Math 8PG & 8CM
Download the course outline.
The goal of this year long Math 8 class is to develop essential mathematics knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for everyday living at home, in the workplace and in the community.
Mathematical skills, along with reading and writing, are fundamental to your child’s success both in school and beyond the classroom. Parents have a significant role to play in student learning by actively supporting and reinforcing what is learned at school.
To ensure that your child is prepared for high school and for future post-secondary studies or the workforce, you must become involved and stay involved over the year to reinforce your child’s skills and positive attitudes toward mathematics.
This year Mr. Makiwa, a beginning teacher finishing his degree at the University of Lethbridge will be teaching Math 8 until Christmas. Until January you direct all comments, questions, concerns or compliments to him at MakiwaG@holyspirit.ab.ca . After his departure I will finish the remaining content til the end of June.
For day to day announcements, online assignments and notes Google classroom will be used and which students will need to join be enrolled in the online class and drive. If students are absent this is the first place they should look to see what we did that day. If you are planning a vacation students can follow their students anywhere in the world if they have access to a device with internet access. While do not have a textbook associated with class all the handouts are available in Google classroom in the "shared with me" folder - so "I forgot my worksheet" doesn't work anymore.
We are encouraging students to bring an acceptable device to their core classes. This includes chromebooks, tablets, and laptops. Free internet access is provided at school.
Students grades are regularly updated on our online grade book called PowerSchool. I encourage you to check often to ensure your student is getting things done and working at a level you are aware of.
Calculator (Texts Instruments 30XS - $20-25)
Geometry set (specifically a ruler and protractor)
Students should come with a calculator so they understand how to use the various functions. Also I can provide assistance with the Texas Instruments calculators but since each style and brand is different I will not be able to help with every model available so make sure you also have the manual so you can help.
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To join Google Math 8CM class: 9vqw4cu
Cartesian Plane: Hit the Coordinate