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WELCOME TO OUR CLASS!!!

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I will be your 8th grade Mathematics teacher this year. I am very excited for the opportunity 

to get to know you and want you to know you can contact me any time for questions, comments,

or concerns at melissa.west@dcsms.org .

This course is designed to prepare students for rigorous college prepatory high school mathematics courses.

 

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

 

  • Represent a linear function with a graph, table, rule, and context and create any representation when provided one of the others.
  • Solve systems of equations by using tables and graphs.
  • Symbolically manipulate expressions to solve problems including those with fractional coefficients.
  • Solve contextual word problems using multiple strategies, including making tables, looking for patterns, drawing diagrams, and creating a table of guesses to assist with writing and solving a variable equation.
  • Describe various geometric transformations on a coordinate grid.
  • Represent data using scatterplots and describe associations.
  • Collect and analyze data and make predictions based on the trend of the data.
  • Compare ratios and calculate unit rates and slope ratios.
  • Analyze the slope of a line graphically, numerically, and contextually.
  • Recognize and solve problems involving proportional relationships.
  • Graph and analyze non-linear functions.
  • Recognize and use the properties of similar figures to solve problems.
  • Use the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse to solve problems in two and three dimensions.
  • Use square roots and cube roots.
  • Represent and simplify expressions using positive and negative exponents.
  • Represent and compare large and small numbers using standard and scientific notation.
  • Perform operations with numbers represented in scientific notation.
  • Use the relationships between angles created by parallel lines with transversals and the Triangle Angle Sum Theorem to solve problems.
  • Compute the volume of a variety of solids.

 Let's have a great year!!!