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February 19th-23rd

Monday- We will complete our study guide for our test.

Tuesday- Chapter 12 Pythagorean Theorem test; math notebooks due

Wednesday- We will calculate the volume of cylinders. We will practice problems from pages 400-402. Assignment: page 403 (6-15)

Thursday- We will calculate the volume of cones. We will practice problems from pages 405-408. Assignment: page 409 (8-18)

Friday- We will calculate the volume of spheres. We will practice problems from pages 411-414. Assignment: page 415 (11-19)

February 12th-16th

Monday- We will take our chapter 11 test on angles and triangles.

Tuesday- We will begin to learn about the Pythagorean Theorem. Assignment: pages 378-379 (1-11)

Wednesday- We will continue to learn about the Pythagorean Theorem. Assignment: Pythagorean Theorem handout

Thursday- We will use the Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem. We will practice problems from pages 381-384. Assignment: page 385 (5-18)

Friday- We will calculate the distance between two points on a coordinate plane by using the Pythagorean Theorem and the distance formula. 

Chapter 12 Pythagorean Theorem test on Tuesday, February 20th

 

8th Grade Math Notebook Checklist (worth 7 points) (due Feb. 20th)

____  Tabs labeled POTD, EQ/Notes, Foldables, Dear Teacher, Tasks

____ Problems of the Day kept up with in POTD section

____ Essential Questions and notes in EQ/Notes section

____ Dear Teacher letter transversals and triangles letter in Dear Teacher letter section

____ Orange Triangle Sum Theorem foldable in Foldables section

____ Green AA Similarity foldable in Foldables section

____ Triangles task OR Butterfly Transformations task in Tasks section

February 5-9th

Monday- We will continue to work with the triangle sum theorem. Assignment: triangle sum theorem handout

Tuesday- We will use the angle-angle similarity postulate. We will practice problems from pages 366-367 and work on our city design project. (due tomorrow)

Wednesday- We will complete our study guide for our chapter 11 test. Assignment: Dear Teacher letter:1-2) What are two types of angle relationships formed by parallel lines cut by a transversal? Explain them.
3.) What is the Triangle Sum Theorem?
4.) What is the Exterior Angle Theorem?
5.) What is the Angle-Angle (AA) Similarity Postulate?

City Design Project due

Thursday- No School

Friday- No School

January 29th-February 2nd

Monday- We will learn about transformations and similarity of shapes. We will complete a study guide for our chapter 10 dilations quiz.

Tuesday- Ch. 10 Dilations Quiz and problem solving task

Wednesday- We will learn about angles created by parallel lines cut by a transversal. We will practice problems from pages 349-351

Thursday- We will continue to learn about angles created by parallel lines cut by a transversal. Assignment: parallel lines and transversals handout

City Project directions will be given out. This will be due next Wednesday.

Friday- We will learn about the Triangle Sum Theorem and work on our City Project.

January 22nd-26th

I will be at a Technology Conference in Florida during this week. Students will have a substitute.

Monday- We will take our winter online universal screener with Mrs. Holley.

Tuesday- Students will complete pages 1-2 (1-14), pages 3-4 (1-8), and pages 5-6 (1-14) in their purple Assessment Readiness workbook. Since this deals with fluency, calculators are not allowed. This is homework if it is not finished in class. Do not tear these pages out because we will go over them when I return from my conference.

Wednesday- We will go to the computer lab to complete an online assignment on my.hrw.com. The assignment is Module 5 Writing Linear Equations. Calculators are allowed. Every student has a unique username and password.  If students have lost their username and password, the substitute has a copy of everyone's information.  Early finishers will get on Tenmarks.com as a chance to earn extra credit.

Thursday- Students will complete page 7 (1-13), page 9 (1-15), and page 11 (1-14) in their purple Assessment Readiness workbook.  Since this deals with fluency, calculators are not allowed.  This is homework if it is not finished in class.  Do not tear these pages out because we will go over them when I return from my conference.

Friday- We will go to the computer lab to complete an online assignment on my.hrw.com. The assignment is Module 6 Functions. Calculators are allowed. Every student has a unique username and password. If students have lost their username and password, the substitute has a copy of everyone's information. Early finishers will get on Tenmarks.com as a chance to earn extra credit.

January 15-19

Monday- no school

Tuesday- We will learn about the properties of dilations. Assignment: dilations handout

Wednesday- Snow Day

Thursday- Snow Day

Friday- We will graph dilations. Assignment: graphing dilations handout Transformations Project is due today.

January 8th-12th

Monday- We will describe the properties of rotations and their effect on congruence and orientation of figures. Assignment: pages 295-296 (7-16).

