# Math 8

• Welcome to Algebra I! We have a lot of learning to do this year. Please reference the school website for weekly assignments and activities. Students will need to spend additional time studying their class journals and notes in order to retain the information learned. Please see below for the topics that will be covered this year.

I look forward to a great year!

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8A and 8B:

THIS WEEK IN ALGEBRA: 1/21 - 1/24

TEKS:
TEKS Algebra 6ABC, 7ABC, 8AB

Mon: MLK Day

Weds: Go over vertex form HW. Begin learning how to solve for roots (4 method foldable). 1st method: quadratic formula. Fill in notes, do a couple examples in class. Learn the 2nd method of solving quadratics: square root method. Go through examples in class and practice. HW: complete square root method worksheet and pg. 588 #2-12 for quadratic formula.

Friday:  Students will learn how to use the FOIL method to factor polynomials. Go through examples. Show students how to do the reverse FOIL to factor quadratics. Do examples in class. Learn about the 3rd method: factoring. HW: finish both sides of factoring worksheet.

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Syllabus for Algebra

Real/Rational Numbers TEKS 8.2

• Subtracting

• Multiplying

• Dividing

• Distributive Property

Equations TEKS 8.8, Algebra 5

• 2-step equations

• Multi-step equations

• Variables on both sides

Ratios/Proportions TEKS 8.4, 8.5

• Find and solve ratios/proportions

• Cross Products

• Proportions in Similar Figures

• Similarity/Congruence

• Percents/Percent of Change

Inequalities TEKS 8.8, Algebra 5

• Solving simple/multi-step inequalities

• Compound inequalities

• Absolute Value Inequalities

Functions TEKS 8.5, Algebra 12

• Function Rules

• Relations

• Tables and Graphs

Linear Equations and Graphs TEKS 8.5, Algebra 2

• Rate of Change and Slope

• Slope Intercept Form

• Standard Form

• Slope and a point

• 2 points

• Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

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Systems of Equations and Inequalities TEKS Algebra 3

• Solving systems of equations by graphing, combination, substitution

• Solving and graphing systems of linear inequalities

Pythagorean Theorem TEKS 8.6, 8.7

• Converse Theorem

• Distance between 2 points

• Midpoint between 2 points

Transformations TEKS 8.10

• Reflection

• Rotations

• Translations

• Dilations

Volume/Surface Areas TEKS 8.6, 8.7

• Cylinders

• Cones

• Spheres

• Prisms

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Angle Relationships in Parallel Lines and Triangles TEKS 8.8

• Parallel Lines cut by a transversal

• Angle Theorems for Triangles

• Angle-Angle Similarity

Data TEKS 8.11, Algebra 4

• Probability/Statistics

• Correlation

• Simple/Compound Interest

Exponents/Exponential Functions TEKS Algebra 9

• Exponent Rules

• Exponential Growth and Decay Functions

Quadratic Functions TEKS Algebra 6, 7, 8

• Domain and range
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• Vertex Form and Standard Form

• Graphing

• Effects on graph

• solve by factoring, taking square roots, completing the square, and quadratic formula

Polynomials TEKS Algebra 10

• Add, subtract, multiply, divide polynomials

• Factor and FOIL

Expressions TEKS Algebra 11

• Expressions with square root

• Simplify and factor rational and radical expressions

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