8th Grade Math Syllabus Burke
8th Grade Math
Mr. Burke - room 128
Phone 324-1045 email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Students will be expected to model BOBCAT behaviors at all times.
Be Safe- All students are expected to help maintain a safe, positive learning environment in the classroom.
Be Responsible-Students are to be prepared for class and are expected to take responsibility for their actions.
Be Respectful- Of others’ learning, property, and space.
Be a Learner-Students are expected to come to class ready to learn and to take an active role in their learning.
Grades will be posted regularly on PowerSchool.
Student grades will be broken into the following categories:
Daily Work: Interactive notebook, exit slips, and activities completed in class.
Homework: practice of math concepts
Quizzes: generally given once per week
Tests: Given at the end of each unit of study; generally about 3 per quarter. Tests will be announced ahead of time and will be graded on the scale below.
Absolutely no cheating will be tolerated. If any student is caught cheating on a quiz, test, or homework that student will receive a “0” on that particular piece of work and will be referred to the office for further disciplinary action.
District Wide Grading Scale
92.0 – 100.0% A
90.0 - 91.9% A-
88.0 - 89.9% B+
82.0 – 87.9 % B
80.0 - 81.9% B-
78.0 - 79.9% C+
72.0 - 77.9% C
70.0 - 71.9% C-
68.0 - 69.9% D+
62.0 - 67. 9% D
60.0 - 61.9% D-
0.00% - 59.9% F
Key Concepts - 8th grade math
Quarter 1: The Number System, Expressions, and Equations
Quarter 2: Expressions and Equations continued and functions
Quarter 3: Functions continued and Geometry
Quarter 4: Geometry continued, statistics and probability
Each student will be given a textbook. Students will need a brown paper bag to cover their book before the textbook may be taken home. Each student will need the following materials for class:
· Spiral notebook
· Booklet of graph paper
· 4 function calculator
Semester grades will be determined from the average of the two quarter grades.
· Put the heading in the upper right hand corner of the paper. First and last name, period, and assignment.
· Homework is an important way to practice skills and help you remember what you are learning.
· If you are absent, it is your responsibility to get the missing notes and assignment. Check the assignment board.
Homework Help: Usually available every morning from 7:35-8:00. Students should check with me prior to make sure I do not have any school meetings scheduled.
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