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    Course Description:

     

    This course is designed for students who desire the opportunity to take the 8th grade Accelerated math course. Students will be taught a combination of 7th, 8th, and Algebra I standards throughout this course. Concepts will include, but are not limited to, rational number operations, laws of exponents, multi-step equations, algebraic expressions, slope-intercept form, linear functions, measurement, irregular and composite plane figures, data collection and analysis, and experimental and theoretical probability. Madison City Schools implements a mastery approach for this course, meaning students are expected to demonstrate at least an 80% on each indicator. 

       

    Course Objectives:

    To successfully master the skills outlined in the Alabama 7th Grade Accelerated Math Course of Study
       

    Classroom Expectations:

     

    Expectations:

    1. Be in your seat when the tardy bell rings.
    2. Bring any and all texts, homework, and working materials with you.
    3. Be kind and respectful!
    4. Save off topic request and sharing for after instruction time.
    5. Take time to reflect when answering.

    Virtual Expectations:

         *The above expectations are still applicable in the virtual setting, plus the
          following:

    1. Enter with the microphone muted at all times unless during designated question
                time.
    2. Video is optional but encouraged.  If video is on, please be in school appropriate
                  attire, no background noises, or distractions.
    3. Chat must be content questions only.  No random conversations!

    Possible Consequences:

    1. Conference with the student
    2. Parent contact – by phone or email
    3. Detention 
    4. Parent Conference
    5. Administrative Referral 
       

    Grading Policy:

    Test grades will account for 60% of the 9-weeks grade, with the remaining 40% being determined by quizzes and performance tasks.  The grading scale is as follows: A (90-100), B (80-89), C (70-79), D (65-69), and F (below 65). Grades will be a reflection of mastery of the standards.  Make sure all absences are excused as class work can be made up and graded for excused absences only. The office must receive a note from your child within 3 days of the absence for the absence to be eligible to be excused.

       

    Make-up Test Policy:

    It is a student’s responsibility to meet with their teacher upon returning from an absence to discuss any make-up work and to schedule a time to make up any missed tests.

       

    Textbook:


    Big Ideas Math (Blue Book - 8th Grade Skills)

    Online access: https://bim.easyaccessmaterials.com/index.php?level=9.00


    Big Ideas Math Accelerated (Red Book - 7th Grade Skills)

    Online access: https://bim.easyaccessmaterials.com/index.php?level=8.50

       

    Materials and Supplies Needed:


    1. Notebook/Binder – Student preference
    2. Loose-leaf paper
    3. Loose-leaf graph paper
    4. Pencils
    5. Bring to class daily the following items:
      1. Highlighters
      2. Colored Pencils
      3. Scissors
      4. Expo Markers
      5. Glue Sticks
    6. Calculator

       

    Course Outline:

     

    Unit 1: Integers, Rational Numbers, and Expressions

    Unit 2: Equations

    Unit 3: Percents

    Unit 4: Slope and Graphing Linear Equations

    Unit 5: Writing Linear Equations

    Unit 6: Probability

    Unit 7: Statistics

    Unit 8: Angles, Triangles, and Polygons

    Unit 9: Circles, Surface Area, and Volume

    Unit 10: Scale Factor and Transformations

    Unit 11: System of Equations

    Unit 12: Real Number System, Square Root, and Cube Root

    Unit 13: Law of Exponents and Scientific Notation