Ms. Bye's 8th Grade Math Class

Welcome to Ms. Bye's 8th grade Math Class. I am very excited to spend the next year learning and growing with you.
During math, you will be mastering important math concepts you'll remember from previous grades and exploring new concepts in preparation for high school.  
Throughout the year, I will be stressing the importance of maintaining a growth mindset, especially when it comes to math.  "In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work- brains and talent are just the starting point.  This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment" (Carol Dweck).  Positive norms associated with a growth mindset include:
  • Everyone can learn math
  • Mistakes are necessary and valuable
  • Math is about learning NOT performing
  • Depth is more important than speed