Our goal in Math 8 is to solidify learning from elementary school and provide students with the opportunity to further their knowledge, skills, and appreciation of mathematics.

In our Grade 8 classes, we are using the blended learning model. In addition to teacher-led lessons / examples, students will have access to

*Moodle*.

*Moodle*is an online math tool that can be used both in the classroom and at home to help support what is being taught in class. It can also help students catch up if they’ve missed classes or work ahead if they choose to do so. It is a good idea if parents take the time to get their children setup with moodle at home.

__Course Content____Timeline (# of classes)__Topic 1: Number Concepts Jan 24 – Feb 1 (7)

- Pefect Squares, Square Roots

Topic 2: Rate and Ratio Feb 2 - 15 (9)

- Equvalent Ratios, Comparing Ratios
- Rates and proportions

Topic 3: Percents Feb 16 – March 1 (9)

- Percents, Decimals and Fractions,
- Soving Problems with Percent

Topic 4: Fractions March 2 – 16 (11)

- Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
- Mixed numebers

Spring Break March 17-April 2

Topic 5: Integerss April 3 – 13 (9)

- Order of operations

Topic 6:Patterns and Relations April 18 – 28 (9)

- Variables, Relationship of variables
- Solving Equations

Topic 7: Shape and Space May 1– 9 (7)

- Pythagorean Theorem

Topic 8: Nets May 10– 16 (5)

- Constructing 3d objects from nets

Topic 9: Prisms and Cylinders May 17 –29 (8)

- Surface Area and Volume

Topic 12:Statistics and Probability May30 – Jun9 (9)

- Outcomes, Independent events

Review for Final Exam Jun 12 - 14 (3)

Final Exams Jun 15-19

Each of the above units consist of:

- 3-6 practice assignments (including answer key for self-assessment)
- online quizzes (2-4 per unit)
- a unit test

**for students working on math at home, catching up on missed work or working ahead, as it offers:**

*** Moodle*can be a very useful tool- lessons online
- guided note-taking supplements and examples for each lesson (printables)
- step by step guidance online for challenging questions in practice assignments

**Assessment:**

Assignments: Practice and Hand-In 35%

Interactive Student Notebook 15%

Quizzes / Mini Assessments 10%

Tests / Unit Assessments 20%

Final Exam 20%

**How to be successful in Math 8?**

**Attend all classes**

- Be prepared for class with binder, paper, pencil, eraser, calculator, earphones (if listening to online lessons)

**Do practice assignments**and check your work regularly with answer key.

**Ask for help when you need it**(ask teacher, EA or classmate)

**Try hard**to complete Hand-In Assignments on your own (with no or little help)

**Keep organized**and use our timeline above to ensure you complete the course on time