Week of October 9th through October 13th

We are finishing up and testing Unit 1 this week. Here is the plan:

Monday: Review angle relationships for Part I of the Unit 1 test; introduce sequences of transformations.

Tuesday: Take Part I of the Unit 1 test (parallel lines and transversals, angle relationships, angle sums of a triangle, and exterior angles of a triangle)

Wednesday: Probably won’t have class due to students taking the PSAT.

Thursday: EARLY RELEASE DAY – review for Part II of the Unit 1 test.

Friday: Take Part II of the Unit 1 test (transformations on the coordinate plane)

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR CONFERENCES! CONFERENCES BEGIN NEXT WEEK.

CONFERENCE WEEK IS COMING!

The week of October 16th through October 20th is Conference Week. You can sign up for a brief conference with any or all of your child’s teachers. All conferences will be scheduled online this year. If you want to schedule a conference with me go to Couch’s SignUp Genius

You can find the link to all teachers’ sign up pages by going to the Garrett website and clicking on the Faculty and Staff tab.

Week of October 2nd through October 6th

We are finishing up Unit 1 this week. Here’s what we have planned:

Monday – review translations and reflections; learn about dilations using a Desmos computer activity
Tuesday – mini lesson on dilations; practice dilating figures on the coordinate plane
Wednesday – view a video on rotations; complete an activity to learn about the rules for rotating a figure on the coordinate plane; quiz (Mini Touchstone)
Thursday – practice rotations; complete practice on identifying which transformation has occurred
Friday – class competition – completing more than one transformation at a time

****As of now, the Unit 1 test is scheduled for Friday, October 13th. START STUDYING!!!!!****

Week of August 14th

And our 3rd week of school begins!! We are off to a good start. Here’s what is coming up this week:

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: We are learning about solving equations with distributive property and like terms. Learning Targets: 1) By the end of the class, students will be able to solve equations involving like terms evidenced by correctly completing 3 problems on an exit ticket. 2) By the end of the class, students will be able to solve equations involving distributive property evidenced by correctly completing 3 problems on an exit ticket. 3) By the end of the class, students will be able to solve equations involving like terms and distributive property evidenced by correctly completing 4 practice problems.

Thursday and Friday: We are moving on to solving equations with variables on both sides of the equal sign. Learning Target: By the end of the class, students will be able to solve equations involving variables on both sides of the equal sign evidenced by correctly completing a class practice sheet.

**WE WILL HAVE A QUIZ ON MULTI-STEP EQUATIONS ON FRIDAY!!**

**DON’T FORGET OPEN HOUSE ON THURSDAY. WE WILL BEGIN AT 5:30 P.M. SEE YOU THERE!!

Week of August 7th

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. I am excited to see what this year has in store for us all.

**We will begin setting up our interactive notebook this week, so please have a composition or spiral notebook that is only used for math as soon as possible.

Monday and Tuesday: We will take the Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI) test to gauge students’ current math levels. We will also take a pre-assessment on one- and two-step equations.

Wednesday and Thursday: We will solve multi-step equations with distributive property and like terms.

Friday: We will solve equations with variables on both sides of the equal sign.

**We will have an equations quiz on Monday!**

Week of April 17th through April 21st

Well, Milestone testing is finally upon us. We begin testing on Wednesday, April 19th. The math tests will be on Monday and Tuesday, April 24th and 25th. Below is a link to Georgia Virtual Learning to help you review. Click on “Middle School” and then click on “MS Math 8th Grade”. You will find all of the units for the year. PLEASE STUDY!!!!

GEORGIA VIRTUAL LEARNING

Week of March 13th through March 17th

Hello. We are quickly approaching the time for the Georgia Milestone Tests. The math tests will be on Monday, April 24th, and Tuesday, April 25th. For the next few weeks, we will assign online reviews of the material already covered this year. The reviews are located on StudyIsland.com. The information letter for the reviews of Units 1 and 2 contains information about student logins and passwords. I have attached this letter below along with a list of our local library locations and hours. THESE ASSIGNMENTS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE COMPLETED BY MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY, MARCH 16TH.

Units 1 and 2 Review Assignment – Parent and Student Letter-2ks364s

Local Library Hours-281set1

Also, here are the topics that we have on the agenda for this week:
Monday: We are taking the pre-requisite skills assessment for Unit 7 (Systems of Equations) and spending time reviewing material that students need additional help with. We are also reviewing graphing a line represented in a slope-intercept form equation.
Tuesday: We are continuing to graph lines on the coordinate plane. Today we will graph TWO lines on the same coordinate plane to find the point at which the lines cross.
Wednesday: We are practicing graphing two equations (systems of equations) on the same coordinate plane.
Thursday: We will introduce solving systems of equations by substitution.
Friday: We will practice solving systems of equations and have a quiz on everything covered during the week.