Allen, Andy - 8th Grade Math

Mr. Allen's Math Assignments & Info

NC Standards for Math Practices:  NC Standards of Math Practice
All You Need To Know About Math 1 (Algebra) and Math 8:  
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Math 1 Learning Outcomes (EOC Standards):   Eighth Grade Math 1 Outcomes

Math 1 Midyear Benchmark:  Benchmark

Math 8 Online Curriculum/Textbook Information:‚Äč   Link/Login:

***Both students and parents can access Math 8 curriculum materials from the link above***
***All Units and Lessons are located on***

Special Math 1 Information:

***In accordance with Buncombe County policy for high school credit courses, students may not miss more than 10 days (excused or unexcused) of class during the school year, 5 per semester, or they will have to repeat the course.*** 

***Math 1 End-of-Course State Exam will count as 25% of students math average for the year.  Students must pass with a 70% on the Math 1 EOC to receive high school credit for the course.***

***Teachers and parents have a 10 day window to remove students from Math 1 in case of academic or attendance concerns with students before class registration is permanent and irreversible***
Announcements & Important Dates:
***All Desmos Activities are at --- then enter corresponding code***
***Where possible Math 1 Investigations will be linked to this website in the assignments page below***
***Study Hall this week after school on Thurs 4/25***
***Math 8 Rational and Irrational Number Quiz on Thurs 4/25***
***Math 1 Distributing and Factoring Quadratics Quiz on Fri 4/26***
This Week's Agenda & Assignments:
Mon 4/23 ---- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Simplifying Quadratic Expressions Warmup 
                                                                     Simplifying Quadratics CYU (Classwork Grade)
                                                                     A Lot of Changing Sides Investigation #1-6 & a-h
                                                              HW: none
                        Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Unit 8 Lesson 3.1Warmup
                                                                      Lesson 3.2 (modified task on halfsheet)
                                                                      Lesson 3.3 & 3.4
                                                                      Lesson 3 Practice Problems #1-3
                                                              HW: none
Tues 4/24 --- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Distributing Quadratics Quizizz
                                                                     Distributing Quadratics Review & Extra Practice
                                                                     Distributing the Area Investigation #1-10
                                                             HW: Distributing the Area CYU a-c
                       Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Squares and Square Roots Quizizz
                                                                    Rational and Irrational Number Notes & Examples
                                                                    Perfect Squares and Estimating Roots Notes & Examples
                                                                    Estimating Roots Scavenger Hunt
                                                             HW: Rational and Irrational Number Worksheet #1-18
Weds 4/25 -- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Distributing & Factoring Warmup
                                                                     Extra Factoring Practice & Review
                                                                     Taking Apart the Area Investigation #1-2
                                                             HW: Taking Apart the Area #3-4
                       Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Lesson 5.1 Warmup
                                                                    Go over HW & Review Rational & Irrational
                                                                    Rational vs. Irrational Quizizz
                                                                    Lesson 5.2 & 5.3
                                                                    Estimating Roots Quizizz
                                                                    Lesson 5 Cooldown
                                                             HW: Lesson 5 Practice Problems
Thurs 4/26 - Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Distributing & Factoring Warmup
                                                                    Go over Taking Apart Area #3-4 & Do #5 as class
                                                                    Taking Apart Area #6
                                                            HW: Taking Apart Area CYU
                      Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW:
Fri 4/27 -----
Last Week's Agenda & Assignments:

Mon 4/16 ---- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Operating with Quadratics Investigation #1-4
                                                                      Match My Parabola Task on Desmos (Code:KJQUV)
                                                              HW: finish Op with Quad Inv as needed
                        Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Unit 8 Lesson 2.1-2.3
                                                                      Lesson 1 & 2 Practice Problems
                                                              HW: finish Lesson 1 & 2 Practice as needed
Tues 4/17 ---- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Simplifying Polynomials Warmup
                                                                      Go over/finish Operating with Quadratics
                                                                      Simplifying Quadratics Quizizz
                                                              HW: none
                        Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Go over/finish Lessons 1 & 2
                                                                      Finish Practice Problems as needed
                                                             HW: none
Weds 4/18 --- Atlanta Field Trip
Thurs 4/19 -- Atlanta Field Trip
Fri 4/20 ------ Atlanta Field Trip
Two Weeks Ago Agenda & Assignments: 

