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    Welcome to 8th grade math
      
     
    Supply list for 2019-2020 year (includes the 7th graders taking 8th grade math)
    • pencils and erasers
    • pens and highlighters
    • scissors
    • glue sticks
    • protractor
    • index cards
    • folder
    • math notebook for taking notes (spiral, composition, or binder)
    • $15-$25 calculator (I suggest purchasing the TI-30 or TI-36)  Click here to purchase one from Amazon
    • at least 2 packages of loose-leaf graph paper (leave one package at home to use as needed)
    • at least 2 packages of loose-leaf notebook paper (leave one package at home to use as needed)

    Math Class Donations of Supplies we need please

    • 2 packages of loose-leaf paper
    • 1 package of graph paper
    • box of tissues
     
     
    Communication
    Email is the quickest way to reach me:   christine.clarkson@dvusd.org
     
     
    Text Blasts for 2019-2020 
    For 8th grade math, text:   @msclarkson    to the number:   81010
      
     
    To access the math curriculum online:
       Directions to access Big Ideas Math book, click here
     
    Arizona State Standards for 8th grade math
     
     
    Dream Box for additional help
    Students should be working on Dream Box per week for 60-90 minutes and should complete 7-8 lessons each week to see growth
     
     
    Other Website Resources for math help for both 8th grade math and Algebra
        www.khanacademy.org:  Search for the topic you need help with and it will give you short videos that give you example problems.  You can also set up an account and take a 10-question pretest to assess your level.  It will build you lessons on what you need work on.  Includes math from basic counting kindergarten work up through calculus.
     
        www.learnzillion.com:  Search for the topic and click "video lessons" and you can watch short videos that give you example problems and show the work on how to do the problem.
     
        www.ixl.com:  practice questions from kinder through precalculus
     
     
      
    Math Syllabus
     
     
    Test Retakes
    • Only allowed on chapter tests, not on quizzes
    • If a student earns less than 70% on a chapter test, they may retake a new test over the material (one retake per test)
    • First, student will need to show Ms Clarkson all the COMPLETED (with all work showing) classwork, homework, bell work, and exit tickets from the chapter.
    • After showing your completed work to Ms Clarkson, she will give you a form that you need to get signed by your parents explaining what you are going to do to prepare for the retake.
    • If the student needs additional tutoring, they can come in Tuesday mornings from 8:00-8:30am or Wednesdays afternoons from 3:30-4:00pm for help.
    • Finally, the student will choose a date to come in for the retake.  This can be before school, during lunch, or after school.
    • The retake has to be completed by the end of the quarter.
    • The higher of the two tests will be the grade that is entered into the gradebook.
     
     
    Tutoring

    Tuesday mornings from 8:00-8:30am and Wednesdays after school from 3:30-4:00pm.  Students need to bring work they need help on during tutoring time or questions they need additional help with.  

     
     
    Class notes
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Lesson Plans & Homework for the Week of:  August 19
    (subject to change)
     
    MONDAY:
    8th grade math:  Lesson 1.4 Sequence of transformations
        Homework:  page 7 & 8 in the homework packet
      
    TUESDAY:
    8th grade math:  finish 1.4  sequence of transformations
        Homework:  page 9 & 10 in homework packet
      
    WEDNESDAY:
    8th grade math:  Lesson 1.5 Dilations
        Homework:    page 11 in homework packet
     
    THURSDAY: 
    8th grade math:  Quiz over lessons 1.1 to 1.4   OPEN NOTE
        Homework:  no homework
     
    FRIDAY: Early Release at 2:00pm
    8th grade math:  finish lesson 1.5 Dilations
        Homework:  page 12 in homework packet
     
      
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Careers Class Resources
    Have paper and pencil ready to write down your top career choices.  Each test takes between 5-10 minutes.