## Sonya Kesterson

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Daily Schedule

 Peiod Time Subject 1st Period 7:50-8:45 Math 8 2nd Period 8:50-9:35 Algebra 1 3rd Period 9:40-10:25 Teaming 4th Period 10:30-11:15 Math 8 5th Period 11:20-12:05 Math 8 Lunch 12:05-12:35 Lunch Dragon Time 12:40-1:15 6th Period 1:20-2:05 Math 8 7th Period 2:10-2:55 Math 8 8th Period 3:00-3:45 Math Enrichment

Syllabus

Student Assignments

Supply List

• Graphing Calculator (TI-84 Plus CE is used for class instruction)
• Folder with pockets and brads or three ring binder
• Pencils
• Highlighter
• 1 Package of index cards
• 1 notebook ring/index card ring

 Math 8 (Pre-Algebra) Course Description Math 8 (Pre-Algebra) prepares students with the skills necessary before taking Algebra 1 (a high school credited course).  Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following concepts:  the properties of mathematics, solving equations and inequalities, rational and irrational numbers, graphing equations and inequalities, proportional and nonproportional relationships, applying algebra to geometry, transformational geometry, functions, data analysis , measurement and personal finance.  Students will use graphing calculators in this course. Algebra I (8th Grade) Course Description 8th grade Algebra I is an advanced math course (a high school credited course).  Students will explore the following concepts:  linear expressions, equations, inequalities, functions, exponents, expressions, factoring, quadratic equations, arithmetic and geometric sequences.  Students will use technology to model mathematical situations.  Algebra I students will take the STAAR 9th grade End of Course (EOC) state assessment. Students must meet three of the following to be enrolled in 8th grade Algebra I:  (1) end of year Pre-Algebra average ≥ 90, (2)  Masters Grade Level (Level III) on 8th grade Math STAAR test,  (3)  Meet required standards on RJH Algebra I Placement Test,  (4) Teacher recommendation.  Parent permission is also required in addition to meeting three of the four above criteria.