Mrs. Joan Shearman
8th Grade Math and Accelerated Algebra I
The new 8th grade math curriculum is very challenging and will prepare your student for high school math courses. We will be covering many concepts including algebraic expressions and equations, geometry, algebraic functions, the number system, and data analysis and probability. The PSSA that assesses these concepts is given in April.
Select students who show advanced reasoning skills in mathematics may take Algebra I in 8th grade. These students will be required to take the Keystone Algebra I State Test as well as the 8th grade math PSSA. They are also required to take both Math 8 and Algebra I to ensure that they have all necessary skills to be successful when taking their high school courses in the coming years.
****Please see calendar for all homework assignments. When students are absent, they can get on the Get More Math website at home and complete the assignment on that day or they may get a printed copy the day they return.****
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about your child. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The best time to call is between 1:00 and 2:00 at (814)674-6290 ext 2220.