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2012-2013 Grade 8 Year Plan. (Mathematics)
Mr. Clancey           clance@staff.ednet.ns.ca

General Curriculum Outcomes

(A) Students will demonstrate number sense and apply number theory concepts.

(B) Students will demonstrate operation sense and apply operation principals and procedures in both
numeric and algebraic situations.

(C) Students will explore, recognize, represent and apply patterns and relationships, both informally
and formally.

(D) Students will demonstrate an understanding of and apply concepts and skills associated with
measurement.

(E) Students will demonstrate spatial sense and apply geometric concepts, properties and
relationships

(F) Students will solve problems involving the collection, display and analysis of data.

(G) Students will represent and solve problems involving uncertainty.

These along with Specific Curriculum Outcomes can be found at www.ednet.ns.ca at document depot.

Topics covered include:

Operations with Fractions and Integers, Geometry, Solving Algebraic Equations, Circles,
Volume and Surface Area, Data Management, Squares, Square Roots, Pythagorean
Relationship, Rational Numbers, Probability, Proportions, Graphing 3-D representations
and Measurement.

A: The student demonstrates achievement of the expected learning outcomes addressed during the current
reporting period. The student’s work may exceed program expectations.

B: The student demonstrates achievement of most of the expected learning outcomes addressed during
the current reporting period. The student’s work meets program expectations.

C: The student demonstrates achievement of some of the expected learning outcomes addressed during
the current reporting period. The student’s work approaches program expectations.

D: The student rarely demonstrates achievement of the expected learning outcomes addressed during the
current reporting period. The student’s work does not meet program expectations.
Assessment and Evaluation:

The following formal and informal assessments will be used to provide students with a wide array of
opportunities to meet program expectations. Various assignments, research projects, quizzes, homework
quizzes, tests, and in class assessments.

Through the school year the following 4-point rubric will be used to communicate student’s performance
towards achieving specific outcomes in the Grade 7 Mathematics curriculum.

4        Proficient:     Meeting all the outcomes with stronger performance.
3        Competent:      Meeting the outcomes
2        Developing:     Approaching the outcomes
1        Limited:        Experiencing difficulty with the outcome.

The previously mentioned letter grades will reflect the overall achievement of the outcomes covered for
that term.

Power School:

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Classroom Expectations:

          Absences: In the event of absence, it is the student’s responsibility to learn the material covered in class, to
get the notes from another student, and to complete the work assigned for that day. The student should contact a
homework buddy, and come in for extra help if necessary. Any quizzes or tests must be made up as soon as
possible. If you are aware of an absence ahead of time, notify your teacher.

         Textbook: A math textbook will be given to each student. Other available textbooks and handouts will also
be used as a supplement in class. Students are responsible for bringing their textbook to all classes and for
maintaining the condition of the textbook throughout the year. A fee will be charged in June for lost or damaged
textbooks.

          Assignments: Student work should be handed in on time.

          Notebook: Students must have a 3-ring binder with a good supply of lined paper. Students are expected to
take notes, definitions and examples during class. Textbook page numbers and question numbers are required.
Many assignments will be handed out on hole-punched paper and should be inserted and kept neatly in the binder.

          Extra Help: Extra help is available on a regular basis during lunch time. Students should make
arrangements to meet with the teacher, and are encouraged to do so as often as needed. Students coming in for extra
help should bring assignments or homework they have questions about.

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