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Mrs. Cavendish

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. The best way to contact me is via email    ccavendish@rcps.info

Hello! This is my first year teaching at James Breckinridge Middle School and I am very excited to be working with your child. I will be teaching both Math 7 and Math 8. 

Math 7 Course Outline

First Nine Weeks
Negative Exponents for Powers of 10
Scientific Notation
Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers
Perfect Squares from 0 to 400
Square Roots
Absolute Value
*SNAPSHOT*
Integer Operations
*SNAPSHOT*
Writing and Translating Verbal Expressions
Evaluating Expressions
*SNAPSHOT*
Properties
*SNAPSHOT*
*Fall Benchmark Test*
One and Two Step Equations
Second Nine Weeks
One and Two Step Equations continued
*SNAPSHOT*
One and Two Step Inequalities
*SNAPSHOT*
Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
*SNAPSHOT*
Relationships with Tables/Graphs/Rules/Words/Slope
*SNAPSHOT*
*Winter Benchmark Test*
Proportional Reasoning
Third Nine Weeks
Proportional Reasoning continued
*SNAPSHOT*
Practical Problems with Rational Numbers
Sides and Angles of Triangles and Quadrilaterals
*SNAPSHOT*
Represent/Construct/Analyze Histograms
*SNAPSHOT*
Theoretical vs. Experimental Probability
Fundamental Counting Principle/Compound Events
*SNAPSHOT*
Properties of Quadrilaterals
*SNAPSHOT*
*Spring Simulation Test*
Surface Area and Volume of Rectangular Prisms/Cylinders
Fourth Nine Weeks
Surface Area and Volume continued w/ an Attribute
*SNAPSHOT*
Transformations in the Coordinate Plane
*SNAPSHOT*
Review for SOL Testing

Math 8 Course Outline

First Nine Weeks
Define/Identify a Perfect Square from 0-400
Positive and Negative Square Roots
Between Which 2 Consecutive Whole Numbers a Square Root Lies
*SNAPSHOT*
Writing/Ordering Numbers in Scientific Notation
*SNAPSHOT*
Compare and Order Fractions, Decimals, Percents, and Scientific Notations
Subsets of the Real Number System
*SNAPSHOT*
Simplify Numerical Expressions and Replacement Values
*SNAPSHOT*
*Fall Benchmark Test*
Solve Two- Four Step Equations and Apply Properties
*SNAPSHOT*
Second Nine Weeks
Solve/Graph/Identify Solutions of Linear Inequalities
*SNAPSHOT*
Domain/Range, Independent/Dependent Vocabulary
Representations of Relations/Functions
Graph a Linear Equation
*SNAPSHOT*
Scatterplots and Other Graphs
*SNAPSHOT*
Represent/Inferences/Compare Data in Boxplots
*Winter Benchmark Test*
*SNAPSHOT*
Independent and Dependent Probability
*SNAPSHOT*
Third Nine Weeks
Practical Problems with Rational Numbers
*SNAPSHOT*
Verify and Apply the Pythagorean Theorem
*SNAPSHOT*
Vertical, Complementary, Supplementary, Adjacent Angles
*SNAPSHOT*
Perimeter and Area of Composite Plane Figures
*SNAPSHOT*
Surface Area/Volume of 3D Figures and Changing Attributes
*Spring Simulation*
*SNAPSHOT*
Fourth Nine Weeks
3D Models and Views
Transformations in the Coordinate Plane
*SNAPSHOT*
Review for SOL Testing

GRADING

The Roanoke City Public Schools grading scale is as follows:
90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
60-69 = D
59 and below = F

The distributing percentages for my class are as follows:
Classwork: 40%
Tests: 30%
Quizzes: 20%
Homework: 10%