Maribel Vawter

COURSE IDENTIFICATION TITLE: Math 8

ROOM: 627

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Maribel Vawter

         PHONE: (505) 891-5335 ext.54785 E-Mail: maribel.vawter@rrps.net

ANNOUNCEMENTS: ANY MISSING WORK FOR MODULE 3 LESSONS 1-14(LATE, ABSENT WORK, OR CORRECTIONS FOR ASSIGNMENTS BELOW A 70%) ARE DUE ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20TH BEFORE MODULE 3 ASSESSMENT ANY MISSING WORK FOR MODULE 2 LESSONS 7-16(LATE, ABSENT WORK, OR CORRECTIONS FOR ASSIGNMENTS BELOW A 70%) ARE DUE ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23RD BEFORE MODULE 2 ASSESSMENT

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:

  • 1 composition book, 100 pages

  • Pencils

  • Red pens

  • 8 glue sticks (might need more as the year goes by)

  • Ruler

  • Highlighters (At least two different colors)

  • Larger Eraser

  • Scissors

  • Scientific Calculator (TI-30X IIS)highly recommended)


DAILY AGENDA/ASSIGNMENTS: ​Go to calendar and click on day needed. Notes, examples, and assignment are updated daily.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The fundamental purpose of this course is to: (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.

GRADING:

Nine weeks grades will be computed using examinations and homework/classwork assignments. Examinations will account for 70% of the nine weeks grade. Homework/classwork will account for 30%. The number of tests will change from nine weeks to nine weeks due to the amount 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%).

Late assignments are ONLY accepted 1 day late with a parent note or email explaining why the assignment was not completed on time. All students will be required to turn in practice assignments (late or absent) before the assessment to receive credit. If students are absent, they are expected to print handouts from the instructor’s website or pick up a copy in class so they don’t get behind. Students will be expected to go to the instructor or the website to keep track of assignments and activities in class when absent.