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A little math humor. MATH 8. Tammie Race Math Instructor Ethel Hoppock Middle School. Meet Mrs. Race. BS in Mathematics and NJ teacher certification (7-12 and K – 6): Moravian College and various others 7th Year at Hoppock Math 5-8, Algebra 8, Science 5 Married with three children:

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Math 8


Tammie Race

Math Instructor

Ethel Hoppock Middle School

Meet mrs race
Meet Mrs. Race

  • BS in Mathematics and NJ teacher certification (7-12 and K – 6): Moravian College and various others

  • 7th Year at Hoppock

  • Math 5-8, Algebra 8, Science 5

  • Married with three children:

    Cassie (Penn State Freshman), Abbie(9th grade), Alex (seventh grade)

  • Live in PA

Meet mrs hughes and mrs wall
Meet Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. Wall

  • Support teacher

  • Aid

  • Both provide additional help for all students in need

Math placement rubric
Math Placement Rubric

  • 6th grade ASK scores (confirmed with 7th grade scores)

  • Algebra Placement Test

  • Last year’s math teacher’s evaluation

  • Last year’s 2nd and 3rd marking period math grades

Mathematics in eighth grade
Mathematics in Eighth Grade

  • Two algebra classes both of equal ability

  • Two heterogeneous grouped 8th grade math classes

  • Movement of students into or out of algebra program will be investigated at about midterm of the first marking period

Course goal
Course Goal

  • To understand and apply the concepts of 8th grade math including data analysis, algebra, geometry, in conjunction with developing a strong number sense and making it relevant to the real world

  • To begin North Hunterdon taking CP Algebra 1

  • To enjoy the subject!

North s 9 th grade math courses
North’s 9th Grade Math Courses

  • College Prep Algebra 1

  • Algebra 1

  • Foundations

  • Placement Tools

  • 7th Grade ASK Score

  • Orleans Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test (administered in January)

  • 8th Grade Teacher Recommendation


  • New Jersey State Standards are met via the Pearson Series, supplemental materials, and Study Island

  • 52% of last year’s 6th grade, 34% of last year’s 7th grade, and 71% of last year’s eighth grade scored in ADVANCED PROFICIENT on the math section of the NJ ASK test.

On line program components
On Line Program Components

  • Study Island

    • Independent lessons and benchmark testing

  • My Web Page

  • Pearson On-Line Programs

    • Textbook, Extra help, Instructional videos, worksheets, and games


  • Tests 50%

    • Additional points are earned for corrections

  • Quizzes 30%

  • Alternate Assessments 10%

    • Study Island, Mathematical Reflections, etc.

  • Homework 10%

    • Although only literally contributes 10% toward the marking period grade, homework effort has a huge impact not only on the grade, but on understanding and performance

Student responsibilities
Student Responsibilities

  • Seek help immediately!!

  • Complete ALL homework

  • Be a Responsible Learner

  • Complete Study Island on a weekly basis

    or as assigned

Contact information
Contact Information

  • Email: [email protected]

  • Phone: 908-479-6336, ext. 2720

  • Website: btschools.org, then teacher pages

If anyone would be interested in coming into the classroom to share how you use math in your job, especially algebra and/or geometry, I welcome you and appreciate it!