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### SO WHAT ACTUALLY GOES ON IN JUNIOR HIGH MATH?

SO WHAT ACTUALLY GOES ON IN JUNIOR HIGH MATH?

Hopefully some fun and excitement where junior high students can discover that math isn’t all that bad.  Definitely some learning!  Plus you never know where Mr. Pauls is going to take the class discussion next!

Operations with Integers (NEGATIVE NUMBERS!)

Operations with Rational Numbers (Everyone loves fractions, right?)

Algebraic Expressions and Linear Equations(Simplifying, Adding, Subtracting, and Factoring)

The Distributive Property

Solving Two-Step Equations

Writing, Solving, and Graphing Inequalities

Ratios

Unit Rates

Writing and Solving Proportions

Proportional Relationships

Scale Drawing

Percent Proportion and Equation

Discounts, Markups, and Simple Interest

Probability (and the Dreaded Bag of Marbles!)

Samples and Population

Area, Surface Area, Volume, Perimeter, and Circumference

What is the difference between 8th grade math and 8th grade accelerated math?  Both classes are covering the same concepts, but the pacing of each class will be different.  For those students who learn at a slower pace, 8th grade math will go at a slower progression.  For students who pick concepts up quickly, 8th grade accelerated math will allow them to learn everything taught in 8th grade math plus some extra skills and concepts with the possibility of an introduction to algebra one.  When it comes to state assessments, all 8th graders take the same test, whether they take 8th grade math or 8th grade accelerated math.  Except in special cases, all 8th graders will take algebra one as freshmen.

Rewriting Equations and Formulas

Angles of Polygons

Linear and Nonlinear Functions (Solving and Graphing, Slope)

Writing Equations in Slope-Intercept Form and Point-Slope Form

Scatter Plots and Lines of Best Fit

Relations and Functions

Product and Quotient of Powers

Zero and Negative Exponents

Scientific Notation (Translations and Operations)

Monomials (Operations with Exponents and Scientific Notation)

Solving and Graphing Multiple-Step Equations and Inequalities

Evaluating Expressions

Pythagorean Theorem (Students love this one!)

Irrational Numbers

Volume and Surface Area of Figures