Here you will find a complete list of the online materials that tie in with the math you are learning. To print any of these materials on this site, click the print icon at the top of the window.
You can also use Web Codes, printed right in your CMP2 textbook, to go directly to any of the Multiple-Choice Skills Practice, Homework Help, Did You Knows?, Active Math Activities, or vocabulary quizzes. Video Tutors

Students are encouraged to solve and practice 10-15 problems from the Textbook each day – Students may turn completed and well-thought-out solutions in an organized math notebook for extra credit at the end of each quarter to improve their grade.

August

26 First day for students

Topics:

School and Classroom rules and procedures
Review Selected 7th Grade Topics:
Fractions, Order of operations, Equations and Distributive property of Multiplication.

September

2 Labor Day holiday (All schools and offices closed)
24 – 25 Mid-quarter progress reports distributed

Topics: -

I-Thinking with Mathematical Models

Review linear equations

Thinking With Mathematical Models is a review of the seventh grade book titled Moving Straight Ahead. Students are exposed to situations that can be represented as a linear model. Students perform three experiments and record results in a table. When they graph the results, they discover a pattern that can be expressed as a linear equation. The second focus of this unit is a week-long review of solving linear equations.

Example of a linear function: y = 2x + 7

For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Thinking With Mathematical Models. Online resources for Thinking With Mathematical Models*

Equations of circles, linear equations, and quadratic equations

Say it with Symbols explores the topic that beginning algebra used to focus on almost exclusively: the use of symbols. In a “traditional” algebra curriculum, students are asked to spend most of their time learning to manipulate symbols without getting a chance to think about what the symbols actually mean. CMP emphasizes the meaning behind the symbols in order to help students build their own understanding of the basics of algebra and to give them a reason to believe in the usefulness of algebra as an aid in problem solving. For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Say it with Symbols. Online resources for Say it with Symbols*

II-Homework Practice Say it With Symbols 1- Pg. 12-17; 1-51 2- Pg. 28-35;1-37 3- Pg.45-51; 1-44 4- Pg. 60-68; 1-39 5- Pg.76-83-; 1-43 6- Academic Vocabulary; Page 89-93

October

29 First quarter ends (46 days)

30 Second quarter begins

Topics: -

III-Growing, Growing , Growing

Exponential equations

Now that the students have a solid understanding of linear relationships -- relationships based on repeated addition -- Growing, Growing, Growing expands that knowledge to include exponential relationships, which are relationships based on repeated multiplication. Students study various real-life scenarios, in which exponential relationships exist, such as population growth, the growth of bacteria, and the spread of an invasive plant species across a pond. They learn to move fluently among the four ways to represent these relationships, which are words, tables, graphs and equations.

Example of a linear function: y = 2x + 7

Example of an exponential function: y = 4x + 7

For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Growing, Growing, Growing. Online resources for Growing, Growing, Growing*

In Frogs, Fleas and Painted Cubes, students build on their knowledge of linear and exponential functions to include the nonlinear polynomial relationship, which is the second-degree polynomial or the quadratic function.

Example of a linear function: y = 2x + 7

Example of an exponential function: y = 4x + 7

Example of a quadratic function: y = 2x2 + 3x + 4

Students will learn to recognize quadratic patterns of change in tables and graphs and they will learn to write equations to represent those patterns. They will compare and contrast quadratic patterns of change with those of linear and exponential patterns of change, which they have already studied in depth. For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Frogs, Fleas and Painted Cubes. Online resources for Frogs, Fleas and Painted Cubes*

The final unit of eighth grade CMP Algebra capitalizes on the strong connections between algebra and geometry to extend students’ understanding and skill in preparation for Geometry and Advanced Algebra. Students will work with equations for lines and curves. They will develop an understanding of how systems of equations and inequalities can help solve problems. Students extend their earlier work in algebra and geometry by making connections between them. For example, students connect the idea of the Pythagorean Theorem to the coordinate equation for a circle, and connect properties of polygons to slopes of lines. A student who has successfully completed eighth grade CMP has completed the same material as Algebra I and will be placed in Geometry as his or her next math course. For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Shapes of Algebra. Online resources for Shapes of Algebra*

