M/J Pre-Algebra – Grade 8
Estimated Completion Time: 2 segments, 32-36 weeks
Earliest Start Date: November 2018
Students who love interactive learning will enjoy M/J Grade 8 Pre-Algebra. They experience intrigue and fun when they log in to M/J Grade 8 Pre-Algebra. This hands-on course is full of slideshows, applications, videos, and real-world scenarios. The satisfaction students gain from truly understanding higher level concepts such as functions and systems of equations encourages excitement and joy for learning that they may have never experienced before.
The instruction in this course will focus on three critical areas: (1) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations.
Follow the link below for the Department of Education description of for this course:
Major Topics and Concepts
? Real Numbers and Exponents
? Geometric Transformations
? Geometric Relationships
? Linear Relationships
? Patterns of Association
? Linear Equations
? Linear Systems of Equations
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, FLVS guides students to reflect on their learning and to evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks, collaboration activities, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, real-world projects and labs, essays, discussion-based assessments, and student discussions.. Instructors evaluate progress and provide interventions through the variety of assessments built into a course, as well as through contact with the student.
To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.