Dear Students and Parents:
Welcome you to the 2011-2012 school year at
Math 8 Focus - Examine Relationships Algebraically: Eighth grade math builds on previous years math concepts to add increased depth of understanding while focusing on application of these previously learned concepts. Study of the real number system and its’ sub-sets, many forms of proportional relationships, the Pythagorean Theorem, and functions and linear relationships are major content strands of study. This year students will need to draw upon all their math knowledge to solve problems in real world context, with a focus to develop understanding the inter-relatedness of math topics.
All students will take the End of Grade (
Many Skills Define the Algebra Curriculum: Algebra includes the study of real number operations, relations and functions, and non-linear functions. Problem solving and application will be a focus within class.Algebra students will take the 8th grade EOG and the State Algebra 1 EOC. They must score a 3 or 4 on the EOC in order to obtain high school credit for this year’s course.
Communications and Assistance:
Please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail with any questions or concerns. I will return calls and messages as promptly as possible. The school telephone number is
Assistance with coursework is available on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 A.M. and Tuesday afterschool. School policy requires students to have a signed pass to be within the school prior to the 8:00 A.M. bell. Passes can be obtained during class the day before the pass is needed. Students will not be able to arrive early and enter the building if they do not have a signed pass for that morning. Please do not wait until the day before an exam to get help - ask for help as soon as you need it; our material will build upon the previous day’s material, so it is important to get help quickly. If desired, you may come into class during this time to check your homework problems and get questions answered – you will need a pass as well, please just see me.
Please remember I want to help you have a successful year while growing in your love for the field of mathematics by seeing how it shapes your world minute-by-minute. I welcome the opportunity to work with each of you to make this year a year full of successes.
With Highest Regard,
Ms. Ruth Krainik