8th Grade Algebra I Course

This course is a combination of both the 8th grade and Algebra I Common Core Mathematics Courses. After successful completion of this course, students are prepared for the Geometry Course.

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Numbers, Operations & Expressions - Algebra I

Equations - Algebra I

Pythagorean Theorem, Distance, & Midpoint

Graphing Linear Equations

Systems of Linear Equations

Solving and Graphing Inequalities

Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Relationships Between Quantities

Functions (8th Grade Math)

Functions (Algebra I)

Exponential Functions

Scientific Notation


Quadratic Equations

Non-Linear Functions


Tamara Billingsley • 2 years, 7 months agologin to reply

Is there a year long plan for this course?

Audra Crist • 2 years, 7 months agologin to reply

Dear Ms. Billingsley, Thank you for your comment. The Year Long Plan for 8th Grade Algebra I has been created, and can be found in the "Implementation Resource" category above. Kind regards, Audra

Tamara Billingsley • 2 years, 6 months agologin to reply

THANK you!!! I was just looking over it. (Being slow - Sorry!) THANK you for the wonderful site, resources and help. NJCT is AWESOME!!!!

Michael Bell • 2 years, 7 months agologin to reply

Is their a Mid-Year Assessment and End of Year Assessment for this course?

Audra Crist • 2 years, 6 months agologin to reply

Dear Mr. Bell, Thank you for your comment. At this time, we do not have a Mid-Year nor End-of-Year Assessment for this course. Our math team will be working on completing these files. We hope to finish them by the end of the summer. If it's not possible for us to finish them by the end of the summer, then they will be completed for this course by time you would be expected to give these assessments (Mid-year will be completed prior to the end of Nov. & End-of-Year by the end of April). Kind regards, Audra

Deb Yoast • 6 months, 1 week agologin to reply

Hi--I clicked on Download ALL on the RESOURCES for the first unit, Numbers, Operations & Expressions - Algebra I, and instead of downloading the 2018 versions, it downloaded all of the old ones. I was wondering if someone could fix this. Thanks and have a good one!

Audra Crist • 6 months, 1 week agologin to reply

Dear Deb Yoast, Thank you for your comment. I went through using the "Download All" button 2 times: 1) When logged into my account, it downloaded all of the files with the old dates, as you reported 2) When logged out of my account, it downloaded all of the files accessible to the public (i.e. presentation, unit plans, labs, & cw-hw files) with the updated versions (from the last few weeks, when the files were updated). The assessments did not download, due to the privileges set up on our site. You are correct, this is very bizarre, and I will be sending this information to our technology team to correct the issue. My recommendation for the time being would be to "log out" of your account, download most of the files using "Download All", then log back in & download the assessment files separately. Kind regards, Audra

Audra Crist • 3 months, 1 week agologin to reply

Dear Deb Yoast, Thank you, again, for bringing the issue w/ the Download All button to our attention. Our technology team has updated its functionality to download the most updated files. Kind regards, Audra

Deb Yoast • 6 months agologin to reply

Hi! So I'm noticing the QR codes that are attached to the Smart Notebook slides. When I scan them, it just shows the section title on my Smart Phone. But when I copy and paste in the URL that is below it I get a nice video that explains the section. Should I be getting the video when I scan the QR code or not? I can see this as an excellent feature to help struggling kids or kids who have been absent. THANKS and have a good one!

Audra Crist • 6 months agologin to reply

Dear Deb Yoast, Thank you for your comment. Yes, the QR codes should lead any individual using a device QR code reader to the appropriate video. Please let us know where you are experiencing these issues by including the presentation title(s) and slide number(s) in your message, and we can get them corrected. If it's easier, you can email me that information directly. My email address is audra@njctl.org. Kind regards, Audra

Deb Yoast • 1 month agologin to reply

I tried using the SMART response 2 with my kids, but every answer is marked as "opinion" which means there are no right/wrong answers. So that doesn't give the immediate feedback to my students because I would have to go and grade them all in the Excel spreadsheet provided. Is there a way to edit those questions so that there is a Right Answer; which will tell us right away which students miss which questions and what they understand. Let me know because I see a lot of good possibilities with this. THANKS!

Audra Crist • 3 weeks, 5 days agologin to reply

Dear Deb Yoast, Thank you for your comment. Yes, you should be able to change the answer from "opinion" to the correct answer, if you choose to do so. Please see the link below (from SMART's community of users) for more information on how to make these changes: https://community.smarttech.com/s/article/Unable-to-create-or-edit-some-types-of-response-2-questions-in-Manage-Lists-in-SMART-lab?language=en_US In the PSI-PMI pedagogy, we encourage educators to give 1 question at a time to their students, allowing for the students to collaborate with one another in their small groups about the solution, showing the class results to everyone (e.g. how many answered A, B, C, or D), and allowing for those results to dictate the next procedure in the classroom. For example, if the class was split about 50/50 over 2 of the answers, then we would recommend having the students find someone else that had a different answer, and allow for the students to debate their solutions. Typically, the students who got the answer correct would explain to their peers why it was correct and assist in removing misconceptions that the other students might have made. If a vast majority of students got the question incorrect, then it would signal to you that reteaching is required. If a vast majority of the students got the question correct, then it would signal to you that the class can move on. More information about our Teaching Methods can be found using the links below: - PSI-PMI Paradigm: https://njctl-media.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/public-A%20New%20Paradigm%20for%20Education%20-%20110921_nBSk9he.pdf - Overview of PSI-PMI: https://njctl.org/courses/teaching-methods/overview/attachments/psi-pmi-overview-presentations/ - Methods Training: https://njctl.org/courses/teaching-methods/overview/attachments/methods-training-presentation/ Since the formative assessment questions are assessing the students knowledge of brand new content, we encourage students to be open to learning, feel okay when they make mistakes in class, and learn from the mistakes. Therefore, our formative assessment questions are labeled as "opinion", and are not encouraged to be a graded assignment. For more information about our assessment & grading policy, please use the links below: - Assessments & Grading: https://njctl.org/courses/teaching-methods/assessment-grading1/attachments/assessment-grading-presentation/ - Homework Policy: https://njctl.org/courses/teaching-methods/assessment-grading1/attachments/homework-policy/ Kind regards, Audra

Deb Yoast • 3 weeks, 5 days agologin to reply


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