Welcome to Math 8


Dear students and parents,

I am excited to start this exciting new year together. My goal as a math teacher has always been to help students become confident problem solvers inside and outside the classroom. I firmly believe that every child is capable of learning math whether his/her experience with math has been a pleasant journey or a rough one.

This year, we have an exciting year building on the math skills studnets have honed in middle school. By the end of this year, studnets will learn how to solve algebraic equations with multiple steps and even solve two equations at the same time! Students will also learn about Pythagoras' amazing discovery regarding right triangles and how scientists can effectively calculate and write numbers such as 7,800,000,000,000,000,000,000 without breaking their hand writing the zeros. These are a few of the many algebraic and geometric concepts you will be learning this year. For a full list of all the math skills you will be learning please refer to the following website: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/introduction/

I have designed this website to assist and guide you through deadlines, important exam dates, and share resources that will help you throughout the year and I hope you will visit this site often and find it useful. Now let's begin!


Email: jhong@spusd.net (best way to reach me)

Room: 106

Phone: (626) 441-5835 ext. 3106