Mrs. Grooms' 8th Grade Math Class

May 16th-20th

What's Happending at Moses!

Awards Day: May 20th

Field Day: Monday, May 23rd

Day of Awesomeness: May 26th

Last Day of School: May 27th (Two hour early release)


Theme for the year: Stay positive, be flexible and try your best.


This week we are previewing 9th grade concepts, specifically Polynomials.


Monday : Introduce Polynomials

Tuesday: Adding Polynomials

Wednesday: Multiplying Polynomials

Thursday:

Friday:


Please encourage students to complete their online assignments on Digital Days. Those assignments are graded.


There are lots of resources on my Canvas Page for students to reference and links below where students can do some additional review if they choose.


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Click below for assistive technology resources

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR DIGITAL LEARNING AND CANVAS


Computer/Network, Infinite Campus and Canvas Log-in:

User: Lunch Number

Password: initials + (4 digit birthday--month and day)


If at home:

User: Lunch Number@ paulding.k12.ga.us

Password: Titans + (4 digit birthday)


Supplies: 1 1/2 inch binder, composition notebook, paper, erase marker, and pronged folder


Homework: Homework will be assigned periodically. Please check with your child to make sure he or she is completing the work to be checked the next day.


Tutoring: Tutoring will be on Thursdays at 7:50 am. Your child must let me know by Wednesday so I can meet them up front of the school.


Textbook: This year we have a textbook called GO MATH . This program has a digital format that canl be accessed through the student dashboard and a hard copy workbook page. We don't use this textbook often. Click the HMH icon through Clever on student dashboard.


GO MATH link -Digital textbook

(Yellow HMH icon)


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WEBSITES TO PRACTICE Math Fluency

Xtra Math: Kids can get help with basic operations with this program. Let's fill some gaps!!!


Basic Fact Practice with flashcards and games:

https://www.varsitytutors.com/aplusmath/games


Multiplication Practice: Fact Monster

Multiplication Flashcards


Helpingwithmath.com


Resources for Unit A/Integers

Websites for Integer Practice:

http://www.math-play.com/integer-games.html (Links to an external site.) This is a website that has practice over integers.


http://www.math-play.com/Integers-Jeopardy/Integers-Jeopardy.html (Links to an external site.)


https://www.mathgames.com/skill/7.65-add-and-subtract-integers (Links to an external site.)


One and Two Step Equations:

Here are some games/websites to practice.

http://www.math-play.com/soccer-math-one-step-equations-game/one-step-equations-game.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

http://www.math-play.com/math-basketball-one-step-equations/math-basketball-one-step-equations.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

http://www.math-play.com/Two-Step-Equations-Game.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

http://www.math-play.com/Equation/Equation-Game-Online.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

https://www.mathgames.com/skill/7.150-solve-two-step-linear-equations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

More Equation Practice:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/one-variable-linear-equations#alg1-intro-equations

http://www.math-play.com/equation-games.html (Ignore the systems of equations section. Everything else is good.)

http://www.xpmath.com/forums/arcade.php?do=play&gameid=64 Game that will keep track of how many problems you have correct

http://www.math-videos-online.com/solving-equations-games.html A lot of interactive games with more practice with solving equations

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/one-variable-linear-equations#alg1-intro-equations

Instruction on all types of equations. Videos and practice

https://www.mathgames.com/skill/8.40-solve-multi-step-equations

Multi-Step Math Games


Unit A Part 2--Angle Relationships

Practice/Notes for angle relationships

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-angles/basic-geo-angle-relationships/v/figuring-out-angles-between-transversal-and-parallel-lines

Angle practice

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/Angles/

More angle practice

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/one-variable-linear-equations#alg1-intro-equations


Unit B: Helpful Websites for Functions

http://www.coolmath.com/algebra/15-functions/01-whats-a-function-domain-range-01

http://www.algebra-class.com/algebra-functions.html#Functions

https://ww
w.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/algebra-functions#evaluating-functions


Unit C: Helpful Websites for Linear Functions/Equations

http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/linear-equations.html

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/two-var-linear-equations/writing-slope-intercept-equations/a/writing-slope-intercept-equations


Unit D: Helpful Websites for Line of Best Fit

http://illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=4186

https://www.ixl.com/math/algebra-1/scatter-plots-line-of-best-fit

https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/6933-write-an-equation-for-line-of-best-fit/

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/probability/scatterplots-a1/estimating-trend-lines/v/estimating-the-line-of-best-fit-exercise


Standard form equations

http://www.algebra-class.com/word-problems.html


Systems of Equations

http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algebra/ae3/algsysadd.htm

https://braingenie.ck12.org/skills/105514

http://www.coolmath.com/crunchers/algebra-problems-systems-equations-2x2

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/core-algebra-systems/core-algebra-systems-tutorial/v/solving-linear-systems-by-graphing

Exponents and Scientific Notation

Practice over Scientific Notation

Do this link first. Practice conversions as well as adding and subtracting practice.

http://janus.astro.umd.edu/cgi-bin/astro/scinote.pl (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-7/scientific-notation (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

https://www.quia.com/quiz/113578.html?AP_rand=957593502 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/scientific-notation.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

https://www.quia.com/quiz/382466.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Exponent practice:

http://www.coolmath.com/prealgebra/13-intro-to-exponents/02-exponent-rules-rule-1-01-38


Exponents: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/exponent.htm

Math Antics Video on Rules of Exponents


Perfect Squares

http://www.squarerootcalculator.co/perfect-squares.html


Pythagorean Theorem

http://www.mathsisfun.com/pythagoras.html

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geometry-pythagorean-theorem#geo-pythagorean-theorem

Rational vs Irrational Numbers

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/x2f8bb11595b61c86:irrational-numbers/x2f8bb11595b61c86:irrational-numbers-intro/v/introduction-to-rational-and-irrational-numbers


Volume of Cylinger, Cone and Sphere

http://study.com/academy/lesson/volume-of-cylinders-cones-and-spheres.html

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-geometry/cc-8th-volume/e/volumes-of-cones--cylinders--and-spheres


Transformations

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-geometry

Scroll down and click on Translations, Rotations

Reflections and Similarity/Congruence.

https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/transformations.html


Here is a brief overview of our Units this year:

  • Unit A: Equations and Parallel Lines cut by a transversal
  • Unit B: Functions
  • Unit C: Linear Functions: Slope, y-intercept, linear equations
  • Unit D: Linear Models and Tables: Writing equations, drawing lines of best fits from scatter plots
  • Unit E: Systems of Equations
  • Unit F: Exponents, Scientific Notation and Radical Numbers
  • Unit G: Geometric Application of Exponents: Pythagorean Theorem, Volume and Surface area

  • Unit H: Translations, Rotations, Reflections, Congruence and Similarity

  • Unit I: Show What We Know- Milestone Prep

A Little About Myself

Since this is the first issue of the newsletter, I’d like to take a few lines to introduce myself to you. My name is Laura Grooms. I have been teaching in Paulding County for 26 years. I taught at Herschel Jones for my first 10 years and have been at Moses for 16 years. I am a certified math teacher and love the subject!! On a personal level, I am married and have 13 year old son, Brantley. I am a dog lover. We have a black pug, Trixie Bell, and a fawn pug, Tugboat "Tug." I enjoy exercising, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends. My husband and I love watching sports, especially baseball, football and soccer.

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact me at any time. I will try to respond as soon as possible.