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Mr. O'Neil - MS Math


Looking forward to a great school year.  I am excited about the opportunity to work your child.  Below is a link to all of my classes.  Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions  or concerns you may have at any time or just stop by room 16.  


Grade 7 Syllabus:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/13BFUDZlxJyOVOYOPU64lRja3OrIW0YxWc2cEZZKjUDc/edit

            Currently working on Proportional Relationships

Standard:4. Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems. (7RP.A)

Rubric


Performance Indicator

Proficient with Distinction

Proficient

Partially Proficient

Emerging

7.Rp.1

b. Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems. (7RP.A)


Compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions, including ratios of lengths, areas and other quantities measured in like or different units

No distinction

I can

Compute unit rates measured in like or different units using complex fractions.


I can  

Compute unit rates measured in like or different units using whole numbers.

I can

Recognize and write a rate.

Demonstrate initiative and responsibility for learning.

I can

Objectively determine how accurate my understanding of math knowledge is and defend my judgment;

Set specific goals that when achieved will increase my math knowledge;

Articulate a plan for accomplishing those goals

I can

Objectively determine how accurate my understanding of math knowledge is and defend my judgment;

Set specific goals that when achieved will increase my math knowledge;

I can

Objectively determine how accurate my understanding of math knowledge is and defend my judgment;

I can

Recognize with help from my teacher  that there are deficiencies in my math knowledge and seek help for setting goals to address them


Grade 8 Syllabus:

                Currently working on Properties of Exponents

Standard:15. Work with radicals and integer exponents. (8EE.A)

Rubric



Performance Indicator

Proficient with Distinction

Proficient

Partially Proficient

Emerging

Expressions and Equations Work with radicals and integer exponents.

I can:


Create equivalent expressions involving fractional exponents.


Solve equations in the form

xa/b= p.

I can:


Create equivalent expressions involving integer exponents.


Solve equations in the form x2= p  and x3 = p using root symbols.


Evaluate square roots and cube roots of small perfect squares and cubes.




I can:


Solve equations in the form x2= p  and x3 = p using root symbols when x is a positive integer.


Evaluate square roots and cube roots of small perfect squares and cubes.


I can:


Solve equations in the form x2= p using root symbols when x is a positive integer.


Evaluate square roots of small perfect squares.




Algebra 1 (Grade 8) Syllabus:

                Currently working on Evaluating Expressions and Order of Operations

Standards:15. Work with radicals and integer exponents. (8EE.A)
                 21. Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.  (8G.B)

Rubric



Performance Indicator

Proficient with Distinction

Proficient

Partially Proficient

Emerging

Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem. (8G.B)


I can:


Write an informal proof of the Pythagorean Theorem or its converse.


I can:


Determine the unknown side lengths in right triangles in real world problems using the Pythagorean Theorem.


Calculate the distance between two points in a coordinate plane using the Pythagorean Theorem.


Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.



I can:


Identify a right triangle based on side lengths.


Use the Pythagorean Theorem.


Calculate the distance using the Pythagorean Theorem when given two points plotted in the coordinate plane.



I can:


Use the Pythagorean Theorem when the missing side length is the hypotenuse.  

Persevere in challenging situations

I can:


Develop strategies, set goals based on my plans to complete complex and difficult work.


I can:


Use  strategies based on my understanding of the task to complete complex and difficult work.


I can:


Use strategies given to me to complete complex and difficult work



I can:


Attempt strategies given to me to engage in complex and difficult work




Personal Development Cluster Class Syllabus:

                Currently working on learning styles and getting to know personal strengths and weaknesses

Transferable skill:Demonstrate an ability to remain on-task in the production of organized and timely work.
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