8th Math Syllabus (Ryan)

8th Grade Math Syllabus

Teacher Vincent Ryan:   ryanv@mauryk12.org

School Phone:  931-285-2300 | Fax 931-285-2612


School Address: 4235 Old State Road, Hampshire, TN 38461

Course Description

By the end of grade eight, students will understand and use in probability, geometry, number sense, and algebra. The standards are fully explained on the TnReady Common Standards

website. http://tn.gov/education/article/mathematics-standards

TnReady Performance Standards

In Grade 8, instructional time should focus on three critical areas: (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.

Content standards for Grade 8 are arranged within the following domains and clusters:


1st Semester

The Number System

• Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational



1st and 2nd Semester

Expressions and Equations

• Work with radicals and integer exponents.

• Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.

• Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.


• Define, evaluate, and compare functions.

• Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

Geometry 2ndt Semester

• Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry


• Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

• Solve real--world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones and


Statistics and Probability 2nd Semester

• Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.


Mathematics Course 3/Holt, Rinehart, and Winston

We will be using a classroom set of text books.



8th Grade Math Syllabus

Requirements: Materials and Supplies

Materials/Supplies: Students are required to bring the following items to class every day.

Pencils (preferred)

3 ring binder/Folder

Notebook paper

Section dividers (3-5 pack)

Composition notebook (optional)

School-issued student agenda

Rules & Classroom Management Policies

Students are expected to come to class everyday prepared and ready to learn with a positive attitude. Students are required to act in a behavior conducive to learning, according to HUS and MCBOE Public Schools code of conduct, If students

are not able to follow the rules, they will be disciplined according to the steps and procedures detailed in the Student Handbook.

Classroom Grading & Evaluation Policy

Students will receive a grade based on the following categories:

Tests 50%

Class work/ Homework 20%

Finals 15%

Quizzes 15%

Total 100%

A 100 – 93

B 92 – 85

C 84 – 76

D 75 - 70

F 69 and below

Class work: Participation in class activities and class assignments are important to informally assess student learning and understanding. All students are expected to participate in class.

. Students are expected to take notes in their composition notebooks or 3-ring binder. The notes can be used on the standards-based quizzes. Students are responsible for any work missed during the instructional hour.

Homework: Students will receive homework Monday-Thursday to enforce key math

concepts. Students are expected to complete and turn in all homework in a timely manner.

Homework is usually due the next day, unless otherwise specified by the teacher. In most cases, homework will be graded on effort and completion. Students will be given a daily quiz based on their homework which will be considered part of their classwork/homework grade.

Quizzes: A quiz will be given in preparation for the Unit test.

Students are allowed to correct or retake quizzes.

8th Grade Math Syllabus

Tests: A test will be given at the conclusion of every Unit. Students will have an in class

review the day before the test, which will include sample test questions. Tests should be

completed independently. Using notes, talking, or cheating during a test is NOT allowed.

If a student is absent, he or she is able to make up missed quizzes or test. However, they must stay after school; unless time is given in class

Late/Make-Up Work

Students are responsible for obtaining any missed work when they are absent. All homework is due by Friday of that week unless student is absent.  In the case of absence student will have 3 school days to submit any missing homework.

Extra Credit Policy & Procedures

Extra credit assignments are given periodically, and are for all students. Students have a choice whether they would like to participate or not. Extra credit will be offered at the

teacher’s discretion. Students should not rely on extra credit as a means for getting a high grade in the class.


Math tutorial is available in the morning from 7 to 7:30am if a student needs homework help or remediation.  After school tutoring is available but students must arrangements in advance due to coaching and meeting responsibilities.

8th Grade Math Syllabus

Signature Acknowledgements

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Syllabus. I will govern myself according to these rules, procedures, and



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If you have any questions or concerns regarding the course syllabus, please

contact Mr. Ryan, or set up an appointment for a conference