**Grassy Fork School**

**8th Grade Math**

**2019-2020 Syllabus**

Part 1: Course InformationInstructor Information

**Instructor: Allison Frisbee**

**School Telephone:**423-487-5835

**E-mail:**hayesa2@cocke.k12.tn.us

Course DescriptionIn grade eight, your child will learn the concept of squares cubes and use these tools to solve word problems. Students will work on quickly and accurately solving multistep equations. Students will extend their previous work with slope and intercept to understand the systems of equations. Students will also learn how to write and solve scientific notation and apply these skills in solving multi-step word problems as well as problems involving area and volume of figures.

Textbook & Course Materials

- Go Math Middle School Grade 8
- Folder to keep materials

Course Requirements

*Be respectful of others**Come to class prepared (paper, pencil, and assignments)*

- In math class we are going to learn in a variety of ways. We start a lesson with a discussion of what is to be learned. Then we move onto some modeling/discussion with notetaking. Students then will have some guided practice. After practice we will move onto our math where students might work independently, in a group, or small group with teacher.

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/education/standards/math/Standards_Support_grade_8_Mathematics.pdf

Part 2: Student Learning Outcomes

**The Number System**

- Know the difference between rational and irrational numbers.
- Approximate irrational numbers by rational numbers.

**Expressions and Equations**

- Write equivalent expressions between exponents and fractions.
- Use scientific notation to estimate very large or small quantities.
- Perform operations with scientific notation.
- Understanding the connection between proportional relationships, lines, linear equations.
- Graph proportional relationships.
- Use similar triangles to explain slope.
- Know and derive the equations y = mx and y = mx + b.
- Solve linear equations in one variable.
- Analyze and solve linear equations and systems of two linear equations.
- Solve real-world problems leading to two linear equations in two variables.

**Functions**

- Compare properties of two functions written in different ways.
- Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities.
- Determine and interpret the rate of change.
- Define, evaluate, and compare functions.
- Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph.

**Geometry**

- Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates.
- Use informal arguments to establish facts about angles.
- Explain proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.
- Apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
- Solve real-world problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.

**Statistics and Probability**

- Construct and interpret scatter plots.

__Part 3: Topic Outline/Schedule__**1st 9 Weeks**

Unit 1: Rational and Irrational Numbers (

*8.ns.1, 8.ns.2, 8.ee.2)*

- Squares and Square Roots
- Estimating Square Roots
- Classifying Real Numbers
- Comparing and Ordering Real Numbers

Unit 2: Exponents of Scientific Notation (

*8.ee.1, 8.ee.2, 8.ee.3, 8.ee.4)*

- Properties of Exponents
- Square Roots and Cube Roots
- Estimating Square Roots
- Writing numbers in Scientific Notation
- Operations with Scientific Notation

Unit 3: Functions

- Identifying and comparing functions
*(8.f.1, 8.f.2, 8.f.3, 8.f.4)* - Linear vs. nonlinear functions
- Writing equations from Tables and Ordered Pairs
- Analyzing Functions and Graphs

**2nd 9 Weeks**

Unit 4: Linear Relationships

*(8.ee.5, 8.ee.6, 8.f.4, 8.f.5)*

- Slope and rate of change
- Slope and similar triangles
- Slope formula
- Proportional / Nonproportional relationships
- Graphing equations on coordinate grid
- Representing linear relationships as graphs, tables, ordered pairs

Unit 5: Linear Equations

*(8.ee.7a, 8.ee.7b)*

- Review: Simplifying Expression, Distributive property, one and two step equations
- Multi-step equations with distributive property
- Equations with variables on both sides
- Writing equations that have variables on both sides
- No solution and infinite/many solution equations.

Unit 6: System of Equations

*(8.ee.8.a, 8.ee.8.b, 8.ee.8.c)*

- Review: Graphing linear equations
- Solving systems by graphing
- Solving systems by substitution
- Graphing systems by elimination

Unit 7: Pythagorean Theorem

*(8.g.6, 8.g.7, 8.g.8)*

- A² + B² = C²
- Pythagorean theorem converse
- Applying the Pythagorean theorem to the real world
- Distance on the coordinate plane
- Pythagorean theorem in 3D

**3rd 9 Weeks**

Unit 8: Volume

*(8.g.9)*

- Volume of cylinders
- Volume of cones
- Volume of spheres
- Applying the volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres to the real world

Unit 9: Angle Relationships

*(8.g.5)*

- Parallel lines and transversals
- Angle relationships (vertical, alternate exterior, ect…)
- Interior angles
- Exterior angles
- Angles in similar triangles

