Grades 7 & 8 Math

 

7th & 8th Grade Math

March 2019

The 7th grade will finish our unit on solving equations and inequalities and we will spend the rest of the month on Geometry, beginning with angles and triangle relationships and moving eventually into volume formulas. Weekly Convergence Mastery Quizzes will be given at the end of each week to review the past material, and IXL practice each on focus topics. Homework will always be due two class days after it is assigned, so that students may ask questions before handing it in.

Grade 8 is covering the geometry of triangles, angle symmetry, the Pythagorean Theorem, and the Euclidean distance function. Moving forward we will be going through transformations of space and symmetry, and leading into geometric similarity properties and and eventually volume formulas. Just as with the 7th grade, weekly Convergence Mastery Quizzes will be given at the end of each week to review the past material, and IXL practice will supplement homework on focus topics. Homework will always be due two class days after it is assigned, so that students may ask questions before handing it in.

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7/8 Math Overview: The Junior High students develop a strong foundation in the concepts of algebra and geometry, moving them from elementary to high school mathematics. Using real life situations to present mathematical concepts, enables the students to see the importance of Math in their everyday lives. Hands-on activities lead students from concrete concepts to the abstract. Students explore the patterns in Math as problem solving tools and explore using a variety of methods to arrive at a single solution to a given problem.

While the textbook is the main resource material for the students, the course of study is based on the Common Core State Standards. The following link enables you to view the document.

All Junior High Math students will experience the format of the New York State test as well as the wording of the questions. Being familiar with the test format will lead to less "test anxiety" when taking the assessment in April of eighth grade.

The students taking Algebra 1 will not only prepare for the April Grade 8 State test but also for the June Regents exam.

STUDENTS IN SEVENTH GRADE AND EIGHTH GRADE MATH CLASSES HAVE ACCESS TO THE ONLINE TEXTBOOK. THE TEXT CAN BE ACCESSED AT connected.mcgraw-hill.com EACH STUDENT HAS RECEIVED HIS/HER PERSONAL USER NAME AND PASSWORD.

PARENTS CAN KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THEIR CHILD'S MATH PROGRESS THROUGH THE PARENT PORTAL ABAILABLE AT ESCHOOL DATA. THE PORTAL IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LINK:

PARENT PORTAL: https://parentportal.eschooldata.com/Login.aspx

Mr. Matthew Goehrig, Grades 7 & 8 Math

mgoehrig@cawb.org



 

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Mr. Matthew Goehrig - Grades 7 & 8 Math
mgoehrig@cawb.org