After School Tutoring:

Normal Tutoring Hours:


Tuesday 4:15 - 5:15 (7th & 8th Grade)

Wednesday: 4:15 - 5:15 (6th & 7th Grade)

Thursday: 4:15 - 5:15 (7th & 8th Grade)


 (Room 10-017)





Periods 1/2:


2.1-2.4 Quiz Wednesday - 09/25/2013



Make sure you're keeping up with your journal entries!




Period 3/4, 5/6, 7/8:


Chapter 2 Test Friday - 09/20/2013 - (Periods 3/4 & 5/6)

Chapter 2 Test Monday - 09/23/2013 - (Periods 7/8)


Period 3/4

   Study Guide (Chapter 2 Test).pptx  


Period 5/6 & 7/8

  Study Guide (Chapter 2 Test) II.pptx  



Make sure you're keeping up with your journal entries!







   A great mathematician and philosopher, Archimedes, once said: "give me a place to stand and I will move the Earth." Mathematics is just this, a solid footing for the foundation of knowledge. Math can sometimes seem like a haphazard collection of numbers, letters and symbols, and this couldn't be further from the truth. Mathematics is a discipline that, when mastered, can be exploited to provide analyses of the past, p
redictions into the future and a logical methodology by which to structure an argument. I hope, in addition to mastering the standard curriculum, we can work towards slowly removing the filter over nature's image and discover the power of undeniable truths. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you; and remember, the only thing you truly own is what you know!




Course Objectives:

Grade 8
   -Big Idea 1: Analyze and represent linear functions and solve linear equations
systems of linear equations .
   -Big Idea 2: Analyze two- and three-dimensional figures by using distance and
   -Big Idea 3: Analyze and summarize data sets.




                                                         Grade 7

   -Big Idea 1: Develop an understanding of and appluy proportionality, including


    -Big Idea 2: Develop an understanding of and use formulas to determine surface

                         areas and volumes of three-dimensional shapes.

    -Big Idea 3: Develop an understanding of operations on all rational numbers and

                         solving linear equations.




                                                         Grade 6 
   -Big Idea 1: 
Develop an understanding of and fluency with multiplication and
                         division of fractions and decimals.
    -Big Idea 2: 
Connect ratio and rates to multiplication and division.    
   -Big Idea 3: 
Write, interpret, and use mathematical expressions and equations.


Course Description:

                                   Grade 8

   Chapter 1   - Solving Equations

   Chapter 2   - Graphing Linear Equations and Linear Systems

   Chapter 3   - Writing Linear Systems and Linear Equations

   Chapter 4   - Functions

   Chapter 5   - Angles and Similarity
   Chapter 6   - Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem

   Chapter 7   - Data Analysis and Displays
   Chapter 8   - Linear Inequalities
   Chapter 9   - Exponents & Scientific Notation
   Appendix B - Financial Literacy (loans, interest, credit and payroll)
   Extras        - Logic and Philosophy

                                                 Grade 7

   Chapter 1    - Operations with Integers

   Chapter 2   - Rational Numbers and Equations

   Chapter 3   - Proportions and Variation

   Chapter 4   - Percents

   Chapter 5   - Similarity and Transformations

   Chapter 6   - Surface Areas of Solids

   Chapter 7   - Volumes of Solids

   Chapter 8   - Data Analysis and Samples

   Chapter 9   - Probability

   Appendix B - Exploring Equations and Functions

                                                 Grade 6  
   Chapter 1     - Expressions and Number Properties

   Chapter 2    - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

   Chapter 3    - Multiplying and Dividing Decimals 

   Chapter 4    - Fractions, Decimals and Percents

   Chapter 5    - Ratios, Rates and Data Analysis

   Chapter 6    - Circles and Area

   Chapter 7    - Equations

   Chapter 8    - Inequalities

   Chapter 9    - Tables, Graphs and Functions
   Appendix B  - Exploring the Number Line  
   Adv. Topics  - 10: Operations with Integers
                         11: Rational Numbers and Equations
                         12: Percents                                  

Materials:   (Textbook: Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2010), Big Ideas Math)

   1) Composition Book

   2) Pencils (at least 2 sharpened everyday)
   3) Basic calculator
   4) Three-prong folder
   5) Your BRAIN! :)

Grading Policy:

   ~ A.R. Comprehension      5%
   ~ A.R. Goal                       5%
   ~ Homework                    6th - 25%     7th - 20%     8th - 15%
   ~ Quizzes                        6th - 25%     7th - 25%     8th - 25%
   ~ Tests/Projects             6th - 40%     7th - 45%     8th - 50%


Late Policy:     (Late assignments can be made up until the chapter test,

                                 after the chapter test the grade will stand at a 0%)


   ~ 8th Grade: No late work is accepted


   ~ 7th Grade: 100% if completed on time with sunbstantial effort shown

                        50% if assignment is late

                         0% if the assignment is not completed or poorly done


   ~ 6th Grade: 100% if completed on time with substantial effort shown

                       75% if on time but minimal effort is shown

                       50% if handed in late

                        0% if the assignment is not completed or poorly done

Behavior Policy:

   - Be in your seat when the bell rings and begin on the bell work,.
   - Three Oaks Middle School's behavior/consequence policy will be upheld 
      as stated in your agenda.
   - When we form discussion groups there WILL be differences of opinion,

      THAT'S THE POINT!We will always be respectful when debating

      intellectual issues and judge arguments solely on the basis of logic and reason.

   - In other words, USE COMMON SENSE! If you wouldn't like it being said about
      or done to you, uhhh... don't say/do it to anyone else.
   - Remember: school is a place to work hard and learn much, but that doesn't mean 
      we can't have fun! There is a time to work and a time to play; as long as we

      know which to place first, we'll have an AWESOME year!!!

Just so ya know...

   - I will be available after school for one hour on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for 
     math tutoring Also, I am usually in my room 30 minutes before and after class, 
     so stop in if you have any questions or concerns.
   - My favorite book: The Holographic Universe (by: Michael Talbot)
   - Second favorite subject: Philosophy
   - Hobbies: practicing the piano and trying to grasp the fabric of reality, haha...









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