8th Grade Math Syllabus Burke
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8th Grade Math
I. Quarter Grading Procedure
· Individual Work Notebook- Approximately 30 % of grade
1. Homework/Writing Activities- must have daily stamp to obtain full credit
2. Pre-lesson exercises (completed during class time)- must have daily stamp to obtain full credit
3. Classroom notes must be up to date
***Notebooks will be collected once every week:
2nd period – Monday, 3rd period – Tuesday, 4th Period- Wednesday, 6th period - Thursday***
· Participation- Approximately 10 % of grade
1. Classroom participation stamps on daily homework
2. Maintaining an updated assignment notebook
· Projects/Labs – Approximately 15% of grade
*** Research or activity driven projects/labs will be completed each quarter.
· Quizzes – Approximately 15% of grade
· Exams- Approximately 30% of grade
***No Exam Retakes
· The word approximately is used to allow some flexibility in the percentages. Depending on the pace at which the course is taught these percentages may vary.
II. Class Topics
· Quarter 1
1. Number System
2. Expressions and Equations
· Quarter 2
3. Expressions and Equations continued
· Quarter 3
5. Functions continued
· Quarter 4
7. Geometry continued
8. Statistics and Probability
III. Letter Grades
93 – 100 A
90 – 92 A-
88 – 89 B+
83 – 87 B
80 – 82 B-
78 – 79 C+
73 – 77 C
70 – 72 C-
68 – 69 D+
63 – 67 D
60 - 62 D-
0 – 59 F
IV. Classroom Rules
· Be prompt. Being late for class will not be tolerated.
· Be prepared. Have a pencil, pen, notebook, and textbook ready to go when class starts.
· Be polite. Students should be courteous and respectful to both the teacher and fellow students.
· Participate. All students are required to participate during the class.
· Be positive. In order to succeed in this class or any class, a positive outlook is needed.
· Students will be expected to model BOBCAT behaviors at all times.
V. Cheating Policy
· Absolutely no cheating will be tolerated!!!! If a student is cheating on a quiz, test, or homework that student will receive a “0” on that particular piece of work. If it happens again, then that student will receive an “F” for the quarter in which the second offense occurred. A cheating offense will carry over to new quarters. A third offense will lead to a loss of semester credit in the course.
VI. Semester Grades
· Semester grades will be determined from an average of the first quarter grade and second quarter grade.
VII. Materials for the class
· One spiral notebook (just for math)
· Assignment Notebook (handed out in advisor)
· Booklet of Graph Paper
· Calculator- All students should have a basic 4 function calculator for this class