January 3

Welcome back!

Welcome back to school and welcome to 2018! Most people use the phrase “New year, new me”. This is the beginning of the second semester and our plan is to get refocused. We are going to begin this week with a review of our expectations and I am challenging you to find your motivation to do your best. 8th grade is halfway done so let’s get REFOCUSED!

Before the break, we were just getting into Unit 3 with the Pythagorean Theorem. We are going to review this further to make sure that you understand it and then move on next week. Watch the video below to refresh your memory of the Pythagorean Theorem.


Reviewing these videos will help you understand what we do in class. Let’s refocus for 2018!

December 19

Extra Credit Opportunity

Many of you are wondering how you can bring your grade up over break. Here is your chance!!! On Wednesday, you will receive a card with instructions on how to enroll in my class on Khan Academy. Below are the instructions just in case you lose the paper:

  1. go to Khanacademy.org
  2. Visit khanacademy.org/coaches
  3. In the “Add a coach” field enter the class code: STX48WAK
  4. You’re set! Now click “Home” to begin the assignments on the list

In order to receive Extra Credit, you MUST complete all of the assignments on the assignment list. These must be completed by January 1st, 2018. Grades are due on the 3rd so anything completed after the 1st will not make it into the gradebook.


December 3

Unit 2 Test this Friday!

The Unit 2 test will be this Friday. During the week, we will be wrapping up Scientific Notation and then reviewing past topics to make sure that you are ready. Below are the topics on the test:

Scientific Notation / operations with scientific notation

Exponent Laws

Estimating non perfect square roots

Perfect squares and cubes

Rational and Irrational numbers


November 9

Unit 2 Links to helpful videos

Multiplying and Dividing exponents


Raising a power to a power


Practice with all exponent rules


October 9

Unit 1 Resources to study

Tuesday, October 10th we will be taking part 1 of Unit 1. Part 1 is all about Parallel Lines and Transversals Vocabulary angle vocabulary, finding the value of missing angles and the triangle sum theorem. The attached PowerPoint will help you study the angle vocabulary and determine whether angles are congruent or supplementary. There are also some links within the presentation that will bring you to Khan Academy to practice some skills.

Parallel Lines and Transversals Vocabulary-2iz8z7s

September 29

Unit 1 is coming to a close!

Welcome back! We are finishing up Unit 1 this week. Below some links that we will be visiting this week.

What are rotations?


How do you complete a rotation?


Exploring Transformations game (Rotations, Reflections and Translations)




September 11

This week in Math

Due to the weather, this week is a short one. Instead of introducing something new, we are going to review last week’s concepts to make sure that we are ready to move on next week.

Wednesday: we are going to be completing an online lab to review Lines, Transversals and Angles. You can access the lab by clicking this link: https://student.desmos.com/?prepopulateCode=63ngv

Thursday: we will be exploring angle vocabulary and the angles of triangles today. You can access both activities with the links below:

Angle vocabularyhttp://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?l=0&ID1=AB.MATH.JR.SHAP&ID2=AB.MATH.JR.SHAP.ANG&lesson=html/object_interactives/parallel_lines/use_it.html

Exploring Triangle angles: http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?l=0&ID1=AB.MATH.JR.SHAP&ID2=AB.MATH.JR.SHAP.ANG&lesson=html/video_interactives/angles/anglesSmall.html

Friday: We will be exploring triangles a little deeper and finding the value of missing angles. The link to this activity is below:

Exploring and Solving triangles: http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?l=0&ID1=AB.MATH.JR.SHAP&ID2=AB.MATH.JR.SHAP.TRIA&lesson=html/video_interactives/triangles/trianglesSmall.html