It's hard to believe that we are now in the home stretch of our journey through eighth grade! You've grown this year in so many ways....both mathematically and in the level of independence and maturity you show toward managing your work and other responsibilities!
As we near the end of the year, keeping up-to-date and coming to class fully prepared each day will be even more important as you balance learning new material along with reviewing for your final exam. I will be providing you with ongoing guidance and suggestions about how to successfully prepare yourself.
Students in Level 1 math will be preparing for the SMS 8th grade final exam on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 13th. To help you prepare for that exam, I will be providing you with review packets in the last part of the 4th quarter.
Students in Level 2 and Level 3 math will be preparing for the NY State Common Core Algebra 1 Regents Exam which will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 13th. To supplement your preparation for the exams, I am asking you to purchase the following books from any major bookstore:
"Barron's Regents Exams & Answers - Common Core Algebra 1" (red book)
"Barron's Let's Review: Common Core Algebra 1" (blue book)
They can be purchased as a "Power Pack" set. I have included a link as a reference for you:
Barron's Algebra I Review Pack
Please purchase these books or place your order for them by the end of the week of May 1st.
As always, I will be available at 2:30pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays and at 7:30am on Thursdays for extra help with either new or review material. I am looking forward to the successful completion of a very productive year together!
--- Mrs. Harris