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Math Class Expectations

What does Mrs. Mahoney expect?

1.    Be on time.

2.    Be respectful of others.

3.    Be responsible in your actions, behavior and words.


How will I be graded?

20% of the total grade will come from homework assignments

  •   homework can be reworked if the grade is not a 78% or better
  •   homework is recorded as a plus, minus circled or minus in the  gradebook each day
  •  homework point totals will be recorded on Infinite Campus at the end of each week

30% of the total grade will come from quizzes and projects

  •  quizzes may not be retaken
  •  notes may be used on quizzes

50% of the total grade will come from tests

  •  tests may be retaken after sufficient reteaching or review has been completed
  •  the better of the 2 grades will be recorded
  •  notes may be used on tests

Grading Scale

99-100 = A+   91-92 = B+    84-85 = C+    76-77 = D+   0-69 = F

95-98 = A      88-90 = B     80-83 = C     72-75 = D

93-94 = A-    86-87 = B-    78-79 = C-    70-71 = D-

What will I be learning?

(All standards come from the Nebraska Department of Education website)

MA 8.1.1 Number System: Students will represent and show relationships among real numbers.
MA 8.1.1.a
Compare and order real numbers
MA 8.1.1.b
Demonstrate relative position of real numbers on the number line (e.g., square root of 2 is left of 1.5)
MA 8.1.1.c
Represent small numbers using scientific notation
MA 8.1.1.d
Classify numbers as natural, whole, integer, rational, irrational, or real
MA 8.1.2
Operations: Students will demonstrate the meaning of arithmetic operations with integers.
MA 8.1.2.a
Use drawings, words, and symbols to explain the meaning of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of integers.
MA 8.1.2.b
Use words and symbols to explain the zero property of multiplication (e.g., if ab = 0 then a or b or both must be zero)
MA 8.1.2.c Use words and symbols to explain why division by zero is undefined
MA 8.1.3
Computation: Students will compute fluently and accurately using appropriate strategies and tools.
MA 8.1.3.a
Compute accurately with rational numbers
MA 8.1.3.b
Evaluate expressions involving absolute value of integers
MA 8.1.3.c
Calculate squares of integers, the square roots of perfect squares, and the square roots of whole numbers using technology
MA 8.1.3.d
Select, apply, and explain the method of computation when problem solving using rational numbers (e.g., models, mental computation, paper-pencil, technology, divisibility rules)
MA 8.1.3.e Solve problems involving ratios and proportions 

MA 8.2.1 Characteristics: Students will describe, compare, and contrast characteristics, properties, and relationships of geometric shapes and objects.
MA 8.2.1.a
Identify and describe similarity of three-dimensional objects

MA 8.2.5.a Use strategies to find the perimeter and area of complex shapes
MA 8.2.5.b
Determine surface area and volume of three-dimensional objects (e.g., rectangular prisms, cylinders)

MA 8.2.5.e Convert between metric and standard units of measurement, given conversion factors (e.g., meters to yards)

MA 8.3.1 Relationships: Students will represent and analyze relationships using algebraic symbols.
MA 8.3.1.a
Represent and analyze a variety of patterns with tables, graphs, words, and algebraic equations
MA 8.3.1.b
Describe relationships using algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities (e.g., two-step, one variable)
MA 8.3.1.c
Identify constant slope from tables and graphs

MA 8.3.2 Modeling in Context: Students will create, use, and interpret models of quantitative relationships.
MA 8.3.2.a
Model contextualized problems using various representations (e.g., two-step/one variable equations)
MA 8.3.2.b Represent a variety of quantitative relationships using algebraic expressions and two-step/one variable equations
MA 8.3.3
Procedures: Students will apply properties to solve equations and inequalities.
MA 8.3.3.a Explain the multiplicative inverse (e.g., 4 * ΒΌ= 1)
MA 8.3.3.b
Evaluate numerical expressions containing whole number exponents (e.g., if x = 4, then (x + 3)2 + 5x = ?)
MA 8.3.3.c
Solve multi-step equations involving rational numbers
MA 8.3.3.d Solve two-step inequalities involving rational numbers
MA 8.3.3.e
Identify and explain the properties used in solving two-step inequalities and multi-step equations

MA 8.4.1 Display and Analysis: Students will formulate questions that can be addressed with data, and then organize, display, and analyze the relevant data to answer their questions.
MA 8.4.1.a
Represent data using circle graphs and box plots with and without the use of technology
MA 8.4.1.b
Compare characteristics between sets of data or within a given set of data
MA 8.4.1.c
Find, interpret, and compare measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode) and the quartiles for sets of data
MA 8.4.1.d
Select the most appropriate unit of central tendency for sets of data
MA 8.4.1.e
Identify misrepresentation and misinterpretation of data represented in circle graphs and box plots
MA 8.4.2
Predictions and Inferences: Students will evaluate predictions and make inferences based on data.
MA 8.4.2.a Evaluate predictions to formulate new questions and plan new studies
MA 8.4.2.b
Compare and contrast two sets of data to make inferences
MA 8.4.3
Probability: Students will apply and interpret basic concepts of probability.
MA 8.4.3.a
Identify complementary events and calculate their probabilities
MA 8.4.3.b
Compute probabilities for independent compound events



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