# Harriman Middle School # Syllabus

Harriman Middle School

Math Syllabus

Mr. McDonald

Grading procedure:  We will be using the “Standards Based Grading” system this year in all academic classes.  This is a weekly test covering only the standard covered that week. The assessment will also have two previously covered standards on the same assessment that will result in three different grades from a single assessment.  If the students score a 75 or below on the current standard, then they will be offered an opportunity to retest on that specific standard.  Each student who wishes to retest will be required to complete an assignment the teacher gives prior to retesting.

Grading scale: A: 93-100; B: 85-92; C: 75-84; D: 70-74; F: Below 70.

Assignments and Evaluations: We will take a weekly assessment and will have a suggested homework assignment almost daily.  The suggested assignment will not be graded but is necessary to fully understand and practice the skills presented in class.

Attendance Policy:  Three tardies results in an office referral.  All excused absences will be given an equal time to complete missing assignments and tests.

SYLLABUS CHANGES

The instructor reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus as long as the students are notified.

8.G Geometry

• 8.G.A Understand and describe the effects of transformations on two-dimensional figures and use informal arguments to establish facts about angles.
• 8.G.A.1 Verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations:
• 8.G.A.1.a Lines are taken to lines, and line segments to line segments of the same length.
• 8.G.A.1.b Angles are taken to angles of the same measure.
• 8.G.A.1.c Parallel lines are taken to parallel lines.
• 8.G.A.2 Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates.
• 8.G.A.3 Use informal arguments to establish facts about the angle sum and exterior angle of triangles, about the angles created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal, and the angle-angle criterion for similarity of triangles.
• 8.G.B Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
• 8.G.B.4 Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.
• 8.G.B.5 Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.
• 8.G.B.6 Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system.
• 8.G.C Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.
• 8.G.C.7 Know and understand the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres, and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.