Unit 4
Geometry (continued)
10 Days
8.G.C.7 Know and understand the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres, and use them to solve realworld and mathematical problems
Unit 5
Statistics and Probability
10 Days
8.SP.A.1 Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association
8.SP.A.2 Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables. For scatter plots that suggest a linear association, informally fit a straight line, and informally assess the model fit by judging the closeness of the data points to the line
8.SP.A.3 Use the equation of a linear model to solve problems in the context of bivariate measurement data, interpreting the slope and intercept. For example, in a linear model for a biology experiment, interpret a slope of 1.5 cm/hr as meaning that an additional hour of sunlight each day is associated with an additional 1.5 cm in mature plant height.
8.SP.B.4 Find probabilities of compound events using organized lists, tables, tree diagrams, and simulation. Understand that, just as with simple events, the probability of a compound event is the fraction of outcomes in the sample space for which the compound event occurs. Represent sample spaces for compound events using methods such as organized lists, tables, and tree diagrams. For an event described in everyday language (e.g., "rolling double sixes"), identify the outcomes in the sample space which compose the event.
Unit 6
TCAP Review
10 Days
The Number System

Expressions and Equations

Expressions and Equations

Geometry

Statistics and Probability

Textbook/Publisher/Cost:
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 (35 pack)
Composition notebook (optional)
Schoolissued 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 3ring binder. The notes can be used on the standardsbased quizzes. Students are responsible for any work missed during the instructional hour.
Homework: Students will receive homework MondayThursday 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/MakeUp 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.
Tutoring
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
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