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Barber Middle School Math 8 Syllabus

Mrs. LaTasha Arnold Miss Karen Kline Ms. Peggy Young

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Course Description:

In Grade 8, instructional time will focus on three critical areas. Students will be:

1. formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations;

2. grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships;

3. analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that students at all levels should develop. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education. The Standards for Mathematical Practice include students being able to:

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

4. Model with mathematics.

5. Use appropriate tools strategically.

6. Attend to precision.

7. Look for and make use of structure.

8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Instruction and assessment will include the use of manipulatives and technology. Topics will be represented in multiple ways, such as concrete/pictorial, verbal/written, numeric/data-based, graphical, and symbolic. Concepts will be introduced and used, where appropriate, in

the context of realistic phenomena.

where appropriate, in the context of realistic phenomena. Transformations, Congruence & Similarity


Congruence &





of Exponents





Linear Models

& Tables


Systems of


Show What

You Know


The students will use a variety of other resources to gain main knowledge. Our main text will be Holt Mathematics Course 3 Georgia. Online

textbook access is at


Student grades will be determined in the following manner:

username: barbermath password: n3j6j

Tests and Project




Classwork and Participation 20%





Classroom Procedures:

Students must bring all required materials (notebook, paper, pencil, assignment) on a daily basis.

All assignments must be done in pencil. Any assignment not completed in pencil will not receive credit.

Each student is required to keep a notebook. Organization is a must!

Assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class. No late work will be accepted. All work missed du ring an excused absence will be made up in the time period allowed by school policy. Missed tests/quizzes must be addressed immediately upon your return to school.

Students are expected to follow all rules outlined by Barber Middle School.

I have read & understand the information listed in the course syllabus. I understand that this syllabus is a guide & is subject to change.

Student Name (printed)

Student Signature

Parent/ Guardian (printed)

Parent Signature

Parent/Guardian Contact Please answer the following questions:

What is the best way to reach you? Email (please print):

Phone Number:


What is the best time to contact you?

I will be checking Pinnacle weekly for my student’s progress. I am unable to check Pinnacle.

8:30 8:50 a.m.

1:00 2:00 p.m.


4:30 p.m.