Garcia, Monica - Math

Welcome to 8th Grade Math


Teacher:  Mrs. M. Garcia

Room: 141

Phone #: 956-686-1415 ext. 3532

Conference: 8:00 - 8:54 AM


Course Information

Units of Study for this course include:

Unit 1 – Expressions and the Number System

Unit 2 – Proportional and Non-Proportional Relationships and Functions

Unit 3 – Expressions, Equations, and Relationships in Geometry

Unit 4 – Equations and Inequalities

Unit 5 – Transformational Geometry

Unit 6 – Statistics and Samples

Unit 7- Personal Financial Literacy


Tutoring Schedule

     After School - 4:00- 4:50 PM in room 141 with transportation available.


4 - Folders with prongs and pockets                                                        

1 – Box of Tissue

1 – Bottle of Hand Sanitizer

1 - Package of colored pens (not black)

1 – Package of Assorted Color Paper


Glue stick

Notebook Paper and pencils as needed

Grading Policy - Access to student grades are available for parent and student through Skyward.  To get username and password contact the front office.

Tests:    60%

There will be a minimum of three (3) tests each grading period. 

Homework, Quizzes and STAAR Review:   40%

There will be a minimum of nine (9) assignments each grading period.  Assignments must be done in pencil and turned in at the beginning of class.  Quizzes may include teacher made quizzes, pop quizzes, selected homework problems, worksheets, and other miscellaneous assignments.  Re-quizzing is not allowed. 


Note:  Most math assignments require showing all work.  This is necessary because the process or strategy is the critical learning task, not just getting the answer.

PRE-AP students will not be allowed to retest unless 50% or more of the students in a class fail.



Late work will be accepted up to 3 days after the due date with a 10 point deduction per day from the original grade.

For example:    original grade                                  92

                              -deduction                                       -10

                                    grade recorded                                82 ; if only one day late


Class Procedures

•      Bring all needed materials to class.  (Pencil, homework, colored pen, and Interactive notebook).

•      Be in your seat and ready to work when the bell rings. Pencils must be sharpened before the bell rings! Only one person at the sharpener at a time.

•      Respect and be polite to all people.  (Listen and stay seated when someone is talking and behave properly for a substitute teacher.)

•      Follow your teacher’s quiet signal used to focus your attention.

•      Respect other people’s property.  (Keep the room clean and neat, pick up trash, return borrowed property, don’t write on the desks, and get permission before using another person’s materials.)

•      Obey all school rules.