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8th March 15 2018 Math

8th Grade Algebra - Fourth Quarter

8th Grade Algebra – Fourth Quarter

Students will:

  • Identify and use inverse variations.
  • Graph inverse variations.
  • Identify excluded values.
  • Identify and use asymptotes to graph rational functions.
  • Identify values excluded from the domain of a rational expression.
  • Simplify rational expressions.
  • Multiply and divide rational expressions.
  • Divide a polynomial by a monomial.
  • Divide a polynomial by a binomial.
  • Add and subtract rational expressions with like denominators.
  • Add and subtract rational expressions with unlike denominators.
  • Simplify mixed expressions.
  • Simplify complex fractions.
  • Solve rational equations.
  • Use rational equations to solve problems.
  • Classify and analyze samples and studies.
  • Identify sample statistics and population parameters.
  • Analyze data sets using statistics.
  • Describe the shape of a distribution.
  • Use the shape of distributions to select appropriate statistics.
  • Determine the effect that transformations of data have on measures of central tendency and variation.
  • Compare data using measures of central tendency and variation.
  • Calculate experimental probabilities.
  • Design simulations and summarize data from simulations.
  • Use permutations and combinations.
  • Find probabilities of independent and dependent events.
  • Find probabilities of mutually exclusive events.
  • Find probabilities by using random variables.
  • Find the expected value of a probability distribution.

Students will be able to answer the following Essential Questions

  • How can simplifying mathematical expressions be useful?
  • How are statistics and probability used in the real world?




8th January 19 2018 Math

8th Grade Algebra

8th Grade Algebra - Third Quarter

Students will:

  • Write polynomials in standard form
  • Add and subtract polynomials
  • Multiply a polynomial by a monomial
  • Solve equations involving the products of monomials and polynomials
  • Multiply binomials using the FOIL method
  • Multiply polynomials by using the Distributive Property
  • Find squares of sums and differences
  • Find the product of a sum and a difference
  • Use the Distributive Property to factor polynomials
  • Solve quadratic equations
  • Factor trinomials in all forms
  • Factor binomials that are the difference of squares
  • Use the difference of squares to solve equations
  • Solve equations involving perfect squares
  • Analyze the characteristics of the graphs of quadratic functions
  • Graph quadratic functions
  • Solve quadratic equations by graphing
  • Apply translations of quadratic functions
  • Apply dilation and reflections to quadratic functions
  • Complete the square to write perfect square trinomials
  • Solve quadratic equations by completing the square and using the Quadratic Formula
  • Use the discriminant to determine the number of solutions to a quadratic equation
  • Identify linear, quadratic, and exponential functions from given data
  • Write equations that model data
  • Identify and graph step functions and absolute value functions

Students will be able to answer the following Essential Questions

  • When could a nonlinear function be used to model a real – world situation?
  • Why do we use different methods to solve math problems?





8th November 22 2017 Math

8th Grade Math

During the 2nd quater 8th grade will cover:

  • Solving equations with rational coefficients
  • Solving two-step equations
  • Writing two-step equations
  • Solving equations with variables on both sides
  • Constant rate of change
  • Slope
  • Equations in y=mx form
  • Slope-intercept form
  • Graphing using line intercepts
  • Point-slope formula
  • Solving systems of equations by graping
  • Solving sytems of equations algebraically

We will briefly cover functions before the end of the quarter.

8th November 15 2017 Math

8th Grade Algebra

8th Grade Algebra - Second Quarter

Students will:

  • Solve and graph absolute value inequalities
  • Graph linear inequalities on the coordinate plane
  • Solve inequalities by graphing
  • Determine the number of solutions a system of linear equations has, if any
  • Solve systems of lienar equations by graphing, using substitution, and by using elimination with addition, subtraction, and multiplication
  • Solve real-world problems invovlign systems of equations
  • Determine the best method for solving systems of equations
  • Apply systems of equations and inequalities
  • Solve systems of linear inequalities by graphing
  • Multiply and divide monomials using properties of exponents
  • Simplify expressions using the multiplication properties of exponents
  • Simplify expressions containing negative and zero exponents
  • Evaluate and rewrite expressions involving rational exponents
  • Solve quations involving expressions with rational exponents
  • Express number in scientific notation
  • Find products and quotients of numbers expressed in scientific notation

Students will be able to answer the following Essential Questions

  • How are symbols used in mathematics?
  • What mathematical symbols do you know?
  • How can you find the solution to a math problem?
  • How can you make good decisions?
  • What factors can affect good decision making?


8th November 13 2017 History

8th History

8th Grade will be traveling back to the "Wild West" and learning about how the United States expanded over the western frontier. During the unit on Western Expansion we will discuss farmers and ranchers as well as Native American conflicts.

After Western Expansion we will move into the more modern age of the Industrial Revolution and the major inventions that led us to where we are today. We will also discuss unions, labor laws and child labor laws during this time.

8th November 12 2017 Religion

8 Religion

During the 2nd quarter we will continue on our journey towards the Sacrament of Confirmation. We look at information from the Catholic Christian Doctrine by viewing power point slide, taking notes, completing various activities, and taking quizzes to confirm their knowledge. Matthew Kelly's Decision Point is a part of or instruction and understanding as well with weekly discussions and reflection.

We continue to reflect on topics from the Youth Catechism, Jesus Always, and numerous other resources to reinforce our knowledge and understanding of our faith.

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8th November 12 2017 Science

8 Science

During 2nd quarter and into the 3rd we will look at the following content:

Carbon Chemistry



Work and Machines

Energy and Power

Understanding concepts in these areas will make it easier for students to transition into high school science giving them back ground information/experience to make good choices on deciding which classes to take.

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8th September 01 2017 Homeroom

8th Homeroom


4   Labor Day, no school

18-22  ITBS testing

27-29   Camp Lakewood


2   No School-teacher professional development

18  End 1st quarter

21  Confirmation retreat

26  Parent teacher conferences

30-Nov. 3  Fall break!

8th September 01 2017 ELA

8th Grade ELA

Vocabulary--Units are completed independently over a 2 week span, with the last day of the second week being a test day. Parts of units are assigned in chunks, and students should be writing due dates for each section in their planners.

English--We are learning about simple, compound, and complex sentences and incorporating these into writing. We will be studying verbs and verb tenses.

Literature--Elements of plot, characterization, and conflict are areas we will be focusing on during the first quarter. We will be reading a few stories in our literature book before reading a novel.

6th, 7th, 8th August 29 2017 Math

Middle School Advanced Math

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