## 8th Grade Math Syllabus Burke

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**2013-2014**

**Class Syllabus**

**8**^{th} Grade Math

**Mr. Burke**

**Room 128**

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**I. ****Quarter Grading Procedure**

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· 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:

2^{nd} period – Monday, 3^{rd }period – Tuesday, 4^{th} Period- Wednesday, 6^{th} 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**

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· **Quarter 1**

**1. ****Number System**

**2. ****Expressions and Equations**

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· **Quarter 2**

**3. ****Expressions and Equations continued**

**4. ****Functions**

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· **Quarter 3**

**5. ****Functions continued**

**6. ****Geometry**

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· **Quarter 4**

**7. ****Geometry continued**

**8. ****Statistics and Probability**

**III. ****Letter Grades**

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**93 – 100 A**

**90 – 92 A-**

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**88 – 89 B+**

**83 – 87 B**

**80 – 82 B-**

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**78 – 79 C+**

**73 – 77 C**

**70 – 72 C-**

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**68 – 69 D+**

**63 – 67 D**

**60 - 62 D-**

** 0 – 59 F**

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**IV. ****Classroom Rules**

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· 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**

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· 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**

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· Semester grades will be determined from an average of the first quarter grade and second quarter grade.

**VII. ****Materials for the class**

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· One spiral notebook (just for math)

· Assignment Notebook (handed out in advisor)

· Booklet of Graph Paper

· Pencils

· Pens

· Eraser

· Calculator- All students should have a basic 4 function calculator for this class

Student Signature___________________________________Date_________

Parent/Guardian Signature____________________________Date_________