BAG - Tuesday, August 22

We went over worksheet , "You Write the Rules."
We went over sections 2.4 and 2.5, Adding more integers and subtracting integers.
We did a class activity (magic circle) in partners. Those that were able to solve the puzzle received a bonus points pass.
Homework is a worksheet on +, - integers, all of it. We will have a quiz on Friday on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers.

posted on: August 22, 2006

BAG - Monday, August 21

We moved quickly today and went over sections 2.1, 2.2 and 2.,3. These sections dealt with integers, absolute value, comparing integers and adding integers. The quiz was passed back from Friday and questions were answered. Homework for tonight is the worksheet titled, "You Write the Rules" which is due tomorrow.

posted on: August 21, 2006

BAG - Friday, August 18

The finish of our first week! A great start! We went over homework, took and graded our first quiz on decimals and reviewed over multiplying and dividing fractions....Homework is page 603 and 604, do the first column down on the left on both pages.
Thanks for a great first week! Enjoy your weekend.

posted on: August 18, 2006

BAG - Thursday, August 17

We went over the homework from yesterday on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals. There will be a brief quiz tomorrow on this. We went over adding and subtracting fractions using the bob sled method to help identify least common denominators.
Homework is p. 602, 1 - 39, odd.

**Remember, you manage your success in math by checking your answers in the back of the book, re-working a missed problem one time only and circling or highlighting the problem if you still can't solve. The next day in class, I am happy to work the problem for you and clarify any questions you have. By staying on top of your accuracy in working the problems, you can let me know where you are uncertain and I can help you. You will be amazed at the level of success you can achieve by maintaining accuracy with your homework!!

posted on: August 17, 2006

BAG - Wednesday, August 16

I do believe we have wrapped up the first of the year technicalities and details and are ready to dive in! Textbooks were issued today and should be covered.
We did a brief review of decimals, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Homework is p. 600, 21 - 47, odd and p. 601, 21 - 47, odd.

posted on: August 16, 2006

Tuesday, August 15

I hope everyone has had a smooth transition over the last couple of days. If you haven't brought in your signed syllabus (algebra needs the signed letter also), please have that ready for tomorrow. We continued to work on the pre-test today. No homework...

posted on: August 15, 2006

Class Procedures

Ms. Moncrieff’s Math – 8C
Important Math Information
Mathematics and Connections, Course 3

Welcome to MAC 3!! I am thrilled to have you in class and sincerely hope that those of you “math lovers” can continue to love math and those of you “non-math lovers” may discover that math isn’t so bad. I want to remind you that as an eighth grade student, it is my job to make sure you are prepared for high school. Please plan to come to class ready to learn, complete all homework assignments (expect about 30 minutes nightly). Be prepared to always show your work for full credit. It this has not been your pattern in the past, it soon will be and you will quickly see the benefit!!

Materials – You will need to have the following with you everyday…
1. Math notebook – three ring binder with loose leaf paper
2. Graph paper
3. Calculator (recommend
4. Pencils, no pen, erasable or not, will be accepted

Extra Help Sessions

Extra help sessions will be offered on days of quizzes/tests. They will begin at 8:15 and are intended to be review sessions. Please take advantage of the extra practice. Come prepared with specific questions to maximize the use of this time. Students that attend extra help sessions will receive three bonus points that can be used at their discretion on quizzes.

Absences/Make-up Work
Keep in mind, you ARE responsible for all work missed due to an absence. Please check my blog or call a friend to find out missing work. You are allotted the same number of days to make up your work as you were out. It is strongly suggested that any tests/quizzes that need to be made up be done on Tuesday morning during extra help session to eliminate additional out of class time. This will truly benefit you!

Classroom Rules and Policies
1. Arrive to class on time. I need to start class promptly. Unexcused tardiness will result in disciplinary action.
2. Upon arrival, go directly to your seat and take out last night’s homework and be prepared to start class immediately.
3. Remain in your seat unless given permission to be up.
4. Take care of sharpening pencils before class.
5. A # 2 pencil shall be used at all times. Any work done in ink will be re-done in pencil. Avoid the extra work, be prepared.
6. Every minute in class is important. Please always remember to raise your hand. Any unnecessary interruptions or disruptions will be handled quickly in order to maximize our time on task.
7. Cheating will NOT be tolerated and all guilty parties will receive a grade of a zero.
8. Please show respect for other classmates, the teacher and yourself at all times.

I know it sounds tough, but we will actually have a wonderful year if we all follow these simple guidelines. I am truly here to help you learn and hope to help you enjoy your 8th grade math experience. Let’s work together towards a positive and successful school year!

Student’s signature_____________________________________
Parent’s signature______________________________________

posted on: August 09, 2005

Syllabus and First of the Year Info

Beginning Algebra & Geometry Syllabus
Ms. Moncrieff

Text: Glencoe Mathematics Applications and Connections, Course 3
Website for chapter reviews, test practice, games, etc…
www.glencoe.com/sec/math/mac/mathnet
Website for class homework, scheduled assessments, etc…

First Nine Weeks Third Nine Weeks
Problem Solving and Algebra Chapter 9 – Real Numbers
Chapter 2 – Integers Chapter 5 – Geometry – patterns
Chapter 3 – Proportions and Percent Chapter 11 – Geometry:Area/Volume

Second Nine Weeks Fourth Nine Weeks
Chapter 6 – Number Patterns Chapter 12 – Probability
Chapter 7 – Rational Numbers Chapter 4 – Statistics:Analyzing Data
Chapter 9 – Proportional Reasoning Chapter 13 – Polynomials
Chapter 10 – Functions
Please note: This is only a guide and subject to change….