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Pam Bowman's Math Class Rudd Middle School

Math Requirements and Expectations

Pre-Algebra 8
Pre-AP Algebra
Helpful Math Links -also link to TESTS
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Welcome to Math Class
Math Requirements and Expectations
Math Classroom Rules

Math Requirements and Expectations

Dear Parents and Students,


            Welcome to the most exciting year of public education:  8th grade. 


            The plan for this course is based on the requirements of the Alabama Course of Study, Jefferson County Board of Education Curriculum Guide, Alabama High School Graduation Exam and includes current Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test skills.  Every student will be taught every skill.  Your suggestions for modifications and accommodations are welcomed.  This does not eliminate the students’ responsibility to strive (attempt) to master skills.  Any student failing at 3rd and 6th week progress reports is encouraged to talk to me to discuss ways to achieve success (In most cases, students who pay attention, try in class and complete daily assignments perform well/pass.). 


             Parents, you are encouraged to check the agenda daily for notes and assignments. 

             Please use the agenda as a form of communication between parent and teacher.


Classwork/Homework Assignments are copied from the board weekly in the students’ agenda.  If a student is absent he/she may check the calendar posted in the room on the day that he/she comes back to school for any assignments that were missed.

     Scoring -Chapter tests consist of Application tests (usually 100 points)

                  Quizzes:  Quizzes are usually announced and not pop quizzes. (usually 20-50 points)

                  Homework/classwork:  Homework is usually checked daily.  (usually 5-10 points each)


Be advised, however, that some homework checks may be in the form of quizzes, i.e. graded for accuracy.  (Homework will be checked for correct answers on a regular basis.  Students will keep their homework/classwork in their binder until it is taken up for a grade.   

Nine week tests will count about 10% of grade.  This is a general range of scoring and is subject to change.


We will go over all quizzes and tests.  Students, you are welcome to correct your answers.  Each student is responsible for all written correspondence between teacher and parent.                             


Materials Needed: 

loose leaf paper, sharpened pencils, pencil sharpener, graph paper, text book, calculator, ruler (showing cm. & inches),

compass and protractor (for homework)

**Other supplies will be announced or listed on board as needed.

Class web site:    (It has links to the following sites.)

Textbook Pre-Algebra: 
login: ruddmiddle
password: ruddmiddle

Teacher name: Mrs. Bowman
Class/Group name: 8th grade

Class access code: E3FD747EA0C153C0ADFF
When you enroll or register, type the access code exactly as shown above.
Use all uppercase letters, and include dashes.

Student Name:

User Name:

First time users:
To register in SuccessNet:
  1. Go to
  2. Click Register
  3. On the first screen, type the class access code above in the access code field.
  4. Follow the instructions to register.Please DO NOT use your full name as your user name.
    Write your user name on the blank line above exactly as you typed it.
  5. At the end of registration process, the SuccessNet login page appears.
  6. Log in by typing your user name and password.
Existing users:
To enroll in this class:
  1. Go to
  2. Log in by typing your existing user name and password.
  3. From your Home Page, click My Account.
  4. Click Add Class/Group
  5. Follow the instructions, and use the class access code above to enroll in this class or group.

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