8th Grade Math Syllabus

Etowah County Schools

West End High School

4515 Elm Street

Walnut Grove, AL 35990



Teacher: Adam Lawrence

Class: 8th Grade Math

Year: 2018-2019

Textbook: Holt McDougal Mathematics Grade 8

E-mail: adam_lawrence@ecboe.org

Grade 8 content is organized into five domains of focused study. The Grade 8 domains are The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. In Grade 8, instructional time will focus on three critical areas. These areas are (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; and (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.


  • Standards Tests (IXL Assignments)

100 points each

  • Chapter/Unit Tests
  • Quizzes

100 points each

50 points each

  • Classwork/Homework

25 points each


Attendance is important since when you are absent, you miss the material that is covered in class.  When you are absent, it is your responsibility to get missing notes and assignments from a classmate or the teacher.

I expect you to: Be on time and prepared with all materials
Be in your assigned seat and on task Be respectful of the classroom, your classmates, and those in authority Be responsible for your own work and learning Be mindful of appropriate times for talking and technology

You can expect me to: Be efficient and effective with our class time Be fair and consistent in grading and discipline Be committed to your success Be open and honest in communication Be in agreement with and follow the Etowah County Handbook

Materials for you to keep and use in class
1 inch notebook or bigger with loose leaf paper (enough to last a year) Pencils (preferably mechanical) Graph Paper

Classroom Expectations: Be respectful at all times. The use of profanity is prohibited and will not be tolerated. Eating and drinking are prohibited in the classroom with the exception of bottled water. Students are expected to come to class on time, be prepared to work, be attentive, and actively involved in learning. Students are expected to complete all assignments given. Cell phones are to be put away unless teacher clearly states otherwise. (See attached Policy)

Communication: You can email me at any time by using the email address provided. You can call me at the school. Leave a name and number for me to reach you, if I am not available. Sign-up on the Remind App by using the directions I have attached