G8 Math – Pythagorean Theorem Test this week

Hello Mathemagicians! With the test this week, you should nearly have all the Pearson work done to help guide you with what to practice more of. Please check your Synergetic account to see what assignments are still unfinished. The Google Classroom AND Pearson should now be up-to-date with assignments and their due dates.  It was off for a couple sections due to the repeating of days 1-5 this week.  There are also PDFs in the Google Class that will help you with application problems. Focus on practicing the ones you need the most work on.

Section 2 has the test Wednesday. Sections 1, 3, and 4 have it Thursday. Remember, last block Thursday is section 3, not section 2 due to the imbalances caused by the two 3-day weekends you had. Next week is a normal week “B” starting with day 6.

G8 math – Ready for Semester Two???

Hello mathemagicians!  Congratulations on making it through semester one! Can you believe you’re only 5 months away from calling yourself a high school student????  Whoa!
With the start of semester two we are moving away from a focus on algebra to a focus on geometry. While I will be incorporating algebraic concepts whenever we can, the assessments will focus on the new geometry content. If you struggled in semester one because you fell behind in homework, this is your chance to start fresh.  Keep up from the beginning – every lesson, every day – and you will succeed!
You may want to check that you remember old grade 5-7 geometry content such as angle relationships, formulas for area and perimeter of rectangles, triangles, and circles, since they are critical parts of our next steps in G8. You should have some suggested IXL links already from the IXL diagnostic test in December – go to the geometry section. I’ve also put together a review pack for everyone to refresh old content that will help in our G8 3-D geometry unit coming later this semester.
After WWW we will hit the ground running with the Pythagorean Theorem.  If you like previewing content and spreading out your extra test practice and reinforcement, HERE are links that will help you.
Let’s amp up those study habits and see how much we can improve second semester!
 Ms N

Kristin Nugent

Grade 8 Math