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Mrs. Sheryl Allison,

8th Grade Math

Common Core Curriculum

Our curriculum aligns with the new Kansas College and Creer Ready 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.


Our textbook is Big Ideas Math.  Online access to the textbook can be found at  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.



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.  


Third Quarter Curriculum

Third quarter will focus on linear and non-linear functions, irrational numbers, and The Pythagorean Theorem.  Students will learn to identify linear patterns in function, discern between discrete and continuous domains, and will compare rates in various forms (in graphs, tables, equations, verbal descriptions).  They will also learn to use square and cube root symbols in various types of problems, including applying 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


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