Allen, Andy - 8th Grade Math

Mr. Allen's Math Assignments & Info

NC Standards for Math Practices:  NC Standards of Math Practice
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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/Learning Lab this week on Tues 2/20  until 4:00***
***Math 8 (Block 2 & 3) Solutions of Equations Quiz on Tues 2/20****
***Math 1 (Block 1 & 4) Exponential Functions Quiz 2 on Fri 2/23***
***Fourth Field Trip Payment was due on Weds 1/31...if behind in payments please pay ASAP***
***Math 1 Attendance & Benchmark Form past due***
***Early Release (1:00) on Fri 2/23***
This Week's Agenda & Assignments:
Mon 2/19 ----- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Dracula Warmup
                                                                       More Bounce to the Ounce Activity
                                                                      (Book Lesson for Bounce to the Ounce)
                                                                       Group Data Chart for Gallery Walk
                                                                HW: finish individual lab sheets as needed
                         Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: 8.1 Warmup Part 2
                                                                      8.2 Card Sort (Desmos Code: 7P8T2)
                                                                      8.3 Activity 
                                                               HW: finish 8.3 as needed
Tues 2/20 ---- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Finish up Group Targets
                                                                      Gallery Walk/Questions/Discussions
                                                               HW: Fractal Patterns
                       Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Lesson 8 Cooldown  
                                                                     Lesson 8 Practice Problems #1-3 & Review
                                                                     Number of Solutions Quiz
                                                            HW: finish Lesson 8 Practice Problems
Weds 2/21 --- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Depreciation Warmup
                                                                      Wrap Up Bounce Lab & Questions
                                                                     Bounce CYU
                                                                     Medicine and Mathematics Inv #1-4
                                                              HW: Medicine Problems #5-6
                         Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Go over HW & Quiz / Review
                                                                       Lesson 9.1-9.3
                                                               HW: Lesson 9 Practice #3, 5, 6
Thurs 2/22 --
Fri 2/23 ------
Last Week's Agenda & Assignments:

Mon 2/12 ---- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Benchmark Warmup & Review
                                                                      Investigation 2 Exponential Growth #1-3
                                                              HW: On Your Own #5,6
                                                                      Math 1 Attendance & Benchmark Forms signed
                        Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Equation Solving Warmup & Review
                                                                     Lesson 5 Practice Problems
                                                              HW: Lesson 6 Cooldown
Tues 2/13 ---- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Lazy Virus Warmup
                                                                      Go over HW / Review
                                                                      Investigation 2 #4-8 & CYU
                                                              HW: Bacteria Corny Joke Sheet
                        Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Lesson 6 Warmup
                                                                     Go over HW /Review
                                                                     Solving Equations Scavenger Hunt (Review Classwork Grade)
                                                              HW: Lesson 6 Practice Problems #1-3
Weds 2/14 -- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Exponential Growth Quizizz & Review
                                                                     Exponential Growth Quiz
                                                                     Exponential Marbleslides on Desmos (Code: Q6MG2 )
                       Math 8 (Block  2 & 3): CW: Go over HW / Equation Review
                                                                      Solving Linear Equations Quiz
                                                                     Equation Practice Games on Devices
Thurs 2/15 -- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Go over Quiz / Review Exponential Growth
                                                                     Fry's Bank Warmup & Compound Interest Launch
                                                                     Compound Interest Investigation #1-6
                                                             HW: none
                       Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Go over Quiz / Review Solving Equations
                                                                    Unit 4 Lesson 7.1-7.3
                                                            HW: Lesson 7 Practice Problems                                                  
Fri 2/16 ------ Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Function Review Warmup
                                                                    Compound Interest Review Task
                                                                    Population Growth Examples
                                                                    Ponzi Schemes & Population Growth Practice Problems
                      Math 8 (Block  2 & 3): CW: Equation Review Warmup
                                                                    Go over Lesson 7 Practice & Review
                                                                   Lesson 7 Cooldown 
                                                                   Lesson 8.1 
                                                                   Equation Practice Games on  Devices

Two Weeks Ago Agenda & Assignments: 

Mon 2/5 ----- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Saturn/Satellite Joke Sheet (both sides - negative exponents)
                                                                    Window Joke Sheet (window side only - mixed exponent review)
                                                                    Exponent Game on Geogebra as time allows
                      Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: finish Unit 4 Lesson 3 Practice from Friday & turn in
                                                                   Unit 4 Lesson 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, & 4.3 Are You Ready for More?
                                                                   Unit 4 Lesson 4 Practice Problems as time allows
Tues 2/6 ---- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: finish Exponent Joke Sheets as needed
                                                                   Algebra Practice & Review - record answers in notebook
                      Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: finish Lesson 4 work as needed
                                                                    Equation Solving Practice Sheet
                                                                    More Practice on Solve Me Mobiles
Weds 2/7 --- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Exponents Quizizz
                                                                    Review Exponent Rules 
                                                                    Last Exponent Practice -- finish for HW / Quiz Tomorrow
                     Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Go over Lesson 4 & Review
                                                           HW: finish Lesson 4 Practice as needed
Thurs 2/8 -- Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW: Go over HW / Last Minute Review
                                                                   Pay It Forward Video Clip Launch
                                                                   Pay It Forward Investigation (Target Sheet)
                                                           HW: none
                     Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): CW: Go over & Check Lesson 4 Practice (Homework Grade)
                                                                   Unit 4 Lesson 5.1-5.3
                                                            HW: none
Fri 2/9 ------ Math 1 (Block 1 & 4): CW:  Unit 5 Lesson 1 Investigation 1: Exponential Functions (CYU) 
                                                                   On Your Own #1,3 (only #2)
                                                          HW: finish  CYU as needed
                    Math 8 (Block 2 & 3): Math 8 County Semester Benchmark on Schoolnet (No Calculators)

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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