Tuesday- We will review transformations. We will have one assignment and a project: The assignment is a transformations practice handout. Transformations Project Directions:
1.) Create a figure with at least 5 points that are visibly labeled.
2.) Complete three transformations of your shape- 1 translation, 1 reflection, and 1 rotation, documenting how you transformed the shape and the new coordinates of each image.
3.) Add title and color to your project for full credit. Due next Tuesday

Wednesday- We will use algebraic representations to describe transformations. Assignment: algebraic representations of transformations handout

Thursday- We will complete our studyguide and textbook page 309 to review for our test.

Friday- We will take our test on transformations. Transformations Project is due next Tuesday.

Week of January 1st

Monday-Wednesday- No School; Happy New Year!

Thursday- We will describe the properties of translations and their effect on congruence and orientation of figures. We will work problems in our textbook form pages 283-284.

Friday-We will describe the properties of reflections and their effect on congruence and orientation of figures. Assignment: reflections handout

Week of December 11th

Monday-  We will take our systems of equations test.

Tuesday- field trip to Real to Reel

Wednesday- early dismissal

Enjoy your break!!!

December 4th-8th

Monday- We will solve systems of equations algebraically by using substitution. Assignment: solving systems with substitution handout

Tuesday- We will write systems of equations from word problems. Assignment: systems of equations with word problems handout

Wednesday- We will solve systems of equations with one solution, no solution, or infinitely many solutions. Assignment: page 263 (6-15)

Thursday- We will complete our study guide for our chapter 8 test. Assignment: Dear Teacher letter: 1.) What is a system of linear equations? 2.) What is a solution of a system of linear equations? 3.) What does it mean when a system of equations has no solution? 4.) What does it mean when a system of equations has infinitely many solutions? 5.) Pick a method you learned about for how to solve a system of equations (graphing or substitution) and explain the method. 

Friday- We will play WORD-O with our vocabulary words and review for our test. The test will be on Monday due to the pep rally. 

Due Today: 8th Grade Math Notebook Checklist (worth 7 points)

____  Tabs labeled POTD, EQ/Notes, Foldables, Dear Teacher, Tasks

____ Problems of the Day kept up with in POTD section

____ Essential Questions and notes in EQ/Notes section

____ Dear Teacher letter relations & functions Dear Teacher letter section

____ Yellow Slope foldable in Foldables section

____ Green Linear/ Nonlinear Functions foldable in Foldables section

____ Back to the Future functions task in Tasks section

November 27th-December 1st

 Monday- We will solve systems of equations with graphing. We will practice problems from pages 227-231.

Tuesday- We will continue to solve systems of equations by graphing. Assignment: pages 232-233 (1-7)

Wednesday- We will finish solving systems by graphing. Assignment: handout

Thursday- short quizon graphing; We will learn how to solve systems of equations by substitution. Assignment: substitution handout

Friday- We will learn how some systems have infinitely many or no solutions. Assignment: matching handout

Due next Friday: 8th Grade Math Notebook Checklist (worth 7 points)

____  Tabs labeled POTD, EQ/Notes, Foldables, Dear Teacher, Tasks

____ Problems of the Day kept up with in POTD section

____ Essential Questions and notes in EQ/Notes section

____ Dear Teacher letter relations & functions Dear Teacher letter section

____ Yellow Slope foldable in Foldables section

____ Green Linear/ Nonlinear Functions foldable in Foldables section

____ Back to the Future functions task in Tasks section

November 20-21st

Monday- We will use x- and y-intercepts to graph equations written in standard form. Assignment: standard form and intercepts handout

Tuesday- We will convert standard form into slope-intercept form and graph equations. Assignment: standard to slope-intercept form handout

Enjoy Thanksgiving Break!

Week of November 13th-17th

Monday- We will compare functions from tables, equations, and graphs. We will complete a constructed response task on comparing functions and take a short quiz on comparing functions.

Tuesday- We will describe relationships when given a qualitative graphs and sketch graphs when given descriptions. We will complete textbook pages 176-177 (1-10).

Wednesday- We will finish working with qualitative graphs and complete a task on functions along with textbook page 179.

Thursday- We will complete our study guide for our Chapter 6 test on Functions. Assignment: Functions Dear Teacher letter: Answer the following questions using constructed response:
1.) What is a relation?
2.) What is the difference between domain and range?
3.) Are all relations functions? Are all functions relations? Explain your thinking.
4.) How do you know if a function is linear or nonlinear when given an equation?
5.) How can you compare two functions?

