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Eagle’s Landing Middle School8th Grade Math, Algebra and Geometry Syllabus

Syllabus Mr. Val Proveaux

School Year 2020/2021

7th and 8th Grade HS Algebra I

Eagle’s Landing Middle School

archie.proveaux@henry.k12.ga.us

General Class description:

The eighth grade standards are designed to prepare students to bridge from middle grades mathematics to high school courses that will ensure all students are college and career ready by the conclusion of their fourth high school course. The Standards for Mathematical Practice are a key component as they are applied in each course to equip students in making sense of problems and building a set of tools they can use in real-world situations. Rather than racing to cover many topics in a “mile-wide, inch-deep curriculum”, the standards ask mathematics teachers to significantly narrow and deepen the way time and energy are spent in the classroom. Much of the eighth grade mathematics curriculum focuses on functions and linear relationships as building blocks to algebra and geometry.

Unit Guide

• Introduction
• Unit 1 - Transformations, COngruence and SImilarity
• Unit 2 - Exponents and Equations
• Unit 3 - Geometric Applications of Exponents
• Unit 4 - Functions
• Unit 5 - Linear Functions
• Unit 6 - Linear Models and Tables
• Unit 7 - Solving Systems of Equations
• Unit 8 - Show What We Know

Calculator: In order to successfully complete this course, all students will need a graphing calculator or an app emulator on a smart device. A scientific calculator  is recommended.

General Supplies needed: 8th Grade Math

Number 2 Pencils (mechanical pencils recommended)

Hand Held Pencil Sharpener

Math Notebook (for Math only) 3 ring binder (1½” minimum)

1 package Index dividers

1 package loose leaf wide ruled paper

Color Pencils

Hi-liters

Dry Erase Markers

1 package graph paper

Glue Sticks

Straight Edge (ruler)

Suggested Calculator TI-30XIIS or TI-34 Multiview.

7th and 8th Grade Algebra 1

General Class description:

Algebra I is the first course in a sequence of three required high school courses designed to ensure career and college readiness. The course represents a discrete study of algebra with correlated statistics applications. The standards in the three-course high school sequence specify the mathematics that all students should study in order to be college and career ready. Additional mathematics content is provided in fourth credit courses and advanced courses including pre-calculus, calculus, advanced statistics, discrete mathematics, and mathematics of finance courses. High school course content standards are listed by conceptual categories including Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Conceptual categories portray a coherent view of high school mathematics content; a student’s work with functions, for example, crosses a number of traditional course boundaries, potentially up through and including calculus. Standards for Mathematical Practice provide the foundation for instruction and assessment.

Unit Guide

• Introduction
• Unit 1 - Relationships between Quantities and Expressions
• Unit 2 - Reasoning with Linear Equations and Inequalities
• Unit 3 - Modeling and Analyzing Quadratic Functions
• Unit 4 - Modeling and Analyzing Exponential Functions
• Unit 5 - Comparing and Contrasting Functions
• Unit 6 - Describing Data

Calculator: In order to successfully complete this course, all students will need a graphing calculator or an app emulator on a smart device. A graphing calculator TI 83 plus or TI 84 graphing calculator is recommended.

General Supplies needed: Algebra  1

Number 2 Pencils (mechanical pencils recommended)

Hand Held Pencil Sharpener

Math Notebook (for Math only) 3 ring binder (1½” minimum)

1 package Index dividers

1 package loose leaf wide ruled paper

Color Pencils

Hi-liters

Dry Erase Markers

1 package graph paper

Glue Sticks

Straight Edge (ruler)

Suggested Calculator TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus.

Unit Guide

• Introduction
• Unit 1 - Transformations in the Coordinate Plane
• Unit 2 - Similarity, Congruence, and Proofs
• Unit 3 - Right Triangle Trigonometry
• Unit 4 - Circles and Volume
• Unit 5 - Geometric and Algebraic Connections
• Unit 6- Applications of Probability

General Class description:

Geometry is the second course in a sequence of three required high school courses designed to ensure career and college readiness. The course represents a discrete study of geometry with correlated statistics applications. Although there are many types of geometry, school mathematics is devoted primarily to plane Euclidean geometry, studied both synthetically (without coordinates) and analytically (with coordinates). Euclidean geometry is characterized most importantly by the parallel postulate that states that through a point not on a given line there is exactly one parallel line (spherical geometry, in contrast, has no parallel lines.) During high school, students begin to formalize their geometry experiences from elementary and middle school, using more precise definitions and developing careful proofs. Later in college some students develop Euclidean and other geometries carefully from a small set of axioms.

Calculator: In order to successfully complete this course, all students will need a graphing calculator or an app emulator on a smart device. A graphing calculator TI 83 plus or TI 84 graphing calculator is recommended.

General Supplies needed: Geometry

Number 2 Pencils (mechanical pencils recommended)

Hand Held Pencil Sharpener

Math Notebook (for Math only) 3 ring binder (1½” minimum)

1 package Index dividers

1 package loose leaf wide ruled paper

Color Pencils

Hi-liters

Dry Erase Markers

1 package graph paper

Glue Sticks

Compass and Straight Edge (ruler) for Constructions

Suggested Calculator TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus.

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