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7th & 8th Grade Math Syllabus


Mrs. Kristin Martin

Eno River Academy

7th and 8th Grade Mathematics

Room 204

kmartin@enoriveracademy.org    919-644-6272 ext. 106


WELCOME to math class!!!  This year is going to be filled with many challenges for you as a student, as well as for me as your teacher.  Everything we do this year will be based on the Common Core Standards, and our class will be challenging but fun at the same time.  Here are some guidelines for our classroom.

Try your best. 

Treat others the way you would like to be treated.


Absence - you are expected to get your homework assignment out of the absent work folder.  Please ask me for assistance on anything.  If you need help on an assignment, lunch and tiger time are appropriate times to seek extra help.  I am ALWAYS happy to help you!

Attendance – will be taken every day at the beginning of class.  Students are expected to be on time, seated and ready to work at the beginning of class with all materials. 

Extra CreditNo extra credit work will be assigned at the end of a quarter to make up for work not done during the rest of the quarter.  If you need to improve your grade, you should schedule a re-test.

Re-tests – In math it is important to improve upon your mistakes.  You will have the opportunity to re-take any math test you score a 79 or below on.  This re-test will be given during the school day (lunch, tiger time, extra time in another class).  You may only take one re-test for each test given.  Homework, projects and quizzes will NOT be given the opportunity for a re-do.

Extra Help – is almost always available.  See me to set up a time when you can get assistance.  Enrichment and homeroom are both appropriate times to get math help!

Grading – Your grade will be determined on the basis of the number of points you have accumulated out of the total number of possible points.  Grades are based on in-class assignments, homework, tests, quizzes and projects.  You can ALWAYS check your grade on-line with your user name and password.  There should be no surprises!

 Homework Expectations – homework assignments are always listed on the homework board as well as on PowerSchool.  You can sign up for Remind Texts/Emails to be reminded of your daily homework assignments. I highly recommend the use of a planner to keep up with your assignments.  I expect homework to be completed and passed in on time, done neatly, and to the best of your ability.

Homework Rationale – I will assign two main types of homework throughout the year: video notes and traditional math homework problems.  There will also be a “Weekly Assignment” that will focus on EOG test preparation and it may be in the form of an on-line assignment or a paper/pencil assignment.  It is assigned for many reasons: to reinforce materials and skills learned in class, to prepare you for upcoming class topics, to teach you to work independently and to organize your time.

Materials – you are expected to come to class prepared every day.  You must always have your binder and Interactive notebook, a sharpened pencil and paper.

Notebooks – each student is required to keep a 3 ring binder for math.  You should KEEP EACH NOTES UNIT in your binder ALL YEAR.  I will be checking your binders for all notes units during each test and this will be graded!

What will you be learning in math class this year?


7th Grade Math

  • Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.
  • Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
  • Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
  • Draw, construct, and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.
  • Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, are, surface area, and volume.
  • Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population. 
  • Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.
  • Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.

8th Grade Math

  • Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.
  • Work with radicals and integer exponents.
  • Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.
  • Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
  • Define, evaluate and compare functions.
  • Use functions to model relationships between quantities.
  • Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software.
  • Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
  • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones and spheres.
  • Investigate patterns of association in data with two variables.




Math 1

  • Use properties of exponents to generate equivalent expressions.
  • Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems.
  • Interpret the structure of expressions.
  • Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems.
  • Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials.
  • Create equations that describe numbers or relationships.
  • Understanding solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning.
  • Solve equations and equations in one variable.
  • Solve systems of equations.
  • Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically.
  • Understand the concept of a Function and use Function Notation.
  • Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context.
  • Analyze functions using different representations.
  • Build a Function that models a relationship between two quantities.
  • Construct and compare linear and exponential models and solve problems.
  • Interpret expressions for functions in terms of the situations they model.
  • Experiment with transformation in the coordinate plane.
  • Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically.
  • Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems.
  • Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable.
  • Summarize, represent, and interpret data on two categorical and quantitative variables.
  • Interpret linear models.

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