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8th Grade Mathematics (Section 8B)

Course Description

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome, eighth grade mathematicians!
 
Are you ready for some ordering of rational numbers? Representing and performing operations of powers and roots? Solving linear equations? Defining, evaluating, and comparing functions? Determining and describing congruency and similarity? Explaining and applying the Pythagorean Theorem? Measuring the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres? Interpreting bivariate data?
 
No? Well, make sure your Starbucks cup lid is securely fastened because you're in for an amazing year!
 
8A math students meet Monday-Friday 12:35pm-1:20pm at this link.
8B math students meet Monday-Friday 1:30pm-2:15pm at this link.
Be sure to use your PCLC provided Chromebook.

Upcoming Assignments See all

Due:

📆 Problem of the Day (POD)

The review question should be answered each day preferably in the ten minutes before your bell begins. The question can be found on your Google Classroom page each morning.

Due:

🤔Question of the Day (QOD)

The question should be answered each day preferably in the ten minutes before your bell begins. The question can be found on your Google Classroom page each morning.

Due:

📝CW--There are live Zoom classes today.

Ms. Williams will be teaching; you will be taking notes and practicing the skills and concepts during class. If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to check Google Classroom for your assignments. All assignments must be completed in their entirety to earn credit for attendance. Your goal should be to earn 70% FW quality or higher.

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📝CW--There are daily live Zoom classes for remote students and students in classes at home:

Ms. Williams will be teaching; you will be taking notes and practicing the skills and concepts during class. If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to check Google Classroom for your assignments. All assignments must be completed in their entirety to earn credit for attendance. Your goal should be to earn 70% FW quality or higher.

Grade Updates/Make-Up Work

Please check your math Google Sheet (shared with student and parent), Google Classroom, and Thinkwave gradebook periodically. Any and all Qtr 2 make-up work is due no later than Friday, January 15, 2021.
 
Please be sure you are progressing on completing your Qtr 2 project.

I will Update Grades this Weekend

This weekend, I will

     1. score make-up work (any assignments that were due before this week),
     2. score current work (any assignments due this week),
     3. update Google Classroom,
     4. update Thinkwave, and
     5. update spreadsheets.
 
Be sure you have completed all work before Saturday (12/19/20)morning.

Make-Up Work

Mathematicians,
 
Please do not "resubmit" assignments from Q1. I am definitely NOT rescoring any of those assignments. When you submit assignments for Q2, be sure they are not blank. If you are submitting blank assignments, I may begin taking points off of your overall grade for wasting my time. (I actually LOOK at the work to determine the quality of work you've submitted.)
 
I beg you to complete any and all make-up work to help improve your grade. I have reactivated all assignments for Q2 except Exit Tickets (not available for make-ups). Always do your best work to earn a HQW. Don't forget, you can text me at the number listed at the bottom of the welcome letter on my teacher webpage for a faster response than on Google Classroom or email.
 
See you Monday!

Fall Break Assignment

The Fall Break Assignment is located on Google Classroom. (It will be active on November 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM.) Be sure to read each page of the document before beginning to make sure you answer every part of the question.

Congratulations to This Week's Great Friday Gift Card Giveaway Winners!

Let's give a big celebratory yell for our second gift card winners:
 
7A--Travis
7B--Donovan
8A--Serenity
8B--Aaliyah
 
The Great Friday Gift Card Giveaway is held every Friday at the end of class, so there is still opportunity for students to enter. (Must be present the entire class time to win.)

Math Classwork/Homework Websites, Usernames, and Passwords

I have shared a document with all 7th & 8th grade math students that includes a link to each website as well as usernames and passwords. Students should
  1. Go to drive.google.com
  2. Click "Shared with Me" on the left
  3. Find the document titled "Password Keeper"
If students did not receive the document, that means I do not have their PCLC email address. Please send an email to me with the PCLC email address in the body. sdwilliams@phoenixclc.org

Congratulations to The Great Friday Gift Card Giveaway Winners!
 
Let's give a big celebratory yell for our first gift card winners:
 
7A--Charniya
7B--Kishanti
8A--Nadir
8B--Sharron
 
The Great Gift Card Raffle will be held every Friday, so there is still opportunity for students to enter. (Must be present the entire class time to win.)

Happy Monday, everyone!

Be sure you have completed all assignments listed on the Classwork page. I have begun to grade the assignments.
 
PLEASE NOTE:
1. Press submit after completion of the assignment, even if it takes you to another document.
2. Submitting blank assignments is like turning in a blank piece of paper. You earn a score of zero.
3. Be sure you have followed all instructions on the Classwork page and on the document page.
4. If you do not understand instructions or the concepts, please come to Office Hours to ask your questions. I hold Office Hours every day Monday-Friday. See the link on my teacher webpage.
 
Let's make this a great week!

Gift Card Incentive

Students will earn a chance to enter a raffle for $5 gift cards. Raffle drawings will be held on Fridays beginning October 2, 2020. Winners will be notified by email. Students will earn a raffle ticket for each of the following:
--Being in class each day and on time (or early).
--Having your face visible on the screen for the entire lesson (unless otherwise instructed).
--Actively participating in class.
--Completing classwork and homework assignments (following all instructions) by the due date.
--Working cooperatively with your Cohort. (See Cohort Selection assignment in Google Classroom)
 
Students should fill out the form in their Google Classroom to suggest their ideal gift card.

8th Grade Learning Targets

Q4 W2--Week of April 19, 2021

  • I can construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities.