Grades 7 & 8 Math

 

7th & 8th Grade Math

March 2020

The Seventh grade, having completed their units on geometry (though not completely leaving the subject behind for the year) begins a unit on probability and statistics.  These units are all too often overlooked, typically being placed near the end of the year in NYS curriculum, but are especially relevant both in students’ future careers and for general informational literacy required in the modern world.  Supplemented with interactive activities, computer simulations, and even games, students’ will go deep into the ins and outs of probability and statistics and examine its relevance through a scientific lens as well as in terms of pure mathematics.

The Eighth grade continues again with geometry.  Similar and congruent figures, transformations, and the relationships with slope, perimeter, and area are all important topics for state testing and for high school prep, and we will take our time on them before moving on to the surface area and volume of cones and cylinders.  A considerable amount of time will also be set aside for review of all curriculum from this year, as these later topics in the 8th grade curriculum really require mastery of all subsequent material, with many problems involving the solving and angles in earlier geometry, the use of the pythagorean theorem, the graphing of lines and functions, and the solving of equations

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       mgoehrig@cawb.org

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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.

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.

Mr. Matthew Goehrig, Grades 7 & 8 Math

mgoehrig@cawb.org



 

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