Unit 10: Transformations

*(8.g.1, 8.g.2, 8.g.3, 8.g.4)*

- Translations
- Reflections
- Rotations
- Scale factor/Dilations
- Transformation rules

Unit 11: Bivariate Data

*(8.sp.a.1, 8.sp.a.2, 8.sp.a.3, 8.sp.b.4)*

- Scatter plot association
- Constructing scatter plots
- Trend lines
- Review: Probability of simple events
- Probability of compound events

**4th 9 weeks**

TNReady Review

**Part 4: Grading Policy**

Graded Course DistributionMath Facts------------ 10%

Class Assignments---- 20%

Quizzes----------------30%

Test--------------------40%

____________________

Total-------------------100%

Late Work Policy

**Late assignments will be accepted, but will be reduced by 10 points.**

Grades will be updated each week in the Aspen grade portal. Logins will be given to students and parents at the beginning of the school year.

Letter Grade AssignmentA---93-100

B---85-92

C---75-84

D---70-74

F--- 0-69

Part 5: Course PoliciesAttend ClassStudents are expected to attend all class sessions as listed on the course calendar.

- *Enter specific points regarding attendance policy here.

Build RapportIf you find that you have any trouble keeping up with assignments or other aspects of the course, make sure you let your instructor know as early as possible. As you will find, building rapport and effective relationships are key to becoming an effective professional. Make sure that you are proactive in informing your instructor when difficulties arise during the semester so that they can help you find a solution.

Complete AssignmentsAssignments must be submitted by the given deadline or special permission must be requested from instructor

*before the due date*. Extensions will not be given beyond the next assignment except under extreme circumstances.

All discussion assignments must be completed by the assignment due date and time. Late or missing discussion assignments will affect the student’s grade.

Academic Dishonesty PolicyThis is an example only:

**1. Academic dishonesty includes such things as cheating, inventing false information or citations, plagiarism and helping someone else commit an act of academic dishonesty. It usually involves an attempt by a student to show possession of a level of knowledge or skill that he/she does not possess.**

**2. Teachers have the initial responsibility for detecting and dealing with academic dishonesty. Instructors who believe that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred are obligated to discuss the matter with the student(s) involved. Instructors should possess reasonable evidence of academic dishonesty. However, if circumstances prevent consultation with student(s), instructors may take whatever action (subject to student appeal) they deem appropriate.**

**3. Teachers who are convinced by the evidence that a student is guilty of academic dishonesty shall assign an appropriate academic penalty. If the teachers believe that the academic dishonesty reflects on the student's academic performance or the academic integrity in a course, the student's grade should be adversely affected. Suggested guidelines for appropriate actions are: an oral reprimand in cases where there is reasonable doubt that the student knew his/her action constituted academic dishonesty; a failing grade on the particular paper, project or examination where the act of dishonesty was unpremeditated, or where there were significant mitigating circumstances; a failing grade in the course where the dishonesty was premeditated or planned.**

**Student Testing Code of Ethics and Security**

It is important for you as a student to know that the following guidelines are to be strictly followed.

__This year the TNReady test will count at least 10% of your final semester grade.__Your work on this test is very important and it deserves your best effort.

I understand that during testing on the days of the assessment, I am responsible for:

- Not having any electronic devices on me or in my purse/backpack/pockets
- Including but not limited to cell phones, smart phones, smart watches, etc.
**during testing or during breaks.** - Best practice is for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.
- If I am caught with a device during testing or during breaks, my test may be
__nullified, resulting in a zero as at least 10% of my final semester grade__, and any school level disciplinary action as deemed appropriate by the administration.

- Including but not limited to cell phones, smart phones, smart watches, etc.
- Trying my best on the test
- If I do not attempt to test (I give
**no answers or randomly answer**questions) my test score may be__nullified, resulting in a zero as at least 10% of my final semester grade__, and any school level disciplinary action as deemed appropriate by the administration. - The testing administrators and proctors in the testing environment will determine if no answers or random answering is taking place.
- I will focus and put forth effort on the test.

- If I do not attempt to test (I give
- Being honest and not cheating
- If I am caught cheating (taking pictures of the test, writing down and passing answers, talking to other students, looking on other computers, using software outside the testing platform), my test may be
__nullified, resulting in a zero as at least 10% of my final semester grade__, and any school level disciplinary action as deemed appropriate by the administration.

- If I am caught cheating (taking pictures of the test, writing down and passing answers, talking to other students, looking on other computers, using software outside the testing platform), my test may be

**Important Note:**Any form of academic dishonesty, including cheating and plagiarism, may be reported to the office.

**Course policies are subject to change.**It is the student’s responsibility to check for corrections or updates to the syllabus. Any changes will be posted in the classroom.