Mrs. Rutovic, 8th Grade, STEM Algebra I

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!!! It is a privilege to take Algebra I as an 8th grader; this course is equivalent to a PAP course at the high school!  As such, this course will have a higher level of rigor and students will be expected to dive deeper into their level of understanding.  During our course, we will also be spiraling in 8th grade standards.  Students will be expected and challenged to do THEIR BEST on all notes, assignments, tests, and projects.  Again, it is very important that students understand that their effort and focus is more necessary than ever because high school credit should be EARNED. STEM students will continue to collaborate, create, think critically, communicate and reflect daily. Students will be given every opportunity to be very well prepared for the future. We are partners, with you, working together with great expectations for our STEM Gators.

Algebra I Standards

Number and Algebraic Methods

Describing and Graphing Linear Functions, Equations and Inequalities

Solving Linear Functions, Equations and Inequalities

Quadratic Functions and Equations

Exponential Functions and Equations

The above standards will be covered over the course of eleven units.  Student’s math comp book will include: their notes, a description of each unit as well as a data tracker; they will use these documents to track their progress.

Resources, reminders and misc.

STAAR Results, TEKS, etc.

KHAN Academy is a great resource for extra help and practice.

Google Classroom will be utilized.

Calculators will be used and provided at school! (TI -Nspire CX)

8th Grade TEKS will be spiraled throughout


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