# 8th Grade Math - PRE-ALGEBRA

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• # FSA Test Prep

Posted by Katrina Hall on 2/26/2018

Before school FSA test prep will begin after SPRING BREAK.  More information will be coming soon!

We're in the homestretch now!!

• # Welcome Back!

Posted by Katrina Hall on 1/2/2018

It's CHILLY out there...nonetheless...WELCOME BACK!!  :)

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• # Semester Exam

Posted by Katrina Hall on 12/4/2017

The Pre-Algebra Semester Exam will be taken on Thursday, December 14th.  All the material we have covered from the beginning of the year will be covered.

Study!!  :)

• # Pythagorean Theorem

Posted by Katrina Hall on 11/27/2017

A humorous take on the history of Pythagoras!

• # Unit 3 Test on Block Day (11/16 or 11/17)

Posted by Katrina Hall on 11/10/2017

The students will be taking their Unit 3 Test (Angle Pair Relationships) on the block day BEFORE we go on Thanksgiving Break.

• # Angle Pairs Homework Check on 11/9 & 11/10

Posted by Katrina Hall on 11/6/2017

Students will need to be prepared for an angle pairs homework check on the block day.

They will need to know:

- Three types of angle pairs

- Complementary Angles

- Supplementary Angles

- Vertical Angles

They will need to be able to do:

- Find the missing angles given a number

- Find the value of x given an expression

- Find the value of x and plug it back into the expression to find the measure of the angle

They have NOTES that they will need to study!  :)

• # Unit 2 Wrap-up...beginning Unit 3 this week!

Posted by Katrina Hall on 10/30/2017

We finished up the Unit 2 Test on Monday and did our test corrections on Tuesday.  We will beginning Unit 3 on Wednesday.  Unit 3 is a geometry unit that focuses on angle pair relationships.

• # Unit 2 Test

Posted by Katrina Hall on 10/18/2017

The UNIT 2 Test on solving multi-step equations will be on Friday, 10/27.  The students have been working hard to master this tough standard!!!

• # Beginning Unit 2 - Solving Multi-Step Equations

Posted by Katrina Hall on 10/9/2017

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!!

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• # Unit 1 Test - October 3rd

Posted by Katrina Hall on 9/22/2017

Students will have their first test of the year on Tuesday, October 3rd.

#### Skills Tested:

MAFS.8.EE.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

MAFS.8.NS.1.1

 - 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.

MAFS.8.NS.1.2

 - 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.

• # Welcome Back!

Posted by N on 9/18/2017

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!

Again, WELCOME BACK!!  :)

• # Homework Check on 9/6

Posted by Katrina Hall on 9/1/2017

Students have been asked to memorize some common fraction --> decimal equivalents.  They will have their homework check on Wednesday, 9/6.

• # Classifying Numbers Song!

Posted by Katrina Hall on 8/30/2017

• # Homework - Week of 8/28

Posted by Katrina Hall on 8/28/2017

Students are to MEMORIZE these common fraction-decimal pairs.  This will save you a lot of time trying to figure out what each fraction is equal to in decimal form...which requires long division.

Homework Check will be next week!

# Independent Practice Before Quiz - see document below

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• # EDIT - First Quiz!

Posted by Katrina Hall on 8/19/2017

EDIT:  I am moving the first quiz to 8/29 because we are a bit behind due to the eclipse and having to work in I-Ready.

Our first quiz will be on Wednesday!!

On Monday and Tuesday we will finish our lesson from the block day and practice with some more problems involving square roots and cube roots.

• # Roots, Roots, Roots....

Posted by Katrina Hall on 8/15/2017

Here's a quick look at what we will be discussing tomorrow (8/16) in class.  Cube roots will also be discussed!

Khan Academy - Introduction to Square Roots

• # It's a New Year!

Posted by Katrina Hall on 8/5/2017

I would like to welcome all of you to my Pre-algebra class!

We have A LOT to learn this year, so please come prepared to work hard and be successful!!

Student Supplies:

1/2 inch binder

Loose leaf paper

Pencils & sharpener

Dry erase markers

Earbuds (for computer work)

Classroom Supplies Needed:

Any donations would be greatly appreciated!

Tissues

Ream of printer paper

Hand sanitizer