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# Course Overview

Title of Course: Pre-Algebra 8

Teacher’s Name: Mrs. Johnson (1st, 2nd, 5th & 6th Hours); Mr. Lichtenberg (co-taught 5th & 6th Hours)

Course Information: 8th Grade; Hours 1, 2, 5, & 6; Room 821; Duration - all year

Teacher Information: Planning hour is from 10:55 – 11:51 am

Teacher Phone: Mrs. Johnson 810-591-6271; Mr. Lichtenberg 810-591-6248

Teacher email: jjohnson@carmanainsworth.org

### Course Description and Overview of Content:

Students explore linear and other nonlinear relationships and their various representations, including symbolic equations, graphical models, tables, and verbal statements. Students also explore solving and graphing linear systems of equations. This course will help prepare students for Algebra I in 9th grade.

• Algebra and Functions
• Geometry
• Data and Probability

### Course Goal/Intended Outcomes:

Unit A -· The Number System
Topic 1: Rational and Irrational Numbers
Unit B - Expressions and Equations
Topic 2: Linear Equations in One Variabie
Topic 3: Integer Exponents
Topic 4: Scientific Notation
Unit C - Expressions and Equations
Topic 5: Proportional Relationships, Lines, and Linear Equations
Topic 6: Systerns of Two Linear Equations
Unit D - Functions
Topic 7: Defining and Comparing Functions
Topic 8: Linear Functions
Unit E - Geometry
Topic 9: Congruence
Topic 10: Simiiarity
Topic 11: Reasoning in Geometry
Topic 12: Using The Pythagorean Theorem
Topic 13: Surface Area and Volume
Unit F - Statistics
Topic 14: Scatter Plots
Topic 15: Analyzing Categorical Data

### Texts and/or Other Materials:

Text: Pearson digits Website: digitsdashboard.com
Recommended Materials: Spiral notebook, paper for homework, pencil, and planner.
Recommended calculator: TI83 or above (used through college)

### Format and Activities:

Teacher responsibility: Lecture, lead whole class discussions, facilitate small and large group activities and provide assistance on class work.
Student responsibiiity: Take notes during instruction, complete companion workbook in class, complete homework on computer on a daily basis and turn in written work, comp!ete. projects, and be prepared for tests and quizzes.

Grades will be calculated using the following weights:

40% Tests/Quizzes (including Final Exam)
10% Projects
20% Computer Homework
10% Written Work for Homework
10% Companion Workbooks
10% Notes

Marking Period grades are a reflection of the student's ScrrKster qrade to date.

A    100-93

A-   92-90

B+   89-87

B    86-84

B-   83-80

C+   79-77

C   76-74

C-   73-70

D+   69-67

D   66-64

D-   63-60

E   BELOW 60

### Attendance/Tardiness:

Regular class attendance and participation is the key to learning and being successful in mathematics.

ABSENCES: It is the student's responsibility to obtain the assignment from the teacher or another student.

TARDIES: All Student Handbook rules apply.

### Classroom Rules and Procedures:

Show Respect to myself, your peers, and for classroom properties: Refrain from getting out of your seat while teacher is talking. Do not talk at inappropriate times. When you finish with assignment, sit quietly so as not to disturb others' learning.
Be Responsible for your own actions and learning: Come to class on time, well rested and prepared, and use class time for math only. Apply yourself and claim responsibility.
Do your Best at all times: Do your own work. Make others do their own work. Participate and concentrate on instruction. Keep current on homework. Get help when needed not at test time.
All school rules from the student handbook apply in this classroom.

•    All students must do their work and are responsible to know all material taught
•    Cheating or copying another student's work will not be tolerated
•    Any deviation from this will result in loss of credit for the particular work and a referral to the office for disciplinary action

### Technology Usage:

•    Signed AUP forms must be on file
•    Calculators are NOT recommended for daily work
•    Calculators will be used periodically to allow students to learn the graphing calculators
•    Netbooks are used in the classroom and students must have access to a computer at home or find somewhere they can do homework on their own time
•    Advisory time will be available to those who don't have computers in their home. A guardian needs to contact the teacher to set up this time because of limited computer availability.
•    There is a bussed digits tutoring program after school. A guardian must sign the appropriate form from the main office.