# MS Math Curriculum Overviews

Middle School Math Classes

We are looking forward to a great year of math with our middle school teachers.  Middle school math will be taught by Jill VonFeldt and Karen Evans. Below is a breakdown of the topics that will be covered for the sixth, seventh, eighth and algebra classes.  Following that, you will find some general policies and information.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

We have a weekly post full of news and support at the link on the left or here:

MS MATH WEEKLY POST – NEWS AND SUPPORT!

6th Math at a Glance – Jill VonFeldt and Caitlin Creech (Teachers)

Textbook:  Go Math 6

1. Whole Numbers and Rational Numbers
2. Decimals and Fractions
3. Ratio and Rates
4. Percents and Units of Measure
5. Expressions, Equations and Inequalities
6. Relationships Between Variables
7. Area, Surface Area and Volume
8. Data Displays and Measures of Center
9. Variability and Data Distributions

7th Math at a Glance – Jill VonFeldt (Teacher)

Textbook:  Go Math 7

2. Multiplying and Dividing Integers
3. Rational Numbers
4. Rates and Proportionality
5. Proportions and Percents
6. Expressions, Equations and Inequalities
7. Modeling Geometric Figures
8. Circumference, Area, and Volume
9. Random Samples and Populations
10. Analyzing and Comparing Data
11. Experimental and Theoretical Probability

8th Math at a Glance – Karen Evans (Teacher)

Textbook:  Holt McDougal Mathematics Grade 8

1. Rational Numbers
2. Graphs and Functions
3. Exponents and Roots
4. Ratios, Proportions, and Similarity
5. Geometric Relationships
6. Measurement and Geometry
7. Multi-Step Equations
8. Graphing Lines
9. Data, Prediction, and Linear Functions

Algebra at a Glance – Jill VonFeldt (Teacher)

Textbook: Larson Algebra 1

1. Expressions, Equations, and Functions
2. Solving Linear Equations
3. Graphing Linear Equations and Functions
4. Writing Linear Equations
5. Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities
6. Systems of Equations and Inequalities
7. Exponents and Exponential Functions
8. Polynomials and Factoring

POLICIES AND INFORMATION

Homework

All homework is expected to be completed as well as possible, and on time.  Homework should always be done in pencil.  If a student does not understand how to do a problem, they should do their best.  Even an incorrect answer requires mental effort that benefits the student.   Mistakes are evidence that we are learning new things.  Homework is reviewed together in class and they will have an opportunity to correct mistakes.

Late Work

It is your child’s responsibility to ask for make-up work and notes when they have been absent from class.  Adequate time will be allowed for them to do the make-up work.

In general, late work will be accepted but will receive reduced credit.  If a student is having difficulty with a topic, they should do their very best to complete the assignment.   At the end of chapters or units, all late homework must be turned in if credit is to be given.

Quizzes and Tests

Quizzes may be given mid-chapter to assess the understanding of topics.  Tests will be given after each chapter or module.  If a student misses the day before a test and returns on test day, they are expected to take the test.  If they miss two or more days before a test, special arrangements can be made to take the test at another time.  If a student receives the grade of C or less, they can retake the test or quiz again to earn up to half of the lost points.

Extra Help

It is up to your student to seek help when they are not understanding a topic or feel the need for more clarification.  We are always willing to work with student outside class if needed.  If they are looking for more clarification or practice, their ixl.com account provides some opportunities for this.   They can ask family or friends for help at any time.  We shall be making weekly posts to the Assumption website middle school math page with information and resources directly related to the topics we are studying.  Please encourage your students to visit the posts.

Distance Learning (As needed)

We will be using MS 365 TEAMS, email and ZOOM to interface with students during any distance learning portions of the year.  Your students should contact their teacher either in TEAMS or by email if they need help.  ZOOM meetings will be used to do attendance and for some lessons and help sessions.  Appropriate behavior in ZOOM is expected of all students.