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MATH 8

Tammie Race

Math Instructor

Ethel Hoppock Middle School

- 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

- Support teacher
- Aid
- Both provide additional help for all students in need

- 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

- 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

- 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!

- 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.

- 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

- Seek help immediately!!
- Complete ALL homework
- Be a Responsible Learner
- Complete Study Island on a weekly basis
or as assigned

- Email: trace@btschools.org
- 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!