8th Grade Algebra
Last week, we reviewed for and took both our unit 8 test and our semester 2 final exam. This week, the 8th graders have a busy week. We will only have partial math class on Tuesday, and then the students will go on their boat trip on Wednesday. On Thursday, the 8th grade students will have promotion practice, an awards ceremony, and field day. They will begin their summer breaks on Friday. I hope everyone has a fantastic summer!
|Monday||Memorial Day||NO SCHOOL|
*End of Year Activities
HW: Have a great summer break!
|Wednesday||Boat Trip||NO CLASS|
|Thursday||Promotion Practice and Field Day||
HW: Use study materials (KEYS at top of page) to prepare for the unit 8 test tomorrow and final exam on Thursday
*Unit 8 Test
HW: 1) Use study guide (KEY towards top of page) to prepare for the final exam on Thursday
2) Bring your textbooks to class!
*Semester 2 Final Exam Review
HW: Use materials (KEYS at top of this page) to prepare for the final exam tomorrow!
*Semester 2 Final Exam
HW: Bring textbooks to the room to turn in tomorrow
*End of Year Activities
Be careful of greatest common factors!
Last week, we continued to practice solving quadratic equations by using the quadratic formula and factoring and the zero product property. We then explored the characteristics of the graphs of quadratic functions and learned to graph them by finding important features. This week, we will take our unit 8 test on Tuesday, review for our semester 2 final exam on Wednesday, and then take the final exam on Thursday.
Last week, we took our unit 7 test and then began exploring quadratic functions. We were introduced to the quadratic formula, and looked into factoring nonmonic trinomials. This week, we will continue to practice factoring nonmonic trinomials and also explore the characteristics of the graphs of quadratic functions.
Last week, we explored factoring monic trinomials and perfect square trinomials. We also practice how to determine which method to use to factor and how to factor to solve using the zero product property. We then took a quiz on these topics on Friday. This week, we will review and take our unit 7 test on Tuesday. We will then begin to explore the quadratic formula.
Last week, we continued to practice working with polynomials and took polynomials quiz on Thursday. We then explored a second type of factoring when we looked into factoring a difference of two squares. This week, we will continue to practice factoring and solving using the zero product property. We will explore how to factor monic trinimials and perfect square trinomials. We will then look to take a quiz over these topics.
Last week, we were introduced to many new concepts and vocabulary terms relating to polynomials. We also practiced how to add and subtract polynomials. We then extended our knowledge of multiplying polynomials using expansion boxes and the distributive property to multiplying polynomials without expansion boxes. This week, we will continue to explore performing operations with polynomials and find the degree of resulting polynomials. We will then look to take a quiz over these topics.
Last week, we were introduced to the very important concepts of factoring and using the zero product property. We then reviewed and took a quiz on multiplying polynomials, factoring, and using the zero product property on Friday. This week, we will begin to explore the characteristics of polynomials and refine our skills performing operations with polynomials. We will then look to take a quiz on these topics.
Please begin by clicking the link below to view the answer key to your homework. Check your work. Then, proceed by selecting the three links below in order. These links contain examples and practice problems for you to complete. Your answers will be scored immediately. You should continue to answer a problem until you get it correct.
Link 1 (7 problems)
Link 2 (4 problems)
Link 3 (4 problems)
Last week, we reviewed combining like terms and multiplying using expansion boxes to preview multiplying polynomials. We began by multiplying single-termed polynomials (monomials) by two-termed polynomials (binomials), but then moved to multiplying polynomials of many different sizes. The students have never multiplied anything this complex before. This week, we will explore the powerful zero product property and concept of factoring.