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    Welcome to 8th grade math
      
     
    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:
     
     
    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.
    My class code for 2019-2020 year is:  FN8YH9H7
     
        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
    • Test Retake Form PDF
     
     
    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:  September 16
    (subject to change)
     
    MONDAY:
    8th grade math:   Quiz over 2.1 & 2.2
        Homework:  start working on your chapter 2 study guide (due next Monday)
      
    TUESDAY:
    8th grade math:  Lesson 2.3  Solve multi-step equations
        Homework:  page 7 in the homework packet & work on the study guide (due Monday)
      
    WEDNESDAY:
    8th grade math:  finish lesson 2.3
        Homework:    page 8 in the homework packet & work on the study guide (due Monday)
     
    THURSDAY: 
    8th grade math:  Lesson 2.4  Solve inequalities
        Homework:  page 9 in the homework packet & work on the study guide (due Monday)
     
    FRIDAY:  Early Release
    8th grade math:  Review day over chapter 2
        Homework:  finish the study guide.  Test is on Monday!
     
      
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Careers Class Resources
    Have paper and pencil ready to write down your top career choices.  Each test takes between 5-10 minutes.