PRE-ALGEBRA

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
 
MATERIALS:
1 – 1.5 inch 3 ring binder
1 – Package of Red or Colored Pens
1 – Box of Tissue
GLUE STICKS, Notebook paper and pencils as needed 
***Graphing Calculators (TI-nspire) are used in 8th grade Pre-Algebra classes. If you do not have your own, a graphing calculator will be provided for in class use only. TI-nspire's are provided to individual students during remote learning.


 
GRADING: 
Grades can be accessed by parents and student through Skyward.  If in need of login information for Skyward, please contact the front office for assistance. 
 
MAJOR Assignments      60%
Tests, Projects: There will be a minimum of three (3) grades from this category each six weeks.
 
MINOR Assignments      40%                                          
HW, Quizzes, Daily Work: This may include teacher made quizzes, pop quizzes, selected homework problems, binder checks, worksheets, and other miscellaneous assignments.  Re-quizzing is not allowed.

DIGITAL GRADING GUIDLINES {2020-2021} - 
Grades are recorded and can be accessed by parents and student through Skyward, our district electronic gradebook.  If in need of login information for Skyward, please contact the front office for assistance.
 
 
To establish consistency in terminology, all subjects and all grades will use the grading categories of MAJOR ASSIGNMENT and MINOR ASSIGNMENT.  
These categories may include but are not limited to the following assignments:

{60%}MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS
- Tests, Reports, Research Papers, Projects/Presentations, Essays

{40%}MINOR ASSIGNMENTS Daily Classwork/Practices, Homework, Quizzes, Accelerated Reader, Lab Work, Binder Checks