8th Grade Math Course PENCIL

 
As students progress in thier educational pathway, more knowledge and skills will be required.  This course will foster a development and understanding of mathematics in the real world. Students will acquire skills in adding, subtracting, multiplyuing and dividing signed numbers which will include integers. Students will solve multi-step equations involving the real number system and algebraic thinking. Problems solving in this course includes applications of ratios, proportion, fractions, and percents.  It continues to develop other important mathematics topics including patterns, functions, geometry, measurement, probability, and statistics. It provides hands-on and visuals for students who are below grade level as well as enrichment for advanced students.
 
 
 

Math 8 - Syllabus

Gus Garcia Middle School

2013-2014

 

Christina Hernandez-Rios

(210)444-8075 ext. 2834

Email: crios@eisd.net

District Webpage: www.eisd.net

 

Supplies – Bring everyday!

Ø 2” Binder with a pencil pouch filled with plenty of mechanical pencils, pencils, blue or red pens, and erasers.

Ø Composition book to take notes. (Left in class)

Ø Completed assignments.

Ø Pocket Folder

Ø A positive attitude and a willingness to work hard! J

Ø Calculators will be provided

Curriculum

v This course is taught using the C-Scope, Teking Towards STAAR, Motivational Math  curriculum including UTSA Activities Flash Drive.

v This course does not follow a textbook.

v Each student in this course will be issued an I-PAD, charger, and headsets.

v Students are RESPONSIBLE in bringing their I-PADS, chargers, and headsets everyday for learning.

Classroom Expectations

1) Enter the room in an orderly manner.

2)Be in your seat working on the warm-up

when the tardy bell rings.

3)Follow directions the first time they are

given.

4) Show respect to teachers, students, and

property.

5) Wait to be recognized before speaking.

6) Keep hands, feet, and objects to

yourself.

7) Follow all district/school rules as

stated in the Student Handbook.

8) All math work MUST be completed in

pencil!

Topics Covered

 

*    Basics of Algebra

*     Integers

*    One-Step Equations

*     Fractions, Decimals, Percent

*    Scientific Notation

 

*    Addition and Subtraction of

                 Rational Numbers

 

*    Multiplication and Division of

                 Rational Numbers

 

*    Number Sequences

*    Functions and Graphing

*    Ratios, Proportions, and Percent

*    Probability Statistics

*    Geometry

*    Measurement

*    Perimeter, Area and Circumference

*    Surface Area and Volume

*    Pythagorean Theorem

Consequences

1st Offense: Verbal Warning

2nd Offense: 30 minute detention

Monday or Wednesday

(notice requires parent signature)

3rd Offense: Call to parent/guardian with

referral to office.

 

Cell phones will be taken up and turned into the office. Parents will have to pick them up.

Tardy Stations Procedures

 

1.     Take a yellow Tardy Slip off the ring.

2.     Print your name, date, class period on the slip.

3.     Fill out the Tardy Slip in complete sentences, with time.

 (You have only 2 mins. to fill out tardy slip.)

4.     Attach (staple) your Tardy Slip from the office to the yellow Tardy Slip.

5.     Place them on the teacher’s desk.

 

QUIETLY TAKE YOUR SEAT.

DO NOT DISRUPT THE CLASS DUE TO YOUR TARDY.

 

1st Period

Math

8:15 - 9:12

2nd Period

Math

9:16 - 10:08

3rd Period

Algebra I

10:12 - 11:04

4th Period

Conference

11:08 - 11:55

Lunch

12:25 - 12:55

5th Period

Math

12:59 - 1:51

6th Period

Algebra I

1:55 - 2:47

7th Period

Algebra I

2:51 - 3:45

              DAILY SCHEDULE

Grade Policy

 

Nine Weeks Average

Formative      50%

Summative    50%

 

Students may make-up any assignments below a 70 for a maximum grade of a 70.

 

Missing/Absent work

 

Students will be allowed to make-up missing assignments. Makeup work will be located in the black crate. It is the student’s responsibility to pick up their work.

 

Late work

Will not be accepted after one week of the due date.

Homework

§  Homework will be given daily, as well as holidays.

§  Homework is given to check for understanding and additional practice.

§  There will be 5 to 10 problems given.

§  Holiday Packets will be given to help students continue math concepts at home.

 

Students will place homework in the center of groups and I will pick them up, or students will place homework on tray as soon as they walk in.

Tutorials

I will have tutorials several times each week. Specific days will be announced during class and will be posted by the classroom door. Students may attend tutorials with another math teacher if I am unavailable.

