**Honors Algebra**

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**Tests (50%)**

**Quizzes (20%)**

**Homework (20%)**

**Classwork (10%)**

**Students will take a Midterm and a Final Exam. The weights of these assessments is undetermined at this time. **

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This course is offered as a high-school level course. The purpose of this course is to enhance the five-year mathematics honors program. Students who show mastery of the material will have the opportunity to complete calculus their senior year. This course is part of an accelerated program for students who have demonstrated content mastery in previous mathematics courses. The topics covered will be aligned with the NJ Student Learning Standards. The major units of study include: solving first degree equations and inequalities; synthesizing algebraic operations and applications; simplification of simple, complex, and algebraic fractions; graphing linear equations; solving systems of equations and quadratic equations; operating with exponents and solving word problems with applications of the above skills. The intellectual stimulus of mastering challenging problems and discovering new ideas provides motivations for continued math exploration. Required projects include, but are not limited to, reports, graphing projects, and independent study projects.

8th Grade Honors Algebra Syllabus

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**Math 8**** **

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**Tests (50%)**

**Quizzes (20%)**

**Homework/Classwork (30%)**

This course is developed to align with the NJ Student Learning Standards and help students learn to recognize and appreciate the role mathematics plays in the real world. Mathematics is made accessible with a consistent lesson format which focuses on student understanding of each skill and then couples the skill with daily life. The use of visual models, hands-on learning, and technology help make concepts clear and understandable. Major units of study include: Roots and Radicals, Equations with Roots & Radicals, Pythagorean Theorem, Distance Formula, Scientific Notation, Solving Equations, Graphing Linear Equations, Modeling Relationships, Functions, Data, 3D Geometry(Volume and Surface area), and 2D Geometry (Transformations). With a comfortable bridge from the concrete to the abstract and a broad yet solid foundation for algebra, the students will make the connection from Math 8/Introduction to Algebra to high school Algebra more comfortably.