• I am updating grades in Power School for 1st-3rd blocks. Phone calls will be made to parents of students who did not pass their math quiz. Students will need to stay afterschool to make up their quiz or take the grade they made. Some students did not finish their quiz, and will need to complete them before a grade can be entered. All completed quiz grades will be reflected in PowerSchool.  4th block grades will be entered into PowerSchool tomorrow. Please feel free to email me if you have any further questions. 

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  • http://static.bigideasmath.com/protected/content/mlg/ccms/g8.php

     

    Above is a link to a vocabulary glossary that goes along with the text book. Students can choose to have the information read aloud to them by clicking on the speaker icon at the bottom of the page. Please review these vocabulary words. You will be expected to know them all by the end of this school year. 

     

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  • Progress reports for the 1st 3 weeks of this quarter are going out this week. There has been some glitches with PowerSchool, so please be sure to check back on PowerSchool later this week for updated information. For this next progress reporting period, students are expected to write down homework assignments daily in their planners, bring homework back to school on due dates, and get their planners signed weekly. We have noticed many students have blank pages in their planners, have missing assignments, and/or are not completing homework. We will be marking planners daily to communicate the expectation of completing work. No homework means silent lunch. Two missing homework assignments require a parent contact through email or phone call and possible detention. Please make sure we have a correct phone numbers to contact you. We are not accepting late work for full credit. Any assignments turned in after the due date, unless for an excused reason, will be graded as 1/2 credit. All assignments are also posted on this website.  My email is judith_jennings@abss.k12.nc.us . Email any concerns and I will respond. 

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  • Final grades for the 1st Nine Weeks are now posted in PowerSchool. Students with missing assignments have zero's averaged into their grade point average for the class. Mrs. Clary and I have given every student many opportunities and have extended deadlines, to encourage students to turn in work. Even with this extra time and extra copies of assignments, some students continued to not turn in their assignments. This next nine weeks, late work will only be accepted for each three week progress reporting period. One day late will result in 10 points off the total earned points. Any assignments turned in will score at least a 50, but if NO work is turned in, the grade will be entered as a 0%. Please check for missing work in planners each day, and on each 3 week progress report. You can also see a list of ALL assigned work posted on this website.                                            Students...Please write all assignments in your planner. Planners are to be signed weekly by parents to ensure students and parents are aware of assigned work and any missing assignments.  We hope this encourages work to to be turned in on time and for students to practice nightly to sharpen their math skills. Students who had 100% of all work turned in, received an additional stamp in their planner, as well as other incentives throughout the nine weeks.  Mrs. Clary and I also provide Tutoring help, IXL accounts access, as well as conference with students during lunch. If interested in any of these resources, please see Mrs. Jennings or Mrs. Clary. 

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  • As we are coming up on the last two weeks of our 1st nine weeks, many students have missing assignments. By Wednesday, those missing assignments are turning to ZEROs. Students have been given progress reports just from Math class, with their missing work. Many students have been given multiple copies of worksheets missing. ALL MISSING WORK IS DUE! No missing work will be accepted past 10/24/16. Please check PowerSchool or ask your child for last week's progress report. Any assignments with points earned that have no points are missing assignments. Mrs. Clary has gone above and beyond to help students catch up on missing assignments. It is now each student's personal responsibility to get their work completed correctly and turned in for a grade. The most a missing assignment can earn is a 90. This is ONLY if the assignment is correct and complete. Points will be deducted for incorrect or incomplete work. Students - PLEASE stay after school on Wednesday if you need help. Parents PLEASE encourage your child to use the video tutorials if he/she can not stay after school for tutoring. As always, feel free to contact Mrs. Clary or me via email. Thank you - Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Clary

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  • ABSS Middle College provides FREE online homework help for students in ABSS! Here is the link! This is pretty cool!!! Check it out!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIws0YzLNtii1XZZz8NiBTQ

     

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  • The quiz on solving one step equations was returned to students Wednesday. Mrs. Clary and I explained the importance of mastering how to solve one step equations as this is the foundation of what we will build upon for the rest of the year. Retest opportunities will be provided Monday and Tuesday. Please study the resources on this website and take advantage of this opportunity. Grades are also updated in Power School. Some students have missing assignments. Students have until the next progress report (2 weeks from now) to complete missing assignments. No late work for the first month of school will be accepted after this time. 10 points will be deducted for late work. 

