. Welcome to the 2019-20 school year at Desert Meadows. This year, we will build on concepts learned in previous years in order to build new skills. 8th grade, like every year, is a vital year for math. Many of the concepts need to be mastered in order to succeed in high school math. The program that we utilize is called ConnectEd Math, which is a multimedia math program that is aligned to national Common Core Standards. My hope is that your student will show great mathematical development this year.