8th Grade‎ > ‎

Mr. Wiggy (Math)

Name: Mitchell Wiggy
Telephone: 720-424-0667
Email: mitchell_wiggy@dpsk12.org

8/23/2017: First day of school for 8th Graders

Current Unit
Thinking With Mathematical Models: Scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and many other professionals use modeling to gain insight or to predict what will happen in a given situation because full-scale testing is often time-consuming and expensive. This Unit introduces and develops the concept of a mathematical model and its applications in problem solving. Algebra is used to model real situations and to answer questions about these situations. This use of algebra requires the ability to represent data using tables, pictures, graphs, equations or inequalities, and rules. Modeling includes using functions to describe the relationship between two variables, such as the function used for modeling the height of a pitched ball over time. Through judicious choice of mathematical contexts, this Unit also reviews and extends student understanding and skill in dealing with linear functions and equations. It introduces and develops the concept of inverse variation. Further, it develops student understanding and skill in examining associations between variables by using basic ideas of correlation and two-way tables.

Quizzes And Tests
We have a quiz every Wednesday covering the week's lessons and covering a previously taught standard to help students keep all their learning in the forefront.  These quizzes are on Illuminate.

EasyBridge: Students can go here to access the math books and resources online.
Website: Easy Bridge
Username: lunch #
Password: 8-digit birthday

Illuminate: This is where students will take Interim assessments, Unit Tests, and weekly quizzes.
Website: Illuminate

MyMathUniverse: A site directly related to our curriculum. You can access homework help, grade level concepts, and math background videos.  It also includes a separate website, Manga High, with math based games.
Username: lunch #
Password: 8-digit birthday

KhanAcademy: Video lessons and quizzes for extra practice.  
Website:  Khan Academy

PARCC Resources: We will access this link occasionally in class so students can have guided practice time using the PARCC online system.

Please ask your student to check Schoology for their math homework!

Due 9/22/2017:  
Pg. 119: #1-14
Pg. 121: #16
Pg. 123: #19
Pg. 125: #31