Mrs. Ella Juanita Taylor

Dear Parents and Students, 

     Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!  We are excited about beginning our third year of Eureka Math, which is completely aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  The goal is for your child to master mathematical concepts that are common to 8th grade students in the United States.  Your child will receive a packet for each Module of study.  There will be assessments throughout the Module and a comprehensive assessment at the end of each Module. 

      The goal for this class is Mathematical empowerment for all students.  There are seven Modules of Study. Problem Sets are at the end of each lesson. Your child is expected to complete those for Homework.  Homework is assigned daily and is due the following day.  Late assignments will not be accepted, unless your child was absent from school.  The assignment will be due the day after they return.  If your child is absent for a test, it is his/her responsibility to make arrangements with me to take the test after school.  Transportation will not be provided.

Module 1 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation

Module 2 The Concept of Congruence

Module 3 Similarity

Module 4 Linear Equations

Module 5 Examples of Functions from Geometry

Module 6 Linear Functions

Module 7 Introduction to Irrational Numbers Using Geometry

Categories for Grades:

  • Problems of the Day……………………………10%

  • Classwork/Homework………………………….20%

  • Activities………………………………………..10%

  • Participation…………………………………….10%

  • Quizzes………………………………………….10%

  • Tests/Projects……………………………………40%

 

Supplies Needed:

  • Pencils/pen

  • Closed Manual Pencil Sharpener

  • Loose leaf paper

  • Homework folder

  • Speckled Notebook (journal)

 We encourage you to assist your child in reviewing previously learned material and in completing current assignments. Your child should have a Homework Folder.  The folder should contain the homework for all classes, as well as, a calendar for their Math assignments and test dates.  Please have your child share this with you daily. There are links on my web-site to help your child practice math concepts.  I know that we can help our children in achieving success “BEYOND BASIC STANDARDS".

     I can be reached at (318) 322-1683, ext. 2049 or ella.taylor@mcschools.net. Calls are not transferred to the classroom during the school day to avoid the interruption of instruction. You may leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. I look forward to working with you.  Thank you, in advance, for your assistance and cooperation.

Mrs. Taylor – 8th Grade Mathematics (Pre-Algebra)