Hi 7th and 8th Grade Parents,
We have gone high-tech. All the 7th and 8th grade students have their login information for the Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 e-books. Please encourage them to login and enjoy the many benefits of the program. They can watch the vidios if they have not understood any part of the lesson concept, they can also take quizzes to prepare them for their tests. There are lessons for graphing calculators too.
7th and 8th grade will be getting online assignments before their Chapter Tests. A due date will be mentioned in the assignment. If they don't do it by then, they get a "0" for that assignment.
Thanks for your cooperation.
We had a great start to the new school year in our new room. It is small but cozy. We have started loving it already. I am very excited about this year. Students have already started making progress. Hopefully they will do very well. I am also excited about teaching Algebra 2 in 8th grade. It is our new venture, and we hope to succeed in it too.
Advanced MathematicsGrading Polices for 6thand 8thGrade
Welcome to the MiddleSchool and Junior High Mathematics Program. At Holy FamilySchool, we havevarious levels of math for our student. One of them includes our Advanced Mathprogram.
Students will becompleting pre-Algebra course in 6thgrade. These classes aredesigned to prepare students for high school math. The ultimate goal of the 7thGradeAdvanced Math class, this year, is the successful completion of Algebra1 by the end of the year, and to complete Algebra 2 in 8thgrade.
Present 8thGrade class had completed Algebra 1 last year in the 7th grade.This year we will be doing
Algebra 2 curriculum, and we will review the entire course at the end of the year for a successful entry into
High school Geometry class.
7thand 8thgradestudents have received a new math book this year published in 2012. This bookis completely online. I will give the students a code number to login. They may access the book online to do their H.W. assignment. They may also be assigned quizzes online. If they do not understand a concept in class, they can login at home and learn it from the videos.
At he end of fifth, sixth,and seventh grades, the students take a series of
tests to assist us in determining placement. To make this final decision, we use a number of criteria. Among these are teacher recommendations, the Cal.State Fullerton test we administer at the end of school, and the
Standardized Test scores of the prior year, at 85% and above. The criteria used are not always 100% correct
and therefore we monitor student progress and make decisions accordingly.
8thgradestudents will be appearing for Catholic High School Entrance Exam in
January, 2014. We will start preparing for the exam on October 15th, 2013. Students need to buy the book: “Master The Catholic High School Entrance Exam”by Peterson, 2014 Edition. It can be obtained at any bookstore.
I recommend all 6th-8thgradestudents to practice their
basic math skills. http://www.321know.com/est.htm, and khanacademy.com
are the best web links towork from.
Homework is very importantand is given to reinforce the new concept learnt in class. Students will begiven“0”for missing homework. They have to complete the assignment anyway. Forevery two missing homework
assignments, five points will be taken off the next test.
Directed Instruction, Math Animation Program, Peer Groups, Cooperative Groups,
6th,7th, and 8th Grade
One every 1 to 2 weeks
One every 1 to 2 weeks
Every Child is a Gift, and Every Child is Gifted
Welcome to the MiddleSchool and Junior High Mathematics Program. At HolyFamily School, we havevarious levels of math for our student. One of them includes our AcceleratedMath program.
These classes aredesigned to prepare students for high school math. The ultimate goal of theaccelerated math class is the successful completion of Algebra 1 by the end ofeighth grade, and readiness for geometry or geometry honors. However, we understandthere may be students who find it necessary to repeat Algebra 1 for a strongerfoundation before entering a geometry class.
At the end of fifth,sixth, and seventh grades, the students take a series of tests to assist us indetermining placement. To make this final decision, we use a number ofcriteria. Among these are teacher recommendations, the Cal. State Fullertontest we administer at the end of school, the Standardized Test scores of theprior year, at 85% and above. The criteria used are not always 100% correct andtherefore we monitor student progress and make decisions accordingly.
Accelerated Math students complete a Pre-Algebra course in 6thgrade. Due to the Algebra 1 course being vast in scope, and is difficult to complete in one yearof eighth grade class, we have divided it in two years , 7th and 8th.The students will be doing half the course in 7thGrade, and willcomplete the course, and review of the whole course in eighth grade. They will have a strong Algebra foundation at the end of 8thgrade. Most willbe ready to take Geometry or Algebra 2 in 9thgrade. In 7thgrade they will be using Volume 1 of Algebra 1 Book.