Eighth Grade Math Course Overview
Miss Rummel- Team 5, 2011-2012
Phone: (412)-833-1600 ext. 3314
Welcome to Fort Couch! I hope that you had a relaxing and enjoyable
summer. To start off the year I want to
give you an overview of what you should expect to learn and understand in
seventh grade math. The follow are the
topics we will attempt to cover during the year.
Needed for Class
- Scientific calculator
with an EE or EXP key (he/she may use the same calculator used at Boyce, but
it may not have every feature that we are going to use). If you do
plan to buy a new calculator I would recommend the Texas Instrument TI-30
series (TI-30, TI-32, TI-34,...) or the TI-84
You are required to keep an organized
binder. The front of the binder should
have your Name, Team, and Section
clearly displayed. This binder should
have dividers indicating the below sections:
this signed paper should be in this section
ALL notes should be dated and NEVER taken out of the binder
should have the appropriate heading and NEVER taken out
any assignments we do throughout the year, rubrics for projects, etc. should be
found in this section
Binders will be graded after every chapter
to make sure you are keeping your notes, homework, and assignments
Procedures and Supplies:
Attendance is of utmost importance and
please be on time. You must bring your
three ring binder, scientific calculator, and a pencil EVERY DAY!
Homework should always remain in the
homework section of your binder. Ensure
that each homework assignment has the date, page number, and the numbers of the
problems to be completed at the top.
Each homework assignment is worth up to three points. In order to receive full credit ALL WORK must
be shown for each problem, not just answers.
If you turn in your homework late you will receive a ZERO for that
particular assignment. If you are
absent, homework must be made up and you are responsible to show me it upon
Work due to Absence:
If you happen to be absent at any given
time you are responsible to acquire any materials, assignments or notes that
you missed. Activities and assignments missed due to
field trips or extra-curricular activities are due BEFORE you leave. If you happen to be ill, your assignments
need to be made up in a timely manner.
Your grades are a combination of tests,
quizzes, homework, binder checks, participation, projects, and effort
displayed. In order to receive full
credit for projects or work turned in your NAME, the DATE, and your SECTION
must be written on the top of the page.
Projects and assignments are expected to be turned in on time and kept
in your binder after being graded.
Projects will be graded on both their academic knowledge and for daily
performance. If your project or
assignment is turned in late you will receive no daily performance points for
that particular project or assignment; however, you still may receive all of
your academic knowledge points.
are responsible for your own actions. Be
respectful of yourself, the teacher, and your classmates. It
is your responsibility for any assignments that you miss.Assignments
are due at the BEGINNING of class.
If they are not you will receive no daily points for that
all your math materials to class everyday. Record
your assignments everyday in your Time Tracker.The
hall pass is a privilege and should not be abused. If
you come to school late and miss math class, you are responsible to come
and get your assignment and notes for the day.
Students and Parents/Guardians:
Please read over and discuss this overview
together and sign it to indicate your understanding. If you have any questions do not hesitate to
contact me. I am very excited to work together
this year and am anticipating a great year!