**Mr. Milteer - 8th Grade Math
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# Why do students have to learn algebra?

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**Every student has probably asked the question, "Why do I have to learn Algebra? I'll never use it again." Possibly, but you will use the area of your brain that it develops everyday of your life. Studying math is critical to brain development. Math teaches you to take steps to find an answer. The process is every bit as important as the answer. Without mental discipline, even the smartest of people can fail in life. As you think your way through math problems, you actually build new and stronger brain circuitry that translates into solving all of life's challenges more effectively. If you are interested in building your body strength, but neglect your brain, you are only accomplishing part of what you need. Think of math as "working out" your brain!**

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**Khan Academy:**

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Class Code: C69DDA

**In this Class:**

This academic school year students will be learning the Common Core Standards which content includes

(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;

(3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

(4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

I will be posting updates on the calendar (which is to the left of the screen).

I usually have a test or quiz once every two weeks. I will let the students know well ahead of time to prepare for the material