Today we began our second unit on solving multi-step equations. This is a vital piece of solving problems in pre-algebra AND algebra. We MUST get this right! :) We will be working hard to learn the best strategy to solve these problems in the upcoming weeks!!
Students will have their first test of the year on Tuesday, October 3rd.
Standards Covered: MAFS.8.EE.1.2, MAFS.8.NS.1.1 and MAFS.8.NS.1.2
- Use square root and cube root symbols to represent solutions to equations of the form x² = p and x³ = p, where p is a positive rational number.
- Evaluate square roots of small perfect squares and cube roots of small perfect cubes.
- Know that √2 is irrational
- Know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational.
- Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion; for rational numbers show that the decimal expansion repeats eventually, and convert a decimal expansion which repeats eventually into a rational number.
- Use rational approximations of irrational numbers to compare the size of irrational numbers, locate them approximately on a number line diagram, and estimate the value of expressions.
I would like to take a minute to welcome all of my students back to class after Hurricane Irma! I hope that all of you and your families weathered the storm okay!
My family was without power for 5 days and we had no damages to our home. I know that some of you were probably not as fortunate as my family, so please let me know if there is anything the school can do to help!