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Welcome to Love's Math class.  I am planning on a wonderful, full year of learning. I am excited to be teaching only the 8th grade curriculum this year. I must say it is my favorite.  I am sure there will be struggles but that will lead to growth which is our goal. Stay positive, ask questions, and keep trying. Don't give up on me and I will not ever give up on you.
 
Needed materials: paper (binder or notebook) and pencils
 
Expectations: Keep trying! Attempt all I give you. Take the notes, try all the problems, and do the homework. We can only fix what we have to work with. If you show nothing, we have nothing to work with. Also, stay focused on class when in class. Do not distract others who need to grow same as you.
 
Planning period/Contact time (best time to contact me): 8:00 - 9:15  Emails work great for me. I usually check emails 3 times during the day and will get back to you within a few hours or the next day if late.
 
Second Quarter:
Advanced Math - We are finishing up Unit 2 which has been on Functions. I think the students have enjoyed this unit and it is a major one. We will start Unit 3 by the end of October. Unit 3 deals with solving equations which is another main topic to the curriculum. This unit deals with solving multi-step equations, linear and nonlinear forms and systems of equations. With all the times out for holidays and our DC trip, this unit will take us until Christmas break to complete.
 
General Math - These classes are not far behind the advanced class so we are also moving through Unit 2. The rest of October will be spent finishing up Functions before moving into Solving Equations which is Unit 3. This new unit has two parts (equations and system of equations) and I plan to be finished with the first past by Christmas break (through lesson 14). This unit is a major concept for 8th grade curriculum so I do not plan to rush this unit at all.