8th grade math will be fun but you will have to use imagination, perseverance, and thinking skills to be successful. University of Chicago Algebra is a wonderful textbook and you will find that taking notes will be extremely helpful.
You will need to have a scientific calculator, a ruler, a compass, a protractor, looseleaf notebook paper, and graph paper in order to succeed in this class. It goes without saying that you will also need a pencil and an eraser. Do not depend on your classmates to provide these materials for you, BRING YOUR OWN.
11/9 - Intro to Chapter 2 Hmwk - Read pp 66-69 11/12 - Did the examples make sense to you? Welcome to the Distributive Property Hmwk - pp 69-70 (1-16) Remember to show your work 11/13 - Begin correcting pp 69-70 Hmwk - Read pp 72-75 11/14 - Finish correcting pp 69-70 Like and Unlike terms Hmwk - pp 75-76 (1-20) 11/15- Begin correcting pp 75-76 11/16 - Finish correcting pp 75-76 11/19 - Review Packet - You must have the following pages completed by 11/26: Translating Algebraic expressions Subtracting Linear equations Adding Linear Equations Simplifying Linear Equations Distributive Property A Lesson 10 Prime factorization (both sides) Mean Absolute Deviation Worksheet (both sides) 11/20 - Review Packet - Keep working 11/26 - Finish packet Part 1 11/27 - Begin correcting packet Part 1 11/28 - Finish correcting packet Part 1 Go over pages that created problems 11/29 - Review Packet part 2 Hmwk - Finish for tomorrow 12/3 - Correct packet Part 2 Hmwk - Read Lesson 2-3 (Explaining number puzzles) Remember to go over examples carefully 12/4 - Any problems with examples? pp 82-83 (1-20 & 31) 12/5 - In class - Working on pp 82-83 12/6 - Begin correcting pp 82-83 Hmwk - Read Lesson 2-4 (Opposites) Pay attention to the properties introduced 12/10 - Continue correcting pp 82-83 Hmwk - If you haven't yet read Lesson 2-4, you should read it 12/11 - Wrap up Number puzzles (pp 82-83) 12/12 - Geography Bee 12/13 - Review of properties 12/17 - Review of properties Packet on properties Due Wednesday 12/18 - Working on Properties Packet 12/19 - Correct Properties Packet 12/20 - Finish correcting Properties Packet Hmwk - Have Lesson 2-5 (Equivalent Expressions) and Lesson 2-6 (Using technology) read for Jan 7. ****CHRISTMAS BREAK**** 1/7 - Difficulties with Lesson 2-5 or 2-6? Do you know what CAS is? Do you know how a spreadsheet works? In class - pp 95-97 (6-9 & 19); pp 102 -104 (Activity 3, 10-12, & 20) Due end of tomorrow's class 1/8 - In class work on pp 95-97 and 102-104 Due at end of class 1/9 - Begin correcting pp 95-97 and pp102-104 1/10 - Finish correcting pp 95-97 and pp 102-104 Hmwk - Read Lessons 2-7 and 2-8. Related facts and fact triangles for add/sub and mult/div 1/11 - Questions about properties, examples, or fact triangles In class - pp 109-110 (2-22 Even); pp 117-120 (2-16 Even & 20-26 Even) 1/14 - Begin correcting pp 109-110 and 117-120 Hmwk - Please notice these are the last lessons in this chapter 1/15 - American History Test re-corrections 1/16 - Class Meeting and Holy Week presentation work 1/17 - Continue correcting pp 117-120 1/18 - Correcting pp 117-120 1/22 - Finish pp 117-120 p 123 - Summary and vocabulary 1/23 - Progress Self Test p. 124 (# 20 Do not use a graphing calculator. Use whatever method you wish to determine if they are equivalent) 1/24 - Correct PST. Use Chapter Review 1/25 - Chapter 2 Test 1/28 - Re-correcting Chapter 2 Test