     

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  • Your child will be bringing home progress reports for all CORE classes OCTOBER 10TH.  If you have any questions, please email Helen Clary or Judith Jennings. Thank you for the opportunity to teach your child.-Mrs. J. 

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  • Dear Parents,

          Students in all blocks have been working hard. Everyone is showing improvement in their attention in class, desire to learn, and following our school and classroom expectations. Thank you for encouraging your child to continue to respect everyone's right to a high quality and rigorous education.

            As the year progresses, 8th grade math takes off at a quick pace. The level of math expectations are high and will require students to study at home, complete homework, and ask for help when they feel uncertain about the work. Please use the variety of resources your child's educational community has made available. Our school system has provided each child at Turrentine with an IXL account. Students can log in from the TMS website, using their username and passwords. These will be given out this week. I have posted all homework assignments to my webpage, as well as tutorial videos for each subject area covered. Please review these with your child and ensure he/she is completed the assignments. I will also be available on Thursday afternoons for tutoring, from 3:30-4:30. These sessions are open to all students with the expectation that we will stay on task and be focused for the entire hour. Students will need to arrange transportation at this time.                 Mrs. Clary and I, along with Mrs. Sauls, are working together with the TMS 8th grade math department to ensure your child has all the tools needed for moving forward with math at the high school level. We will all need to work hard this year in order to reach the level of rigor expected of your child. Please feel free to email or call me with any concerns.

    Thank you for giving us the privilege of teaching your child!

    Mrs. Judy Jennings, MA Ed.

    judith_jennings@abss.k12.nc.us

          

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  • This week we will begin solving one step addition equations (Mon.), one step subtraction equations (Tues.), one step multiplication equations (Wed.), and one step division equations (Thurs.). A quiz will be given on Friday. Have a relaxing weekend, rest up, and be ready to dive into solving equations Monday.

    Mrs. Jennings & Mrs. Clary

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  • Study the Square Roots and Squares chart. Expectation is to memorize the squares of numbers 1-15.

    Heads up....Homework tomorrow will be on estimating non-perfect squares.)

    First Quiz will be Thursday and will cover these concepts. 

    -Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Clary

    CCSS Math Standard 8.NS.1

    Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers. Know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational. Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion; for rational numbers show that the decimal expansion repeats eventually, and convert a decimal expansion which repeats eventually into a rational number
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  • Week 1 Unit of study: 

    CCSS Math Standard 8.NS.1

    Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers. Know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational. Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion; for rational numbers show that the decimal expansion repeats eventually, and convert a decimal expansion which repeats eventually into a rational number.

    https://www.sophia.org/ccss-math-standard-8ns1-pathway?standard=mathematics-grade-8

     

    We will be studying the Number System! The link above will take you to online information that goes with our text book. Hope you find this to be a helpful resource.

    Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Couch/Mrs. Cleary

     

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  • Positive Slopes appear uphill                              
    Positive Slope                Negative Slopes            Zero Slope
     Positive                                                                     Negative                                                Zero
     
     
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  • Line Vocabulary

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    Khan Academy is a great resource for any sort of math help. It has video that explains math concepts. Just type in the topic you are studying and watch the lesson!  Link: https://www.khanacademy.org/
     
    Video tutorials for Translations, Rotations, and Reflections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=216PtoDvu8o&index=1&list=PLmPYpSud6v1jvQ4LOFMONP3cqHs4tsHHd
     
     
    We will be learning the equation of a line, how to find slope, and this vocabulary. Here is a good resource for Algebra help.  
    Resources online for extra help with Algebra and Y=mx+b:  http://www.saddleback.edu/faculty/lperez/algebra2go/
     
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