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Hello. Welcome to Lynn Lucas Middle School 8th grade math and Algebra. I am excited about the 2021-2022 school year! This is my fifth year at LLMS teaching math and Algebra. I am in my 19th year of education and love every year. I am a graduate of Lamar University where I studied math and education. I started teaching high school courses and have taught ages from preschool to 10th grade.
Your child will occasionally have homework. The majority of homework is work not finished in class and is assigned for homework to be completed and brought back the next class period. I have tutorials during the week and my schedule is below. Students must have a pass to come to tutorials. I have passes in my room students are able to take as needed. If you need to reach me, I check my email daily so that is usually the quickest way to get me.
If you have have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please contact me as soon as possible and I will respond as soon as I have the answer. Thank you for letting me teach your child!
Tutorials: Tue/Thur 3:05 - 3:30
Mornings tutorials upon request
Cell Phone Policy: No cell phones will be allowed during class time. All phones must be either in a backpack or in a pocket on the wall. All students will have an assigned pocket to put their cell phone or any other personal items in.
Conference: Mon/Wed 1:00 - 1:30
This school year I will be teaching 8 Essential Standards. These will be taught to every student until they are mastered. I will also be teaching a number of other standards but the following are the 8 essentials we will focus on.
8.3(C) Use an algebraic representation to explain the effect of a given positive rational scale factor applied to two-dimensional figures on a coordinate plane with the origin as the center of dilation.
8.4(B) Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the line that models the relationship.
8.4(C) Use data from a table or graph to determine the rate of change or slope and y-intercept in mathematical and real-world problems.
8.5(G) identify functions using sets of ordered pairs, tables, mappings, and graphs.
8.5(I) Write an equation in the form y = mx + b to model a linear relationship between two quantities using verbal, numerical, tabular, and graphical representations.
8.7(A) Solve problems involving the volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.
8.7(C) Use models and diagrams to explain the Pythagorean theorem.
8.8(C) Model and solve one-variable equations with variables on both sides of the equal sign that represent mathematical and real-world problems using rational number coefficients and constants.
A.2(A) determine the domain and range of a linear function in mathematical problems; determine reasonable domain and range values for real-world situations, both continuous and discrete; and represent domain and range using inequalities.
A.2(C) write linear equations in two variables given a table of values, a graph, and a verbal description.
A.2(I) write systems of two linear equations given a table of values, a graph, and a verbal description.
A.3(C) graph linear functions on the coordinate plane and identify key features, including x- intercept, y- intercept, zeros, and slope, in mathematical and real-world problems.
A.5(A) solve linear equations in one variable, including those for which the application of the distributive property is necessary and for which variables are included on both sides.
A.5 (C) solve systems of two linear equations with two variables for mathematical and real-world problems.
A.7(A) graph quadratic functions on the coordinate plane and use the graph to identify key attributes, if possible, including x- intercept, y- intercept, zeros, maximum value, minimum values, vertex, and the equation of the axis of symmetry.
A.8(A) solve quadratic equations having real solutions by factoring, taking square roots, completing the square, and applying the quadratic formula.
A.9(C) write exponential functions in the form f(x) = abx (where b is a rational number) to describe problems arising from mathematical and real-world situations, including growth and decay.
A.9(D) rewrite polynomial expressions of degree one and degree two in equivalent forms using the distributive property.
A.10(E) factor, if possible, trinomials with real factors in the form ax2 + bx + c, including perfect square trinomials of degree two.