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8th Grade Math 1 Syllabus

2021 - 2022

Mr. Combs



  • Index Cards
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Math folder (Either a 3 ring binder or a pocket folder)



    Be Respectful

    Be Prepared

    Raise hand when needing to talk and wait to be called on

    Be Positive


    Course Outline:

    Domains and Standards

Unit # 1:  Transformations & Triangles (8.G.1.a, 8.G.1.b, 8.G.1.c, 8.G.2, 8.G.3, 8.G.4, 8.G.5)

  • Congruent Triangles
  • Similar Triangles
  • Translation
  • Reflection & Symmetry
  • Rotation
  • Pairs of angles
  • Angles and Parallel Lines

Unit # 2:  Pythagorean Theorem (8.G.6, 8.G.7, 8.G.8)

  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Converse of Pythagorean Theorem
  • Solve for unknown length
  • Distance between two points on a coordinate plane

Unit # 3:  Properties of Exponents: (8.EE.1, 8.EE.4, 8.EE.4)

  • Powers and Exponents
  • Multiplying and dividing powers
  • Zero and negative exponents
  • Scientific Notation
  • Operations with Scientific Notation



Unit # 4:  Volume (8.G.7, 8.G.9)

  • Volume of Prisms & Cylinders
  • Volume of Pyramids & Cones
  • Spheres



Agenda Books

Agenda books are expected to be filled out on a daily basis. All assignments will be recorded by students for parents to refer to daily as weekly lesson plans (which are posted on my webpage prior to the beginning of the week) are subject to change in order to better meet the needs of students. It is especially important that the agenda books are utilized properly in order to communicate between school and home. Doing so will encourage the development of organizational skills as well as student ownership in learning.



Grading Scale

  • A         100 - 90%
  • B          89 – 80%
  • C         79 – 70%
  • D         69 – 60%
  • F          59 – 50%


Grading Procedures

Students will be given daily grades on bell work.  There will be a grade on each and every homework assignment.   In order to receive full credit for your homework, all work must be shown on your paper and mistakes must be corrected as we go over it in class.  Homework is very important.  It helps to reinforce what you have learned in class on a daily basis by giving you time to practice, form ideas, and make connections.  (It is also a safe place to make mistakes.)  Effort to complete homework is always accounted for, so don’t be afraid to try something even if you think you don’t understand.  You will never be penalized for trying and failing on a homework assignment; instead, you will learn from your mistakes. 

Homework and class assignments accounts for 40% of your grade/average while quizzes, projects, and tests will account for 60% of your nine weeks grade.    

I do expect work to be completed on time.  It is safe to assume that any assignment I give will be graded.  I do give a lot of grades each nine weeks but missing homework assignments will result in a failing grade.  If you have a legitimate reason for not turning in your homework I will accept a makeup work assignment on special instances. I will accept all homework up to the end of the week for full credit after that you will only be able to attain partial credit for the assignment.  

Make-up Work – When you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed and submit your work in a timely manner.  You may ask a classmate from the same class period or your teacher.




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I __________________________ have read and fully understand the above document.  I agree to participate in discussions in Mr. Combs math class and put forth at least 100% effort.  I also agree to turn in my homework when it is assigned.  When test are given I agree that I will study at least 20 minutes the night before the test.  I also agree that I will be respectful in Mr. Combs math class, I will respect others, I will not make fun or mock others when they give an answer, I will raise my hand when I need to ask a question and I will wait my turn to answer.  I will come to class each and every day with a positive attitude and be prepared to work.  By signing below I agree to all these terms and conditions.