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  1. Welcome Parents!Meet the Teacher Night THANK YOU FOR ALL THE DONATED CLASS SUPPLIES!!! Ms. Gilkey Math 1 & Math 8 3315

  2. A little about me… • I received my BS from Longwood University and MIS Math Specialist Degree from VCU • This is my 9th year teaching middle school math • I was born in Pittsburgh – GO STEELERS! • I have two precious “puppies”

  3. Goals • For your child to feel & be successful in math! • Help students become independent, critical mathematical thinkers • Explore math applications found in everyday life • To avoid feelings such as this 

  4. Math 1 Units • Introduction to Functions & Equations • Linear Functions • Systems of Equations and Inequalities • Exponential Functions • Quadratic Functions • One Variable Statistics We also cover topics from the Math 8 curriculum that were not touched on in 7 Plus last year.

  5. Important Math 1 Information • Students in this course will have to take the Math 8 EOG and the Math 1 EOC. • The final Math 1 EOC grade will count 20% of student’s final grade • Required high school level course and students are getting credit for this course on their transcript

  6. Math 8 Units • Number Sense: Squares and Square Roots, Cubes and Cube Roots • The Real Number System • Properties of Exponents • Scientific Notation • Solving Equations • Geometric Properties • Pythagorean Theorem • Volume of Cylinders, Cones, & Spheres • Identifying Functions • Linear Functions-Slope • Linear Functions-Equations of Lines • Investigating Bivariate Data-Scatter Plots & Two-Way Tables • Solving Systems of Equations • Transformations & Properties of Transformations

  7. Point Recovery Opportunities • Students are allowed to participate in MPMS Point Recovery Opportunity when they score below a 70% on tests/projects (25-50 points) • Students must complete the specific remediation assignment and turn it in with test corrections • Available once per assessment • Scoring: • Earn ½ credit on each corrected question • Earn up to a 70% on assessment score

  8. Late Work Policy • All late work will have a half point deduction for each day assignment is late until point value reaches zero

  9. Organization and Calculators • Importance of keeping the math notebook up to date • Graphing calculators are a must for 8th grade math and beyond.  Students can rent one from school if one cannot be purchased.

  10. Communication… Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year. Email: lgilkey@wcpss.net Website: www.gilkeymath1617.weebly.com Text Reminders: Remind 101 Phone: 919.466.1500 Please allow 24 hours for a response.