Math 8 Jan 14

Hello Mathemagicians! Congratulations on getting back into the swing of learning so quickly. As you know, today (section 1) and tomorrow (sections 2-4) is the test on Topic 2b – Slope Intercept form.

We have already begun work on our final topic of the semester – Systems of Equations (Topic 5 in Pearson). This unit combines concepts from both Topic 2b (slope-intercept form) as well as Topic 2a (multi-step equations). If you have done poorly in either of those, you risk not succeeding in Topic 5 unless you go back and strengthen your understanding. The good news is that if you do well in T5, your scores on T2 tests impact your final semester grade much less.

The bad news…because the test on T5 is immediately before report card grades are due, there will not be time for a makeup test on T5.  You need to be prepared the FIRST time!!  Keep up with your work, ask good questions, and participate actively and you’ll be fine. (And if you are still struggling to add and subtract integers PLEASE practice with the links I sent you.  They will be a constant part of Topic 5!)

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