Deanna Loehle

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Deanna Loehle

Welcome to my 8th grade Math class this year.

You can find notes, worksheets and homework assignments on the calendar.  Just click on calendar then on the day.  What we did that day will be listed as well as any worksheets that we did or are for homework are also attached.

 

COURSE IDENTIFICATION TITLE:      Math 8

ROOM:                                                   631

COURSE INSTRUCTOR:                       Deanna Loehle

                                                                PHONE: (505) 891-5335 ext. 54788

                                                                E-Mail: deanna.loehle@rrps.net

                                                                WEB: http://rioranchomiddle.rrps.net/classes/8th_grade/deanna_loehle

PREREQUISTIE:                                    7th Grade Math

TEXTBOOK:                                            Eureka Modules, will be handed out to students as the year goes on.

Students are allowed to write in these, and encouraged to keep them to study even after completing the module.

 

 

SUPPLIES/RESOURCES:                      


  • composition book, 100 sheets (200 pages)
  • Pencils
  • Red pens(for grading)
  • 8 glue sticks (might need more as the year goes by)
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Highlighters (At least two different colors)
  • Scissors
  • Post-it Tabs to use as dividers for notes
  • Scientific Calculator (optional, highly recommended TI 30x IIs)

 


 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The fundamental purpose of this course is : (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association In bivariate data with a linear equation and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

RECOMMENDED FLUENCIES:

  1. Solving general one-variable linear equations.

 

CLASS POLICY:

  • The class will begin with a warm up problem(s) on most days.  (Students may be quizzed on the warm up problems).
  • Notes and practice problems will be done in class everyday unless we are testing.  Notes will be graded at least once during each module.
  • Homework and classwork will be assigned most days. Expect 15 minutes or more of work every night. Assignments will be covered in class the next day and students will have the opportunity to ask questions concerning them. All assignments will be collected or included as part of a grade for the class. Unless otherwise stated, all assignments are due the following class meeting. It is imperative and expected that students do ALL parts of ALL assignments. Late assignments will not be accepted after one week past the due date.
  • The majority of the grade for the class will come from quiz and exam scores. By completing daily notes, practice and homework students will be more prepared to be successful on these assessments. Students are allowed to do half credit corrections on some assessments, but must use the test corrections form with all parts filled out including parent signature.
  • It is the students’ responsibility to complete work from when they are absent.  Students may get notes and worksheet from the teacher’s webpage or from the file system in the classroom.

COURSE INFORMATION AND EXPECTATIONS:

  • The instructor will post a copy of this syllabus, tentative schedule, homework assignments, and other pertinent course information on her website.
  • Academic dishonesty (i.e. cheating and/or plagiarism) on any assignment will result in a grade of zero on that particular assignment. Student will NOT be allowed to complete alternate assignments to off-set these zero grades.
  • Students will be given Modules throughout the year, students must hold onto their module for it will be used through the whole year. If student loses their module, they must pay for a new one.

 

GRADING:

Nine weeks grades will be computed using quizzes, examinations, and homework/classwork assignments. Examinations and quizzes will account for 70% of the nine weeks grade. Homework/classwork will account for 30%. The number of tests and quizzes will changed from nine weeks to nine weeks due to the amount and type of content covered. The Rio Rancho District scale will be followed when issuing nine weeks, semester, and final course grades. Semester grades will be computed using the nine weeks averages (weighted 40% each) and the semester exam (weighted 20%).

GRADING SCALE: A+ = 100%-97%    A = 96% - 93%       A- = 92% - 90%    

B+ = 89%-87%      B = 86% - 83%       B- = 82% - 80%

C+ = 79%-77%       C = 76% - 73%       C- = 72% - 70%

D+ = 69%-67%      D = 66% - 63%      D- = 62% - 60%

F = 59% and below.

 

EXTRA HELP:

 There are many links on the instructor’s website to help with practice or notes.

MAKE-UP WORK:

  • All make-up work will be the students’ responsibility. Student must grade their absent work before turning it in, so they can see what material they need to work on in the future. ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED MORE THAN 1 WEEK LATE.
  • All missed exams due to an absence will be completed in a timely manner.