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Mrs. Sheryl Allison, allisons@usd230.org

SHMS South Mathematics

*Curriculum*

Our curriculum aligns with the new Kansas College and Career Readiness Standards. It develops algebraic thinking through exploration, discovery, and instructional activities in the four strands of mathematics – number and computation, algebra, geometry, and probability and statistics.

*Textbook*

** **The textbook for Math 8 is

**The textbook for Algebra I is**

*Big Ideas Math, Blue Book.***Online access to textbooks can be found at www.bigideasmath.com. This series offers many online resources for parents and students. The website provides copies of all activities, extra practice, remediation, practice tests/quizzes, online games, web lessons and many other valuable resources.**

*Big Ideas Math Algebra I, Common Core 2014 edition**.*

*Assignments*

You can find a listing of all assignments by viewing the SHMS Google Apps calendar, or by looking at Skyward.

*Extra Help*

I am available to provide additional help from 7:30 - 7:50 A.M. before school, or after school on most days from 3:25 - 3:45. Please contact me anytime if you have a questions or concern about your student.

*Curriculum*

**Algebra I ** - In Algebra I, students solve, write and graph linear functions and systems of linear equations and inequalities, and work with radicals, polynomials, and quadratics. Students apply volume formulas and the Pythagorean Theorem. Students make connectons and apply knowledge of concepts to solve real-world problems.

**Math 8** - Math 8 focuses on teaching concepts in the four strands of mathematics - Number and Computation, Algebra, Data and Statistics, and Geometry to prepare students for high school mathematics. Focus is on solving equations and inequalities, working with functions in multiple representations (tables, graphs, equations), working with exponents and rational numbers, and using volume formulas and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve real-life problems.

"The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple." ~S. Gudder