SOL Test review underway — visit the SPS website and our STAR activities for all the practice applications in one neat area. Highly recommend MangaHigh for practice and gaming. One you may not find but one worth visiting is iXL.com.
Homework tonight in Big Ideas, page 34, #11-16.
Midpoint Test is in the books; grades will be posted tomorrow; Midpoint Progress Reports will be available Friday.
Next up … practice, practice, practice for the SOL Math Final which is slated for May 31.
Say Hey … Growing up one of my all-time favorite baseball players was Willie Mays, whose birthday is today (#77 I believe) …
Midpoint Test tomorrow … all the study materials are in the 3rd and 4th Nine Weeks review notes (under the STAR / Math 8 menu) and Set #6 and #7 of the interactive packets. My previous post listed the standards and textbook correlations. This test will finish up the 18 standards tested this year, so we’ll have a pretty good idea who needs help reaching the mastery level for the year.
Coming home today (hopefully) is a strip of paper which asks for a little help in regards to school supplies. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!!! Wooden (not mechnical) pencils, eraser tops, and construction paper are in my top three … bubbling under those are hand sanitizer and tissues.
Set #7 is complete … through page 321 — check to make sure all blanks are filled in and practice work is shown.
May 7 is the Midpoint Test — practice will be coming home this weekend and on Monday to get pumped up and ready. The correlation of each standard to be tested and its Big Ideas textbook section follows:
Standard 8.3 (Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4)
Standard 8.6 (Sections 5.1, 5.2)
Standard 8.8 (Section 5.5)
Standard 8.12 (Sections 9.3, 9.4)
Standard 8.13 (Sections 3.4, 9.1, 9.2)
Standard 8.14 (Sections 1.3, 3.3)
Standard 8.16 (Sections 2.1, 2.2)
Standard 8.17 (Section 3.1)
Additional practice under the STAR heading on the SPS website … Math … Grade 8 … under each standard you’ll find a wealth of great practice activities … Good Luck!!
Congrats to the performers … Band, Chorus, Orchestra … even the Y-Factor competition — your due diligence and perseverance really makes me (and I’m sure your parents and relatives) quite proud. Well Done!! Let’s keep our eyes on the prize –> May 7 is the Midpoint Math Test; May 31 is the State SOL Test.
Class Work — Graphing Linear Equations in two variables in Set #7 on pages 308 through 313. Home Work — finish the problems up and including page 313.
Graphing Linear Equations — through page 307 in Set #7 …
Midpoint Test of 4NW is May 7 … State SOL is May 31 …
Making connections with functional relationships … through page 301 of Set #7 … graphing linear equations next week and reviewing for the Midpoint Test, which will be given May 7.
Relations and Functions … defined and problems solved in Set #7 pages 293 and 294 … homework page 295. Look for and sign the green Course request form for rising 8th graders.
I am postponing the planned assessment of data displays until the end of next week … that’s when we’ll review for the midpoint test which is set for May 7. Next up is functions and graphing linear equations. In our Set #7 packet, the learning starts at page 293.