__Welcome to 8th Grade Algebra/Math__**Ms. Macharia - jmacharia@nrsd.net or 978-365-4558 Ext 1015**

**Students will find the topics of what was learned in Our Class Calendar. They will also find the assigned homework on the Homework page.**

There are IXL and Classzone links that students should use to refresh or reinforce on concepts that have been previously taught.

Although this website will be updated regularly, students should be reminded to use their notes from class and their agendas to assist them complete their assignments efficiently.

There are IXL and Classzone links that students should use to refresh or reinforce on concepts that have been previously taught.

Although this website will be updated regularly, students should be reminded to use their notes from class and their agendas to assist them complete their assignments efficiently.

__"February at-a-glance"__Algebra 2016 - 2017FebruaryStudents are currently learning about solving systems by graphing, by substitution, and by elimination. The students will be taking the district's midterm tests on Wednesday, 2/15, and Thursday, 2/16.JanuaryStudents learned how to draw lines of best fit and how to apply linear interpolation and extrapolation in solving problems of lines of best fit. They were able to use graphing calculators to graph lines of best fit. The students then proceeded to learning about solving linear inequalities including absolute value inequalities and then bivariate linear inequalities. December Students learned how to write equations of lines in slope-intercept, point-slope, and standard forms. They learned about parallel and perpendicular lines. They also learned how to solve related word problems. NovemberStudents will be learning how to graph linear equations, solve linear equations by graphing, and find slopes of lines. They shall also learn about direct variation, proportional and non-proportional relationships, and arithmetic sequences as linear functions. October The students will continue working on solving equations and solving word problems involving equations. They will also work on solving absolute value equations August/ SeptemberThe students will familiarize themselves with the expectations of the class. The shall also work on Relations and Functions before they proceed to learning how to solve multi-step equations. | Math 2016 - 2017FebruaryStudents are currently learning how to write and graph equations of lines in slope-intercept form and to solve related word problems. The students will be taking the district's midterm tests on Wednesday, 2/15, and Thursday, 2/16.JanuaryStudents continued working on word problems related to solving equations. They then proceeded to learning about linear relationships that were either proportional or non-proportional. They learned how to find slopes of lines and solved word problems related to slopes of lines. They also learned how to write and solve equations of direct variation. DecemberStudents learned about solving and writing two-step equations, solving multi-step equations, and solving equations with variables on both sides. NovemberStudents will be learning about scientific notations, square roots and cube roots and how to estimate square roots and cube roots to the nearest integer. They will complete chapter 1 of their textbook and then proceed to solving equations. OctoberThe students will be working on laws of exponents and applying them to monomials. These laws of exponents will also be applied to negative exponents. The students will learn what a negative exponent means. They will also be determining, with reasons, which power is greater. August/ SeptemberThe students will familiarize themselves with the expectations of the class. They will then work on finding volumes of cylinders, cones, and spheres. After the topic of volumes, they will do a test and then proceed to learn about Real Numbers. |