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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.



"May at-a-glance"
Algebra 2016 - 2017

May
Students will learn about Pythagorean Theorem and different transformations such as translation, reflection, rotation, and dilation.  They will be learning about two-way tables and other statistical concepts in another class.  After the MCAS on 5/16 and 5/17, they will then continue learning about exponential functions, exponential growth, and exponential decay.

April 
Students will continue learning about rational number exponents and scientific notation.  They will then learn more geometric concepts, such as angle properties and angles related to parallel lines and a transversal,  in preparation to Math MCAS.



March 
Students will continue learning about solving systems by substitution and elimination.  They will then learn about properties of exponents.  




February
Students 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.



January
Students 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 learn 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.  



November
Students 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/ September
The students will familiarize themselves with the expectations of the class.  The shall also work on Relations and Functions before they proceed to learn how to solve multi-step equations.


Math 2016 - 2017

May
Students will continue learning about transformations, congruence and similarity.  They will be learning about two-way tables and other statistical concepts in another class.  After the MCAS on 5/16 and 5/17, they will start working on the Budget Project.  


April
Students will learn about Pythagorean Theorem and its relation to finding distance on the coordinate plane.  They will also learn about different transformations such as translation, reflection, rotation, and dilation.  They will be learning angle properties and relations in another class.  


March
Students will learn how to find and interpret intercepts of lines.  They will then learn how to write equations of lines in point-slope form.  They will also learn how to solve systems of lines by graphing and substitution.   They will also learn about relations, functions, domain, and range.


February
Students 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.



January
Students continued working on word problems related to solving equations.  They then proceeded to learn 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.


December
Students learned about solving and writing two-step equations, solving multi-step equations, and solving equations with variables on both sides.




November
Students 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 solve equations.




October
The students will be working on laws of exponents and applying them to monomials.  These laws of exponents will also learn to negative exponents.  The students will learn what a negative exponent means.  They will also be determining, with reasons, which power is greater.  


August/ September
The 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.

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Jacqueline Macharia,
May 23, 2017, 12:27 PM
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