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.
To successfully master the skills outlined in the Alabama 7th Grade Accelerated Math Course of Study
- Be in your seat when the tardy bell rings.
- Bring any and all texts, homework, and working materials with you.
- Be kind and respectful!
- Save off topic request and sharing for after instruction time.
- Take time to reflect when answering.
*The above expectations are still applicable in the virtual setting, plus the
- Enter with the microphone muted at all times unless during designated question
- Video is optional but encouraged. If video is on, please be in school appropriate
attire, no background noises, or distractions.
- Chat must be content questions only. No random conversations!
- Conference with the student
- Parent contact – by phone or email
- Parent Conference
- Administrative Referral
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.
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:
- Notebook/Binder – Student preference
- Loose-leaf paper
- Loose-leaf graph paper
- Bring to class daily the following items:
- Colored Pencils
- Expo Markers
- Glue Sticks
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