Grade 8

MATH IS REAL LIFE !
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Mathematics Common Core 8:  A Story of Ratios

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This course will focus on many different aspects of a student’s learning experience and the ability to apply the mathematical practices.  The first emphasis is on study habits, including homework, note-taking, study skills, and test taking.  Mastery of basic skills in arithmetic is second.  The third point of emphasis and most challenging is the ability to write grade appropriate, vocabulary based responses.

Eighth grade mathematics is about (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bi-variate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

Key Areas of Focus for Grade 8: Linear algebra

Mathematical Practices: 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.

Learning Standards

Module 1: Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation *Work with radicals and integer exponents. Module 2: The Concept of Congruence *Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software. *Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

Module 3: Similarity

*Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software. *Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

Module 4: Linear Equations

*Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations. *Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.

Module 5: Examples of Functions from Geometry

*Define, evaluate, and compare functions.

*Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.

Module 6: Linear Functions

*Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

*Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.

Module 7: Introduction to Irrational Numbers Using Geometry

*Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers. *Work with radicals and integer exponents. *Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem. *Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres. Grading Policy 10% Participation 20% Media Research 30% Quizzes 40% Tests &Projects

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Resources:
Textbook Online
Desmos-graphing calculator
Solving Literal Equations
Similar Figures-notes & questions
Parallel Lines & Transversal-notes & questions
Linear Equations-Different Forms
Solving Systems of Equations-Substitution
Solving Systems of Equations-music video
SolvingSystemsofLinearInequalities-Shmoopvideo