Samples and Populations extend the work done throughout sixth and seventh grade with probability and statistics to help students make connections between the two. Students investigate tools for grouping data and comparing distributions, such as line plots, histograms, and box and whisker plots. Students then explore how to collect data (sampling) in a fair method that truly represents the population they are trying to investigate. Finally, students look at relationships between two attributes to see if a pattern can be generated to explain or predict values. For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Samples and Populations. Online resources for Samples and Populations*

Looking for Pythagoras is filled with investigations that develop a fundamentally important relationship connecting geometry to algebra: the Pythagorean Theorem. Students are not merely introduced to a meaningless formula. To encourage deep understanding of what the theorem means, students explore squares created with various lengths, their areas and how these relate to the side lengths of right triangles. Students also explore square roots and strategies for estimating square roots. Irrational numbers are introduced and students are expected to be able to estimate where these occur on a number line. For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Looking for Pythagoras. Online resources for Looking for Pythagoras*

The explorations in Kaleidoscopes, Hubcaps, and Mirrors help students to refine their knowledge of symmetry and use it to make mathematical arguments. Students explore transformations (reflections, rotations, and translations) that preserve angle and side length relationships of figures in the plane.

Prentice Hall is our math textbook publisher, their website has many valuable resources. Prentice Hall offers interactive assessments, games and activities and video tutorials which I find are helpful resources to the students. I have started to incorporate these resources into my curriculum so students understand how to navigate the website and are aware of the valuable resources.

When you go onto the Prentice Hall Math website, click the math textbook that corresponds to your math class. Select the resources such as video tutors, lesson quizzes, or chapters tests that you want to review.

Here you will find a complete list of the online materials that tie in with the math you are learning. To print any of these materials on this site, click the print icon at the top of the window.

You can also use Web Codes, printed right in your CMP2 textbook, to go directly to any of the Multiple-Choice Skills Practice, Homework Help, Did You Knows?, Active Math Activities, or vocabulary quizzes.

Video Tutors

August26 First day for students

Topics:

School and Classroom rules and procedures

Review Selected 7th Grade Topics:

Fractions, Order of operations, Equations and Distributive property of Multiplication.

September2 Labor Day holiday (All schools and offices closed)

24 – 25 Mid-quarter progress reports distributed

Topics: -

I-Thinking with Mathematical ModelsReview linear equationsThinking With Mathematical Modelsis a review of the seventh grade book titledMoving Straight Ahead. Students are exposed to situations that can be represented as a linear model. Students perform three experiments and record results in a table. When they graph the results, they discover a pattern that can be expressed as a linear equation. The second focus of this unit is a week-long review of solving linear equations.- Example of a linear function:

For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Thinking With Mathematical Models.y= 2x+ 7Online resources for*Thinking With Mathematical ModelsLinear Equations

- Virtual bridge experiment (for Investigation I)
- What is a linear equation?
- Graphing lines using slope/intercept form
- Visualizing slope/intercept form

Solving Equations- Intro to solving equations
- Solving equations
- Balancing scales

Simplifying Expressions- Combining like terms (addition)
- Combining like terms (subtraction)
- Combining like terms (multiplication)

FunctionsOther online resourcesI-Homework Practice:Thinking With Mathematical Models1- Pg. 12-22;1-342- Pg. 33-45;1-633- Pg. 53- 60; 1-604- Academic Vocabulary; Page 67-68II-Say it with SymbolsEquations of circles, linear equations, and quadratic equationsSay it with Symbolsexplores the topic that beginning algebra used to focus on almost exclusively: the use of symbols. In a “traditional” algebra curriculum, students are asked to spend most of their time learning to manipulate symbols without getting a chance to think about what the symbols actually mean. CMP emphasizes the meaning behind the symbols in order to help students build their own understanding of the basics of algebra and to give them a reason to believe in the usefulness of algebra as an aid in problem solving.For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Say it with Symbols.

