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


 



All students will be required to turn in notes and practice by the end of the module. If students are absent, they are expected to print handouts from the instructor’s website or retrieve them from file in classroom so they don’t get behind. Students will be expected to go to the instructor’s website or board to keep track of assignments and activities in class when absent.

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:

  • This class will likely be different from any other you may have already had. It will no longer be sufficient to simply learn the techniques taught by the instructor, and then reproduce them on the exams. It is assumed that you have already mastered this. It is now simply a tool you will need to reach the next level on concepts, and far more important aspects of your education. You will receive many problems that you have not previously seen, and you will be expected to solve them none-the-less. The real world does not usually present itself in pre-configured problems, to which the answer are already known. True challenges in life require creativity, cleverness and problem-solving abilities. These are not common skills, and are ones that will take time and dedication to develop.
  • Homework and classwork will be assigned daily. 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.
  • The majority of the grade for the class will come from quiz and exam scores, and students will have a little chance for success without the assigned preparatory work. Students are allowed to do half credit corrections on every homework, quiz and exam as long as they show work and identify where they previously made their mistakes. It is critical that students keep up with the material. The class will move at a very quick pace.

 

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:

The instructor will be available during B Lunch for any student who needs 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.
  • All missed exams due to an absence will be completed in a timely manner.


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