8th Grade – Math (Algebra)

Philosophy
God created humans with a rational and inquiring mind. He blessed them with the ability to count, tell time and make change. In Mathematics we will explore and develop this God given gift systematically. As the Bible says “precept upon precept, line upon line …” (Isaiah 28:10), students will systematically build up their knowledge of Mathematics. As they learn the different disciplines of Mathematics students will recognize the logic and order God imbued in the world and by implication that God is a god of logic and order. They will develop a greater understanding and appreciation of God through their study of mathematics.

Course Objectives
Students will recognize that our ability to learn about our world rests on the fact that we are created by a rational Creator; they will also see that as believers it is important to think logically and reason well. They will also reflect on ways to use math to serve others, not just to benefit themselves (ESLR: RC). Students will acquire and demonstrate knowledge of concepts, definitions, properties, and applications of the topics listed below as well as develop the computational skills and strategies needed to solve problems (ESLR: ET, NLL). Throughout the course, students are given opportunities to exercise communication skills – in talking, listening, writing, representing, modeling, and reading (ESLR: DC). Students will develop critical thinking, communications skills, and decision-making skills by connecting concepts to practical applications (ESLR: ET, DC, SCW).

Textbook
Algebra 1: An Integrated Approach, Larson, Kanold, and Stiff

Materials

  • Textbook
  • Teaching accompaniment set
  • Scientific calculators

Time Allotment
50 minutes per day, 5 days a week

Course Content

  • Connection to Algebra
  • Rules of Algebra
  • Solving Linear Equations
  • Graphing Linear Equations
  • Writing Linear Equations
  • Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities
  • Solving systems of Linear Equations
  • Powers and Exponents
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Polynomials and Factoring
  • Using Proportions and Rational Equations
  • Functions
  • Radicals and More Connections to Geometry

Evaluation

  • Homework
  • Class Participation
  • Quizzes/Tests

 

Wesley International School

Kotak Pos 275
Malang, East Java, Indonesia 65101

Phone: (62) 341 586410
Email: wesley@wesleyinterschool.org