Mr. Betz's Course Website!!!

Mr. Betz's Course Website!!!

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!*

Introduction:

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, predictions 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

and systems of linear equations .** -Big Idea 2**: Analyze two- and three-dimensional figures by using distance and

angle. ** -****Big Idea 3:** Analyze and summarize data sets.

**Grade 7**

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

similarity.

**-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 *

division of fractions and decimals.

-Big Idea 3:

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 6^{th} - 25% 7^{th} - 20% 8^{th} - 15%

~ Quizzes 6^{th }- 25% 7^{th} - 25% 8^{th} - 25%

~ Tests/Projects 6^{th} - 40% 7^{th} - 45% 8^{th} - 50%

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

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

~ 8^{th} Grade: No late work is accepted

~ 7^{th} 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

~ 6^{th} 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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