8th Grade Mathematics
Welcome to 8th Grade Mathematics!
Below you will find the general class information for both Pre-Algebra and Algebra I
To get specific class information and weekly homework assignments, click on the appropriate tab at the top of this page.
Electronic versions of the Weekly Skill Drills are located above as well.
AFTER SCHOOL HELP DAY: Monday or Tuesday/Thursday by appointment
- 1.5 inch binder with 5 dividers
- Calculator (regular four functions or scientific if in Pre-Algebra and Graphing Calculator- TI-84 recommended for Algebra I)
- 4 dry-erase markers
- Math textbook
- Graph paper and notebook paper
Your math binder is created by you each day throughout the year. It will contain all of your notes, graphic organizers, handouts, class work, homework, assessments and skill drills. The binder will become a portfolio of everything you will learn and do in math this year. You will need to bring this binder with youeveryday to class.
Your math binder should be divided into 5 sections(will be put together in class):
1. Problem of the Day
3. Skill drills
Quizzes 35% - Taken periodically over several lessons at the end of the week.
Tests 35% - Given at the end of each of chapter. Students will be informed days prior to tests. Tests are much more comprehensive and show an understanding of the entire unit.
Skill Drills 20% - due every week on Friday
Homework 10%- See below for details
Homework assignments are important because new concepts are taught daily and must be practiced. Students should expect homework each night. Homework assignments will be posted on this website under Pre-Algebra or Algebra I. In order to receive full credit, your homework assignment must follow the following requirements:
1. The problems and work should be neatly written which means:
- work should be done on lined or graph paper
- name should be written on the top of the page
- title the paper with the page of the homework and the problems assigned
- number the problems
- show work for all problems
- box or circle the final answer
ONLINE TEXTBOOK: All students received an access code the first week of school. All students should have created a username and password and this recorded somewhere safe. I will keep a record of this information in case you have misplaced this. See the link here: https://my.mheducation.com/login
EXTRA HELP: Will be offered on Mondays each week and by appointment on other days.