Friday- Chapter 6 Functions test

November 6th-10th

Monday- We will complete our study guide for our test on writing linear equations.

Tuesday- Chapter 5 Test on Writing Linear Equations

Wednesday- We will identify and represent functions. Assignment: identifying and representing functions handout

Thursday- We will describe functions as linear or nonlinear. We will practice problems from textbook pages 162-164. Assignment: describing functions handout

Friday- We will use tables, graphs, and equations to describe functions. We will practice problems from pages 167-170 in our textbook.

October 30th-November 3rd

Monday- We will write equations for linear relationships from graphs and descriptions. We will take notes and practice problems from textbook pages 127-130.

Tuesday- We will continue to write equations for linear relationships from graphs and descriptions. Assignment: writing equations problem solving handout 

Wednesday- No School

Thursday- We will write equations from tables of ordered pairs. Assignment: writing equations from tables handout

Friday- We will contrast linear and nonlinear sets of bivariate data. We will complete textbook pages 144-145 (1-8) and a bivariate data handout.

October 23-27

Monday- We will distinguish between proportional and nonproportional relationships. Assignment: textbook pages 117-119 (1-7)

Tuesday- We will complete our studyguide for our test and textbook page 121 (1-7). Slope ArtExtra Credit Opportunity: Write your name using lines. Use 4 different colors for your lines to indicate the type of slope they show. Include a key to explain your slope colors. Use lined or graph paper to help make straight lines. You need to have 6 or more letters to receive credit.

Wednesday- We will take our chapter 4 test on nonproportional relationships.

Thursday- We will calculate slope of a line from two points on the line. Assignment: slope from two points handout

Friday- We will write equations for linear relationships from graphs and descriptions. We will take notes and practice problems from textbook pages 127-130. (noteThis could become Monday's lesson depending on the time of the Miss Tennessee visit.)

 

October 16th-20th

Monday: We will represent linear nonproportional relationships. We will complete examples from pages 95-98 in our textbook and a task about the cost of pizza depending on the number of toppings.

Tuesday- Barter Theater field trip

Wednesday- We will determine the slope and y-intercept from tables, equations, and situations. Practice assignment: pages 107-108 (1-10)

Thursday- We will continue to determine the slope and y-intercept from tables, equations, and situations. Assignment: Determining slope handout

Friday- We will graph nonproportional relationships using slope and y-intercept. Assignment: graphing handout

October 9th- 13th

Monday- no school

Tuesday- We will find slope from a table of ordered pairs and from to points. Assignment: tables and 2 points handout

Wednesday- We will calculate slope from a graph and from an equation. Assignment: slope from graphs and equations handout

Thursday- We will graph equations and write equations in slope-intercept form based on a given graph. Practice Assignment: graphs to equations & equations to graphs handout

Friday- We will finish graphing equations and writing equations in slope-intercept form. Assignment: stained glass activity

September 11th-15th

Monday- We will complete our study guide for our test. Extra Credit is due today.

Tuesday- test

Wednesday- Field Trip to Long View Ranch

Thursday- no school

Friday- no school- Enjoy Fall Break!

September 4-8

Monday- no school

Tuesday- We will graph and compare proportional relationships. Assignment: Textbook pages 74-75 (1-12)

Wednesday- We will learn how to calculate rate of change, or slope. We will complete problems from textbook pages 79-80.

Thursday- We will continue to calculate rate of change, or slope. We will complete more practice problems from pages 81-82 in our textbook. Assignment: rate of change and slope handout

Friday- We will interpret unit rate as slope. Assignment: interpreting unit rate handout

Extra Credit (worth up to 12 points) Choose one of the following projects to complete. Each one must contain information explaining what slope is and incorporate the different types of slope.
2 Options:
1.) Draw a comic strip depicting the "Adventures of Slope Man" or some other slope related character. The cartoon must be a minimum of 4 panels.
2.) Write a story about the "Adventures of Slope Man" or some other slope related character. The story must be a minimum of 2 paragraphs.

August 28th-September 1st

Monday: We will create examples of equations with one solution, no solutions, and infinitely many solutions. In class, we will practice problems from textbook pages 215-218.

Tuesday: We will continue to create examples of equations with one solution, no solutions, and infinitely many solutions. We will practice problems from page 219 (7-13). Assignment: Equations with many or no solutions handout

Wednesday: We will complete a gallery walk activity to review solving equations in one variable. Assignment: Dear Teacher letter:
1.) How do you solve an equation with the variable on both sides?
2.) What are inverse operations?
3.) If you have Distributive Property with a rational number, how do you get rid of the rational number?
4.) How do you know if your equation has no solution?
5.) How do you know if your equation has infinitely many solutions?

