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8th Grade Algebra I - Mrs. Loch
Welcome to my website which is designed to inform you of the procedures, events, and learning activities for the 2012-2013 school year.
My name is Mrs. Loch and I am the Math teacher for the 8th grade Red Team.
This year 8th grade students will gain knowledge in the areas of number sense, geometry, expressions and equations, functions, statistics and probability. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of algebraic concepts. Students will begin to explore patterns, relations, and functions. They will learn to represent and analyze mathematical situations using algebraic symbols and graphing in preparation for high school. The course will emphasize problem-solving strategies and incorporate applications to real world situations while aiding students in becoming 21st century learners.
This year we will be utilizing the "Flipped Classroom" concept. Students will watch instructional videos at home at their own pace. Class time will be spent communicating with peers and the teacher in discussions about the video, completing practice problems related to the topic, and doing interactive activities to illustrate the concept. For more information regarding the "Flipped Classroom," see "What is the Flipped Classroom?" in the document section to the right.
For valuable information regarding algebra class, assignments, or to see what we have coming up in class, please view the content below or the links listed in the "classroom pages" section to the right.
Units of Study and complete lesson plans:
Math - Periods 2, 5, 9: Daily Plans and Homework: Week of May 20, 2013
Math - Periods 3, 6, 10: Daily Plans and Homework: Week of May 20, 2013
The textbook used in 8th grade is McDougal Littell, Algebra I, 2007. Instructions for accessing the textbook online are in the "document" section along with the course syllabus..
STAR Tutoring is held on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning at 7:30am in room 1001. (A permission slip must be signed and returned before attending STAR.)
The best way to contact me is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 708-499-6400, ext. 7939.
I look forward to an exciting and productive school year.
8th grade Awards
8th grade Honors Assembly