Welcome to Math!
Overview for 8th Grade Math
In this year of mathematics, middle school students will expand their mathematical skills, especially relating to algebraic reasoning, representing functions and equations, and probability. This course will prepare students to succeed in Algebra 1 as freshmen in high school.
This Week in 8th Grade Math
This week, the 8th Graders are learning about transformations of plane figures in the coordinate plane. They have a test on all of Chapter 2 on Thursday.
To see the syllabus for this class, click here.
Join Code for students: 4qhuxeh
I use Google Classroom (click here for link) as my main way to communicate with students during the school year. I post things such as slides from class, announcements, and any homework assignments that they can turn in electronically. As a parent or guardian, you can also sign up to receive updates about what I post on Google Classroom. If you would like to sign up for this information, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject “Google Classroom” and let me know your child’s name, as well as which email(s) you want to use to receive notifications.
- 2.7 Workbook activities
- text pp. 87-89 #3, 7-25 odd
- Study for test
- Chapter 3 Fair Game Review
Math Help Times
If I an unable to adequately address a student’s questions during class, or if a student has additional questions about the material, I strongly encourage those students to come see me for extra help. I am currently teaching a class during the normal study hall time. However, I am available to help students with math at the following times:
- Before school (7:30-7:50)
- During recess (11:53 – 12:10)
- After school (3:00 – at least 3:30)
Directions for Easy Access Online Textbook – If you cannot remember your login for the online textbook, click on the blue button below the login box to a web-based, bare-bones version of the online textbook.
Below are links I have frequently used with students. They provide quality supplementary help with math concepts.
The Art of Problem Solving – This page contains a list of free resources from an exciting organization that emphasizes problem-solving skills in mathematics.
Virtual Nerd – Short video explanations with examples.
Khan Academy – Videos, examples, and practice problems to help students become proficient in math (and a number of other subjects as well).
Math Is Fun – Down-to-Earth textual explanations of math concepts.