Thursday: We will complete our study guide for our chapter 7 test.

Friday: We will take our chapter 7 test on equations.

Math Binder checks will take place:

____  Tabs labeled POTD, EQ/Notes, Foldables, Dear Teacher, Tasks

____ Problems of the Day kept up with in POTD section

____ Essential Questions and notes in EQ/Notes section

____ Dear Teacher letter about math (1st letter of 9 weeks) in Dear Teacher letter section

____ Pink Real/ Rational/ Irrational Numbers Graphic Organizer in Foldables section

____ Exponents foldable in Foldables section

____ Orange Scientific Notation Graphic Organizer in Foldables section


 

August 21st-25th

Monday- no school; enjoy the eclipse

Tuesday- We will solve equations in one variable that involve using the Distributive Property. We will practice problems in our textbook from pages 209-211.

Wednesday- We will continue to solve equations in one variable that involve using the Distributive Property. Assignment: Distributive Property handout

Thursday- We will continue to solve equations in one variable that involve using the Distributive Property. Assignment: page 212 (3-12)

Friday- no school

August 14th-18th

Monday: We will take our unit 1 test.

Tuesday: We will review how to solve 1-step and 2-step equations by using inverse operations. Assignment: 2-step equations practice sheet

Wednesday: We will solve equations with variables on both sides. Assignment: textbook page 201 (7-11)

Thursday: We will solve equations with variables on both sides that include rational numbers. 

Friday: We will continue to solve equations with rational numbers. Assignment: equations with variables on both sides handout

Week of August 7th-11th

Monday: We will solve word problems involving adding and subtracting numbers written in scientific notation. Assignment: word problem handout

Tuesday: We will solve word problems involving multiplying and dividing with numbers written in scientific notation. Assignment: multiplication and division with scientific notation handout

Wednesday: We will complete our study guide for our chapter 2 test.

Thursday: We will take our chapter 2 test.

Friday: We will begin to review unit 1. Assignment: rational/irrational task

Week of July 31st-August 4th

Monday: We will continue to work with integer exponents. We will learn about power of a power and power of a product. Assignment: power of a power and power of a product handout

Tuesday: We will learn about the zero exponent property and the negative exponent property. Assignment: negative exponent property handout

Wednesday: We will begin to learn how to write numbers in scientific notation. Practice: scientific notation handout

Thursday: We will add and subtract numbers that are written in scientific notation. No assignment

Friday: We will work on word problems that involve addition and subtraction of numbers written in scientific notation. We will have 5 practice problems.

Week of July 24th-28th

Monday: We will classify and order real numbers.

Tuesday- We will continue to order real numbers. We will complete textbook page 24 (1-11).

Wednesday- We will complete an ordering real numbers handout and textbook page 27 (1-15) to prepare us for our ch. 1 test.

Thursday- We will take our chapter 1 test.

Friday- We will begin to learn about the properties of exponents. We will complete work on the product of powers and the quotient of powers.

Week of July 17th-21st

Monday: We will evaluate square roots.

Tuesday- We will evaluate cube roots. Assignment: square root and cube root handout

Wednesday- We will estimate the value of irrational numbers. We will have an estimating irrational number practice handout

Thursday- We will finish learning about rational and irrational numbers. Assignment: Dear Teacher letter:

Write a friendly letter, answering the following questions:
1.) Was is the difference between a terminating decimal and a repeating decimal?
2.) How do you turn a repeating decimal into a fraction?
3.) What is a perfect square?
4.) How do you solve an equation involving a number cubed?
5.) What is the difference between a rational number and an irrational number?
Sign your name at the bottom.
Exit Ticket: What is the easiest thing you have learned about so far in chapter 1? What is the most difficult thing you have learned about in chapter 1?

Friday: We will classify real numbers. Assignment: textbook page 19 (14-22)

Week of July 10th-14th

Monday (10th)- Early dismissal at 11:00

Tuesday (11th)- Get your syllabus signed!

Assignment: Dear Teacher letter: Start your letter with "Dear Mrs. Milhorn". Write a 5-sentence paragraph. The sentences should include whether you find math easy or difficult, your favorite part about math last year, and your least favorite part about math last year. Tell me your goal in math this year. Finally, tell me one more thing you think I should know about you. Sign your name at the bottom.

Wednesday (12th)- We will review integers and the order of operations.

Thursday (13th)- We will take our universal screener. no assignment

Friday (14th)-We will write rational numbers as fractions and decimals. Assignment: rational numbers handout

 

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