8th Grade & Math I
Throughout the course of the 9-weeks, each class has homework multiple nights a week. Assignments are never unreasonably lengthy, and could have been completed in approximately 20-30 minutes, providing a quite study environment. These assignments are given as a means of practicing the topics covered during class. Without completing homework assignments nightly, we do not get the repetitive practice that is vital to learning math.
During this 9-weeks, you should work each night to complete assignments, attempting every problem. Show your work on all questions, so that we can easily find mistakes when they occur. During class, take good notes with examples so that when you get home in the evenings you will have your notes to look back over. As always, if you are unsure of how to do something or run across a question on the homework, come by my room in the morning before Homeroom for help.
Let's work to make this 9-weeks a great successful start to your last year at CRMS!!!
Information Shared at 8/29 Open House:
- I have the highest of expectations and will hold your child to those and challenge your child's mathematically mind.
- Students keep a 5 subject notebook as opposed to a textbook. This IS our textbook, and we are building it and filling it with GREAT and HELPFUL things all year. This should have explanations and examples from class to support any assignment being completed especially those going home.
- My goal this year is to improve school/home communication thus I have taken several new measures to keep parents/guardians in the loop. This includes a link for the Remind app for both class for quick text message reminders, an ever updating website with links to scanned copies of assignments, and a No Homework form to monitor your child's missing work.
- Math I students/ parents should be aware that the End-Of-Course (EOC) is required by law to count as 25% of their final end of year grade. This is more than any single grading period and can heavily impact their final grade, and can satisfy 1 of the 4 math credits required at MHHS next year. Also, these students are under a 20 day trial period during which we are closely watching and monitoring their progress to ensure success in this jump from the 7th grade curriculum to this high school course. If your child remains in this class, as of the 21st day, he/she will be required to continue the course and complete the EOC at the end. If during this 20 day window, you/your child/myself feel that a change in schedule needs to be made communicating that as quickly as possible is crucial.
8th Grade Classes (First, Lunch and Fifth Periods):
Math I Class:
8th Grade Announcements:
Friday, Oct 20: Fall Festival
Thursday, Oct 26: Parent Day... Report Card Pick Up
NEED SOME HELP ON HOMEWORK???...
Check out www.tutor.com. It is a Gear-Up sponsored site that CRMS students can use to chat live with tutors. Check out the flyer linked below for more info!!! It is an awesome extension of the classroom.
The current unit that we are working on in class is:
8th Grade Classes- Expressions & Scientific Notation
Math I Classes - Factoring Polynomials
Homeroom information and reminders can be received by joining our class on the Remind App... see flyer below.