Online resources for*Say it with SymbolsOther online resourcesII-Homework PracticeSay it With Symbols1- Pg. 12-17; 1-512- Pg. 28-35;1-373- Pg.45-51; 1-444- Pg. 60-68; 1-395- Pg.76-83-; 1-436- Academic Vocabulary; Page 89-93October29 First quarter ends (46 days)

30 Second quarter begins

Topics: -

III-Growing, Growing , GrowingExponential equationsGrowing, Growing, Growingexpands that knowledge to include exponential relationships, which are relationships based on repeated multiplication. Students study various real-life scenarios, in which exponential relationships exist, such as population growth, the growth of bacteria, and the spread of an invasive plant species across a pond. They learn to move fluently among the four ways to represent these relationships, which are words, tables, graphs and equations.- Example of a linear function:
- Example of an exponential function:

For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Growing, Growing, Growing.y= 2x+ 7y= 4x+ 7Online resources for*Growing, Growing, GrowingExponents

- Exponent Review
- Laws of Exponents—Power of a Product & Power of a Power
- Laws of Exponents—Power of a Quotient
- Laws of Exponents—The shortcuts

Exponential FunctionsOther online resourcesI

II- Homework PracticeGrowing, Growing, Growing1- Pg. 11-18; 1-502- Pg. 24-30;1-303- Pg.38-44; 1-394- Pg. 54-57; 1-125- Pg.64-6-; 1-526- Academic Vocabulary; Page 82-83Introduction to quadratic equationsFrogs, Fleas and Painted Cubes, students build on their knowledge of linear and exponential functions to include the nonlinear polynomial relationship, which is the second-degree polynomial or the quadratic function.- Example of a linear function:
- Example of an exponential function:
- Example of a quadratic function:

Students will learn to recognize quadratic patterns of change in tables and graphs and they will learn to write equations to represent those patterns. They will compare and contrast quadratic patterns of change with those of linear and exponential patterns of change, which they have already studied in depth.y= 2x+ 7y= 4x+ 7y= 2x2 + 3x+ 4For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Frogs, Fleas and Painted Cubes.

Online resources for*Frogs, Fleas and Painted CubesOther online resourcesI

V- Homework PracticeFrogs, Fleas and Painted Cubes1- Pg. 11-17; 1-292- Pg. 30-38;1-613- Pg.44-51; 1-464- Pg. 64-74; 1-505- Academic Vocabulary; Page 86-87NovemberTopics: -

V-The Shapes of AlgebraLinear inequalities, systems of equationsStudents extend their earlier work in algebra and geometry by making connections between them. For example, students connect the idea of the Pythagorean Theorem to the coordinate equation for a circle, and connect properties of polygons to slopes of lines.

A student who has successfully completed eighth grade CMP has completed the same material as Algebra I and will be placed in Geometry as his or her next math course.

For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Shapes of Algebra.

Online resources for*Shapes of AlgebraOther online resourcesV-Homework PracticeShapes of Algebra1- Pg. 12-19; 1-602- Pg. 30-34;1-563- Pg.42-48; 1-624- Pg. 59-65; 1-605- Pg.78-81; 1-186- Academic Vocabulary; Page 89-90VI-Samples and PopulationsData and statisticsSamples and Populationsextend the work done throughout sixth and seventh grade with probability and statistics to help students make connections between the two. Students investigate tools for grouping data and comparing distributions, such as line plots, histograms, and box and whisker plots. Students then explore how to collect data (sampling) in a fair method that truly represents the population they are trying to investigate. Finally, students look at relationships between two attributes to see if a pattern can be generated to explain or predict values.For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Samples and Populations.