 

Monday and Wednesday 4:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Other afterschool tutoring will be provide by the school --TBA

 

One Team, One Goal, NO LIMITS!  Gus Garcia Middle School

 

 
 
Algebra I 
COMPOSE
 
Algebra I is intended to build a foundation for all higher math classes. It is the bridge from concrete to abstract study of mathematics. This course will review algebraic expressions, integers, and mathematical properties that will lead into working with variables and linear equations.  There will be an in-depth study of graphing, polynomials, quadratic equations, data analysis, and systems of equations through direct class instruction, group work, homework, and Fuse (I-pads).
 
 

Algebra - Syllabus

Gus Garcia Middle School

2013-2014

 

Christina Hernandez-Rios

(210)444-8075 ext. 2834

Email: crios@eisd.net

District Webpage: www.eisd.net

 

Supplies – Bring everyday!

Ø 2” Binder with a pencil pouch filled with plenty of mechanical pencils, pencils, blue or red pens, and erasers.

Ø Composition book to take notes. (Left in class)

Ø Completed assignments.

Ø I-PADS

Ø A positive attitude and a willingness to work hard! J

Ø Calculators will be provided

Curriculum

v This course is taught using the FUSE,

C-Scope curriculum including UTSA Activities Flash Drive.

v This course does not follow a textbook.

v Each student in this course will be issued an I-PAD, charger, and headsets.

v Students are RESPONSIBLE in bringing their I-PADS, chargers, and headsets everyday for learning.

Classroom Expectations

1) Enter the room in an orderly manner.

2)Be in your seat working on the warm-up

when the tardy bell rings.

3)Follow directions the first time they are

given.

4) Show respect to teachers, students, and

property.

5) Wait to be recognized before speaking.

6) Keep hands, feet, and objects to

yourself.

7) Follow all district/school rules as

stated in the Student Handbook.

8) All math work MUST be completed in

pencil!

Topics Covered

 

*    Study of Functions

*    Domain/Range

*    Expressions

*    One-Step Equations

*    Two-Step Equations

*    Inequalities

*    Linear Functions

*    Slopes

*    Graphing

*    Systems of Linear Equations

*    Exponents

*    Polynomials

*    Quadratic Functions

*    Quadratic Equations

*    Axis od Symmetry

 

*    Calculator

·        Linear Regression

·        Quadratic Regression

·        Matrix

·        Stats

Consequences

1st Offense: Verbal Warning

2nd Offense: 30 minute detention

Monday or Wednesday

(notice requires parent signature)

3rd Offense: Call to parent/guardian with

referral to office.

 

Cell phones will be taken up and turned into the office. Parents will have to pick them up.

Tardy Stations Procedures

 

1.     Take a yellow Tardy Slip off the ring.

2.     Print your name on the slip.

3.     Fill out the Tardy Slip in complete sentences, with time and date. (You have only 2 mins. to fill out tardy slip.)

4.     Attach (staple) your Tardy Slip from the office to the yellow Tardy Slip.

5.     Place them on the teacher’s desk.

 

QUIETLY TAKE YOUR SEAT.

DO NOT DISRUPT THE CLASS DUE TO YOUR TARDY.

1st Period

Math

8:15 - 9:12

2nd Period

Math

9:16 - 10:08

3rd Period

Algebra I

10:12 - 11:04

4th Period

Conference

11:08 - 11:55

Lunch

12:25 - 12:55

5th Period

Math

12:59 - 1:51

6th Period

Algebra I

1:55 - 2:47

7th Period

Algebra I

2:51 - 3:45

              DAILY SCHEDULE

Grade Policy

 

Nine Weeks Average

Formative      50%

Summative    50%

 

Students may make-up any assignments below a 70 for a maximum grade of a 70.

 

Missing/Absent work

 

Students will be allowed to make-up missing assignments. Makeup work will be located in the black crate. It is the student’s responsibility to pick up their work.

 

Late work

Will not be accepted after one week of the due date.

Homework

 

§  Homework will be given daily, as well as holidays.

§  Homework is given to check for understanding and additional practice.

§  There will be 5 to 10 problems given.

§  Holiday Packets will be given to help students continue math concepts at home.

 

Students will place homework in the center of groups and I will pick them up, or students will place homework on tray as soon as they walk in.

Tutorials

I will have tutorials several times each week. Specific days will be announced during class and will be posted by the classroom door. Students may attend tutorials with another math teacher if I am unavailable.

 

Monday and Wednesday 4:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Other afterschool tutoring will be provide by the school --TBA

 

One Team, One Goal, NO LIMITS!  Gus Garcia Middle School

 

 
 
Last Modified on December 9, 2013