Mon 4/9 ------  Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Pumpkins In Flight Investigation p.462-7 #1-6
                                                               HW: Check Your Understanding p.468-9
                         Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Volume of Cones & Cylinders Warmup & Quizizz
                                                                      Unit 5 Lesson 20 all & Cooldown (Volume of Spheres)
                                                              HW: Volume of Cones & Cylinders Practice Sheet
Tues 4/10 ----- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Spheres Warmup & Quizizz
                                                                       Volume Review & Foldable
                                                                       Volume Word Problems Practice
                                                                HW: finish Practice as needed
Weds 4/11 --- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Quadratic Motion Quizizz
                                                                      Go over Velocity Practice & Review
                                                                      On Your Own #1-4
                                                                      Quadratic Projectile Motion Quiz (Exit Ticket)
                                                              HW: none
                       Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Volume Review Warmup
                                                                     Volume Mixed Practice Quizizz & Volume Jeopardy
                                                             HW: study as needed (quiz tomorrow)                                       
Thurs 4/12 -- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Velocity Warmup & Review (Go over Quiz)
                                                                     Golden Gate Quadratics Investigation p.469-71 #1-3
                                                                     #3 Expenses Labsheet
                                                             HW: finish Expenses Labsheet as needed
                       Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Volume Warmup & Review
                                                                     Volume Quiz 
                                                                     Unit 8 Lesson 1.1 & 1.3 Labsheet
                                                             HW: finish Lesson 1.3 Labsheet as needed
Fri 4/13 ------ Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Parabola Vocab Desmos (Code: ZVMGQ)
                                                                     Go over & Wrap up Golden Gate Inv #3-5 p.471  
                                                                     CYU p.472 all
                                                            HW: finish CYU as needed    
                       Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Math 8 End of Year Benchmark on Schoolnet
                                                             HW: finish Lesson 1.3 from yesterday as needed 

Parent Conferences:

***Parent conferences should be set up through me by calling the school at 628-0824 or emailing me at

Math Scoring Rubric:     Five Point Math Rubric

Homework Policy:

***Students are expected to at least attempt every homework assignment in order to maintain their skills and to be prepared for class.  Homework will never be graded for correctness, as it is meant to be practice, but must show some work and effort on at least most of the assigned problems to receive full credit*** 

***Parents often express concerns on how to help their children in mathematics courses that have investigations rather than the traditional texts they were "schooled" using. Although the book does not offer example problems, parents CAN help! First, ask your child to explain what the problem is about. Their communicating and/or paraphrasing the information may spark their own ideas on how to tackle a problem. If they still feel unsure, have your child answer the questions listed below. Written responses to these questions will be counted as an attempt to complete homework!:
   *What is the problem about and what are the key pieces of information that may be used to solve it? (ex. a walkathon, walking rates and one pledge plan is $3 per kilometer)
   *What information is the final answer suppose to give you? (how much money someone earns, make a graph, estimate solutions)                          
   *What strategy (or HOW) might you go about finding the solution, even if you are not certain how to go about using the strategy? Try the strategy if you can!
Downloading Graphing Calculator:       
2. RIGHT Click on: Download Virtual TI Calculator and CHOOSE: Save Target As Choose SAVE
3. SAVE to your Desktop (preferred) or your C: drive (or H: drive if at school) then CLOSE
4. Find the folder and RIGHT Click, CHOOSE: Extract All (or Extract all files)
5. Open the Vti folder
6. RIGHT Click on:  Vti icon                                                                                                                       
7. Send to: Desktop (will put a shortcut on your desktop)                                                                 
8. Go to your Desktop and OPEN Vti icon
9. CHOOSE: Run, Next, Next (if prompted)
10. You now have access to a graphing calculator!
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