weeks)
Use tree diagrams to find the number of outcomes Apply the addition and multiplication principles of counting Find the probability of simple independent and compound independent events
Exponents/square roots (6 weeks) Find square roots of perfect squares Recognize the positive square root of a number as a length of a side of a square Recognize square roots as points and as lengths on a number line Recognize and use the radical symbol to denote the positive square root Simplify expressions containing integer exponents Apply properties of right triangles, including the Pythagorean Theorem Second Nine Weeks Linear equations and inequalities in one variable (5 weeks) Represent a given situation using algebraic expressions or equations in one variable Simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions Solve algebraic inequalities in one variable Graph the solution in an inequality on a number line Functions: relations (4 weeks)
Demonstrate relationships a among sets through use of Venn diagrams Translate among verbal, tabular, graphic, and algebraic representations of functions Understand and recognize arithmetic sequences as linear functions with whole numbers
Third Nine Weeks Linear equations and inequalities in two variables (6 weeks) Determine the meaning of slope and yintercept in a given situation
Graph the solution set of an inequality, identifying the solution as an open or closed half plane Solve problems involving linear relationships Gather data that can be modeled with a linear function Congruence (3 weeks) Apply properties of angle pairs formed by parallel lines but by a transversal Understand the meaning of congruence: that all corresponding parts are congruent Graph equations of the form of y=mx + b Fourth Nine Weeks Systems of equations and inequalities (4 weeks) Given a problem in context, write an appropriate system of linear equations or inequalities Interpret solutions in problem contexts Graph the solution set of a system of linear inequalities in two variables Show what we know (5 weeks) This unit is a cumulative review of all 8th grade standards. Unit Performance Task “Route 66” ** The process standards will be integrated with every strand. Course Expectations: 1. All work will be completed in pencil with papers headed correctly. 2. Reading assignments on math topics will be made during each quarter and will count toward the assessment grade. 3. All students will keep a “math” dictionary as part of their notebook. 4. At least one grade will be taken each week from class work, performance tasks, or assessments. 5. School wide practice is completed in homeroom and checked in math class every Tuesday and Thursday. Quizzes are given every 4 ½ weeks on this review material. 6. Assignments will be posted each week on the school blog . A class assignment book is also kept in the classroom. 7. When a student is absent it is their responsibility to check one of the above sources and makeup the work. Makeup work is completed in accordance with the county/school policies. They will see the teacher to schedule makeup assessments. 8. Extra Credit may be assigned to all students at teacher discretion. Students who have missing or incomplete work are not eligible for extra credit. 9. Morning help sessions are held on Tuesday mornings at 8:15 AM. A tutorial sheet must be completed prior to attendance. 10. Conduct grades will be in accordance with the eighth grade behavior management plan. Grading Procedures: Class work/homework
Assessments Performance Tasks
Basic skill/CRCT review POW Grade Scale: 100.90 A
89.80 B 75.79 C 70.73 D Below 70 F
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Published on Jul 26, 2009
Text: Holt Course 3 ($54.95); Worktext ($10.00) Exponents/square roots (6 weeks) Represent a given situation using algebraic expressions or...