We are reviewing for MAP testing in eighth-grade math class. I am doing some lessons reminding students what they have previously learned and students are practicing released items to help prepare. . . .
It is amazing how time feels like it speeds up as soon as we get to March. In eighth-grade math class, this week we are testing over chapter 7 which covers square and cube roots. We immediately jump into chapter 10 . . .
Prior to this past week out of school, eighth-graders took a test over linear systems. For those who did not do well, we were going to review during study skills or outside of class and make arrangements to retest. This . . .
We continue to move forward in eighth-grade math. In the regular eighth-grade math class we started last week our unit on linear systems. We will learn to solve by graphing, solve using substitution, and solve using . . .
I am occasionally asked, “Why do I need to learn this?”. My response is often “To graduate from high school so you can pursue your dreams”. I remind students that there is more to learning than . . .
It is difficult to believe that we are actually finishing the first quarter already. In eighth-grade math class we are in the middle of our third unit, transformations. I think we would all agree that our . . .
We have finally tested in all classes, so a student should have a really good idea on how he is doing. Any struggling student should seek out help in understanding the material. I am available before and after school if additional help is . . .
In the eighth-grade math classes we are finishing our first unit. Two of the three classes will test on Friday which will be reflected on the midterm grades. The other class is slightly behind because of the fair so the . . .
In eighth-grade math class, we just finished a unit on systems of linear equations. Students wishing to retest over that unit are welcome to review with me and retake the test by the middle of next week. We have moved on . . .
We are almost to the end of our first week in math class. All eighth-grade students are completing a two-day pretest for the course this week. As soon as this testing is done, we will begin our first unit on solving . . .
In eighth grade math, we are working to be ready for the upcoming MAP testing in a week. We are spending our class time reviewing major concepts. Students are practicing released items and problems on study . . .
In the eighth-grade math classes, we have not quite finished our unit on graphing and writing linear equations, so we will pause for the holidays and resume the same unit when we return. Concepts were assessed . . .
I am not sure which is harder to believe--snow on October 15 or that it is already time for parent-teacher conferences. I am looking forward to visiting with many parents of my students. It is . . .
We have completed a couple of "firsts" in 8th grade math class. Students have had their notebooks graded for the first time so, hopefully, any misunderstandings have been cleared up . . .