Course Information

This year, our 8th grade students will be studying the following:

 
Pre Algebra 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

 
Algebra 1 Course Information

Units of Study for this course include:

Unit 1 – Linear Functions, Equations, and Inequalities

Unit 2 – Number and Algebraic Methods

Unit 3 – Quadratic Functions and Equations

Unit 4 – Exponential Functions and Equations

Additional Information:

 

Tutoring Schedule:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 4:00- 5:00 PM with transportation available.

 

Materials Needed:

1 – Box of tissue
1 – 3 subject spiral (Interactive Students Notebook - ISN)
1 – Package of colored pens (not black) to write in their ISN
1 – Scissors
1 – Ruler
Several glue sticks/glue bottle             
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.  
**Please note that as per new Sharyland ISD policy, Pre-AP students will not be able to retest unless 50% of the class or more fails. 

 

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.
 
**Please note that as per new Sharyland ISD policy, Pre-AP students will not be allowed to turn in late minor assignments unless the student has been absent. 

 *Note:Most math assignments require for students to show all of their work.  This is necessary because the process or strategies they use are a  very critical component of the learning process.  Even though students will be allowed to use a graphing calculator this year, their thinking process still needs to be documented in writing so that we can help students identify any errors they might be making.