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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.

*First Quarter Curriculum*

**Algebra** - The first quarter in Algebra focuses on solving, graphing, and writing linear equations, linear inequalities, and systems of linear equations. Students will learn how to use linear equations, inequalities, and systems of equations to represent and solve real-life problems. Students will learn how to represent linear functions graphically, in equations, and in a table.

**Math 8** - The first quarter in Pre-Algebra focuses on solving simple and multi-step equations. Students will also be graphing linear equations and systems of linear equations. Students will write linear equations and linear systems in various forms and will solve real-life problems using linear equations, graphs, and tables.

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