## Course Description:

This hands-on  year-long course of Mathematics (8th grade)  is full of slideshows, applications, videos, and real-world scenarios. The satisfaction students gain from truly understanding higher-level concepts such as functions and systems of equations encourages excitement and joy for learning that they may have never experienced before. The instruction in this course will focus on two critical areas: (1) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem and (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships.

## Course Details:

Course Title (District): Mathematics (8th Grade)
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Mathematics (grade 8)
Course Provider : North Muskegon Public Schools
Content Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Online Instructor Provided By : North Muskegon Public Schools
Standards Addressed : Common Core State Standards
NCES SCED Code :
 Subject Area : Mathematics Course Identifier : Mathematics (grade 8) Course Level : Elem/Middle School (Prior to Secondary) Available Credit : 1.0 Sequence : 1 of 1

## How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PtG51oS73yGdtUhvuFwu43fZqDudxmNSTXX2yUyXfuI/edit?ts=611abb54 [email protected] (888) 889-2840

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Upon completion of the course, students will...

• explore the foundations of Algebra using rational numbers, radical numbers, ratios, and integers;
• experiment with transformations in the plane and understand congruence in terms of rigid motions;
• explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse, apply it to find missing lengths in right triangles, and use it to find the distance between two fixed points to solve real-world mathematical problems;
• know the formulas for volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres and apply them to solve real-world problems
• define and compare properties of functions; distinguish between linear and nonlinear functions

Mathematical Practice Standards are incorporated throughout the course.

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

#### iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses

The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met MVS Acceptable Use Policy
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met MVS Policy
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Fully Met Resources are available on a separate link with FVS.
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Fully Met Available through outside link through FVS. Password required.
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Fully Met
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Fully Met
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Fully Met
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Fully Met Students are provided with an orientation in the announcements.
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Fully Met
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met
Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Fully Met
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Fully Met
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Fully Met
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Fully Met
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Fully Met
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Fully Met
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Fully Met
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Fully Met
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Fully Met
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Fully Met
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met This is found in the syllabus
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Fully Met
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met MVS Policy
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met MVS Policy
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met MVS Policy
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met

Review Conducted By: Michigan Virtual
Date of Review: 03/05/2014

Module 1: Real Numbers and Exponents

Module 2: Geometric Transformations

Module 3: Geometric Relationships

Module 4: Functions

Module 5: Linear Relationships

Module 6: Patterns of Association

Module 7: Linear Equations

Module 8: Linear Systems

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Year Long 08/16/2021 09/17/2021 08/01/2021 09/21/2021 08/27/2021 06/03/2022 100 \$0 \$0
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Enrollments must be dropped on or before the enrolment's drop date to receive a refund. A completion is a score of 60% or higher. Year Long 08/16/2021 09/17/2021
Students can use chat, email or private message system within the course to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance.