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Ferguson, RaShunna

Ferguson, RaShunna

8th - Math


Greetings. My name is RaShunna Crockett Ferguson. Currently, I teach Math 8 and NC Math 1. This is my third year teaching at Sugar Creek Charter. However, I have been in the education field for more than a dozen years. I graduated from Fayetteville State university with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science with a mathematics minor. I am an avid reader, zealous writer, and enthusiastic traveller. I am looking forward to the upcoming year with all of you!

MATH 8: This course is designed for students who completed Math 7 and for those students who meet the established criteria and requirements. The content in this course follows the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. In Grade 8, instructional time will focus on five critical areas: (1) formulating, solving, and reasoning with linear equations and systems of linear equations algebraically and in real-world contexts; (2) modeling the association in bivariate data with a linear equation; (3) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe qualitative and quantitative relationships; (4) analyzing 2- and 3-dimensional space and figures by measuring and/or comparing their lengths, distances, and angles, and determining how various geometric transformations affect their similarity and congruence; and (5) understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem in geometric and real-world scenarios. Students will engage in the conceptual understanding of these standards to develop procedural fluency using the course material provided.

NC MATH 1: This course is designed for students who have completed Honors Math 7 and for those students who meet the established criteria and requirements for high school math credit in the middle school. Math 1 continues the study of linear functions and relationships. Students will be expected to describe and translate among graphic, algebraic, numeric, tabular, and verbal representations of linear relations and use a variety of those representations to solve problems. Students will operate with polynomials and use algebraic representations of geometric relationships to solve problems. Quadratic and exponential functions will be introduced and studied. Students will use a variety of methods to solve problems using a system of linear relations. Data will be investigated using correlation and linear regression. Students will analyze errors, solve problems proficiently, and use complex reasoning throughout the course. High school math credit will be earned upon successful completion of the course. The grade earned will appear on the high school transcript but will not count in the high school GPA. Pursuant to state law, every student who scores a 5 on the Grade 7 Math EOG will be enrolled in NC MATH 1 in 8th grade.

Supplies: Binder/portfolio folder, composition notebook/Spiral notebook, loose leaf paper, pencils, and checking pen

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