__Students should be reviewing the following math related concepts to help them do well on their regents exam:__

__gradient____rate of change____density____eccentricty__

__Dilation____ Quiz Thursday 12/7__

- enlargements (any k greater than 1), image gets bigger, multiply original coordinates to get larger image by the scale factor

-reduction (any k less than 1 (often a fraction), image gets smaller, divide original coordinates to get smaller image by the scale factor

-we use ' as prime to label each dilated point

__Quiz on Interior and Exterior Angles 11/9__

**-Interior angle sum theorem- all 3 angles of a triangle add up to 180**

**Exterior Angle Theorem- the 2 interior angles of a triangle add up to the exterior angle**

**Grade 8 Departmentalized Mathematics**

**Sutton/Dunkley**

__Class Overview__: This year in mathematics we will be following
the prescribed modules for 8^{th} grade according to NY which can be
found on the Engage NY website.

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**Expressions and Equations (September - Mid
October)**

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**Geometry (October)**

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**Transformational Geometry (End of October -
November)**

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**Functions and Linear Relationships (December -
February)**

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**Rational and Irrational Numbers, Pythagorean
Theory, and Simplifying Radicals and Radical Expressions (May – June)**

__Classroom
Procedures:__

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**Organization-
**The teacher will provide each student with a 3-ring binder where all do
nows, guided notes, and corrected homework’s will be placed. The binder will not travel with the student;
it will remain in the room. Students may
bring home guided notes to help with homework completion but they must be
returned. Students will clean out
binders once a quarter and can bring the materials home then.

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**Do Now- **Students
will pick up a do now and their binder and work silently for the first 5
minutes. Do Now’s will be graded
occasionally based on their level of effort and completion.

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**Homework-**
Homework will be assigned every night Monday- Thursday and will be checked the
following day (sometimes for accuracy and sometimes for effort). Homework is posted online daily on my class
web page through the school’s website.

·
**Fluencies-** Every Friday, students will practice their
math skills by completing a timed 10 question practice set (which relates to
the topic we are presently covering) and will correct their work and graph
it. These graphs will be kept in the
classroom in a folder in their notebooks.
Every 5 weeks, the work will be graded as classwork (for growth).

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**Extra
Help-**__ __Unfortunately, I won’t be able to offer lunch help as I teach
during their lunch but extra help is available during the Early Bird Extra Help
sessions (in the library) and after school by appointment on Tuesdays.

__Grading Policy:__ Quarterly averages will be calculated using
the following percentages:

·
Classwork- 35% (do-nows, mini projects, and fluencies)

·
Tests- 35% (at least 2 unit tests per quarter)

·
Quizzes- 20% (quizzes at the end of each
sub-unit)

Homework- 10% (assigned daily except for Fridays and holidays)