I am so happy to be working with your child in math this year. All have proven their hard work and capabilities and I am excited as we move into new content area next quarter. As we close out the first quarter and begin the second I wanted to let you know what we have completed in each grade as well as the standards and material we will be covering this second quarter.
In eighth grade we completed our first unit called Real Numbers, Exponents, and Scientific Notation. We worked with negative exponents and operations within Scientific Notation covering standards 8.NS.1 and 8.EE.1,3 and 4. Presently we are working on our second unit called Proportional and Nonproportional Relationships and Functions. We are studying proportional relationships, determining y-intercept, calculating slope, and graphing those relationships (standards 8.F.3 and 4, 8.EE.5 and 6). Next quarter we will continue working on writing linear equations and identifying, describing, and comparing functions (standards 8.F.1-5).
Along with every unit I assign a folder of different Khan Academy modules that they should be working on. Your child is allowed to work on Khan Academy at home by logging in using their CPS email accounts (make sure they login using the Google button). Each folder is due upon the completion of our unit. This date will always be posted on my classroom homework board.
Thank you again for all your help and cooperation ensuring your child has a successful year in math.