Online resources for Samples and Populations*Other online resources11 Veterans Day holiday (All schools and offices closed)

15 Report cards distributed (elementary and secondary)

27 OPTIONAL OR REQUIRED teacher workday (school use)

28 – 29 Thanksgiving Holiday (All schools and offices closed)

VI-Homework PracticeSamples and Populations1- Pg. 17-24; 1-322- Pg. 36-43;1-403- Pg.42-48; 1-624- Pg. 69-78; 1-355- Academic Vocabulary; Page 91-92DecemberTopics: -

VII-Looking for PythagorasPythagorean TheoremLooking for Pythagorasis filled with investigations that develop a fundamentally important relationship connecting geometry to algebra: the Pythagorean Theorem. Students are not merely introduced to a meaningless formula. To encourage deep understanding of what the theorem means, students explore squares created with various lengths, their areas and how these relate to the side lengths of right triangles. Students also explore square roots and strategies for estimating square roots. Irrational numbers are introduced and students are expected to be able to estimate where these occur on a number line.For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Looking for Pythagoras.

Online resources for*Looking for PythagorasOther online resources23 Annual leave (Central offices open; schools closed)

24-25 Winter Break holiday (All schools and offices closed)

26-31annual leave (Central offices open; schools closed)

VII-Homework PracticeLooking for Pythagoras1- Pg. 12-16; 1-342- Pg. 23-28;1-463- Pg.38-42; 1-264- Pg. 53-59; 1-365- Academic Vocabulary; Page 70-71JanuaryTopics: -

VIII-Kaleidoscopes, Hubcaps, and MirrorsSymmetry and TransformationsVIII-Homework PracticeKaleidoscopes, Hubcaps, and Mirrors1- Pg. 15-23; 1-532- Pg. 36-44;1-283- Pg.56-63; 1-264- Pg. 70-76; 1-225- Pg.88-92; 1-246- Academic Vocabulary;Page 110-1111-2 New Year’s holiday (All offices and schools closed)

3 Annual leave (Central offices open; schools closed)

20 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday (All offices and schools closed)

21 OPTIONAL OR REQUIRED teacher workday (school use)

22 Second quarter ends (44 days)

23 Third quarter begins

FebruaryTopics: -

1- Linear , Quadratic and Exponential Functions –

Applications - Enrichment – Skills Review

Homework Practice- Handouts5 Report cards distributed (elementary and secondary)

17 OPTIONAL OR REQUIRED teacher workday (school use)

18 REQUIRED elementary/secondary district wide workday (Central

Office in-service)

24-25 Mid-quarter progress reports distributed

MarchTopics: -

Geometry Review

Points – Lines - Triangles – Quadrilaterals – two dimensions and three dimensions figures – Cones – Spheres and Cylinders

Homework Practice – Handouts28 Third quarter ends (45 days)

31 OPTIONAL OR REQUIRED teacher workday (school use)

AprilTopics: -

Continued Geometry – Review Algebra

1 Fourth quarter begins

11 Report cards distributed (elementary and secondary)

14-17 Spring break/Annual leave (Central offices open; schools closed)

18 Good Friday holiday (All offices and schools closed)

MayTopics: -

E.O.G. Review6-7 Mid-quarter progress reports distributed

26 Memorial Day holiday (All offices and schools closed)

June10 Last day for students; fourth quarter ends (45 days);

Report cards distributed (elementary)

11-17 Graduation ceremonies

11-13 OPTIONAL OR REQUIRED Teacher workdays (school use)

27 Report cards distributed (secondary)

Prentice Hall Math Resources

Prentice Hall is our math textbook publisher, their website has many valuable resources. Prentice Hall offers interactive assessments, games and activities and video tutorials which I find are helpful resources to the students. I have started to incorporate these resources into my curriculum so students understand how to navigate the website and are aware of the valuable resources.

When you go onto the Prentice Hall Math website, click the math textbook that corresponds to your math class. Select the resources such as video tutors, lesson quizzes, or chapters tests that you want to review.

I hope you find these resources fun and helpful.