All classes are composed of 7th and 8th graders. They are usually on the same page and assignment, except that they have different "block" days so assignment and due dates can differ. There are two other sections of Math 8, both taught by Kerry Bayne.
PPS has decided that the first four (of twelve total) chapters in the algebra text will be part of the Math 8 curriculum. This means that Algebra 1-2 now starts at Chapter 5, and students must complete the first four chapters before enrolling in Algebra 1-2. The district calendar has us completing the Algebra first, then proceeding with pre-algebra topics at the end of the year. All students in Math 8 should be in Algebra 1-2 the following year.
PPS uses standard A-F grades. In this class grades are weighted so that tests count 60% and homework/classwork counts 40%. We use the standard 90%(A), 80%(B), 70%(C), 60%(D) breakpoints.
A copy of the general information letter for this class can be found here:
Please click on the link below for a list of the planned assignments. Note that homework is not always assigned on the exact date listed.
Please click on the link below for copies of the test review sheets.